Betfair Exchange Trophy Tips 2020

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When is The Betfair Exchange Trophy 2020?

The Betfair Exchange Trophy is a relatively new race, established in 2001.  It is a Grade 3 National Hunt race.  

In 2020 it is scheduled to run on Saturday 19th December, getting underway at 3:35 pm.

The Befair Exchange Trophy is run over a distance of about 1 mile and 7 furlongs, it is open to horses aged four years and older.

Last year's winner Not So Sleepy won £85425 after taking 3 mins and 50.75 seconds to win the race. 

Betfair Exchange Trophy Previous Winners

Lots of changes for this race as well as some abandonments.

New race in 2001.  Switched to Sandown for 2004 and 2005 runnings (but ran in January, hence the 2004 was actually in 2005 and the 2005 was actually in Jan 2006). No race 2009 or 2010 due to snow.

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
Ascot2mGood To Soft1779/110-31280(0)135d
Ascot2mGood To Soft19512/111-111490(0)14d
Ascot1m7½fGood To Soft2149/110-101340(0)23d
Ascot1m7½fGood To Soft2167/111-31410(0)49d
Ascot2mGood To Soft18514/111-51460(0)98d
Ascot2mGood To Soft21612/111-91440(0)49d
Ascot2mGood To Firm1759/411-01270(0)8d
Ascot2mGood To Soft2057/111-91360(0)224d
Sandown2m½fGood To Soft23514/110-111300(0)282d


Keith has poured over the stats for the Betfair Exchange Trophy and found the following trends:

10 Year Trends and Statistics (No race 2009 & 2010 adverse weather) (11 winners due to a dead heat in 2015)

  • Age – All of the last 11 winners were aged between 4 and 7.
  • Sex – All of the last 11 winners were geldings.
  • Trainer – Nicky Henderson. Gordon Elliott and Dan Skelton have each recorded 2 wins.
  • Horse – No horse has won this race more than once in the last 10 years. 
  • Country – 4 of the last 11 winners were bred in Ireland, 3 in Great Britain, 2 in France and one each in Germany and the USA.
  • Colour – 9 of the last 11 winners were bay.
  • Weight Carried – 7 of the last 11 winners carried between 10st 1lb and 11st 5lb.
  • Starting Price (SP) – 9 of the last 111 winners returned a SP of between 7/1 and 16/1.
  • Starting Price Rank – Just 2 of the last 11 winners started as favourite.
  • Headgear – 7 of the last 11 winners wore no headgear.
  • Days Since Last Run – 9 of the last 11 winners had run between 14 and 49 days ago. 
  • Last Run Form –5 of the last 11 winners had won last time out, 10 of them finished in the first 4 last time.
  • Official Rating – 9 of the last 11 winners had an official rating between 130 and 139.

Betfair Exchange Trophy Tips

A good renewal of the Betfair Exchange Trophy and a chance to get some action at double figure odds, plenty fit the profile and descison time wont be made until the morning off the race but the shortlist includes, TIME FLYS BY, BENSON, MALAYA and ISOLATE.

Keith's Tip on Raceday

MALAYA 15:35 Ascot 11/1 each way – TIME FLYS BY, BENSON and ISOLATE all made the shortlist for this competitive Grade 3 handicap but the pin fell on MALAYA who has proven form over course and distance and should be thereabouts again.

How did we do?

MALAYA raced on the wide outside just behind the leaders but weakened after 3 out and finished 7th of the 17 runners.

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Betfair Exchange Trophy Results

Betfair Exchange Trophy (Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle) (GBB Race)
Distance: 1m7½f (3452 yards) Prize (winner): £56950 Direction: Right Handed
Runners: 17    Going: Heavy    Class: Class 1 Grade 3    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 3 mins 51.90s   Avg OR: 138     Median OR: 138

Full Results:

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
61stNot So Sleepy811-6142Morrison, HOBrien, T J20/130.366.56
raced keenly, made virtually all, possibly headed briefly 4th, clear when edged left run-in, stayed on gamely BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 65
12nd1.75Buzz (FR)611-12148Henderson, N JBoinville, Nico13/28.902.57
held up towards rear out wide, steady headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders before next, went 2nd final 100 yards, never going pace to reach winner BF IP MIN 1.56 BF IP MAX 1000
103rd1.5Lightly Squeeze611-1TT WS137Fry, HarryBowen, Sean P22/136.007.18
chased winner until 2nd, chased leaders, pushed along in 3rd after 3 out, went 2nd next, no impression on winner, lost 2nd final 100 yards BF IP MIN 4 BF IP MAX 1000
124th3Benson511-1TT137Newland, Dr R D PSheehan, Gavin5/1 (JFav)7.142.35
held up in rear-division, headway approaching last, stayed on run-in, went never nearer 4th towards finish BF IP MIN 7 BF IP MAX 1000
165th0.75Belfast Banter (IRE)510-7TT129Fahey, PeterSexton, K C10/111.873.00
held up towards rear, headway on inside before 2 out, stayed on into never nearer 4th between last 2, weakened into 5th towards finish BF IP MIN 3.25 BF IP MAX 1000
116th9.5Oakley (IRE)711-1137Hobbs, P JJohnson, Richard22/131.575.99
chased leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, pushed along and lost 2nd next, weakened between last 2 BF IP MIN 2.32 BF IP MAX 1000
87th0.5Malaya (FR)611-3TT139Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry12/118.003.84
chased leaders out wide, weakened after 3 out BF IP MIN 8.4 BF IP MAX 1000
58thHDHarambe711-6142King, ABellamy, Tom18/127.655.30
held up towards rear, closer in mid-division approaching 3 out, pushed along after 3 out, weakened next BF IP MIN 16 BF IP MAX 1000
159th1Time Flies By (IRE)510-7129Henderson, N JColeman, A7/19.003.05
in touch in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 4 out, pushed along after next, weakened before 2 out BF IP MIN 5.1 BF IP MAX 1000
1710th1Isolate (FR)410-6128King, ACannon, Tom J14/119.144.44
mid-division on inside, headway chasing leaders after 3 out, soon driven along in 4th, weakened before 2 out BF IP MIN 12 BF IP MAX 1000
911th4.75Arrivederci (FR)511-2TT138ONeill, JonjoONeill, Jonjo (Jr)5/1 (JFav)7.602.25
towards rear of mid-division out wide, closer approaching 4 out, weakened after next BF IP MIN 7 BF IP MAX 1000
312th7.5Botox Has (FR)411-10146Moore, G LMoore, Jamie16/118.504.40
chased leaders out wide, pushed along after 3 out, weakened soon after BF IP MIN 16.5 BF IP MAX 1000
1413th1.75Cormier (IRE)410-11133Ellison, BJacob, Daryl33/139.567.80
always towards rear BF IP MIN 44 BF IP MAX 1000
1314th0.5Night Edition (FR)410-13Hood135Pipe, D EScudamore, Tom33/138.007.40
always rear-division, never a factor BF IP MIN 26 BF IP MAX 1000
215th23Master Debonair611-4147Tizzard, C LKimber, Harry (7)40/142.498.60
chased leaders, weakened before 4 out, tailed off BF IP MIN 40 BF IP MAX 1000
4PUKid Commando611-7143Honeyball, A JMcLernon, R P16/120.674.37
chased leaders, tracked winner 2nd, led briefly 4th, lost 2nd before 3 out, weakened quickly after 3 out, behind and pulled up before next BF IP MIN 13.5 BF IP MAX 1000
7PUWest To The Bridge (IRE)711-4Hood140Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry22/140.006.74
waited with in rear, never a factor, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out BF IP MIN 25 BF IP MAX 1000

Betfair Exchange Trophy (Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle)
Distance: 1m7½f (3452 yards) Prize (winner): £85425 Dir: Right Handed
Runners: 13    Going: Heavy    Class: Class 1 Grade 3    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 3 mins 50.75s   Avg OR: 138     Median OR: 137  

Full Results:


NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
161stNot So Sleepy710-3TT127Morrison, HBurke, Jonathan9/2 (JFav)6.002.33
raced keenly, made all, clear 2nd, looked to run out 4th, went clear again before 2 out, stayed on strongly, unchallenged BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 7.6
12nd9Monsieur Lecoq (FR)511-7150Williams, Mrs JaneWilliams, Chester (5)6/16.682.24
chased leaders, slightly hampered and dropped to mid-division 4th, rallied on inside before 2 out, went 2nd between last 2, no chance with very easy winner BF IP MIN 3.85 BF IP MAX 1000
153rd4.5Sir Valentine (GER)610-6130Twiston-Davies, N ATwiston-Davies, Sam14/124.004.62
close up on inside when hampered on bend after 2nd and lost place, jumped slowly 4th, rallied approaching 2 out, kept on into 3rd run-in, no chance with very easy winner BF IP MIN 17 BF IP MAX 1000
24th1Turnpike Trip511-5146Byrnes, CBrouder, Mr K J (3)6/17.752.28
chased leaders, went 2nd 3rd until between last 2, stayed on same pace in 3rd, weakened and lost that placing run-in BF IP MIN 5.2 BF IP MAX 1000
115thNSEWhoshotthesheriff (IRE)510-12136Kirby, P AQuinlan, Sean12/121.403.38
raced wide in mid-division, steady headway chasing leaders after 3 out, weakened between last 2 BF IP MIN 13 BF IP MAX 600
76th8Umbrigado (IRE)511-4142Pipe, D EScudamore, Tom9/2 (JFav)6.802.18
raced on inside, mostly chased winner until 3rd, chased leaders, ridden and weakened 2 out BF IP MIN 4.6 BF IP MAX 1000
47th10Scaramanga (IRE)410-13144Nicholls, P FCarver, Bryan (7)20/124.424.86
held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 3 out, ridden and weakened next BF IP MIN 16 BF IP MAX 1000
108thNKCountister (FR)710-13137Henderson, N JGeraghty, B J10/126.924.30
held up towards rear, never on terms BF IP MIN 16 BF IP MAX 340
39th4.5Mohaayed711-7TT145Skelton, DanielAndrews, Bridget25/155.008.05
raced wide in mid-division, weakened 4 out BF IP MIN 40 BF IP MAX 1000
1210th18Tamaroc Du Mathan (FR)410-11TT135Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry7/114.503.22
chased leaders, weakened after 3 out BF IP MIN 10 BF IP MAX 1000
1311th61Crooks Peak610-9133Hobbs, P JJohnson, Richard16/120.033.83
towards rear when blundered nearly unseated rider who lost irons at 2nd, behind and no chance after, tailed off BF IP MIN 18.5 BF IP MAX 1000
14BDQuoi De Neuf (FR)510-9133Williams, EvanWedge, Adam8/19.862.22
held up towards rear, brought down 4th BF IP MIN 10.5 BF IP MAX 1000
9FZanza (IRE)510-11138Hobbs, P JHoulihan, Sean M (3)33/136.895.87
held up, fell 4th BF IP MIN 42 BF IP MAX 1000

Ascot December Weekend Race Cards

Christmas Racing Weekend – 18th & 19th December – Ascot Racecourse:


Friday 18th December

12:45Ascot Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle2m5fClass 3
1:20Ascot Maiden Hurdle2m5fClass 3
1:55Ascot Novices Limited Handicap Chase2mClass 3
2:30Skybet Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle1m7fGrade 2
3:05Swinley Noel Novices Chase2m3fGrade 2
3:35Ascot Championship Standard Open NH Flat Race1m7fListed

Saturday 19th December

12:40Ascot Novices Handicap Hurdle2m7fClass 4
1:15Ascot Graduation Chase2m5fClass 2
1:50Ascot Handicap Chase2m2fClass 2
2:25Long Walk Hurdle3mGrade 1
3:00Ascot Silver Cup2m7fListed
3:35Betfair Exchange Trophy1m7fGrade 3

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