Betfair Chase 2020

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When is The Betfair Chase 2020?

Established in 2005, The Betfair Chase which is registered as the Lancashire Chase is the first Grade 1 race of the jumps season. 

It takes place on Saturday 21st November 2020 with the race starting at 3.00pm at Haydock.

At 3 mile and 1 and a half furlongs, this Grade 1 race is open to horses aged 5 years and older.

Last year's winner took home prize money of £112540.

The most successful horse with 4 wins of the Betfair Chase was the magificent Kauto Star winning the 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011 races.  Ruby Walsh is the leading jockey with four wins, three on board Kauto Star and the last on Silvianaco Conti.

The leading Trainer is Paul Nicholls who trained both Kauto Star and Silvianaco Conti making his tally 6 wins in this race. 


Betfair Chase Previous Winners

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
Haydock3m1½fGood To Soft475/411-71610(0)20d
Haydock3mGood To Soft6116/111-71704(2)199d
Haydock3mGood To Soft7910/1111-71852(0)226d
Haydock3mGood To Soft61033/111-71571(0)21d
Haydock3mGood To Soft6611/1011-81731(1)27d
Haydock3mGood To Soft788/111-81620(0)21d


Betfair Chase Stats and Trends

Betfair Chase. 12 Year Trends and Statistics

  • Age – No age group has dominated in the last 12 years with winners being aged.between 6 and 11.
  • Sex – All of the last 12 winners were geldings, only gelings have run in the race in last 12 years.
  • Trainer – Only 4 trainers have trained the winner in the last 12 years, Colin Tizzard 4, Paul Nicholls 4, Nigel Twiston-Davis 3 and Peter Bowen 1.
  • Horse – Multiple winners abound with only 6 different horses winning in the last 12 years and only 7 different winners since the race was established in 2005. 
  • Country – 6 of the last 12 winners were bred in France, 3 in Great Britain and 3 in Ireland.
  • Colour – 7 of the last 12 winners were bay (b).
  • Starting Price (SP) – 10 of the last 12 winners returned a SP of 13/2 or less.
  • Starting Price Rank – 5 of the last 12 winners started as favourite and 10 were in the first 3 in the betting.
  • Headgear – 9 of the last 12 winners wore no headgear. 
  • Days Since Last Run – 8 of the last 12 winners had run between 18 and 21 days ago the other four had been off the track at least 199 days. 
  • Last Run Form – 5 of the last 12 winners had won last time out, 9 of them finished in the first 3 last time.
  • Official Rating – 9 of the last 12 winners had an official rating between 165 and 186.

Betfair Chase Results

Betfair Chase (Grade 1) (Registered As The Lancashire Chase) (GBB Race)
Distance: 3m1½f (5625 yards) Prize (winner): £90032 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 5    Going: Heavy    Class: Class 1 Grade 1    Age Restrictions: 5yo+
Winners Time: 7 mins 3.63s   Avg OR: 163     Median OR: 169

1 Bristol De Mai 9/4
2 Clan Des Obeaux 9/4
3 Lostintranslation 7/4F

5 ran Distances: 2l, 45l, 1l

Full Results: 

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
21stBristol De Mai (FR)911-7169Twiston-Davies, N AJacob, Daryl9/43.181.62
made most, disputed lead early stages, led 7th, upped tempo 4 out, pressed 3 out, ridden after 2 out and found plenty to go 2-lengths clear last, kept on gamely run-in BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 4.4
32nd2Clan Des Obeaux (FR)811-7WS171Nicholls, P FTwiston-Davies, Sam9/43.481.93
tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd and chased leader after 13th, pressed leader 3 out, travelling smoothly and every chance 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last, no extra close home BF IP MIN 1.22 BF IP MAX 1000
53rd45Lostintranslation (IRE)811-7TT171Tizzard, C LPower, R M7/4 (Fav)2.921.58
towards rear in 4th, not fluent 6th, nodded on landing when edging closer 5 out, shoved along before 4 out, struggling and held from 3 out BF IP MIN 2.9 BF IP MAX 1000
44th1Keeper Hill (IRE)911-7150Greatrex, W JONeill, Jonjo (Jr)28/142.009.08
always in rear, never involved, rallied well late on to challenge for third closing stages BF IP MIN 34 BF IP MAX 1000
15th35Bellshill (IRE)1011-7156Thomson, A MMania, Ryan16/123.007.20
disputed lead early stages, chased leader in 2nd after 7th, bad mistake 9th, weakened quickly after 12th, tailed off BF IP MIN 18 BF IP MAX 1000

Betfair Chase (Grade 1) (Registered As The Lancashire Chase)
Distance: 3m1½f (5625 yards) Prize (winner): £112540 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 4    Going: Good To Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 1    Age Restrictions: 5yo+
Winners Time: 6 mins 43.20s   Avg OR: 165     Median OR: 165 

1 Lostintranslation (IRE) 5/4 (JFav)
2 Bristol De Mai (FR) 5/4 (JFav)
3 Frodon (FR) 6/1

4 ran 
Distances: 1.5, 25
Time: 6 mins 43.20s

Full Results

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
41stLostintranslation (IRE)711-7161Tizzard, C LPower, R M5/4 (JFav)2.551.56
jumped well, patiently ridden, held up off the pace in rear, smooth headway and jumped into 2nd 4 out, poised to challenge next, hit and shaken up after 2 out, led last, ridden out, stayed on well BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 2.78
22nd1.5Bristol De Mai (FR)811-7170Twiston-Davies, N AJacob, Daryl5/4 (JFav)2.441.42
led, mistake 12th, hard pressed 3 out, driven and headed last, soon ridden, kept on but always held flat BF IP MIN 1.69 BF IP MAX 1000
33rd25Frodon (FR)711-7TT169Nicholls, P FFrost, Bryony6/19.112.54
close up, pushed along before 4 out, kept on same pace, no chance with clear pair before 2 out BF IP MIN 7.4 BF IP MAX 1000
14th17Ballyoptic (IRE)911-7TT159Twiston-Davies, N ATwiston-Davies, Sam12/115.393.59
close up, not fluent 4th, driven after 5 out, left behind from next, tailed off BF IP MIN 14.5 BF IP MAX 1000

Betfair Chase Tips

Early declarations are in and only 10 are entered. Last year's winner LOSTINTRANSLATION plus 2017 and 2018 winner BRISTOL DE MAI are the only horses who have won the race before and have every chance again. A new name also needs to be considered, last year's Cheltenham Gold Cup second SANTINI trained by Nicky Henderson who is the highest rated of the entries.

Keith' tip on raceday

LOSTINTRANSLATION 15:00 Haydock 6/4 – Yet another race that deserves a better turnout, only 5 are due to line up. Last year's winner LOSTINTRANSLATION plus 2017 and 2018 winner BRISTOL DE MAI are the only horses who have won the race before and have every chance again, but preference is for the later. 2019 King George winner CLAN DES OBEAUX is also likely to get involved.

How did we do?

The writing was on the wall when the heavens opened at Haydock before the first televised race, the going changed and set things up for the mudlover BRISTOL BE MAI, LOST IN TRANSLATION finished a long way back in third and CLAN DES OBEAUX was runner up 2 lengthsd behind the easy winner. 

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