2023 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris Preview, Trends & Analysis

The Group 1 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris which is run over 3m6f each May at Auteuil is known as the French Grand National, the equivalent to the Aintree Grand National.

2023 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris Preview, Trends & Analysis
Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris Preview, Trends & Analysis

2023 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris Preview

Scheduled to take place in May of each year at the Auteuil racecourse is the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris. This Group 1 is run over a distance of 6,000m or three miles and six furlongs and is the richest French jumps race.

The race was originally established in 1874 to be the equivalent to the Aintree Grand National and was originally run over 6,400m (4m), however, that was cut to the current 6,000m just one year after its creation. In 1890 the race underwent further changes which put it in line with the Cheltenham Gold Cup with the handicap status being scrapped and going with a 'weight-for-age' system instead, the race is now more the French Gold Cup than the French Grand National.

Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris Content:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated Auteuil Betting Picks page to see which of those runners are being supported by the OLBG expert racing tipsters to find yourself a bet.

The runner that holds the record over the past 16 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2016 renewal when So French from G Macaire who under the guidance of James Reveley, won in a time of 8:06.04, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Mid Dancer, trained by C Aubert and ridden by Sylvain Dehez set the quickest time of 7:07.71 in the 2011 renewal.

These are the top three quickest run Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris over the last 16 renewals:

  • 2011 - Mid Dancer (7:07.71)
  • 2018 - On The Go (7:09.77)
  • 2010 - Polar Rochelais (7:12.00)

How competitive is the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 16 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2009 when the race had an over-round of 5%. The race in 2007 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 205%, whilst on average over the last 16 renewals of the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris, 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 16 if you had followed the winner of the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris next time out then you would have back a total of 3 winners. Backing all 14 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -5.90. Whilst we wait for the 2023 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris Past Winners

Here are the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris 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 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse Info
2022
7:29.35
Sel Jem (FR)
5yo 10-6 23/10F
Johnny Charron
H De Lageneste & G Macaire (FR)
2021
7:41.59
Docteur De Ballon (FR)
9yo 10-10 23/10
Bertrand Lestrade
Louisa Carberry (FR)
2020
7:40.90
Docteur De Ballon (FR)
8yo 10-10 94/10
Bertrand Lestrade
Louisa Carberry (FR)
2019
7:34.49
Carriacou (FR)
7yo 10-10 133/10
Davy Russell
Mme I Pacault (FR)
2018
7:09.77
On The Go (FR)
5yo 10-6 12/1
James Reveley
G Macaire (FR)
2017
7:27.83
So French (FR)
6yo 10-10 6/5F
James Reveley
G Macaire (FR)
2016
8:06.04
So French (FR)
5yo 10-6 174/10
James Reveley
G Macaire (FR)
2015
7:40.10
Milord Thomas (FR)
6yo 10-10 11/4F
Jacques Ricou
D Bressou (FR)
2014
7:17.64
Storm Of Saintly (FR)
5yo 10-6 4/1F
Vincent Cheminaud
G Macaire (FR)
2013
7:24.70
Bel La Vie (FR)
7yo 10-10 11/4F
Bertrand Lestrade
G Macaire (FR)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris have been based:

  • FR: 16 winners with an additional 31 placings from 212 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 13 runners
  • GB: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 4 runners
  • CZE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris over the last 16 renewals is G Macaire who has won the race 5 times. Those 5 winners came from Bel La Vie (2013), Storm Of Saintly (2014), So French (2016), So French (2017) & On The Go (2018). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris are C Aubert (2 wins) & Louisa Carberry (2 wins). There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 16 renewals in the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris, Francois Nicolle (0-21), W P Mullins (0-12) & J Ortet (0-11) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris trainer statistics over the last 16 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
G Macaire 21-5-9 +21.35 +11.76
C Aubert 6-2-3 +10.50 +4.45
Louisa Carberry 3-2-2 +10.70 +6.02
F-M Cottin 26-1-3 -26.00 -22.28
J-P Gallorini 22-1-5 -22.00 -18.55
A Chaille-Chaille 10-1-5 -8.30 -5.77
Patrice Quinton 8-1-2 +13.00 +6.20
Mme I Pacault 8-1-4 +6.30 +5.78
D Bressou 5-1-1 -1.25 -2.35
H De Lageneste & G Macaire 4-1-2 -0.70 +4.25

Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris Jockey Statistics

There are two leading jockeys in the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris over the last sixteen renewals with both Bertrand Lestrade & James Reveley who have both won the race 3 times. Bertrand Lestrade winners have been with Bel La Vie (2013), Docteur De Ballon (2020) & Docteur De Ballon (2021). James Reveley winners have been with So French (2016), So French (2017) & On The Go (2018). The only other jockey to have recorded multiple wins in the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris is Sylvain Dehez (2 wins). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris, David Cottin has had a total of 10 rides to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris jockey statistics over the last 16 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
Bertrand Lestrade 11-3-3 +6.45 +0.40
James Reveley 10-3-5 +23.60 +14.46
Sylvain Dehez 3-2-3 +13.50 +7.45
Jacques Ricou 9-1-2 -5.25 -5.95
Cyrille Gombeau 7-1-3 -5.30 -4.13
P A Carberry 6-1-1 -6.00 -5.50
Christophe Pieux 6-1-1 -6.00 -5.60
Jerome Zuliani 4-1-2 +17.00 +10.20
Johnny Charron 3-1-2 +0.30 +5.25
Davy Russell 1-1-1 +13.30 +6.65

2023 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,(1,F),(1,DSQ,2,3,4,5,6,8,10,F,PU,PU,UR),(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,F,F,PU),SU,2,(F,UR),1,(1,9),1,UR,1,2,2,2,5,1

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. The trend information is based on the available information on the racing post in terms of previous runs etc.

  • 16 / 16 (51%) - Within first 6 of market
  • 16 / 16 (62%) - Had 3-18 wins (Course)
  • 16 / 16 (67%) - Had placed in at least a G2
  • 16 / 16 (68%) - Had 6-28 placings (Course)
  • 16 / 16 (68%) - Had won at least a G3
  • 16 / 16 (70%) - Made 1-10 starts (Class)
  • 16 / 16 (70%) - Had 7-35 placings (Hcps)
  • 16 / 16 (72%) - Had previously contested a G1
  • 16 / 16 (73%) - Had placed within last 2 starts
  • 16 / 16 (75%) - Not a Cl2-5-6 (Last Win)
  • 16 / 16 (76%) - Furthest ran 2m6f - 3m6f
  • 16 / 16 (78%) - Field of 5-14 (Last Win)
  • 15 / 16 (58%) - Had 4-24 wins (Non-Hcps)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Auteuil racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris. 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 have a read of this Stats And Trends article which will make everything much clearer.

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Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 8+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +18.90 is when runners had recorded 0 career DNFs. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 0 career starts in the class, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-65.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris is Auteuil, there has been a total number of 14 winners of this race who ran at Auteuil last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 15 winners from a total of 207 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 23 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris:

  • Midyan (3 Wins)
  • Doctor Dino (2 Wins)
  • Poliglote (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris despite multiple attempts:

  • Turgeon (0 Wins from 13 runners)
  • Network (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Goldneyev (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Martaline (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 16 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Polar Rochelais in 2010 when winning for Patrice Quinton at odds of 20/1 under the guidance of Jerome Zuliani. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 16 renewals there has been a total of 8 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2023 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris see which other runners today are being back by the best racing tipsters today. All figures and trends above, such as the horse's previous runs are based on the information that is available on the racing post.

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