2019 Peterborough Chase Free Tips and Trends

Staged at Huntingdon racecourse over 2m 4½f the Peterborough Chase is a Grade Two chase run in December each year. The contest often attracts some decent names from the jumping world, with horses like Edredon Bleu, Best Mate, Racing Demon and Monet’s Garden all recent previous winners of the valuable race.

The event has also been a fair guide for that season’s Ryanair Chase, run at the Cheltenham Festival, with seven winners going onto finish 7th or better in that contest – including last year’s winner – Josses Hill, who ended up 5th in the Ryanair Chase.

Trainer Henrietta Knight, who is now retired, has dominated the race in recent times with a staggering 8 victories since 1998, while Nicky Henderson landed the spoils four times back in the nineties, and more recently in 2013 with Riverside Theatre, in 2016 with Josses Hill and in 2017 with Top Notch.

We look back at recent winners and highlights the key trends ahead of the 2019 renewal – this year run on Sunday 8th December.

 

Recent Peterborough Chase Winners

2018 – Charbel (13/8 fav)
2017 – Top Notch (4/9 fav)
2016 – Josses Hill (7/4 fav)
2015 – Al Ferof (9/4)
2014 – Wishfull Thinking (13/2)
2013 – Riverside Theatre (9/4 fav)
2012 – Menorah (7/2)
2011 – Gauvain (15/2)
2010 – Tartak (11/4)
2009 – Deep Purple (12/1)
2008 – Monet’s Garden (5/1)
2007 – Racing Demon (1/4 fav)
2006 – Racing Demon (13/8 jfav)
2005 – Impek (5/1)
2004 – Le Roi Miguel (15/8 fav)
2003 – Jair du Cochet (10/3)
2002 – Best Mate  (8/15 fav)

Note: 2012 renewal was staged at Kempton and the 2017 running was at Taunton

Key Peterborough Chase Betting Trends

15/17 – Had won a race at Grade 2 or higher before
15/17 – Came from the first three in the betting
15/17 – Had won (fences) over at least 2m4f before
14/17 – Winners that went onto run at that season’s Cheltenham Festival
14/17 – Aged 9 or younger
14/17 – Had raced within the last 8 weeks
14/17 – Priced 5/1 or shorter in the betting
14/17 – Officially rated 155 or higher
13/17 – Placed fifth or better last time out
13/17 – Either Irish (7) or French (6) bred
12/17 – Had won at least 4 times over fences before
12/17 – Placed favourites
11/17 – Had between 1-2 previous runs already that season
9/17 – Aged 6 or 7 years-old
8/17 – Went onto finish 7th or better (no winners) in that season’s Ryanair Chase
8/17 – Winning favourites (1 joint)
7/17 – Former Grade 1 chase winners
6/17 – Won last time out
3/17 – Ran at Aintree in the Old Roan Chase last time out
3/17 – Trained by Nicky Henderson
2/17 – Trained by Philip Hobbs
1/17 – Went onto win at that season’s Cheltenham Festival (2002 Best Mate, Gold Cup)
The average winning SP in the last 16 years is 7/2

Note: The 2010 renewal was staged at Newbury