Kauto Star Chase Tips 2020

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When is The Kauto Star Chase 2020?

Originally called the Feltham Novices Chase, the race was formally renamed in 2013 in honour of Kauto Star, the 5 time winner of the King George VI Chase.

Now registered as the Kauto Star Novices Chase, it is scheduled to take place as one of the three grade 1 races on Boxing Day, at 1.50pm at Kempton.

It is run over a distance of about 3 miles and is for novice chasers aged 4 years and older,

This year is it run as the Ladbrokes Kauto Star Novices Chase with a prize for the winner of £45560.

Records:

Leading Trainer goes to Nicky Henderson with 5 winners:

1990 Sparkling Flame

1991 Mutare

1997 Fiddling the Facts

2000 Bacchanal

2009 Long Run

Leading Jockeys for this race each won the race 3 times:

Richard Dunwoody (1985,1990,1991)

Tony McCoy (1999,2001,2005)

Mick Fitzgerald (1997,2000,2006)

Kauto Star Chase Previous Winners

No race in 2010

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
Kempton3mGood To Soft767/411-71521(1)57d
Kempton3mSoft773/111-71532(2)18d
Kempton3mGood To Soft778/111-01500(0)26d
Kempton3mSoft764/111-71550(0)24d
Kempton3mGood10633/111-71310(0)10d
Kempton3mGood To Soft769/411-71461(0)22d
Kempton3mGood To Soft77100/3011-71470(0)28d
Kempton3mSoft5512/111-71300(0)19d
Kempton3mHeavy768/1311-71610(0)26d
Kempton3mGood To Soft666/511-71590(0)32d
Kempton3mGood To Soft7411/811-000(0)
Kempton3mGood6615/811-71490(0)48d
Kempton3mGood To Soft685/211-71511(0)12d
Kempton3mGood To Soft6714/111-701(1)38d
Sandown3m½fGood5613/811-71540(0)17d
Kempton3mGood To Soft9613/811-71520(0)29d
Kempton3mGood564/1111-71611(1)27d
Kempton3mSoft755/211-700(0)26d
Kempton3mGood776/111-71250(0)35d
Kempton3mGood To Soft569/411-700(0)31d
Kempton3mSoft1052/111-700(0)23d
Kempton3mGood To Soft7611/211-701(1)14d
Kempton3mSoft665/211-200(0)13d

 

Keith has poured over the stats from previous Kauto Star Chase races and has found some interesting trends for you below:

11 Year Trends and Statistics (no race 2010)

  • Age – 9 of the last 11 winners were aged between 6 and 7.
  • Sex – 10 of the last 11 winners were geldings. The 1 mare that won came from just 4 mares that have run in the last 11 years.
  • Trainer – David Pipe, Colin Tizzard and Paul Nicholls have each won this race twice in the last 11 years.
  • Country – 5 of the last 11 winners were bred in France, 4 in Ireland and 2 in Great Britain.
  • Colour – 9 of the last 11 winners were bay.
  • Weight Carried – 9 of the last 11 winners carried 11st 7lb.
  • Starting Price (SP) – 8 of the last 11 winners returned a SP of 4/1 or less, the other three were 8/1, 12/1 and 33/1.
  • Starting Price Rank – 4 of the last 11 winners started as favourite and 8 were in the first 3 in the betting.
  • Headgear – 9 of the last 11 winners wore no headgear, 2 wore blinkers.
  • Days Since Last Run – All of the last 11 winners had run between 6 and 60 days ago. 
  • Last Run Form –7 of the last 11 winners had won last time out, 10 of them finished in the first 3 last time.

Kauto Star Chase Tips

The Kauto Star Chase is interesting this year but no where near a forgone conclusion. SHAN BLUE is a worthy favourite but BIG BREAKAWAY could be a shade young at just 5 and IF THE CAP FITS may be a bit long in the tooth. This leaves us with the Paul Nicholls runner ENRILO to give the favourite a run for the money.

Keith's Selection

ENRILO 13:50 Kempton 15/2 – The Kauto Star Chase is interesting this year but nowhere near a forgone conclusion. SHAN BLUE is a worthy favourite but BIG BREAKAWAY could be a shade young at just 5 and IF THE CAP FITS may be a bit long in the tooth. This leaves us with the Paul Nicholls runner ENRILO to give the favourite a run for the money.

How we got on

ENRILO was held up behind the leaders and travelling well until mistake at the 13th he was soon being pushed along and weakened before pulling up. SHAN BLUE went on to win with THE BIG BREAKAWAY 2nd and IF THE CAP FITS 3rd

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Kauto Star Chase Results

Ladbrokes Kauto Star Novices Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race)
Distance: 3m (5280 yards) Prize (winner): £45560 Dir: Right Handed
Runners: 7    Going: Good To Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 1    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 5 mins 58.85s   Avg OR: 147     Median OR: 147

Full Results:

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
61stShan Blue (IRE)611-7152Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry7/4 (Fav)2.992.00
led until before 7th, pressed leader, led again 11th until approaching next, in front again 13th, made rest, over 1 length ahead last, driven and in command run-in BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 3.6
72nd3.75The Big Breakaway (IRE)511-7148Tizzard, C LPower, R M3/14.322.35
waited with in last pair, smooth headway when hit 14th, went 3rd before 4 out, pushed along before next, 2nd before 2 out where mistake, over 1 length down when blundered last, no chance after BF IP MIN 1.33 BF IP MAX 1000
33rd3.75If The Cap Fits (IRE)811-7CkPc160Fry, HarryJacob, Daryl4/15.232.50
never travelled in rear, reminders after 7th, still last and plenty to do 4 out, stayed on from after 2 out, went modest 3rd close home BF IP MIN 5.4 BF IP MAX 1000
24th0.5Golan Fortune (IRE)811-7Vsor141Middleton,P WWoods, K K40/138.0012.03
tracked leader until 4th, handy 3rd, went 2nd again 14th, pushed along before 3 out, lost 2nd before next, well held in 3rd when blundered last, lost that placing close home BF IP MIN 6.4 BF IP MAX 1000
55th1.5One For The Team611-7140Williams, NickScudamore, Tom18/119.296.12
tracked leaders in 5th, hit 13th, weakened before 4 out BF IP MIN 11.5 BF IP MAX 1000
1PUEnrilo (FR)611-7140Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry6/18.073.19
raced keenly, tracked leaders on inside, reached for 5th, ridden and weakened 14th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out BF IP MIN 5.6 BF IP MAX 1000
4PUKalooki (GER)611-7147Hobbs, P JJohnson, Richard12/116.215.74
jumped left, chased leaders out wide, went 2nd 4th, led before 7th, headed 11th, led again approaching next, went badly left and headed 13th, blundered next, weakening when mistake 4 out, pulled up before 2 out BF IP MIN 8 BF IP MAX 1000

Ladbrokes Kauto Star Novices Chase (Grade 1)
Distance: 3m (5280 yards) Prize (winner): £56950 Direction: Right Handed
Runners: 7    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 1    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 6 mins 17.15s   Avg OR: 146     Median OR: 148    

Full Results:

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
61stSlate House (IRE)711-7TT153Tizzard, C LPower, R M3/14.802.44
held up in last pair, closer tracking leaders on outside before 14th, left in 2nd next, going well 3 out, led next, 3 lengths ahead when not fluent last, reduced lead when hung right final 100 yards, stayed on BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 9.4
12nd1.25Black Op (IRE)811-7TT151George, T RBurke, Jonathan9/4 (Fav)3.502.04
chased leader, hit 11th, left in lead 4 out, headed and mistake 2 out, driven and stayed on same pace run-in, looked held when squeezed up on rail final 100 yards BF IP MIN 2.06 BF IP MAX 390
23rd19Danny Whizzbang (IRE)611-7TT147Nicholls, P FTwiston-Davies, Sam6/19.423.60
chased leaders on inside, left 3rd and hampered 4 out, no impression when mistake 2 out BF IP MIN 4.8 BF IP MAX 1000
34th12Jarveys Plate (IRE)611-7CkPc149OBrien, FergalBrennan, P J10/111.504.60
held up in last pair on inside, headway 13th, left in 4th and slightly hampered 4 out, beaten when mistake 3 out BF IP MIN 9.8 BF IP MAX 1000
4FMaster Tommytucker811-7Hood TT148Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry5/23.852.29
led until fell 4 out BF IP MIN 2.9 BF IP MAX 1000
7FThe Mighty Don (IRE)711-7140Gifford, N JScudamore, Tom33/136.0011.08
chased leaders, went left 1st, not fluent 10th, fell 12th BF IP MIN 24 BF IP MAX 1000
5PURedzor (IRE)611-7CkPc TT135Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry25/144.0012.76
raced wide, held up in 5th, reminders and weakened 12th, tailed off and pulled up before 14th BF IP MIN 32 BF IP MAX 1000

Non Runners  Easywork (FR)

Ladbrokes Christmas Festival Race Cards

Ladbrokes Christmas Festival – Kempton Racecourse:

 

Saturday 26th December

King George VI Chase Day

TIMERACEDISTANCE 
12:40pmTHE LADBROKES WATCH RACING ONLINE FOR FREE NOVICES' HURDLE RACE2 miles 
1:15pmTHE PLAY LADBROKES 5-A-SIDE ON FOOTBALL NOVICES' LIMITED HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE2 miles 4 furlongs 
1:50pmTHE LADBROKES KAUTO STAR NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE3 miles 
2:25pmTHE LADBROKES CHRISTMAS HURDLE RACE (GRADE 1)2 miles 
3:00pmTHE LADBROKES KING GEORGE VI STEEPLE CHASE (GRADE 1)3 miles 
3:35pmTHE GET YOUR LADBROKES DAILY ODDS BOOST HANDICAP HURDLE RACE2 miles 5 furlongs

Sunday 27th December

Desert Orchid Chase Day

TIMERACEDISTANCE 
12:45pmTHE LADBROKES DAILY ODDS BOOSTS INTRODUCTORY JUVENILE HURDLE RACE2 miles 
1:20pmTHE LADBROKES WAYWARD LAD NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE (GRADE 2)2 miles 
1:55pmTHE LADBROKES MARES’ HANDICAP HURDLE RACE3 miles 1/2 furlong 
2:30pmTHE LADBROKES DESERT ORCHID STEEPLE CHASE (GRADE 2)2 miles 
3:05pmTHE LADBROKES WATCH RACING ONLINE FOR FREE HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE3 miles 
3:40pmTHE PLAY LADBROKES 5-A-SIDE ON FOOTBALL HANDICAP HURDLE RACE2 miles

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