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2020 Savills Chase Trends

Staged at Leopardstown racecourse, Ireland,

the Grade One Savills Chase, formerly the Lexus Chase, is run over a distance of 3m and is often seen as a decent guide ahead of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, run later that season.

Some great names in recent years to land both races are Denman (2007/08) and Best Mate (2003/04), while considering the contest is staged in Ireland we’ve actually seen 8 UK-based horses come over and win the prize in the last 19 years. Last year the race was won by the Gordon Elliott-trained Delta Work.

Here at GEEGEEZ we take a look back at recent winners and gives you the key trends ahead of the 2020 renewal – this year run on Monday 28th December.

Recent Savills Chase Winners

2019 - DELTA WORK
2018 - KEMBOY
2017 - ROAD TO RESPECT
2016 – OUTLANDER
2015 – DON POLI
2014 – ROAD TO RICHES
2013 – BOBS WORTH
2012 – TIDAL BAY
2011 – SYNCHRONISED
2010 – PANDORAMA
2009 – WHAT A FRIEND
2008 – EXOTIC DANCER
2007 – DENMAN
2006 – THE LISTENER
2005 – BEEF OR SALMON
2004 – BEEF OR SALMON
2003 – BEST MATE
2002 – BEEF OR SALMON

Key Savills Chase Betting Trends

18/19 – Returned 8/1 or shorter in the betting
18/19 – Had won at least 3 times over fences before
17/19 – Placed in the top 3 last time out
17/19 – Aged 8 or younger
15/19 – Had raced within the last 6 weeks
15/19 – Won by an Irish bred horse
15/19 – Had won over at least 3m (fences) before
12/19 – Placed favourites
10/19 – Aged either 7 or 8 years-old
9/19 – Winning distance – 4 lengths or more
8/19 – Won by a UK-based stable
6/19 – Winning favourites
6/19 – Won last time out
4/19 – Ran at Haydock last time out
3/19 – Trained by Paul Nicholls
3/19 – Went onto win that season’s Cheltenham Gold Cup

 

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