Ladbrokes Champion Chase Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

Updated: 816 Horse Racing

We look at the Ladbrokes Champion Chase ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 3m at Down Royal to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends you can use to find the winner of the Ladbrokes Champion Chase.

Ladbrokes Champion 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 Ladbrokes Champion Chase Preview

Currently, known as the Ladbrokes Champion Chase for sponsorship purposes, this race is scheduled to take place in November of each year at the Down Royal Racecourse, open to runners who are aged five or older, this Grade 1 chase is run over a trip of three miles in which runners face fifteen fences and has been a fixture here since 1999.

Ladbrokes Champion Chase Information:

We also have a dedicated Down Royal tips page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards.

How competitive is the Ladbrokes Champion Chase market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2015 when the race had an over-round of 108%. The race in 2012 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 119%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Ladbrokes Champion Chase, the over-round has been 115%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £115 which is bet.

Ladbrokes Champion 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 Ladbrokes Champion Chase next time out then you would have backed a total of 1 winner. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -14.00. Before placing your bet on the 2024 Ladbrokes Champion Chase see which other runners today are being backed on the racing predictions page.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 6:00.30 was set by Valseur Lido in 2016, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Henry De Bromhead and ridden by R Walsh. The slowest winning time was set in 2020 when The Storyteller won in a time of 6:41.10, booked to ride was Keith Donoghue on this Gordon Elliott trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run Ladbrokes Champion Chase over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2016 - Valseur Lido (6:00.30)
  • 2003 - Glenelly Gale (6:03.40)
  • 2018 - Road To Respect (6:04.40)

Ladbrokes Champion Chase Past Winners

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

YearHorseInfo
2023
6:25.70
Gerri Colombe (FR)
7yo 11-10 4/7F
Jack Kennedy
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2022
6:17.70
Envoi Allen (FR)
8yo 11-10 7/2
Rachael Blackmore
Henry De Bromhead (IRE)
2021
6:16.60
Frodon (FR)
9yo 11-12 3/1
Bryony Frost
Paul Nicholls (GB)
2020
6:41.10
The Storyteller (IRE)
9yo 11-12 9/2
Keith Donoghue
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2019
6:32.10
Road To Respect (IRE)
8yo 11-10 5/2
Sean Flanagan
Noel Meade (IRE)
2018
6:04.40
Road To Respect (IRE)
7yo 11-10 6/4F
Sean Flanagan
Noel Meade (IRE)
2017
6:16.10
Outlander (IRE)
9yo 11-10 16/1
Jack Kennedy
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2016
6:00.30
Valseur Lido (FR)
7yo 11-10 2/1F
R Walsh
Henry De Bromhead (IRE)
2015
6:28.00
Don Cossack (GER)
8yo 11-10 2/11F
B J Cooper
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2014
6:25.50
Road To Riches (IRE)
7yo 11-10 9/2
Paul Carberry
Noel Meade (IRE)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Ladbrokes Champion Chase have been based:

  • IRE: 14 winners with an additional 19 placings from 105 runners
  • GB: 6 winners with an additional 4 placings from 22 runners

Ladbrokes Champion Chase Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the Ladbrokes Champion Chase over the last 20 renewals with both Gordon Elliott and Paul Nicholls who have both won the race five times. Gordon Elliott winners have been with Roi Du Mee (2013), Don Cossack (2015), Outlander (2017), The Storyteller (2020) and Gerri Colombe (2023). Paul Nicholls winners have been with Taranis (2007), Kauto Star (2008 & 2010), Kauto Stone (2012) and Frodon (2021). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Ladbrokes Champion Chase are Noel Meade (3 wins), Henry De Bromhead (2 wins) and Michael Hourigan (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Ladbrokes Champion 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
Gordon Elliott24-5-6+14.25+3.67
Paul Nicholls12-5-9+1.88+2.97
Noel Meade14-3-5-2.50-1.65
Henry De Bromhead14-2-6-6.50-2.96
Michael Hourigan3-2-2+2.75+1.32
Nick Mitchell2-1-1+6.00+3.20
A L T Moore2-1-1+6.00-1.00
C A Murphy2-1-2+1.75+1.42
M F Morris7-0-3-7.00-3.78
Mrs John Harrington6-0-1-6.00-4.69

Ladbrokes Champion Chase Jockey Statistics

There are two leading jockeys in the Ladbrokes Champion Chase over the last 20 renewals with both Jack Kennedy and Sean Flanagan who have both won the race two times. Jack Kennedy winners have been with Outlander (2017) and Gerri Colombe (2023). Sean Flanagan winners have been with Road To Respect (2018 & 2019).

Here are some of the top Ladbrokes Champion 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
Jack Kennedy6-2-2+12.57+5.60
Sean Flanagan6-2-4+0.00+1.65
Rachael Blackmore5-1-1-0.50-0.81
Daryl Jacob4-1-1+1.00-0.60
Keith Donoghue3-1-1+2.50+0.70
Bryony Frost1-1-1+3.00+1.88
Robbie Power7-0-2-7.00-4.94
Mark Walsh5-0-1-5.00+1.75
Sam Twiston-Davies2-0-1-2.00-0.05
Paul Townend2-0-1-2.00-0.44

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 3, 1, 2, 1, 1, F, 1, 1, 3, (2, 4), 3, 1, 1, 7, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 1

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 (77%) - No bigger than 16/1
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - In a field of 4 - 12 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Furthest ran 2m6f - 3m5f
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Made 3 - 8 starts (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Furthest Placed 2m5f - 3m2½f
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Off a break of 14 - 232 days
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Achieved a TS of 104+ (Class)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Achieved an RPR of 132+ (Class)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Not in a Cl2-5 (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Won within last 7 starts
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Not on GS/GF/STD (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Within the first 6 of the market
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Had 1 - 7 placings (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Had 5 - 19 placings (Chase)
  • 20 / 20 (90%) - Highest Won is not G3/LST/Cl2-4

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Down Royal racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Ladbrokes Champion Chase. if you are unaware of what trends and statistics are, how they can be used etc then head over to the OLBG Betting School and read this Stats And Trends article which will make everything much clearer.

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Ladbrokes Champion Chase Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +19.25 is when runners had a furthest trip placed of 3m1f. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had a biggest odds run of 33/1, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-21.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Ladbrokes Champion Chase is Punchestown, there has been a total number of 7 winners of this race who ran at Punchestown last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners 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 125 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 2 runners.

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

  • Gamut (3 Wins)
  • Cajetano (2 Wins)
  • Village Star (2 Wins)

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

  • Presenting (0 Wins from 12 runners)
  • Beneficial (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Outlander in 2017, winning for Gordon Elliott at odds of 16/1 under the guidance of Jack Kennedy. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 9 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2024 Ladbrokes Champion Chase why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today?

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