Silver Trophy Chase Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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Contested over a distance of 2m4½f is the Silver Trophy Chase which is scheduled to take place at Cheltenham. 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 Silver Trophy Chase.

Silver Trophy Chase Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
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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 Silver Trophy Chase Preview

Scheduled to take place in April of each year at the Cheltenham Racecourse on the new course is the Silver Trophy Chase.

A Grade 2 handicap chase that is open to runners aged five or older and is contested over two miles, four and a half furlongs during which a total of seventeen fences will be jumped.

Silver Trophy Chase Information:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Silver Trophy Chase market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2012 when the race had an over-round of 107%. The race in 2018 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 125%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Silver Trophy Chase, the over-round has been 114%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £114 which is bet.

Silver Trophy 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 Silver Trophy Chase next time out then you would have backed a total of 4 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +0.91. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2025 Silver Trophy Chase.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2012 renewal when Hectors Choice from Richard Lee under the guidance of Jamie Moore, won in a time of 5:29.18, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Seebald, trained by M C Pipe and ridden by A P McCoy set the quickest time of 5:02.20 in the 2004 renewal.

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

  1. Seebald (5:02.20) in 2004
  2. Anay Turge (5:04.50) in 2015
  3. In Excelsis Deo (5:06.80) in 2024

Silver Trophy Chase Past Winners

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

YearHorseInfo
2024
5:06.80
In Excelsis Deo (FR)
6yo 10-12 3/1F
Jonathan Burke
Harry Fry (GB)
2023
5:13.41
Caribean Boy (FR)
9yo 11-12 28/1
Daryl Jacob
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2022
5:08.19
Stolen Silver (FR)
7yo 10-13 11/5F
Sam Twiston-Davies
Sam Thomas (GB)
2021
5:09.03
Manofthemountain (IRE)
8yo 10-4 8/1
Tom Bellamy
Emma Lavelle (GB)
2019
5:06.98
Mister Whitaker (IRE)
7yo 11-9 4/1F
Jonathan Burke
Mick Channon (GB)
2018
5:14.00
Traffic Fluide (FR)
8yo 10-4 13/2F
Joshua Moore
Gary Moore (GB)
2017
5:09.40
Henryville (GB)
9yo 10-6 7/1
Niall P Madden
Harry Fry (GB)
2016
5:12.20
Voix DEau (FR)
6yo 9-13 9/2
Mr Michael Legg (5lbs)
Harry Fry (GB)
2015
5:04.50
Anay Turge (FR)
10yo 10-4 12/1
Tom Scudamore
Nigel Hawke (GB)
2014
5:09.70
Buywise (IRE)
7yo 10-12 5/2F
Paul Moloney
Evan Williams (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 32 placings from 171 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 3 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners

Silver Trophy Chase Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Silver Trophy Chase over the last 20 renewals is Harry Fry who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Voix DEau (2016), Henryville (2017) and In Excelsis Deo (2024). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Silver Trophy Chase are Paul Nicholls (2 wins), Venetia Williams (2 wins) and Nicky Henderson (2 wins). Two trainers have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Silver Trophy Chase, Nigel Twiston-Davies has sent a total of 14 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst Philip Hobbs has sent out 13 without a winner.

Here are some of the top Silver Trophy 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
Harry Fry6-3-4+11.50+8.78
Paul Nicholls21-2-7-14.57-11.01
Venetia Williams12-2-4+0.25-0.78
Nicky Henderson8-2-3+25.33+15.48
Emma Lavelle7-1-3+2.00+5.13
Jonjo O'Neill6-1-2-3.00-2.95
Gary Moore5-1-3+2.50+2.61
Evan Williams5-1-1-1.50-2.50
Nigel Hawke1-1-1+12.00+7.20
Sam Thomas1-1-1+2.20+1.38

Silver Trophy Chase Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Silver Trophy Chase over the last 20 renewals is Jonathan Burke who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Mister Whitaker (2019) and In Excelsis Deo (2024).

Here are some of the top Silver Trophy 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
Jonathan Burke3-2-2+6.00+3.28
Sam Twiston-Davies11-1-5-7.80-2.64
Daryl Jacob2-1-1+27.00+16.50
Tom Bellamy2-1-1+7.00+3.80
Mr Michael Legg2-1-1+3.50+1.70
Charlie Deutsch4-0-2-4.00-1.12
Nico de Boinville4-0-1-4.00-2.10
Harry Skelton4-0-1-4.00-2.75
Harry Cobden4-0-1-4.00-3.06
Nick Scholfield4-0-0-4.00-4.00

Silver Trophy Chase Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +16.28 is when runners had 0 career places over the trip. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 2 career starts in the class, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-19.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Silver Trophy Chase is Cheltenham, there has been a total number of 11 winners of this race who ran at Cheltenham last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Aintree, there has been a total number of 3 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 20 winners from a total of 172 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 4 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Silver Trophy Chase, that stallion Court Cave has produced 2 winners (2019,2013).

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have been disappointed with multiple attempts but no wins in the Silver Trophy Chase, that stallion is Midnight Legend who has failed to produce a winner from 6 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Caribean Boy in 2023, winning for Nicky Henderson at odds of 28/1 under the guidance of Daryl Jacob. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 10 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2025 Silver Trophy Chase head over to see which other runners today are being backed by the best racing tipsters today.

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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 Silver Trophy Chase Preview are at hand, Andy and Darren. 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.
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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