Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle 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 Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle, a race run over 2m3½f at Chepstow.

Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle 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 Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle Preview

Despite being downgraded to a Class 2 in 2022, the Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle is still the feature of the two-day jumps opener at Chepstow and still attracts a quality field. The large fields in this race can often throw up a surprise winner so if you can pick out the right runner then you can be well rewarded.

Open to runners who are aged four or older this race is contested over a distance of two miles, three and a half furlongs in which ten hurdles are to be jumped. Been plenty of top-class winners of this race, the 2010 Grand National winner Don't Push It won this race in 2007 and the 2016 winner Ballyoptic went on to G2 success over fences in the Charlie Hall Chase.

Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle Information:

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

How competitive is the Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2008 when the race had an over-round of 113%. The race in 2019 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 135%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle, the over-round has been 123%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £123 which is bet.

Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle 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 Handicap Hurdle 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 -15.09. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2013 renewal when Shammick Boy from Victor Dartnall under the guidance of Jack Doyle, won in a time of 5:00.30, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Tea Clipper, trained by Tom Lacey and ridden by Jonathan Burke set the quickest time of 4:33.28 in the 2020 renewal.

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

  • 2020 - Tea Clipper (4:33.28)
  • 2016 - Ballyoptic (4:37.20)
  • 2015 - Court Minstrel (4:42.40)

Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle Past Winners

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

YearHorseInfo
2023
4:55.93
Pyramid Place (IRE)
6yo 10-8 20/1
Bradley Harris (5lbs)
Milton Harris (GB)
2022
4:43.03
Knappers Hill (IRE)
6yo 11-10 16/5
Harry Cobden
Paul Nicholls (GB)
2021
4:45.31
Orbys Legend (IRE)
5yo 11-0 7/1
Tom O'Brien
Philip Hobbs (GB)
2020
4:33.28
Tea Clipper (IRE)
5yo 10-13 7/2F
Jonathan Burke
Tom Lacey (GB)
2019
4:45.30
Flash The Steel (IRE)
7yo 10-5 16/1
Harry Skelton
Dan Skelton (GB)
2018
4:45.30
Garo De Juilley (FR)
6yo 11-2 25/1
Paddy Brennan
Sophie Leech (GB)
2017
4:48.50
Court Minstrel (IRE)
10yo 10-11 14/1
Mitchell Bastyan (7lbs)
Evan Williams (GB)
2016
4:37.20
Ballyoptic (IRE)
6yo 11-0 9/2
Ryan Hatch (3lbs)
Nigel Twiston-Davies (GB)
2015
4:42.40
Court Minstrel (IRE)
8yo 11-12 40/1
Paul Moloney
Evan Williams (GB)
2014
4:53.30
Shelford (IRE)
5yo 10-4 6/1
Harry Skelton
Dan Skelton (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 46 placings from 273 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 4 runners

Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle over the last 20 renewals is Philip Hobbs who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Lacdoudal (2005), Arthurian Legend (2011), Lamb Or Cod (2012) and Orbys Legend (2021). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle are Paul Nicholls (2 wins), Nigel Twiston-Davies (2 wins), Evan Williams (2 wins) and Dan Skelton (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle, Alan King has sent a total of 16 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle 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
Philip Hobbs27-4-10-1.00-0.89
Paul Nicholls28-2-8-22.00-13.05
Nigel Twiston-Davies12-2-4+10.50+5.01
Evan Williams11-2-3+45.00+26.63
Dan Skelton11-2-4+13.00+8.65
David Pipe9-1-2-4.50-4.50
Jonjo O'Neill7-1-1-4.00-4.75
Sophie Leech6-1-1+20.00+10.63
Milton Harris3-1-1+18.00+10.50
Tom Lacey3-1-2+1.50+1.16

Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle over the last 20 renewals is Harry Skelton who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Shelford (2014) and Flash The Steel (2019).

Here are some of the top Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle 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
Harry Skelton13-2-5+11.00+8.65
Harry Cobden8-1-4-3.80+1.55
Paddy Brennan5-1-1+21.00+11.63
Mitchell Bastyan2-1-1+13.00+7.75
Henry Brooke2-1-1+6.00+3.38
James Best2-1-1+2.50+1.19
Jonathan Burke2-1-1+2.50+1.10
Bradley Harris1-1-1+20.00+12.50
Jack Doyle1-1-1+20.00+12.00
Sam Twiston-Davies7-0-0-7.00-7.00

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 12, 12, 1, 1, PU, 3, 10, DSQ, 4, 4, 4, (6, 12), 5, 4, 5, 3, 1, PU, 3, 4

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 (72%) - Break of 14 - 266 days (Last Place)
  • 20 / 20 (77%) - Had 2 - 9 placings (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (79%) - Achieved an RPR of 110+ (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (80%) - No bigger than 16/1 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Ran over 7f - 2m½f (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Carried 151 - 166lbs (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Highest Run is not G3
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Off a break of 14 - 260 days
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Placed within last 4 starts
  • 19 / 20 (84%) - Held an OR of 123+ (Career)
  • 19 / 20 (87%) - Achieved an RPR of 125+ (Last 5)
  • 19 / 20 (89%) - Fewer than 1 falls (Career)
  • 18 / 20 (81%) - Achieved a TS of 104+ (Last 5)
  • 18 / 20 (84%) - No more than +19lbs (Vs Min Weight)
  • 18 / 20 (88%) - No bigger than 16/1 (Career Win)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Chepstow racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle. Did you know that we have an OLBG Betting School section on OLBG? It is a place to help you improve your betting experience with articles like How to Find Winners - 101 Tips to Choose A Winning Horse Racing Bet.

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Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +28.70 is when runners were IRE bred. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran over 20.0f last time out, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-46.

The courses that have produced the most winners of the Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle are Aintree, Sandown and Cheltenham, 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 260 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 17 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle:

  • Old Vic (3 Wins)
  • Court Cave (2 Wins)
  • Craigsteel (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle despite multiple attempts:

  • Oscar (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Kayf Tara (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Beneficial (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Presenting (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Flemensfirth (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Court Minstrel in 2015, winning for Evan Williams at odds of 40/1 under the guidance of Paul Moloney. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 3 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2024 Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle.

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