Fairlawne Chase Tips 2022

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When is The Fairlawne Chase 2022?

The Fairlawne Chase is run under the sponsor's name The Paddy Power Handicap Chase is scheduled as the feature race for the New Years Day Meeting at Cheltenham.

For 2022, the race is on Saturday 1st January getting underway at 1.55pm

The race was established in 1990 as the Cleeve Hill Handicap Chase but was officially changed in 2014 to the Fairlawne Chase and was upgraded to Grade 3 status in 2009. 

It is run over a distance of about 2 miles and 5 furlongs and is limited to horses aged 5 years and older. 

Last year's race was abslutely fantastic with a 3 horse photo finish between Lalor, Saint Calvados and Oldgrangewood – pipping the other two by a nose, Oldgrangewood under Daniel Skelton was declared the winner!


    11 Year Trends and Statistics (no race in 2013) 

    • Age – 10 of the last 11 winners were aged between 7 and 9.
    • Sex – All of the last 11 winners were geldings.
    • Trainer – Most successful in the last 11 years has been Nigel Twiston-Davies with 3 wins. Venetia Williams has recorded 2 wins in the same period.
    • Horse – No horse in the last 11 runnings has won more than once.
    • Country – 5 of the last 11 winners were bred in Ireland, 3 in France, 2 in Great Britain and 1 in New Zealand.
    • Colour – 8 of the last 11 winners were bay..
    • Weight Carried – 9 of the last 11 winners carried 11st 5lb or less.
    • Starting Price (SP) – 7 of the last 11 winners returned a SP of between 7/1 and 20/1.
    • Starting Price Rank – 4 of the last 11 winners started as favourite and 5 were in the first 3 in the betting.
    • Headgear – None of the last 11 winners wore any headgear.
    • Days Since Last Run – 9 of the last 11 winners had run between 17 and 62 days ago. 
    • Last Run Form – 5 of the last 11 winners had won last time out, none of the others finished in the first 4 last time.
    • Official Rating – 9 of the last 12 winners had an official rating between 140 and 149.

    Fairlawne Chase Previous Winners

    DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
    Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft793/111-121580(0)32d
    Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft1498/110-41452(1)22d
    Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft1587/111-81490(0)17d
    Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft141014/110-111434(1)5d
    Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft1497/110-131383(0)10d
    Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft1310100/3011-121526(2)22d


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    Fairlawne Chase Results

    Paddy Power Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
    Distance: 2m5f (4527 yards +95 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £39389 Direction: Left Handed
    Runners: 12    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 3    Age Restrictions: 5yo+
    Winners Time: 5 mins 29.61s   Avg OR: 149     Median OR: 149.5

    Full Results:

    NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
    101stOldgrangewood910-7142Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry12/118.324.14
    held up on inside, closed 3rd, went 2nd 2 out, led before and jumped right last, edged right on landing, edged right towards finish, soon headed, led again post BF IP MIN 1.04 BF IP MAX 18
    22ndNSESaint Calvados (FR)711-8157Whittington, HSheehan, Gavin8/110.664.10
    held up towards rear, headway going well 13th, close up last, edged left flat, led towards finish, headed post BF IP MIN 2.4 BF IP MAX 65
    83rdNSELalor (GER)811-0CkPc149Woollacott, Mrs KayleyColeman, A20/127.687.60
    prominent, led 5th, headed approaching last, stayed on, every chance towards finish, just held BF IP MIN 1.36 BF IP MAX 280
    94th4.75Ex Patriot (IRE)710-12147Holden, Miss EllmarieOConnor, Derek6/16.932.65
    handy, every chance 3 out, ridden before 2 out, stayed on same pace approaching last BF IP MIN 2.5 BF IP MAX 1000
    55th3.75Mister Whitaker (IRE)811-4CkPc153Channon, M RHeskin, A P10/114.503.43
    held up in rear, effort to chase leaders 3 out, ridden before next, soon one pace and held BF IP MIN 5.1 BF IP MAX 1000
    36th6Cepage (FR)811-6155Williams, Miss VenetiaDeutsch, Charlie15/210.003.31
    soon led, headed 5th, weakened after 3 out BF IP MIN 9 BF IP MAX 1000
    47th10Magic Saint (FR)611-5154Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry11/115.004.80
    held up towards rear, headway approaching 8th, close up 3 out, lost place 2 out, weakened BF IP MIN 2.82 BF IP MAX 1000
    18th12Kalashnikov (IRE)711-12161Murphy, AmyQuinlan, Jack3/1 (Fav)4.391.80
    chased leaders, jumped slowly and lost place 3rd mistake 5th, not fluent and well beaten 3 out BF IP MIN 4 BF IP MAX 1000
    79th28Ok Corral (IRE)1011-0149Henderson, N JGeraghty, B J15/210.123.79
    chased leaders, mistake and hampered 12th, lost place and no impression after, well beaten 3 out BF IP MIN 5 BF IP MAX 1000
    1110th7Poker Play (FR)710-3CkPc138Pipe, D EScudamore, Tom10/113.005.01
    in rear, blundered and behind 11th BF IP MIN 14 BF IP MAX 1000
    12PUBallyhill (FR)910-2137Twiston-Davies, N ATwiston-Davies, Sam16/125.006.40
    mid-division, headway on outside 8th, lost place 11th, behind 4 out, pulled up before 3 out BF IP MIN 21 BF IP MAX 1000
    6PUOutlander (IRE)1211-1150Spencer, RichardBowen, James C66/1236.0123.57
    towards rear on outside, mistake 6th, behind from 9th, tailed off 3 out, pulled up after BF IP MIN 180 BF IP MAX 1000

    Cheltenham New Years Day Meeting - 1st January 2022


    12:10The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Listed)2m abt 4½fHurdle
    12:45The Paddy Power Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)3m abt 2½fSteeple Chase
    1:20The Paddy Power Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021Million Novices’ Steeple Chase (Dipper Novices Chase) (Class 1) (Grade 2)2m abt 4½fSteeple Chase
    1:55The Paddy Power Millionaire Handicap Chase (Fairlawne Chase) (Class 1) (Grade 3)
    (Feature race)
    2m abt 4½fSteeple Chase
    2:30The Paddy Power 74 Sleeps To Cheltenham Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)abt 3mHurdle
    3:05The Dornan Engineering Relkeel Hurdle Race (Grade 2)2m abt 4½fHurdle
    3:35The Cheltenham Pony Club Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Listed)1m abt 6fBumper

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