Traffic Fluide and Joshua Moore win the Sodexo Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Ascot from Adrien Du Pont. 3/11/2018 Pic Steve Davies/Racingfotos.com

2025 Ascot Chase Trends

The Grade One Betfair Ascot Chase is staged at Ascot raceourse every February and run over a distance of 2m5 ½f with 17 fences to tackle.

First run in 1995 the race has been won by some well-known names – including One Man, Monet’s Garden, Voy Por Ustedes, Kauto Star and Riverside Theatre, who landed the prize in 2011 & 2012, while Cue Card took the 2013 running before going on win the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

In more recent years, the likes of Silviniaco Conti (2016), Waiting Patiently (2018) and the top-rated chaser in the UK – Cyrname (2019) – have graced the hall-of-fame, while in 2023, the Nicky Henderson-trained Shishkin bounced back to form to win and in 2024 Pic D'Orhy won the race for the Paul Nicholls yard.

Here at GeeGeez we look back at recent winners and gives you the key stats to take into the 2025 renewal – this year staged on 15th February.

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Recent Ascot Chase Winners

2024 - PIC D'ORHY (13/8)
2023 – SHISHKIN (2/1)
2022 – FAKIR D’OUDAIRIES (9/4 fav)
2021 - DASHEL DRASHER (4/1)
2020 – RIDERS ONTHE STORM (7/2)
2019 – CYRNAME (3/1)
2018 – WAITING PATIENTLY (2/1 fav)
2017 – CUE CARD (4/9 fav)
2016 – SILVINIACO CONTI (2/1 fav)
2015 – BALDER SUCCES (4/1)
2014 – CAPTAIN CHRIS (8/11 fav)
2013 – CUE CARD (15/8 fav)
2012 – RIVERSIDE THEATRE (13/8 fav)
2011 – RIVERSIDE THEATRE (11/10 fav)
2010 – MONET’S GARDEN (11/2)
2009 – VOY POR USTEDES (6/5 fav)
2008 – KAUTO STAR (4/11 fav)
2007 – MONET’S GARDEN (11/10 fav)
2006 – OUR VIC (2/1 fav)
2005 - IT TAKES TIME (14/1)
2004 – HAND INN HAND (15/2)
2003 – TIUTCHEV (15/8 fav)

Ascot Chase Betting Trends

21/22 – Won over at least 2m4f (fences) previously
21/22– Priced at 15/2 or shorter in the market
20/22 – Winners from the top 3 in the market
18/22 – Ran within the last 7 weeks
18/22 – Officially rated 157 or higher
17/21 – Winners that didn’t win their next start
17/22 – Winning distance – 4 lengths or more
14/22 – Favourites placed
13/22 – Winning favourites
14/22 – Priced 2/1 or shorter in the market
11/22 – Won between 1-4 times over fences previously
10/22 – Won over fences at Ascot previously
8/22 – Won their last race
8/22 – Unplaced in their latest race
7/22 – Raced at Kempton (King George) last time out
6/20 – Winners that ran in that season’s Ryanair Chase (2 winners, Cue Card & Riverside Theatre) later that year
4/22– Trained by Paul Nicholls (3 of the last 9)
3/22 – Raced at Cheltenham last time out
3/22 – Trained by Nicky Henderson
2/22 – Trained by Alan King
13 of the last 18 winners returned 2/1 or shorter in the betting
Note: The 2005 & 2006 - Run at Lingfield Park

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