Oaksey Chase Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Jump Finale)

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See which trainers and jockeys have performed well in this fact-packed blog for the Oaksey Chase. This is a race that is hosted at Sandown during the Jump Finale with the race being run over a distance of 2m6½f, see which trends the past winners of the Oaksey Chase have set for this year.

Oaksey Chase Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Jump Finale)
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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 Oaksey Chase Preview

Featured on the Jump Finale day at the Sandown racecourse in April of each year is the Oaksey Chase, this Grade 2 chase is run over a distance of two miles, six and a half furlongs and was established in 2014 with Menorah winning the first four renewals of the race. It is named in honour of the amateur jockey John Oaksey who won the Whitbread Gold Cup in 1958.

Oaksey Chase Information:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Sandown tips on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners? You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races at Sandown Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Oaksey Chase market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 10 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2021 when the race had an over-round of 107%. The race in 2019 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 116%, whilst on average over the last 10 renewals of the Oaksey Chase, the over-round has been 111%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £111 which is bet.

Oaksey Chase Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 10 if you had followed the winner of the Oaksey Chase next time out then you would have backed a total of 1 winner. Backing all 8 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -4.00. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2025 Oaksey Chase.

The runner that holds the record over the past 10 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2018 renewal when Top Notch from Nicky Henderson under the guidance of Daryl Jacob, won in a time of 6:00.50, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Menorah, trained by Philip Hobbs and ridden by Richard Johnson set the quickest time of 5:38.60 in the 2015 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Oaksey Chase over the last 10 renewals:

  1. Menorah (5:38.60) in 2015
  2. Black Corton (5:39.60) in 2019
  3. Menorah (5:41.40) in 2017

Oaksey Chase Past Winners

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

YearHorseInfo
2024
5:46.00
Fantastic Lady (FR)
9yo 10-13 9/1
Nico de Boinville
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2023
5:42.50
Hewick (IRE)
8yo 11-6 6/5F
Rachael Blackmore
John Joseph Hanlon (IRE)
2022
5:53.00
Saint Calvados (FR)
9yo 11-0 1/1F
Harry Cobden
Paul Nicholls (GB)
2021
5:53.00
Frodon (FR)
9yo 11-6 4/5F
Bryony Frost
Paul Nicholls (GB)
2019
5:39.60
Black Corton (FR)
8yo 11-3 15/8F
Bryony Frost
Paul Nicholls (GB)
2018
6:00.50
Top Notch (FR)
7yo 11-6 4/5F
Daryl Jacob
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2017
5:41.40
Menorah (IRE)
12yo 11-10 9/4
Richard Johnson
Philip Hobbs (GB)
2016
5:48.00
Menorah (IRE)
11yo 11-10 5/1
Richard Johnson
Philip Hobbs (GB)
2015
5:38.60
Menorah (IRE)
10yo 11-10 11/4F
Richard Johnson
Philip Hobbs (GB)
2014
5:44.40
Menorah (IRE)
9yo 11-10 11/4
Richard Johnson
Philip Hobbs (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 9 winners with an additional 8 placings from 53 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 1 placing from 8 runners

Oaksey Chase Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Oaksey Chase over the last 10 renewals is Philip Hobbs who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Menorah (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Oaksey Chase are Paul Nicholls (3 wins) and Nicky Henderson (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Oaksey Chase trainer statistics over the last 10 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
Philip Hobbs4-4-4+12.75+7.91
Paul Nicholls18-3-5-11.32-11.72
Nicky Henderson10-2-3+1.80+1.88
John Joseph Hanlon1-1-1+1.20+0.75
W P Mullins3-0-1-3.00-2.40
Kim Bailey2-0-1-2.00-0.25
Emma Lavelle2-0-1-2.00-0.94
Dan Skelton2-0-0-2.00-1.00
Tom George2-0-0-2.00-2.00
Jamie Snowden1-0-1-1.00+0.31

Oaksey Chase Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Oaksey Chase over the last 10 renewals is Bryony Frost who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Black Corton (2019) and Frodon (2021).

Here are some of the top Oaksey Chase jockey statistics over the last 10 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
Bryony Frost3-2-2+1.68+0.18
Nico de Boinville7-1-1+3.00+1.63
Harry Cobden4-1-2-2.00-1.75
Daryl Jacob2-1-2-0.20+0.80
Rachael Blackmore1-1-1+1.20+0.75
Sam Twiston-Davies6-0-1-6.00-5.15
Nick Scholfield4-0-0-4.00-4.00
Brian Hughes3-0-0-3.00-2.00
David Bass2-0-1-2.00-0.25
Harry Skelton2-0-0-2.00-1.00

Oaksey Chase Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 5+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +16.75 is when runners ran in a field of 17 on debut. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran over 2m4f when last winning, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-16.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Oaksey Chase is Aintree, there has been a total number of 5 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 9 winners from a total of 58 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 3 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Oaksey Chase, that stallion Kings Theatre has produced 4 winners (2017,2016,2015,2014).

Looking at the winning odds over the last 10 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Fantastic Lady in 2024, winning for Nicky Henderson at odds of 9/1 under the guidance of Nico de Boinville. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 10 renewals there have been 6 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2025 Oaksey Chase head over to see which other runners today are being backed by the best racing tipsters today.

Other Principal races at Sandown racecourse

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

Races in January

Races in February

Races in March

Races in April (Classic Trial Day)

Races in April (Jump Finale)

Races in July

Races in December

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Oaksey Chase Preview are at hand, Andy and James. 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 for National Hunt Racing.

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for jump racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful national hunt racing blogs for OLBG.

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