Cheltenham Champion Chase 2020 Trends

Our horse racing experts at Bookmakers.co.uk have taken a look at the key trends from the last 10 years which will help you find the best horse to follow in the 2020 renewal of the Cheltenham Champion Chase.

Cheltenham Champion Chase 2020 Trends

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2020 Cheltenham Champion Chase Trends


The last 10 winners:

  • Ages between seven and 10-years-old
  • Rated 159+
  • At least one Grade 1 victory
  • Seven or more starts over fences (with at least five wins)
  • At least one run at Cheltenham before

Nine of the last 10 winners:

  • Had won one of their last three starts
  • Had two or more starts that season
  • Finished in the top three in their last race
  • At least one win during that season
  • Victory in two or more Grade 1 races

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Key Trials from the last 10 years

  • The Grade 1 Clarence House Chase have provided plenty of winners over the last 10 years (Altior, Special Tiara, Dodging Bullets, Sire De Grugy, Sprinter Sacre & Finian's Rainbow). Defi Du Seuil won this race in 2019.
  • The Grade 2 Tied Cottage Chase at Punchestown also works well here with two winners over the last decade (Sizing Europe & Big Zeb).
  • Sprinter Sacre (2016 winner) won the Grade 1 Desert Orchid Chase before his Champion Chase victory.
  • Altior, who romped home in 2018, won the Grade 2 Game Spirit Chase at Newbury. Fox Norton and Module were also winners of that race who placed in the proceeding Cheltenham Champion Chase.

Trainer Trends

  • Nicky Henderson boasts a phenomanel record in this race with a 50% strike - five winners from 10 runs with.
  • Henry De Bromhead has also had some success here with two wins from 11 runs.
  • Willie Mullins will hope to open his account in this race soon, with Paul Nichols also looking to add to his one winner from 12 runs.

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Jockey Trends

  • Nico de Boinville has enjoyed great success here thanks to superstars Altior and Sprinter Sacre - he has taken three of the last four.
  • Barry Geraghty claimed two-in-a-row back in 2012/2013 onboard Finians Rainbow and Sprinter Sacre, while also taking a scalp back in 2010 on Big Zeb.
  • Noel Fehily, Jamie Moore and Sam Twiston-Davies will bid for their second wins in this renewal.

How did the trends do last year?

Altior (4/11) was one of the Cheltenham Festival bankers last year and didn't dissapointment - although punters were given a slight scare by second-placed Politologue.

The ten-year-old was unbeaten since October 2015 going into the race and matched many of the trends indicated by Bookmakers.co.uk.



Who Fits The Trends Best In 2020?

Defi Du Seuil is the current betting favourite for the 2020 Champion Chase, and all signs point to a strong run from the Philip Hobbs selection.

The seven-year-old has begun his season in fine form and if the trends are anything to go by he will have every chance come March.

2019 Cheltenham Champion Chase Result

PositionNamePriceTrainerJockey
1stAltior4/11Nico de BoinvilleNicky Henderson
2ndPolitologue14/1Harry CobdenPaul Nichols
3rdSceau Royal16/1Daryl JacobAlan King

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