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2022 Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase Preview, Trends & Analysis

Published: Jan 27, 1:43pm Last Updated: Jan 27, 9:13pm Horse Racing 0 Comments 256 Views

2022 Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase Preview

Scheduled to take place in January of each year at the Cheltenham racecourse is the Paddy Power Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase, a Grade 3 handicap which is run over a trip of two miles, four and a half furlongs in which there is a total of seventeen fences to be jumped and it is open to runners who are five or older.

The race has not been favourable for favourites, the last winning fav was back in 2013 and since 2004 there has only been a total of two winning favourites which means you can usually get a decent price if you can pick out the right runner.

Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase Content:

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The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2002 renewal when Foly Pleasant from Henrietta Knight who under the guidance of Jim Culloty, won in a time of 5:52.90, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, The Giant Bolster, trained by David Bridgwater and ridden by Tom Scudamore set the quickest time of 5:15.42 in the 2012 renewal.

These are the top three quickest run Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2012 - The Giant Bolster (5:15.42)
  • 2019 - Siruh Du Lac (5:17.00)
  • 2011 - Wishfull Thinking (5:23.40)

How competitive is the Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2000 when the race had an over-round of 108%. The race in 2003 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 126%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase, the over-round has been 119%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £119 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 Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase next time out then you would have back a total of 2 winners. Backing all 20 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -4.50. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase Past Winners

Here are the Cheltenham Countdown Podcast 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 Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse Info
2020
5:33.42
Cepage (FR)
8yo 11-12 8/1
Charlie Deutsch
Venetia Williams (GB)
2019
5:17.00
Siruh Du Lac (FR)
6yo 10-6 6/1
Lizzie Kelly (3lbs)
Nick Williams (GB)
2018
5:28.90
Frodon (FR)
6yo 11-7 13/2
Bryony Frost (5lbs)
Paul Nicholls (GB)
2017
5:25.30
Foxtail Hill (IRE)
8yo 10-0 12/1
Jamie Bargary (3lbs)
Nigel Twiston-Davies (GB)
2016
5:42.00
Annacotty (IRE)
8yo 11-9 13/2
Ian Popham
Alan King (GB)
2015
5:28.90
Annacotty (IRE)
7yo 11-8 5/1
Gavin Sheehan
Martin Keighley (GB)
2014
5:35.56
Wishfull Thinking (GB)
11yo 11-12 9/1
Richard Johnson
Philip Hobbs (GB)
2013
5:48.80
Katenko (FR)
7yo 10-13 4/1F
Aidan Coleman
Venetia Williams (GB)
2012
5:15.42
The Giant Bolster (GB)
7yo 10-3 7/2
Tom Scudamore
David Bridgwater (GB)
2011
5:23.40
Wishfull Thinking (GB)
8yo 11-3 9/2F
Richard Johnson
Philip Hobbs (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase have been based:

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 40 placings from 223 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 5 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 3 runners

Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase over the last 20 renewals with both Venetia Williams & Nick Williams who have both won the race 2 times. Venetia Williams winners have been with Katenko (2013) & Cepage (2020). Nick Williams winners have been with Maljimar (2008) & Siruh Du Lac (2019).

Here are the Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals for trainers who have entries in the 2022 renewal, those not listed have not had a runner. (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
Venetia Williams 20-2-6 -6.00 -4.42
Nick Williams 3-2-2 +10.50 +5.90
Paul Nicholls 25-1-3 -17.50 -17.39
Nigel Twiston-Davies 19-1-4 -6.00 -5.50
David Pipe 10-1-1 -1.00 -4.20
Henry Daly 4-1-2 +1.00 +3.03
Evan Williams 3-0-1 -3.00 -1.62
Dan Skelton 2-0-1 -2.00 -0.60
Donald McCain 2-0-0 -2.00 -2.00
Iain Jardine 1-0-0 -1.00 -1.00

Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase Jockey Statistics

Here are the Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals for jockeys who have rides in the 2022 renewal, those not listed have not had a ride. (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
Tom Scudamore 11-1-1 -6.50 -7.90
Paddy Brennan 7-0-1 -7.00 -4.00
Sam Twiston-Davies 5-0-2 -5.00 -1.20
Conor O'Farrell 2-0-0 -2.00 -2.00
David Noonan 2-0-0 -2.00 -2.00
Adam Wedge 1-0-0 -1.00 -1.00
Brian Hughes 1-0-0 -1.00 -1.00

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,5,1,2,1,7,7,10,6,2,PU,1,4,1,2,F,PU,8,4,2,PU

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 (70%) - Within first 8 of market
  • 20 / 20 (76%) - No bigger than 16/1
  • 20 / 20 (79%) - Last win on either SFT, GS, or GD
  • 20 / 20 (80%) - Either a Chestnut or Bay
  • 20 / 20 (80%) - Further won of 2m2½f - 3m
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Not -4lbs-0lbs vs ave weight
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Beaten no more 23l (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Furthest placed of 2m4f - 3m1f
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Ran over 2m½f - 3m (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Fewer than 9 placings (Hcp)
  • 20 / 20 (90%) - Fewer than 6 starts (Trip)
  • 20 / 20 (91%) - Fewer than 5 wins (Hcp)
  • 20 / 20 (91%) - Ran in England (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (81%) - Ran in ENG, SCO or FR (Debut)
  • 18 / 20 (73%) - Aged between 6yo & 9yo

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Cheltenham racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase. If you are a newcomer to horse racing betting, then the number of types of bets can be scary! Don't let that put you off though, head over to this Types Of Horse Racing Bet article and have a read, you will then have a better knowledge of betting on racing in the future and there are plenty of other articles in the OLBG Betting School too.

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Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +12.50 is when runners had 0 career places over the trip. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran on Heavy ground when last winning, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-36.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase is Cheltenham, there has been a total number of 7 winners of this race who ran at Cheltenham last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Newbury, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Newbury last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 18 winners from a total of 219 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 2 winners from a total of 12 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase:

  • Alflora (2 Wins)
  • Beneficial (2 Wins)
  • Fleetwood (2 Wins)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Makounji in 2000 when winning for Nicky Henderson at odds of 16/1 under the guidance of Mick Fitzgerald. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 4 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2022 Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase Trend Shortlist

Cheltenham will host the 2022 renewal of the Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase that will be run at 1:55 pm Saturday 29th January 2022 and these are the runners who perform best based on the trends along with the trainer and jockey and their record in the race (Runs-Wins-Places Win LSP / EW LSP):

  • 15/15 Galahad Quest (11/2 at time of posting)
    • Nick Williams (3-2-2 +10.50 / +5.90)
    • David Noonan (2-0-0 -2.00 / -2.00)
  • 15/15 Torn And Frayed (11/1 at time of posting)
    • Nigel Twiston-Davies (19-1-4 -6.00 / -5.50)
    • Sam Twiston-Davies (5-0-2 -5.00 / -1.20)

Others: Jacamar (14/15), Whatmore (13/15), Farinet (13/15), Magic Saint (13/15), Coole Cody (12/15), Eden Du Houx (11/15), Spiritofthegames (10/15), Gaelik Coast (9/15), Shesasupermack (8/15).

*Trainer & Jockey numbers are Runs-Wins-Places Win LSP / EW LSP, Runners, Odds and Trends Passed/Failed correct at time of posting (9:11 pm Thursday 27th January 2022), if no odds available at time of posting then forecasted odds are used.

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