Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase will be perfect for you! Not only do we look at the trends but we look at past winners as well as trainer and jockey records for the Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase, a race run over 3m at Wetherby.

Rowland Meyrick Handicap 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.

2024 Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase Preview

Scheduled to take place in December of each year at the Wetherby racecourse is the Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase which is usually run on Boxing Day and because of the time of year that it is run is prone to be called off because of snow or waterlogging.

It's a Grade 3 race which is run over three miles, a real test at this time of the year in which nineteen fences will be faced with the race being open to runners who are aged four or older. The race is named in honour of Rowland Meyrick who was the clerk of the course at Wetherby.

Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase Information:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Wetherby 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 Wetherby Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2004 when the race had an over-round of 112%. The race in 2011 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 127%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase, the over-round has been 116%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £116 which is bet.

Rowland Meyrick Handicap 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 Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase next time out then you would have backed a total of 2 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -1.00. Whilst we wait for the 2024 Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 6:15.80 was set by Cloudy Too in 2013, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Sue Smith and ridden by Jonathan England. The slowest winning time was set in 2007 when Lothian Falcon won in a time of 7:12.90, booked to ride was Robert Walford on this Peter Maddison trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Cloudy Too (6:15.80) in 2013
  2. Dolatulo (6:19.50) in 2014
  3. According To Pete (6:21.10) in 2011

Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase Past Winners

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

YearHorseInfo
2023
6:48.10
Fontaine Collonges (FR)
8yo 10-3 100/30
Shane Quinlan (3lbs)
Venetia Williams (GB)
2022
6:28.71
Into Overdrive (GB)
7yo 10-11 4/1
Jamie Hamilton
Mark Walford (GB)
2021
6:58.44
Good Boy Bobby (IRE)
8yo 11-8 4/1
Sam Twiston-Davies
Nigel Twiston-Davies (GB)
2020
7:10.41
Canelo (IRE)
7yo 11-6 9/2
Tom Bellamy
Alan King (GB)
2019
7:00.10
Top Ville Ben (IRE)
7yo 11-11 3/1F
Thomas Dowson
Philip Kirby (GB)
2018
6:26.30
Lake View Lad (IRE)
8yo 11-10 5/1
Henry Brooke
N W Alexander (GB)
2017
6:48.80
Get On The Yager (GB)
7yo 10-7 100/30F
Henry Brooke
Dan Skelton (GB)
2016
6:25.30
Definitly Red (IRE)
7yo 11-0 9/2
Henry Brooke
Brian Ellison (GB)
2014
6:19.50
Dolatulo (FR)
7yo 11-4 14/1
Dougie Costello
Warren Greatrex (GB)
2013
6:15.80
Cloudy Too (IRE)
7yo 11-0 11/4
Jonathan England (5lbs)
Sue Smith (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase have been based:

  • GB: 18 winners with an additional 32 placings from 164 runners
  • FR: 2 winners with an additional 2 placings from 10 runners

Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase Trainer Statistics

Here are some of the top Rowland Meyrick Handicap 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
Sue Smith22-1-7-18.25-11.68
Venetia Williams8-1-3-3.67-2.67
Nigel Twiston-Davies6-1-2-1.00-1.90
Brian Ellison5-1-2+0.50-0.30
Dan Skelton5-1-2-0.67-1.15
Paul Nicholls4-1-2+4.00+1.97
Warren Greatrex3-1-1+12.00+6.40
N W Alexander3-1-2+3.00+2.10
Mark Walford3-1-1+2.00+0.40
Philip Kirby3-1-2+1.00+1.30

Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase over the last 20 renewals is Henry Brooke who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Definitly Red (2016), Get On The Yager (2017) and Lake View Lad (2018).

Here are some of the top Rowland Meyrick Handicap 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 Brooke6-3-4+9.83+5.80
Thomas Dowson4-1-2+0.00+0.30
Dougie Costello3-1-2+12.00+8.90
Graham Lee3-1-1+7.00+3.40
Harry Skelton3-1-3+5.00+4.15
Jamie Hamilton2-1-1+3.00+1.40
Jonathan England2-1-1+1.75+0.65
Tom Bellamy1-1-1+4.50+2.70
Sam Twiston-Davies1-1-1+4.00+2.40
Jack Doyle1-1-1+3.50+2.19

Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +44.25 is when runners had 2 starts in the past 180 days. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had recorded 3 career non-finishes, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-28.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase is Newcastle, there has been a total number of 6 winners of this race who ran at Newcastle last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Newbury, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Newbury 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 169 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 5 runners.

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

  • Westerner (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Winged Love (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was According To Pete in 2011, winning for Malcolm Jefferson at odds of 33/1 under the guidance of Harry Haynes. 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 Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase Preview, Tips, Runners and Trends are at hand, Darren 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.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
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.

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