2023 Betway Handicap Chase Preview, Trends & Analysis

The Betway Handicap Chase has a Grade 3 status and is open to runners aged five or older, it is run over a trip of three miles and one furlong in which there will be a total of nineteen fences for the runners to contend with.

2023 Betway Handicap Chase Preview, Trends & Analysis

2023 Betway Handicap Chase Preview

Scheduled to take place in April of each year at the Aintree racecourse, the Betway Handicap Chase takes place during the Grand National meeting. This handicap chase has a Grade 3 status and is open to runners aged five or older, it is run over a trip of three miles and one furlong in which there will be a total of nineteen fences for the runners to contend with.

Betway Handicap Chase Content:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Aintree Betting Picks on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners?

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the Philip Hobbs trained From Dawn To Dusk ridden by Richard Johnson who has set the fastest winning time in the Betway Handicap Chase, the runner won the race in a time of 6:18.50 that was set when winning the race in 2010. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Tom Lacey and jockey Richard Johnson with Thomas Patrick who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 6:44.70 in the 2018 renewal.

These are the top three quickest run Betway Handicap Chase over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2010 - From Dawn To Dusk (6:18.50)
  • 2015 - Duke Of Lucca (6:19.10)
  • 2014 - Duke Of Lucca (6:19.80)

How competitive is the Betway Handicap Chase market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2002 when the race had an over-round of 111%. The race in 2019 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 136%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Betway Handicap Chase, the over-round has been 123%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £123 which is bet.

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Betway Handicap Chase next time out then you would have back a total of 3 winners. Backing all 18 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +5.50. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2023 Betway Handicap Chase.

Betway Handicap Chase Past Winners

Here are the Betway Handicap Chase past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Betway Handicap Chase as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse Info
2022
6:22.64
Sam Brown (GB)
10yo 11-4 28/1
Aidan Coleman
Anthony Honeyball (GB)
2021
6:28.70
Happygolucky (IRE)
7yo 11-7 11/4F
David Bass
Kim Bailey (GB)
2019
6:21.10
Kildisart (IRE)
7yo 11-12 8/1
Daryl Jacob
Ben Pauling (GB)
2018
6:44.70
Thomas Patrick (IRE)
6yo 10-10 3/1F
Richard Johnson
Tom Lacey (GB)
2017
6:23.60
Sizing Codelco (IRE)
8yo 11-3 10/1
Robbie Power
Colin Tizzard (GB)
2016
6:39.50
Maggio (FR)
11yo 10-9 50/1
James Reveley
Patrick Griffin (IRE)
2015
6:19.10
Duke Of Lucca (IRE)
10yo 10-4 9/2
Richard Johnson
Philip Hobbs (GB)
2014
6:19.80
Duke Of Lucca (IRE)
9yo 10-7 12/1
Richard Johnson
Philip Hobbs (GB)
2013
6:24.10
Battle Group (GB)
8yo 10-9 7/2F
Daryl Jacob
Kevin Bishop (GB)
2012
6:21.70
Saint Are (FR)
6yo 10-13 11/1
Dougie Costello
Tim Vaughan (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Betway Handicap Chase have been based:

  • GB: 19 winners with an additional 43 placings from 281 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 6 placings from 20 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 4 runners

Betway Handicap Chase Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the Betway Handicap Chase over the last 20 renewals with both Philip Hobbs & Jonjo O'Neill who have both won the race 3 times. Philip Hobbs winners have been with From Dawn To Dusk (2010), Duke Of Lucca (2014) & Duke Of Lucca (2015). Jonjo O'Neill winners have been with Carbury Cross (2002), Master Tern (2003) & Dont Push It (2009). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Betway Handicap Chase is Nicky Henderson (2 wins). There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Betway Handicap Chase, Venetia Williams (0-15), Nigel Twiston-Davies (0-12) & Peter Bowen (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Betway Handicap Chase trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Philip Hobbs 17-3-7 +14.50 +10.89
Jonjo O'Neill 8-3-4 +12.00 +7.64
Nicky Henderson 11-2-4 +20.00 +15.76
Paul Nicholls 19-1-5 -15.00 -9.42
Colin Tizzard 10-1-3 +1.00 -0.31
Evan Williams 6-1-2 +17.00 +11.00
Tim Vaughan 6-1-1 +6.00 +1.88
Tom Lacey 5-1-2 -1.00 -0.49
Patrick Griffin 2-1-1 +49.00 +30.25
Kevin Bishop 2-1-1 +2.50 +1.19

Betway Handicap Chase Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Betway Handicap Chase over the last 20 renewals is Daryl Jacob who has won the race 2 times. Those 2 winners came from Battle Group (2013) & Kildisart (2019). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Betway Handicap Chase, Tom Scudamore has had a total of 14 rides to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Betway Handicap Chase jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Rides, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Daryl Jacob 7-2-4 +6.50 +5.07
Aidan Coleman 11-1-1 +18.00 +7.50
Dougie Costello 3-1-1 +9.00 +4.88
David Bass 3-1-1 +0.75 -0.28
Robbie Power 2-1-1 +9.00 +5.25
Tom Scudamore 14-0-4 -14.00 -8.12
Sam Twiston-Davies 9-0-1 -9.00 -8.05
Paddy Brennan 7-0-1 -7.00 -6.25
Brian Hughes 6-0-2 -6.00 -1.50
Harry Skelton 5-0-4 -5.00 +0.82

2023 Betway Handicap Chase Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,1,3,5,2,(4,PU),1,F,PU,4,6,3,1,PU,5,PU,4,1,10,1,2

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Not in a Listed/Cl2/Cl3 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Fewer than 20 starts (Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Furthest placed 2m4½f - 3m2½f
  • 20 / 20 (90%) - Carried 123-161lbs (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (95%) - Had 2-9 wins (Career)
  • 19 / 20 (76%) - Between 7/2 & 33/1 (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (82%) - Had contested in higher class
  • 19 / 20 (82%) - Completed race (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (85%) - Made 3-9 starts (Season)
  • 19 / 20 (87%) - No claimer in the saddle
  • 19 / 20 (89%) - Career high win not a G2
  • 19 / 20 (90%) - Not on heavy ground (LTO)
  • 18 / 20 (70%) - No bigger than 22/1
  • 18 / 20 (83%) - Had contested at least a G3
  • 18 / 20 (83%) - Fewer than 4 handicap wins
  • 18 / 20 (87%) - Fewer than 3 falls (Career)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Aintree racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Betway Handicap Chase. Maybe you are looking to back something in this race on the tote, but you are not sure of the process or how the tote works? No problem! We have an article which is dedicated to The Tote for you to read which explains everything you need to know! Be sure to check out the other articles too in the OLBG Betting School.

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Betway Handicap Chase Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +60.75 is when runners had 1 start in the past 90 days. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 1 career win with the jockey, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-52.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Betway Handicap Chase is Cheltenham, there has been a total number of 12 winners of this race who ran at Cheltenham last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 300 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 5 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Betway Handicap Chase, that stallion is Milan who has produced 2 winners (2015,2014).

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Betway Handicap Chase despite multiple attempts:

  • Kayf Tara (0 Wins from 11 runners)
  • Oscar (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Presenting (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Beneficial (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Poliglote (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Maggio in 2016 when winning for Patrick Griffin at odds of 50/1 under the guidance of James Reveley. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 5 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2023 Betway Handicap Chase.

Schedule at The Aintree Grand National Meeting

Remember to head over to the Aintree predictions page to see which runner the racing tipsters are supporting in the Betway Handicap Chase and don't forget that we also have a dedicated site for the 2023 Aintree Grand National. Below is the schedule for the 2023 Aintree Festival with links to each race blog as well as information for last year's winners.

Aintree Festival races for Thursday 13th April 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:45 Cheltenham
Manifesto Novices Chase
Millers Bank (GB)
8yo - 7/1
Alex Hales
Kielan Woods
14:20 Cheltenham
Anniversary 4YO Juveniles Hurdle
Knight Salute (GB)
4yo - 14/1
Milton Harris
Paddy Brennan
14:55 Cheltenham
Bowl Chase
Clan Des Obeaux (FR)
10yo - 13/2
Paul Nicholls
Harry Cobden
15:30 Cheltenham
Aintree Hurdle
Epatante (FR)
8yo - 2/1
Nicky Henderson
Aidan Coleman
16:05 Cheltenham
Foxhunters Chase
Latenightpass (GB)
9yo - 7/2
T Ellis
Miss Gina Andrews
16:40 Cheltenham
Red Rum Handicap Chase
The Last Day (IRE)
10yo - 12/1
Evan Williams
Adam Wedge
17:15 Cheltenham
Nickel Coin Mares Bumper
Ashroe Diamond (IRE)
5yo - 9/4
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Aintree Festival races for Friday 14th April 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:45 Cheltenham
20 Years Together Handicap Hurdle
Langer Dan (IRE)
6yo - 4/1
Dan Skelton
Harry Skelton
14:20 Cheltenham
Top Novices Hurdle
Jonbon (FR)
6yo - 1/1
Nicky Henderson
Aidan Coleman
14:55 Cheltenham
Mildmay Novices Chase
Ahoy Senor (IRE)
7yo - 4/1
Lucinda Russell
Derek Fox
15:30 Cheltenham
Marsh Chase
Fakir Doudairies (FR)
7yo - 10/11
Joseph Patrick OBrien
Mark Walsh
16:05 Cheltenham
Topham Chase
Mac Tottie (GB)
9yo - 8/1
Peter Bowen
Sean Bowen
16:40 Cheltenham
Sefton Novices Hurdle
Gelino Bello (FR)
6yo - 7/2
Paul Nicholls
Harry Cobden
17:15 Cheltenham
Park Palace Ponies Handicap Hurdle
Hacker Des Places (FR)
5yo - 10/1
Paul Nicholls
Angus Cheleda

Aintree Festival races for Saturday 15th April 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:45 Cheltenham
EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle
Party Business (IRE)
6yo - 11/2
Ian Williams
Charlie Todd
14:25 Cheltenham
Mersey Novices Hurdle
Three Stripe Life (IRE)
6yo - 5/2
Gordon Elliott
Davy Russell
15:00 Cheltenham
Maghull Novices Chase
Gentleman De Mee (FR)
6yo - 7/2
W P Mullins
Mark Walsh
15:35 Cheltenham
Liverpool Hurdle
Sire Du Berlais (FR)
10yo - 16/1
Gordon Elliott
Mark Walsh
16:15 Cheltenham
Bway Handicap Chase
Sam Brown (GB)
10yo - 28/1
Anthony Honeyball
Aidan Coleman
17:15 Cheltenham
Grand National
Noble Yeats (IRE)
7yo - 50/1
Emmet Mullins
Mr Sam Waley-Cohen
18:20 Cheltenham
Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race
Lookaway (IRE)
5yo - 28/1
Neil King
Jack Quinlan

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