The Savills Chase ( previously Lexus) run at Leopardstown on the 28th of December is one of the more valuable staying chases run in Ireland and has Grade 1 status.
The roll of honour includes Cheltenham Gold Cup winners , Bobs Worth( 2013) , Synchronised (2011), Denman (2007) and Best Mate (2003). These 3 horses were trained in GB and the overall record of British raiders is noteworthy. Champ is a potential runner from GB in 2020.
Owners : Of late the race has been dominated by Gigginstown House with five of the last six winners carrying the O’Leary silks.
Trainers: Mullins, Meade and Elliott have shared the last six renewals winning two each.
Age: Six year olds account for for of the last five winners but Ruby Walsh’s winning ride on 11 year old Tidal Bay is a favoured race memory.
Favourites have won only 3 of the last 10 renewals but dont look too far down the market. Outlander at 11-a was the biggest price winner since 2001.
Lexus Chase Winners 2002-2020
|2019||Delta Work||6||Jack Kennedy||Gordon Elliott||163||11-2||4|
|2018||Kemboy||6||David Mullins||Willie Mullins||157||8-1||3|
|2017||Road to Respect||6||Sean Flanagan||Noel Meade||163||8-1||7|
|2016||Outlander||8||Jack Kennedy||Gordon Elliott||160||11-1||3|
|2015||Don Poli||6||Bryan Cooper||Willie Mullins||167||4-6F||1|
|2014||Road to Riches||7||Bryan Cooper||Noel Meade||167||4-1||8|
|2013||Bobs Worth||8||Barry Geraghty||Nicky Henderson||–||11-4J||1/4|
|2012||Tidal Bay||11||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls||–||9-2||3|
|2011||Synchronised||8||Tony McCoy||Jonjo O’Neill||155||8-1||3|
|2010||Pandorama||7||Paul Carberry||Noel Meade||148||7-2||1|
|2009||What a Friend||6||Sam Thomas||Paul Nicholls||–||11-2||PU|
|2008||Exotic Dancer||8||Tony McCoy||Jonjo O’Neill||–||4-1||F|
|2007||Denman||7||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls||–||4-9||1|
|2006||The Listener||7||Daryl Jacob||Robert Alner||–||7-1||2|
|2005||Beef or Salmon||9||Paul Carberry||Michael Hourigan||170||9-10||1|
|2004||Beef or Salmon||8||Paul Carberry||M Hourigan||171||9-4||2|
|2003||Best Mate||8||Jim Culloty||H Knight||8-11||1|
|2002||Beef or Salmon||6||T J Murphy||M Hourigan||5-1||7|