Unibet Handicap Chase Tips 2020

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When is The Unibet Handicap Chase 2020?

The Unibet Handicap Chase is scheduled for the first day of the Cheltenham International Meeting.  Has previously been run under Betvictor Handicap Chase.

For 2020, the race is on 11th December getting underway at 2.30pm

The race was established in 2003 and was upgraded to Grade 3 status in 2010.  It is run over a distance of about 3 miles and 2.5 furlongs and is limited to horses aged 4 and older. 

The winner last year took home £33762.  

The race has been run by the same horse (Cogry), jockey (Sam Twiston-Davies) and trainer (Nigel Twiston-Davies) for the past two years.

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    CHELTENHAM -THE INTERNATIONAL DECORATIVE SURFACES HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) Grade 3 (3M 2F)

    12 Year Trends and Statistics 

    • Age – 9 of the last 12 winners were aged between 8 and 10.
    • Sex – All of the last 12 winners were geldings.
    • Trainer – Colin Tizzard, David Pipe, Nigel Twiston-Davis and Venetia Williams have all saddled the winner twice in the last 12 years.
    • Horse – Only 1 horse has won more than once in the last 12 years and that was COGRY in 2018 and 2019 . 
    • Country – 5 of the last 12 winners were bred in Great Britain, 5 in Ireland and 1 each in France and the USA.
    • Colour – 10 of the last 12 winners were bay..
    • Weight Carried – 10 of the last 12 winners carried 11st 1lb or less..
    • Starting Price (SP) – 9 of the last 12 winners returned a SP of 9/1 or less.
    • Starting Price Rank – 1 of the last 12 winners started as favourite and 8 were in the first 4 in the betting.
    • Headgear – 7 of the last 12 winners wore no headgear, 4 wore cheek pieces. 
    • Days Since Last Run – 11 of the last 12 winners had run between 7 and 48 days ago. 
    • Last Run Form –3 of the last 12 winners had won last time out, 10 of them finished in the first 3 last time.
    • Official Rating – 10 of the last 12 winners had an official rating between 132 and 149.

    Unibet Handicap Chase Previous Winners

    DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
    Cheltenham3m2½fSoft775/110-31372(0)27d
    Cheltenham3m2½fSoft11105/111-113913(5)48d
    Cheltenham3m2½fGood999/110-1213912(5)27d
    Cheltenham3m2½fSoft587/411-61421(0)20d
    Cheltenham3m2½fGood12915/211-41495(2)13d
    Cheltenham3m2fSoft81112/19-91285(0)8d
    Cheltenham3m2fGood To Soft101016/19-111275(2)7d
    Cheltenham3m1½fGood986/111-01383(0)27d
    Cheltenham3m1½fHeavy8911/110-01342(0)20d
    Cheltenham3m1½fGood679/211-01400(0)216d
    Cheltenham3m1½fGood16811/411-31550(0)27d
    Cheltenham3m1½fSoft1266/110-01321(0)34d
    Cheltenham3m1½fGood To Soft15811/210-81404(0)20d
    Cheltenham3m1½fGood1686/110-41322(0)10d
    Cheltenham3m1½fSoft15910/110-51353(1)629d
    Cheltenham3m1½fGood To Soft11813/211-51553(3)20d
    Cheltenham3m1½fGood12713/211-91501(1)27d
    Cheltenham3m1½fGood764/711-21480(0)20d
    Cheltenham3m1½fGood1075/211-41361(0)13d
    Cheltenham3m1½fGood1177/110-01272(1)28d
    Cheltenham3m1½fSoft1289/211-111505(2)237d
    Cheltenham3m1½fGood683/110-21300(0)28d
    Cheltenham3m1½fGood12511/410-01430(0)28d
    Cheltenham3m1½fGood5113/110-101392(1)13d

     

    Unibet Handicap Chase Tips

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    Unibet Handicap Chase Results

    Unibet Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
    Distance: 3m2½f (5720 yards +126 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £22780 Direction: Left Handed
    Runners: 7    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 3    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
    Winners Time: 7 mins 8.30s   Avg OR: 143     Median OR: 140

    Full Results: 

    NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
    51stStorm Control (IRE)710-3CkPc TT137Lee, Miss KerryPatrick, Richard5/16.382.66
    jumped well, made all, 3 1/2 lengths clear when left with increased advantage last, suddenly started to idle badly and tried to pull himself up, looked vulnerable towards finish, quickly found extra when pressed BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 16
    72nd1Potters Legend1010-1CkPc135Wadham, Mrs LQuinlan, Jack7/19.403.92
    held up, pecked 2nd, jumped left and bumped next, nit fluent 4th, closed 5th, mistake 18th, hung left after 2 out, left 2nd last, stayed on to close on idling winner flat, looked threatening towards finish until winner quickly found more when pressed BF IP MIN 2 BF IP MAX 1000
    33rdNSECourt Maid (IRE)711-0148Mullins, ThomasPower, R M11/8 (Fav)2.421.74
    held up in rear, headway 18th, shaken up in 4th and switched left 2 out, left 3rd 2 out, stayed on to close on idling winner flat, looked threatening towards finish until winner quickly found more when pressed BF IP MIN 1.54 BF IP MAX 1000
    1PUBlack Corton (FR)911-12CkPc TT160Nicholls, P FFrost, Bryony7/19.404.33
    chased leaders, jumped left and mistake 4th (water), not fluent 7th, mistake 9th and 12th, weakened 4 out, pulled up after 3 out BF IP MIN 9 BF IP MAX 1000
    2PUWest Approach1011-0CkPc148Tizzard, C LCobden, Harry8/110.854.10
    in touch, not much room and lost place 14th, pushed along 15th, well behind 17th, pulled up after 3 out BF IP MIN 8.2 BF IP MAX 1000
    4PUSteely Addition (IRE)810-6CkPc140Hobbs, P JNolan, Michael G25/129.179.77
    held up, hampered 3rd, mistake 11th, mistake 17th, soon pulled up BF IP MIN 28 BF IP MAX 1000
    6URCommodore (FR)810-2136Williams, Miss VenetiaDeutsch, Charlie15/29.804.19
    chased winner, ridden and 3 1/2 lengths down when mistake and unseated rider last BF IP MIN 3.1 BF IP MAX 1000

    BetVictor Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
    Distance: 3m2½f (5720 yards +126 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £33762 Dir: Left Handed
    Runners: 11    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 3    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
    Winners Time: 6 mins 56.62s   Avg OR: 139     Median OR: 139

    Full Results: 

    NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
    81stCogry1011-1CkPc139Twiston-Davies, N ATwiston-Davies, Sam5/18.302.08
    made most, driven and headed narrowly turning in, pecked 2 out, ridden to lead again flat, held on gamely near finish, all out BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 27
    22ndSHRock The Kasbah (IRE)911-10CkPc148Hobbs, P JBest, J A10/112.503.62
    always prominent, went 2nd 3 out, led narrowly turning in, ridden and headed flat, rallied towards finish, just failed BF IP MIN 1.03 BF IP MAX 360
    13rd2West Approach911-12150Tizzard, C LPower, R M7/24.801.97
    held up in rear, headway 3 out, driven to chase leaders before next, outpaced between last 2, ridden and stayed on to take 3rd towards finish, no impression with front pair BF IP MIN 2.52 BF IP MAX 1000
    54th1Singlefarmpayment911-2140George, T RBurke, Jonathan7/18.802.70
    mid-division on inside, headway 4 out, chased front pair after next, ridden between last 2, upsides and every chance last, no extra flat, lost 3rd towards finish BF IP MIN 1.44 BF IP MAX 1000
    125th15Onefortheroadtom610-1Blnk125Fry, HarryColeman, A3/1 (Fav)4.242.01
    held up towards rear, headway on outside 14th (water), tracked leaders after 4 out, outpaced after next, never on terms, weakened from 2 out, tailed off BF IP MIN 2.02 BF IP MAX 1000
    116th5What A Moment (IRE)910-6Blnk130Pipe, D EScudamore, Tom25/142.899.92
    held up towards rear, headway after 17th, driven to chase leaders after 3 out, never on terms, weakened next, tailed off BF IP MIN 9 BF IP MAX 1000
    97th2.75Beau Du Brizais (FR)711-0138Hobbs, P JNolan, Michael G20/124.846.25
    tracked leaders, lost place 4 out, weakened after, tailed off BF IP MIN 16 BF IP MAX 1000
    10PUPickamix810-7Vsor TT131Mann, C JSheehan, Gavin40/154.4711.00
    mid-division on outside, headway to dispute lead 16th, lost place 3 out, weakened and pulled up before next BF IP MIN 7.8 BF IP MAX 1000
    3PUCobra De Mai (FR)711-10CkPc TT148Skelton, DanielAndrews, Bridget33/140.009.80
    in touch, lost place after 12th, behind from next, tailed off when pulled up 4 out BF IP MIN 36 BF IP MAX 1000
    7PUImpulsive Star (IRE)910-12CkPc139Mulholland, N PWaley-Cohen, Mr S (3)14/119.696.40
    mid-division, reminder after 16th, lost touch 4 out, tailed off when blundered next, pulled up before 2 out BF IP MIN 14 BF IP MAX 1000
    4URDandy Dan (IRE)611-7CkPc TT145Bailey, K CBass, David8/19.912.97
    pressed winner, lost place 16th, behind when blundered and unseated rider next BF IP MIN 8.8 BF IP MAX 1000

    Cheltenham International Race Cards

    Cheltenham International – 11th & 12th December – Cheltenham Racecourse:

     

    Friday 11th December

    START TIMESRACEDISTANCETYPE
    12:10The British EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle Race (CLASS 3)2m 179ydsHurdle
    12:45The International Decorative Surfaces Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 2)3m 1f 56ydsSteeple Chase
    1:20The Catesby Handicap Hurdle Race 0-140 (Class 3)2m 179ydsHurdle
    1:55The CF Roberts Electrical + Mechanical Services Mares’ Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3)2m 4f 127ydsSteeple Chase
    2:30The BetVictor Handicap Steeple Chase (Grade 3)3m abt 2f Steeple Chase
    3:05The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)3m 6f 37ydsSteeple Chase
    3:40The CITIPOST Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 2)Abt 3mHurdle

    Saturday 12th December

    START TIMESRACEDISTANCETYPE
    12:10The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial (Novices' Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (Class 2)2m 179ydsHurdle
    12:45The Ryman Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 2)2m 4f 127ydsSteeple Chase
    1:20The Cheltenham Club Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)2m 62ydsSteeple Chase
    1:55The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup (A Handicap Steeple Chase) (Grade 3)2m 4f 127ydsSteeple Chase
    2:30The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 2)Abt 3mHurdle
    3:05The Unibet International Hurdle (Grade 2)2m 179ydsHurdle
    3:40The Park Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)2m 4f 56ydsHurdle

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