Drinmore Novice Chase Preview, Trends & Analysis (The Winter Festival)

We look at the Drinmore Novice Chase ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 2m4f at Fairyhouse during The Winter Festival to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends can you use to find the winner of the Drinmore Novice Chase.

Drinmore Novice Chase Preview, Trends & Analysis (The Winter Festival)

2023 Drinmore Novice Chase Preview

Scheduled to take place in November of each year at the Fairyhouse Racecourse is the Drinmore Novice Chase, a race that is included on the Sunday of the Winter Festival, this Grade 1 is run over a distance of two miles and four furlongs in which a total of sixteen will be faced by these novice chasers. It's a race that has had some very good to-be chasers win it with the likes of Don Cossack, Valseur Lido, Delta Work, Fakir D'oudairies and Envoi Allen all previously winning the race!

Drinmore Novice 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 2007 renewal when Skys The Limit from E J O'Grady under the guidance of Andrew J McNamara, won in a time of 5:43.40, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Don Cossack, trained by Gordon Elliott and ridden by Davy Russell set the quickest time of 4:53.10 in the 2013 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Drinmore Novice Chase over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2013 - Don Cossack (4:53.10)
  • 2021 - Beacon Edge (4:56.70)
  • 2018 - Delta Work (5:00.00)

How competitive is the Drinmore Novice Chase market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2020 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 130%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Drinmore Novice Chase, the over-round has been 117%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £117 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 Drinmore Novice Chase next time out then you would have backed a total of 8 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -1.37. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

Drinmore Novice Chase Past Winners

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

Year Horse Info
2022
5:31.40
Mighty Potter (FR)
5yo 11-12 3/1
Jack Kennedy
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2021
4:56.70
Beacon Edge (IRE)
7yo 11-12 7/2
Denis O'Regan
Noel Meade (IRE)
2020
5:29.10
Envoi Allen (FR)
6yo 11-12 2/11F
Jack Kennedy
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2019
5:14.30
Fakir Doudairies (FR)
4yo 11-2 6/4F
Mark Walsh
Joseph Patrick O'Brien (IRE)
2018
5:00.00
Delta Work (FR)
5yo 11-10 100/30
Davy Russell
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2017
5:20.40
Death Duty (IRE)
6yo 11-10 8/11F
Davy Russell
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2016
5:04.70
Coney Island (IRE)
5yo 11-10 8/1
Mark Walsh
Edward P Harty (IRE)
2015
5:22.50
No More Heroes (IRE)
6yo 11-10 13/8F
B J Cooper
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2014
5:05.20
Valseur Lido (FR)
5yo 11-9 7/2
B J Cooper
W P Mullins (IRE)
2013
4:53.10
Don Cossack (GER)
6yo 11-10 13/8F
Davy Russell
Gordon Elliott (IRE)

Drinmore Novice Chase Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Drinmore Novice Chase over the last 20 renewals is Gordon Elliott who has won the race 7 times. Those 7 winners came from Jessies Dream (2010), Don Cossack (2013), No More Heroes (2015), Death Duty (2017), Delta Work (2018), Envoi Allen (2020) & Mighty Potter (2022). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Drinmore Novice Chase are Noel Meade (3 wins) & W P Mullins (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Drinmore Novice 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
Gordon Elliott 21-7-8 +0.00 -3.25
Noel Meade 16-3-8 -6.45 -3.78
W P Mullins 20-2-5 -12.50 -10.58
Joseph Patrick O'Brien 7-1-3 -4.50 -1.52
Paul Nolan 6-1-3 -2.50 -1.04
E J O'Grady 5-1-1 -1.75 -2.65
A J Martin 4-1-3 -1.12 -0.26
E Sheehy 2-1-1 +1.50 +0.50
Edward P Harty 1-1-1 +8.00 +5.00
C Byrnes 1-1-1 +6.00 +3.60

Drinmore Novice Chase Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Drinmore Novice Chase over the last 20 renewals is Davy Russell who has won the race 4 times. Those 4 winners came from Cailin Alainn (2006), Don Cossack (2013), Death Duty (2017) & Delta Work (2018). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Drinmore Novice Chase are B J Cooper (2 wins), Jack Kennedy (2 wins) & Mark Walsh (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Drinmore Novice 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
Davy Russell 14-4-8 +1.69 +2.55
B J Cooper 6-2-3 +1.13 +0.47
Jack Kennedy 6-2-2 -0.82 -2.20
Mark Walsh 5-2-2 +6.50 +3.94
Denis O'Regan 2-1-1 +2.50 +1.10
Paul Townend 8-0-2 -8.00 -6.03
Robbie Power 5-0-2 -5.00 -1.54
Sean Flanagan 4-0-1 -4.00 -3.06
Rachael Blackmore 3-0-0 -3.00 -2.00
Brian Hayes 3-0-0 -3.00 -3.00

2023 Drinmore Novice Chase Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): PU, 1, (1, 3), PU, 1, 5, 1, F, PU, 2, 1, 5, 1, 5, 1, 2, 1, 1, 4, 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 (55%) - No bigger than 8/1
  • 20 / 20 (65%) - No bigger than 7/2 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (66%) - Within the first 5 of market
  • 20 / 20 (67%) - Made 1-2 starts (Season)
  • 20 / 20 (72%) - Achieved a TS of 111+ (Non-Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (74%) - Achieved a TS of 107+ (Last 5)
  • 20 / 20 (75%) - Made 0-2 starts (180 Days)
  • 20 / 20 (75%) - Had 1-2 placings (Season)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Beaten no more 3½l (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Furthest ran 2m2½f - 3m
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Made 1 - 4 starts (Chase)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Achieved an RPR of 127+ (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Never ran over bigger than 40/1
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Made 1-8 starts (1 Year)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Fairyhouse racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Drinmore Novice Chase. You may want to do your own research into the race, there are times when there are a number of runners who pass the trends so you need to do your own research to find a bet, we have a Horse Racing Form Reading Made Easy & What to Look For article to help you do just this in the OLBG Betting School section.

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Drinmore Novice Chase Trend Analysis

The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 3 career starts over the trip, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-34.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Drinmore Novice Chase is Punchestown, there has been a total number of 10 winners of this race who ran at Punchestown last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Down Royal, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Down Royal 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 144 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 7 runners.

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

  • Flemensfirth (2 Wins)
  • Presenting (2 Wins)

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have been disappointed with multiple attempts but no wins in the Drinmore Novice Chase, that stallion is Kings Theatre who has failed to produce a winner from 6 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Coney Island in 2016, winning for Edward P Harty at odds of 8/1 under the guidance of Mark Walsh. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 9 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2023 Drinmore Novice Chase remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

Other Principal races at Fairyhouse racecourse

Here are some other notable races at the Fairyhouse racecourse throughout the racing season that you may be interested in.

Races in April

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