Flogas Novice Chase Stats ( previously Dr PJ Moriarty)
Fri, Feb 6th, 2015
The Grade 1 Flogas Novice Chase ( the old Dr PJ Moriarty Chase) run at Leopardstown over 2m 5f has Grade 1 status and has been an important Irish trial for the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Bostons Angel and Cooldine doubled up in both races within the last decade. Boston Bob might have joined them but for a last fence fall in the 2013 RSA.
It is also a race worth looking beyond the winner in. Forpadydeplaster won the Arkle after finishing runner up here. Newmill and Big Zeb went on to win Champion Chases after competing here. Lord Windemere finished third here in 2013 before winning the RSA Chase and following up in the 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Flogas Chase Stats 2005-2014
- Willie Mullins has trained 5 of the last 7 winners
- Ruby Walsh has ridden 3 and Paul Townend 2 of Mullins winners
- Robbie Power has ridden two winners for Jessica Harrington since 2005
- The favourite has won 4 times in the decade and in the first 3 in the last 7 renewals
- 7/10 winners were aged seven
- 6/10 winners went on to run in the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival
- Flogas Chase winners running in the RSA from 2005-2014 finished 71F1F4
Flogas Chase Winners 2005-2014
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