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RSA Chase odds

| 13.10.2013

The RSA Chase, run over 3m, is in essence a novice chaser’s Gold Cup and lurking amongst the betting there could well be future champions to be found.

Long Run and Bobs Worth both put up admirable performances in past RSA Chases before going on to win the festival showpiece the following year.

Further back, names like Denman and Looks Like Trouble completed the same double.

The RSA Chase odds have something for every sort of punter, from favourite backers to those who won’t reach for their hard-earned without a double-figure price on offer.

Six market leaders have obliged in the last 10 runnings, yet three of the last four winners have been sent off at 8/1 or longer.

Make sure your selection’s seven, regardless of their RSA Chase odds.

Seemingly no other vintage will do when it comes to picking out the winner, with 11 of the 13 winners this century seven-year-olds.

Only the eight-year-old Rule Supreme in 2004 and the five-year-old Star De Mohaison two years later have slipped through net.

Irish novices have landed the RSA Chase odds in four of the last five renewals.

The rookie stayers of the Emerald Isle have endured a tough time in the race historically, with the aforementioned Rule Supreme and Florida Pearl the only Irish winners between 1990 and 2009.

Yet that’s all begun to change more recently, with Cooldine securing a hat-trick for Mullins before wins for Weapons Amnesty, Bostons Angel and Lord Windermere.

Irish Raiders are once again prominent in the RSA Chase odds.

Ballycasey, Don Cossack, Champagne Fever, Carlingford Lough and Morning Assembly are all among the market leaders.

Irish trained winners of the RSA Chase odds are generally more experienced than their English counterparts.

In an informative dichotomy, all six of the British-trained victors in the past 11 runnings had run in either three or four chases, whereas three of the four Irish runners to triumph had run five or more times over fences.