Veterans Chase Series Final Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Veterans Chase Series Final 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 Veterans Chase Series Final, a race run over 3m at Sandown.

Veterans Chase Series Final 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.

2025 Veterans Chase Series Final Preview

The Veterans Chase Series series was created in 2014 and was first put into place for the 2015-16 season, this series which proves popular with race fans is a twelve-race series for chasers aged ten or older and holds an official rating of no more than 150.

The series finishes with a Series Final race at Sandown in which runners who have qualified during the series get automatic entries into the race which is held in January of each year.

This Series Final race is contested over a distance of three miles at Sandown during which a total of twenty-two fences will be faced and is a race not to be missed if you are a true jump racing fan!

Veterans Chase Series Final Information:

We also have a dedicated Sandown tips page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards. 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 Veterans Chase Series Final market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 9 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2022 when the race had an over-round of 120%. The race in 2019 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 129%, whilst on average over the last 9 renewals of the Veterans Chase Series Final, the over-round has been 124%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £124 which is bet.

Veterans Chase Series Final Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 9 if you had followed the winner of the Veterans Chase Series Final next time out then you would have backed a total of 0 winners. Backing all 7 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -7.00. Before placing your bet on the 2025 Veterans Chase Series Final see which other runners today are being backed on the racing predictions page.

The runner that holds the record over the past 9 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2022 renewal when Prime Venture from Evan Williams under the guidance of Adam Wedge, won in a time of 7:00.90, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Sam Brown, trained by Anthony Honeyball and ridden by Jonathan Burke set the quickest time of 6:14.00 in the 2024 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Veterans Chase Series Final over the last 9 renewals:

  1. Sam Brown (6:14.00) in 2024
  2. Houblon Des Obeaux (6:22.50) in 2019
  3. Pete The Feat (6:27.10) in 2017

Veterans Chase Series Final Past Winners

Here are the Veterans Chase Series Final past winners for the last 9 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 Veterans Chase Series Final as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Race Notes: The 2024 renewal was originally abandoned due to a waterlogged track but was rescheduled to run at Warwick a week later.

Sam Brown (GB)
12yo 11-8 17/2
Jonathan Burke
Anthony Honeyball (GB)
Wishing And Hoping (IRE)
13yo 11-7 50/1
Alex Edwards (3lbs)
Mel Rowley (GB)
Prime Venture (IRE)
11yo 10-7 18/1
Adam Wedge
Evan Williams (GB)
Seeyouatmidnight (GB)
13yo 11-1 10/1
Ryan Mania
Sandy Thomson (GB)
Jepeck (IRE)
11yo 10-11 3/1F
Rex Dingle (3lbs)
Anthony Honeyball (GB)
Houblon Des Obeaux (FR)
12yo 11-3 7/1
Charlie Deutsch
Venetia Williams (GB)
Buywise (IRE)
11yo 10-8 12/1
Leighton Aspell
Evan Williams (GB)
Pete The Feat (IRE)
13yo 10-1 20/1
Aidan Coleman
Charlie Longsdon (GB)
Soll (GB)
11yo 11-9 7/1F
Tom Scudamore
David Pipe (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Veterans Chase Series Final have been based:

  • GB: 9 winners with an additional 21 placings from 135 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Veterans Chase Series Final Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the Veterans Chase Series Final over the last 9 renewals with both Evan Williams and Anthony Honeyball who have both won the race two times. Evan Williams winners have been with Buywise (2018) and Prime Venture (2022). Anthony Honeyball winners have been with Jepeck (2020) and Sam Brown (2024).

Here are some of the top Veterans Chase Series Final trainer statistics over the last 9 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):

Evan Williams7-2-3+25.00+15.75
Anthony Honeyball3-2-2+10.50+6.19
Venetia Williams14-1-2-6.00-6.74
Charlie Longsdon8-1-3+13.00+10.00
David Pipe8-1-2+0.00-1.37
Mel Rowley1-1-1+50.00+31.25
Sandy Thomson1-1-1+10.00+6.25
Nigel Twiston-Davies6-0-0-6.00-6.00
Harry Fry5-0-2-5.00+1.25
Dr Richard Newland4-0-1-4.00-2.69

Veterans Chase Series Final Jockey Statistics

Here are some of the top Veterans Chase Series Final jockey statistics over the last 9 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):

Charlie Deutsch8-1-2+0.00-0.74
Aidan Coleman4-1-1+17.00+9.50
Adam Wedge4-1-1+15.00+8.25
Jonathan Burke4-1-2+5.50+4.31
Alex Edwards1-1-1+50.00+31.25
Ryan Mania1-1-1+10.00+6.25
Rex Dingle1-1-1+3.00+1.88
Sam Twiston-Davies6-0-1-6.00-4.69
Robert Dunne4-0-1-4.00-2.81
Lorcan Murtagh3-0-2-3.00+3.25

Veterans Chase Series Final Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 5+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +90.50 is when runners were sent off 4/1 on debut. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran over 3m last time out, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-37.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Veterans Chase Series Final is Haydock, there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Haydock 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 135 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 1 runner.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have been disappointed with multiple attempts but no wins in the Veterans Chase Series Final, that stallion is Kayf Tara who has failed to produce a winner from 5 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 9 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Wishing And Hoping in 2023, winning for Mel Rowley at odds of 50/1 under the guidance of Alex Edwards. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 9 renewals there have been 2 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 2025 Veterans Chase Series Final.

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.

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Races in July

Races in December

Article Author Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this 2025 Veterans Chase Series Final Preview are at hand, Andy Powell and Darren Brett. 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.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

A seasoned veteran in the industry, Darren's profound knowledge and unparalleled expertise in horse racing truly come to the fore during the National Hunt season. In addition to his contribution to our Horse racing previews here on OLBG, he also holds the reins for
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy has one of the greatest horse racing results and ratings databases known to man, all of his own creation. with 20 years of collating and following form, ratings and trends, he adds another layer of knowledge to our race previews.

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