Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase (Brae Chase) Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase will be perfect for you! Not only do we look at the trends but we look at past winners as well as trainer and jockey records for the Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase, a race run over 2m4½f at Thurles.

Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase (Brae Chase) Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
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Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2025 Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase Preview

The Brae Chase is scheduled to take place in late January or early February of each year at the Thurles racecourse, this Grade 2 chase is run over a trip of two miles, four and a half furlongs in which fourteen fences are to be jumped.

Whilst for sponsorship purposes the race is known as the Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase it is more commonly known as the Brae Chase and is open to runners aged six or older where mares receive a 7lb allowance.

Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase Information:

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

How competitive is the Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2022 when the race had an over-round of 106%. The race in 2011 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 122%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase, the over-round has been 113%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £113 which is bet.

Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase Trends:

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 Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase next time out then you would have backed a total of 6 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +12.59. Ahead of the 2025 Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today?

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2009 renewal when Cailin Alainn from C Byrnes under the guidance of Niall P Madden, won in a time of 5:52.50, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Tout Est Permis, trained by Noel Meade and ridden by Sean Flanagan set the quickest time of 4:57.30 in the 2019 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Tout Est Permis (4:57.30) in 2019
  2. Sizing John (5:05.30) in 2017
  3. Real Steel (5:07.90) in 2020

Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase Past Winners

Here are the Horse and Jockey Hotel 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 Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorseInfo
2024
5:33.20
Allaho (FR)
10yo 11-8 8/13F
Paul Townend
W P Mullins (IRE)
2023
5:17.90
Fakir Doudairies (FR)
8yo 11-12 7/4F
J J Slevin
Joseph Patrick O'Brien (IRE)
2022
5:10.10
Allaho (FR)
8yo 11-12 4/11F
Paul Townend
W P Mullins (IRE)
2021
5:33.80
Allaho (FR)
7yo 11-5 10/11F
Paul Townend
W P Mullins (IRE)
2020
5:07.90
Real Steel (FR)
7yo 11-8 2/1
Paul Townend
W P Mullins (IRE)
2019
4:57.30
Tout Est Permis (FR)
6yo 11-3 13/8F
Sean Flanagan
Noel Meade (IRE)
2018
5:42.10
A Toi Phil (FR)
8yo 11-8 6/4
Jack Kennedy
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2017
5:05.30
Sizing John (GB)
7yo 11-8 3/1
Robbie Power
Mrs John Harrington (IRE)
2016
5:30.90
Don Cossack (GER)
9yo 11-10 1/8F
B J Cooper
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2015
5:20.40
Don Cossack (GER)
8yo 11-10 6/4
B J Cooper
Gordon Elliott (IRE)

Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase over the last 20 renewals is W P Mullins who has won the race five times with those five winners coming from Apt Approach (2012), Real Steel (2020) and Allaho (2021, 2022 & 2024). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase are Gordon Elliott (3 wins), Noel Meade (2 wins) and John Joseph Murphy (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Horse and Jockey Hotel 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):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
W P Mullins26-5-10-16.21-10.59
Gordon Elliott9-3-4-2.87-4.31
Noel Meade5-2-2+2.63+2.52
John Joseph Murphy3-2-2+9.50+5.57
Mrs John Harrington8-1-3-4.00-2.50
Michael Hourigan4-1-2+3.00+1.60
Oliver McKiernan2-1-2+24.00+15.19
C A Murphy2-1-1+11.00+6.20
Joseph Patrick O'Brien2-1-1+0.75+1.09
C Byrnes1-1-1+3.50+2.10

Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase over the last 20 renewals is Paul Townend who has won the race five times with those five winners coming from Quito De La Roque (2013), Real Steel (2020) and Allaho (2021, 2022 & 2024). The only other jockey to have recorded multiple wins in the Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase is Robbie Power (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase jockey 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):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Paul Townend9-5-6+11.89+6.69
Robbie Power7-2-4+3.00+3.16
Jack Kennedy4-1-1-1.50-2.00
J J Slevin3-1-2-0.25+0.34
Sean Flanagan3-1-1-0.37+0.02
Danny Mullins4-0-0-4.00-3.00
Rachael Blackmore3-0-0-3.00-2.00
Darragh O'Keeffe2-0-1-2.00+0.19
Mark Walsh2-0-1-2.00-0.08
Brian Hayes2-0-0-2.00-1.00

Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +23.86 is when runners had a highest class won of Class 1 (G1). The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners were 4th in the betting market, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-18.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase is Leopardstown, there has been a total number of 6 winners of this race who ran at Leopardstown last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Punchestown, there has been a total number of 5 winners of this race who ran at Punchestown last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 19 winners from a total of 118 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 5 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase:

  • No Risk At All (3 Wins)
  • Norwich (2 Wins)
  • Sholokhov (2 Wins)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Follow The Plan in 2011, winning for Oliver McKiernan at odds of 25/1 under the guidance of Patrick Mangan. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 9 winning favourites in the race. Remember to bookmark the best racing tipsters page so you can get easy access to the best OLBG racing tipsters.

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Horse and Jockey Hotel Chase Preview are at hand, Andy and James. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for International racing.

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing analyst with over 15 years of experience, delves into the intricacies of international horse racing, meticulously analyzing complex statistical data to uncover hidden trends. He spearheads the creation and management of OLBG's international horse racing trend blogs, providing valuable insights for bettors worldwide.

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