5 things you didn't know about the Old Roan Chase (Aintree)

October 22th, 2013

There have been 9 renewals of this race.

Country of Breeding

Only 2 FR Bred's have won from 25 who have tried. That's 61% below expectations. FR Bred's running tomorrow are Astracad, Saint Are, Edgardo Sol and Oiseau de Nuit.   IRE bred's have fared best with 6 from 25, 97% above expectations. Tomorrow we have the following IRE bred runners :- Pure Faith, Mr Moonshine, Viva Colonia and Carrickboy.  

SP Rank

Favourites have a poor record winning just 2 of the 9 renewals and including joint favs thats from 11 runners. This is 46% lower than expected, 2nd and 3rd in the betting have performed the best winning 4 of teh renewals. 39% better than expectations. Keep an eye on the markets to see which horses go off 2nd and 3rd in the betting.  

Last Time Out

15 last time out winners have run in the last 9 renewals with just 1 winning. 72% lower than expectations. There are no last time out winners in this years field.   Horses finishing 2nd or 3rd last time out have fared best winning 4 renewals from 15 runners, 93% above expectations. Horses which ran 2nd or 3rd last time out are :- Mr Moonshine, Conquisto, Wishfull Thinking and Walkon.  

Days Since Last run

8 of the last 9 winners were coming off a 150+ day break. Horses running off that long break today are :- Mr Moonshine, Edgardo Sol, Saint Are, Conquisto, Oiseau de Nuit, Carrickboy, Wishfull Thinking and Walkon.    

Aintree or Cheltenham Last Time Out

7 of the 9 winners were making their re-appearance after running at either Aintree or Cheltenham last time out. That's 23% above expectations. Horses running today which ran last time out at the above courses are :- Astracad, Pure Faith, Edgardo Sol, Carrickboy and Walkon.