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Savills Chase 2020

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

YEARHORSEAGEJOCKEYTRAINERORSPFAV
2020
2019Delta Work6Jack KennedyGordon Elliott16311-24
2018Kemboy6David MullinsWillie Mullins1578-13
2017Road to Respect6Sean FlanaganNoel Meade1638-17
2016Outlander8Jack KennedyGordon Elliott16011-13
2015Don Poli6Bryan CooperWillie Mullins1674-6F1
2014Road to Riches7Bryan CooperNoel Meade1674-18
2013Bobs Worth8Barry GeraghtyNicky Henderson11-4J1/4
2012Tidal Bay11Ruby WalshPaul Nicholls9-23
2011Synchronised8Tony McCoyJonjo O’Neill1558-13
2010Pandorama7Paul CarberryNoel Meade1487-21
2009What a Friend6Sam ThomasPaul Nicholls11-2PU
2008Exotic Dancer8Tony McCoyJonjo O’Neill4-1F
2007Denman7Ruby WalshPaul Nicholls4-91
2006The Listener7Daryl JacobRobert Alner7-12
2005Beef or Salmon9Paul CarberryMichael Hourigan1709-101
2004Beef or Salmon8Paul CarberryM Hourigan1719-42
2003Best Mate8Jim CullotyH Knight8-111
2002Beef or Salmon6T J MurphyM Hourigan5-17

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