Charlie Hall Chase Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Charlie Hall 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 Charlie Hall Chase, a race run over 3m at Wetherby.

Charlie Hall Chase Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
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.

2024 Charlie Hall Chase Preview

First run in 1969, the Charlie Hall Chase is scheduled to take place in either late October or early November of each year at the Wetherby Racecourse, this Grade 2 steeplechase is open to runners who are aged five or older with the race being run over around three miles and forty-five yards in which the runners will face a total of eighteen fences.

Charlie Hall Chase Information:

Our dedicated Wetherby tips page will not only bring you predictions from the OLBG racing tipsters for the upcoming card that includes the Charlie Hall Chase but will also have predictions for each meeting at Wetherby throughout the season so be sure to head over there. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races at Wetherby Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Charlie Hall 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 107%. The race in 2006 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 118%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Charlie Hall Chase, the over-round has been 112%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £112 which is bet.

Charlie Hall 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 Charlie Hall Chase next time out then you would have backed a total of 7 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +11.18. Whilst we wait for the 2024 Charlie Hall Chase remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the Philip Hobbs trained Menorah ridden by Richard Johnson who set the fastest winning time in the Charlie Hall Chase, the runner won the race in a time of 5:46.10 was set when winning the race in 2014. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer David Pipe and jockey Timmy Murphy with Our Vic who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 6:38.90 in the 2006 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Charlie Hall Chase over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2014 - Menorah (5:46.10)
  • 2010 - Nacarat (5:52.10)
  • 2018 - Definitly Red (5:58.00)

Charlie Hall Chase Past Winners

Here are the Charlie Hall 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 Charlie Hall Chase as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Gentlemansgame (GB)
7yo 11-2 7/2
Darragh O'Keeffe
M F Morris (IRE)
Bravemansgame (FR)
7yo 11-5 2/1
Harry Cobden
Paul Nicholls (GB)
Fusil Raffles (FR)
6yo 11-0 100/30
Daryl Jacob
Nicky Henderson (GB)
Cyrname (FR)
8yo 11-6 3/1
Harry Cobden
Paul Nicholls (GB)
Ballyoptic (IRE)
9yo 11-0 11/4
Sam Twiston-Davies
Nigel Twiston-Davies (GB)
Definitly Red (IRE)
9yo 11-6 3/1
Danny Cook
Brian Ellison (GB)
Bristol De Mai (FR)
6yo 11-6 6/1
Daryl Jacob
Nigel Twiston-Davies (GB)
Irish Cavalier (IRE)
7yo 11-6 16/1
Jonathan Moore
Rebecca Curtis (GB)
Cue Card (GB)
9yo 11-0 11/4F
Paddy Brennan
Colin Tizzard (GB)
Menorah (IRE)
9yo 11-10 8/1
Richard Johnson
Philip Hobbs (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Charlie Hall Chase have been based:

  • GB: 19 winners with an additional 23 placings from 129 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 0 placings from 5 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners

Charlie Hall Chase Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Charlie Hall Chase over the last 20 renewals is Nigel Twiston-Davies who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Ollie Magern (2005 & 2007), Bristol De Mai (2017) and Ballyoptic (2019). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Charlie Hall Chase are Paul Nicholls (3 wins) and Evan Williams (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Charlie Hall 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):

Nigel Twiston-Davies11-4-6+7.25+3.94
Paul Nicholls16-3-5-6.90-5.84
Evan Williams4-2-4+5.00+4.35
Philip Hobbs7-1-2+2.00+1.00
David Pipe7-1-3+0.00-0.78
Tom George4-1-1+3.00+1.60
Nicky Henderson4-1-1+0.33-0.92
Brian Ellison4-1-2+0.00-1.70
Kim Bailey2-1-2+4.00+2.83
Rebecca Curtis1-1-1+16.00+10.00

Charlie Hall Chase Jockey Statistics

There are multiple leading jockeys in the Charlie Hall Chase over the last 20 renewals with Paddy Brennan, Harry Cobden and Daryl Jacob having all won the race two times. Paddy Brennan winners have been with Ollie Magern (2007) and Cue Card (2015). Harry Cobden winners have been with Cyrname (2020) and Bravemansgame (2022). Daryl Jacob winners have been with Bristol De Mai (2017) and Fusil Raffles (2021).

Here are some of the top Charlie Hall 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):

Paddy Brennan8-2-3-0.50-1.31
Harry Cobden4-2-2+3.00+2.05
Daryl Jacob2-2-2+9.33+5.68
Graham Lee4-1-1+2.00+0.13
Danny Cook4-1-2+0.00-1.70
Sam Twiston-Davies3-1-1+0.75-0.28
Jonathan Moore1-1-1+16.00+10.00
Darragh O'Keeffe1-1-1+3.50+0.00
Harry Skelton3-0-0-3.00-2.00
Derek Fox3-0-0-3.00-2.00

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 2, 1, 2, 2, 1, 2, 2, 2, 1, 5, 5, 1, 3, PU, 2, PU, 2, F, 5, 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 (80%) - Had 3 - 11 wins (Non-Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Not in a G3/LST/Cl2-3 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Within the first 6 of the market
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Had 6 - 18 placings (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Highest Placed is not G3/LST/Cl2-3
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Had 2 - 11 placings (Chase)
  • 19 / 20 (77%) - Held an OR of 151+
  • 19 / 20 (82%) - Had 5 - 12 wins (Career)
  • 19 / 20 (85%) - No bigger than 20/1 (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (88%) - Made 5 - 25 starts (Chase)
  • 19 / 20 (88%) - No bigger than 10/1 (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (90%) - Won within last 7 starts
  • 18 / 20 (66%) - No more than +2yrs (Vs Min Age)
  • 18 / 20 (71%) - Held an OR of 145+ (Last Win)
  • 18 / 20 (74%) - Achieved a TS of 135+ (Non-Hcps)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Wetherby racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Charlie Hall Chase. How well do you know your horse racing? Are there certain types of races that you are unsure of? Why not take a look at this Types Of Horse Race article to familiarise yourself with the different types of racing, that is just one of many helpful horse racing articles in the OLBG Betting School.

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Charlie Hall Chase Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +31.18 is when runners had 0 career places over further. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 1 career win over further, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-31.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Charlie Hall Chase is Aintree, there has been a total number of 6 winners of this race who ran at Aintree 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 133 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 3 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Charlie Hall Chase:

  • Alderbrook (2 Wins)
  • Kings Theatre (2 Wins)
  • Old Vic (2 Wins)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Irish Cavalier in 2016, winning for Rebecca Curtis at odds of 16/1 under the guidance of Jonathan Moore. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 4 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.

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