Eider Chase Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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We look at the Eider Chase ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 4m1½f at Newcastle to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends can you use to find the winner of the Eider Chase.

Eider 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 Eider Chase Preview

Established back in 1952, the Eider Chase is a very demanding handicap chase that is run at the Newcastle Racecourse in February. The race is run over four miles and half a furlong in which the runners face a total of twenty-five fences.

The race is very much seen as a trial for the Grand National with the demanding trip giving clues about stamina. Comply Or Die who won the race back in 2008 went on to Grand National success but it is also worth considering the runners for other Nationals too.

The 2017 winner Mysteree went on to finish runner-up in the Midlands National and the 2020 winner Crosspark went on to finish runner-up in the Scottish National.

Eider Chase Information:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated Newcastle tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG expert racing tipsters to find yourself a bet? You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races at Newcastle Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Eider Chase market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2021 when the race had an over-round of 116%. The race in 2000 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 Eider Chase, the over-round has been 123%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £123 which is bet.

Eider 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 Eider Chase next time out then you would have backed a total of 3 winners. Backing all 18 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +2.50. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks daily.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the Caroline Bailey trained Crosspark ridden by Jamie Moore who set the fastest winning time in the Eider Chase, the runner won the race in a time of 8:28.10 was set when winning the race in 2019. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Howard Johnson and jockey Peter Buchanan with Companero who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 9:30.90 in the 2011 renewal.

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

  1. Crosspark (8:28.10) in 2019
  2. Comply Or Die (8:37.00) in 2008
  3. Win My Wings (8:38.73) in 2022
What the expert says...
The winner of the Eider Chase tends to go to run in the Scottish Grand National with all four winners between 2019 & 2023 heading there next time out and both Win My Wings (2022) and Kittys Light (2023) went on to win that race. In 2008 Comply Or Die won this race and then went on to win the Aintree Grand National next time out so the winner is certainly worth noting in future Grand Nationals.

Andy Powell - Horse Racing Betting Expert - OLBG.com

Eider Chase Past Winners

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

YearHorseInfo
2024
9:08.50
Anglers Crag (GB)
9yo 11-0 11/2
Henry Brooke
Brian Ellison (GB)
2023
8:55.13
Kittys Light (GB)
7yo 11-4 7/4F
Jack Tudor
Christian Williams (GB)
2022
8:38.73
Win My Wings (IRE)
9yo 11-0 11/2F
Ryan Mania
Christian Williams (GB)
2021
9:05.40
Sams Adventure (GB)
9yo 11-1 15/2
Henry Brooke
Brian Ellison (GB)
2019
8:28.10
Crosspark (GB)
9yo 10-13 12/1
Jamie Moore
Caroline Bailey (GB)
2018
8:57.70
Baywing (IRE)
9yo 11-0 8/1
Ryan Day (3lbs)
Nicky Richards (GB)
2017
9:12.20
Mysteree (IRE)
9yo 11-0 10/1
Robert Dunne
Michael Scudamore (GB)
2016
8:54.70
Rocking Blues (FR)
11yo 9-12 8/1
Lorcan Murtagh (10lbs)
Rose Dobbin (GB)
2015
8:42.00
Milborough (IRE)
9yo 10-8 18/1
Graham Watters (5lbs)
Ian Duncan (GB)
2014
9:11.40
Wyck Hill (IRE)
10yo 11-0 9/1
Tom Scudamore
David Bridgwater (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 17 winners with an additional 44 placings from 275 runners
  • IRE: 2 winners with an additional 4 placings from 19 runners
  • FR: 1 winner with an additional 4 placings from 11 runners

Eider Chase Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the Eider Chase over the last 20 renewals with both Brian Ellison and Christian Williams who have both won the race two times. Brian Ellison winners have been with Sams Adventure (2021) and Anglers Crag (2024). Christian Williams winners have been with Win My Wings (2022) and Kittys Light (2023). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Eider Chase, Sue Smith has sent a total of 16 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Eider 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
Brian Ellison5-2-2+10.00+5.13
Christian Williams4-2-2+5.25+2.53
Venetia Williams11-1-2-4.00-3.25
Nicky Richards9-1-1+0.00-3.00
David Pipe8-1-1+4.00-0.12
Ian Duncan6-1-1+13.00+6.25
Michael Scudamore4-1-3+7.00+7.63
David Bridgwater4-1-2+6.00+3.69
Tim Easterby4-1-2+5.00+2.81
Rose Dobbin4-1-1+5.00+2.00

Eider Chase Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Eider Chase over the last 20 renewals is Henry Brooke who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Sams Adventure (2021) and Anglers Crag (2024). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Eider Chase, Brian Hughes has ridden a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Eider 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
Henry Brooke4-2-2+11.00+6.13
Graham Lee7-1-3+4.00+4.38
Denis O'Regan4-1-2-0.25-0.29
Graham Watters3-1-1+16.00+9.25
Ryan Day2-1-1+7.00+4.00
Robert Dunne1-1-1+10.00+6.25
Lorcan Murtagh1-1-1+8.00+5.00
Ryan Mania1-1-1+5.50+3.44
Jack Tudor1-1-1+1.75+1.09
Brian Hughes10-0-2-10.00-6.60

Eider Chase Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +41.50 is when runners were aged 9yo. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran in a Class 4 when last winning, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-49.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Eider Chase is Haydock, there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Haydock 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 289 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 16 runners.

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

  • Gold Well (2 Wins)
  • Un Desperado (2 Wins)

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

  • Roselier (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Flemensfirth (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Shantou (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Westerner (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Alderbrook (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Tyneandthyneagain in 2004, winning for Richard Guest at odds of 28/1 under the guidance of Henry Oliver. 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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Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Eider Chase Preview are at hand, Andy Powell and Darren Brett. 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.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

A seasoned veteran in the industry, Darren's profound knowledge and unparalleled expertise in horse racing truly come to the fore during the National Hunt season. In addition to his contribution to our Horse racing previews here on OLBG, he also holds the reins for grand-national-guide.co.uk
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy has one of the greatest horse racing results and ratings databases known to man, all of his own creation. with 20 years of collating and following form, ratings and trends, he adds another layer of knowledge to our race previews.

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