|2017||Road to Respect||6||Bryan Cooper||Noel Meade|
|2016||Empire of Dirt||9||Bryan Cooper||Colm Murphy|
|2015||Darna||9||David Bass||Kim Bailey|
|2014||Ballynagour||8||Tom Scudamore||David Pipe|
|2013||Carrickboy||9||Liam Treadwell||Venetia Williams|
|2012||Salut Flo||7||Tom Scudamore||David Pipe|
|2011||Holmwood Legend||10||Keiran Burke||Patrick Rodford|
|2010||Great Endeavour||6||Danny Cook||David Pipe|
|2009||Something Wells||8||Mr Will Biddick||Venetia Williams|
|2008||Mister McGoldrick||11||Dominic Elsworth||Sue Smith|
A quick look at the stats backing up the trends below will confirm that this isn’t a very strong trends race! However, there are a few interesting pieces of information…
- 6 of the last 10 winners finished in the top 5 last time out.
There was a slight over-performance from these horses, filling 63% of the total places from 59% of the total field.
- 7 of the last 10 winners had won once or twice that season
These horses also only over-performed marginally in terms of total places, filling 55% of the total places from 51% of the total field. However, they did account for 70% of the winners in the last 10 years.
- 8 of the last 10 winners had never placed in a chase at Cheltenham
This isn’t a trend which I would be particularly enthusiastic about as in theory it should be a negative. However, these horses did account for 80% of the winners in the last 10 years from 58% of the total field. When we look at the total places, however, we see that these horses only filled 53% of the total places.
- 3 of the last 10 winners were trained by David Pipe
Pipe’s runners filled 15% of the total places from just 9% of the total field.
- 2 of the last 10 winners were trained by Venetia Williams
Williams’ horses filled 20% of the total places from 8% of the total field.
- 2 of the last 10 winners were trained in Ireland
Irish-trained horses filled 15% of the total places from 11% of the total field.