Ultima Festival Handicap Chase Tips

Ultima Handicap Chase Info

The Ultima Festival Chase is the first handicap race of themeeting and usually attracts a big field and is always very competitive. I think it’s fair to say it’s the first big race that the bookies look to get a result and the past results back this up. Winners at 28/1, 33/1 and 50/1 in the last six years show that this is a race where surprises can happen. Also those carrying less than 11 stone have a particularly good record as only the 2011 winner Bensalem carrying 11st 2lb has won off that mark in the last 12 years.

Ultima Handicap Chase Tips

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In 2015the race hasa new sponsor and wasknown as the Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Chase and was won by The Druids Nephew at 8/1. Tom Scudamore and David Pipe teamed up to win it for thesecond time in 9 years when French import Un Temps Pour Tout obliged in 2016.

The race is usually run at a fast pace from flag fall and stamina is the key here so a horse that stays further than three miles is always worth a second look. It also pays to side with those in good current form as 6 out of the last 11 winners actually won their prep race.

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Ultima H'cap Chase Previous Winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer SP
2017 Un Temps Pour Tout 8 Tom Scudamore David Pipe 9/1
2016 Un Temps Pour Tout 7 Tom Scudamore David Pipe 11/1
2015 The Druids Nephew 8 Barry Geraghty Neil Mulholland 8/1
2014 Holywell 7 Richie McLernon Jonjo O'Neill 10/1
2013 Golden Chieftain 8 Brendan Powell Colin Tizzard 28/1
2012 Alfie Sherrin 9 Richie McLernon Jonjo O'Neill 14/1
2011 Bensalem 8 Robert Thornton Alan King 5/1
2010 Chief Dan George 10 Paddy Aspell James Moffatt 33/1
2009 Wichita Lineman 8 Tony McCoy Jonjo O'Neill 5/1
2008 An Accordion 7 Tom Scudamore David Pipe 7/1