Peterborough Chase Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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Contested over a distance of 2m4f is the Peterborough Chase which is scheduled to take place at Huntingdon. Below we have detailed past winners along with both trainer and jockey records in the race and see which trends have been set based on past winners of the Peterborough Chase.

Peterborough 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 Peterborough Chase Preview

Established in 1969, the Peterborough Chase is scheduled to take place in December of each year at the Huntingdon racecourse, the race is run over a trip of two miles and four furlongs during which the runners will face a total of sixteen fences, the Grade 2 chase is open to runners who are aged four or older.

Peterborough Chase Information:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated Huntingdon tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG expert racing tipsters to find yourself a bet?

How competitive is the Peterborough Chase market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2007 when the race had an over-round of 106%. The race in 2008 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 118%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Peterborough Chase, the over-round has been 112%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £112 which is bet.

Peterborough 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 Peterborough Chase next time out then you would have backed a total of 2 winners. Backing all 20 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -9.50. Whilst we wait for the 2024 Peterborough Chase remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2017 renewal when Top Notch from Nicky Henderson under the guidance of Daryl Jacob, won in a time of 5:43.30, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Al Ferof, trained by Dan Skelton and ridden by Harry Skelton set the quickest time of 4:48.80 in the 2015 renewal.

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

  1. Al Ferof (4:48.80) in 2015
  2. Josses Hill (4:50.00) in 2016
  3. Riverside Theatre (4:51.95) in 2013

Peterborough Chase Past Winners

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

Race Notes: The 2020 renewal was switched to Cheltenham after Huntingdon was called off due to a waterlogged track. The 2023 renewal was also called off due to a waterlogged track.

Pic DOrhy (FR)
7yo 11-7 9/4
Harry Cobden
Paul Nicholls (GB)
First Flow (IRE)
9yo 11-8 12/1
David Bass
Kim Bailey (GB)
Mister Fisher (IRE)
6yo 11-3 9/2
Nico de Boinville
Nicky Henderson (GB)
Top Notch (FR)
8yo 11-4 15/8F
Daryl Jacob
Nicky Henderson (GB)
Charbel (IRE)
7yo 11-0 13/8F
Noel Fehily
Kim Bailey (GB)
Top Notch (FR)
6yo 11-6 4/9F
Daryl Jacob
Nicky Henderson (GB)
Josses Hill (IRE)
8yo 11-6 7/4F
Noel Fehily
Nicky Henderson (GB)
Al Ferof (FR)
10yo 11-10 9/4
Harry Skelton
Dan Skelton (GB)
Wishfull Thinking (GB)
11yo 11-6 13/2
Richard Johnson
Philip Hobbs (GB)
Riverside Theatre (GB)
9yo 11-0 9/4F
Barry Geraghty
Nicky Henderson (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 19 winners with an additional 24 placings from 129 runners
  • FR: 1 winner with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners

Peterborough Chase Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Peterborough Chase over the last 20 renewals is Nicky Henderson who has won the race five times with those five winners coming from Riverside Theatre (2013), Josses Hill (2016), Top Notch (2017 & 2019) and Mister Fisher (2020). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Peterborough Chase are Paul Nicholls (2 wins), Philip Hobbs (2 wins) and Kim Bailey (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Peterborough 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):

Nicky Henderson15-5-5+0.82-2.62
Paul Nicholls22-2-5-15.87-12.47
Philip Hobbs8-2-4+4.00+1.77
Kim Bailey4-2-2+11.63+6.48
Tom George7-1-4-3.25-0.38
Dan Skelton5-1-1-1.75-2.59
Nick Williams3-1-2+5.50+3.75
Evan Williams2-1-1+11.00+6.50
Nicky Richards2-1-2+4.00+2.72
Venetia Williams6-0-2-6.00-3.31

Peterborough Chase Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Peterborough Chase over the last 20 renewals is Daryl Jacob who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Top Notch (2017 & 2019).

Here are some of the top Peterborough 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):

Daryl Jacob7-2-3-2.68-2.63
Paddy Brennan6-1-2-2.25-2.18
Harry Cobden6-1-1-2.75-2.59
Harry Skelton5-1-1-1.75-2.59
David Bass3-1-1+10.00+5.50
Nico de Boinville3-1-1+2.50+1.70
Graham Lee3-1-1-0.37-0.98
Charlie Deutsch4-0-1-4.00-2.81
Sam Twiston-Davies4-0-0-4.00-4.00
Nick Scholfield2-0-1-2.00-0.62

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 2, 1, 2, (1, 3), 1, PU, 4, F, 2, 5, 1, 2, F, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 5, 2

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 (64%) - Achieved a TS of 127+ (Class)
  • 20 / 20 (67%) - Achieved an RPR of 159+ (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (70%) - No bigger than 33/1 (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (71%) - Made 2 - 11 starts (Higher Class)
  • 20 / 20 (72%) - Achieved a TS of 133+ (Non-Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (73%) - Achieved an RPR of 156+ (Last 5)
  • 20 / 20 (75%) - No bigger than 12/1
  • 20 / 20 (80%) - Had 1 - 8 placings (Class)
  • 20 / 20 (80%) - Achieved an RPR of 146+ (Class)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Had 6 - 19 placings (Non-Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Made 10 - 28 starts (Non-Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Highest Won is not G3/Cl2-3
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Within the first 6 of the market
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Furthest ran 2m3f - 3m1f
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Made 11 - 36 starts (Career)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Huntingdon racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Peterborough Chase. How well do you know your horse racing? Are there certain types of races that you are unsure of? Why not take a look at this Types Of Horse Race article to familiarise yourself with the different types of racing, that is just one of many helpful horse racing articles in the OLBG Betting School.

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Peterborough Chase Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +24.28 is when runners had 1 season wins. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 0 career places in the class, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-25.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Peterborough Chase is Aintree, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Aintree last time out. The next best courses which have produced the second most winners are Ascot and Punchestown, there has been a total number of 3 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 126 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 6 runners.

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

  • Kings Theatre (2 Wins)
  • Old Vic (2 Wins)
  • Poliglote (2 Wins)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was First Flow in 2021, winning for Kim Bailey at odds of 12/1 under the guidance of David Bass. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 8 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2024 Peterborough Chase head over to see which other runners today are being backed by the best racing tipsters today.

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