Breaking News
Home / Latest news / RSA Chase

RSA Chase

This doesn’t look anything like as strong as usual and it’s becoming one of those races trainers do not send their best staying novices for…in my humble opinion.

i do like working on this race though and last years Profiling produced a cracking good result:

“RSA CHASE

It’s not all that easy to work this race, despite only eight erunners.

Seven year olds quite simply dominate this. They have won eight of the last 10 running’s and I’m not going to go looking for one to buck that trend.

BLAKLION
NO MORE HEROES
ROI DES FRANCS
SHANESHILL
VYTA DU ROC

That rules out the favourite MORE OF THAT who is an eight year old. Only three of the 21 runners from that age group, that have contested this in the last 10 years, have even placed.

We also know that 15 of the last 16 runners had raced at least three times that season and he’s been seen only twice. Statistically, he might as well stop in stables!

Six of the last 10 winners were priced shorter than 10/1:

BLAKLION
NO MORE HEROES
ROI DES FRANCS

Down to three.

The second and third of those are Gigginstown horses and Cooper has chosen NO MORE HEROES so, fair to say he’s the best of that pair.

I’m taking out ROI DES FRANCS because his pilot has gone elsewhere.

BLAKLION
NO MORE HEROES

Over hurdles there would not have been a lot between them and both have proved more than decent over fences, too.

At the odds on offer regarding this pair I’m more tempted by the 8/1 BLAKLION than the 9/4 NO MORE HEROES.

The bigger priced horse is a CD winner, who has proven his ability to handle good ground and as mentioned, the times of the winners yesterday indicated it is riding quick. NO MORE HEROES may well want it slower, as his form indicates and I’m finding the price differential strange.

RPR figures read 172 BLAKLION and 173 NO MORE HEROES.

With just eight runners and three places up for grabs I’m more inclined to punt BLAKLION 20/80 than either of the front pair to win.

SELECTION: BLAKLION – 20/80 – WON 8/1″

That was gold dust and hopefully I can find one to beat the current Henderson favourite, MIGHT BITE.

He looked brilliant before falling at the last in the Kauto Star Novices’ on Boxing Day and was in the process of running a faster time than Thistlecrack did in the King George when he fell so, fair to say he’s a decent bit of kit….if he gets round.

He has always been a bit of a dodgy jumper and arriving at a Cheltenham Festival with that tag isn’t going to inspire confidence.

I’ll be trying to get him beaten.

About Ron

Check Also

Free Stuff 25/11/17

Can I first thank those of you that have joined Post Racing overnight. Word is …

Leave a Reply