RSA Chase Betting Tips, Predictions, Preview & Free Bets (Cheltenham 2020 - DAY 2)

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RSA Chase Betting Tips, Predictions, Preview & Free Bets (Cheltenham 2020 - DAY 2)
The RSA Chase is the showpiece steeplechase event for novice racehorses at the Cheltenham Festival, run over a challenging distance of 3 miles and 110 yards with horses required to jump a total of 19 fences. Topofthegame, for trainer Paul Nicholls, saw off two exciting novices in Santini and Delta Work to land this classy running by half a length. Find here our Cheltenham 2020 RSA Chase race preview, with odds, tips, predictions, trends, free bets and betting promotions.

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The RSA Chase is an ideal race for looking at potential future Cheltenham Festival champions, particularly as many winners of this contest have gone on to win the Cheltenham Festival's highlight - the Gold Cup. It's a Grade 1 chase covering three miles and about half a furlong, for horses aged five years and upwards. With a distance of three miles and half a furlong, horses need the same level of stamina to win this race that they do a Gold Cup.

With so many talented horses expected to run this race, solving the 2020 RSA Chase betting enigma can be a real puzzle.

And now we'll take a closer look at this year's RSA Chase and try to determine which horse is likely to prevail.

CHAMP went into the season with a career record showing seven wins and three seconds from 10 starts. He would surely have made it three from three over fences had he not fallen two from home in the Dipper Novices’ Chase on New Year’s Day, given that he was four lengths clear of the field. He does have a big engine but could be vulnerable to confusion at his fences in a big field such as this.

MINELLA INDO shaped well when second to Laurina on his chasing debut, and duly landed the odds in workmanlike style at Navan in January.  Henry De Bromhead's charge had just four starts over hurdles last season, winning the last two, including the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham and a competitive race at the Punchestown Festival.

ALLAHO has created a good impression on both starts over fences this season comfortably winning at Fairyhouse in January - by a whopping 21 lenghts. Prior to that, he was second to Easy Game on his chase debut, where he travelled best and was caught late.

COPPERHEAD has flown up the weights by almost 30-pounds this season after landing the Mandarin Handicap with 11-11 on his back. Last time out he won a handicap off 134 but he is still improving with every run and could be in the mix.

EASY GAME beat stable companion and recent Fairyhouse winner, Allaho, on their mutual chase debut. Then, Willie Mullins' charge ran well behind Faugheen in the Flogas Chase at Leopardstown

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SLATE HOUSE won on his chase debut here over 2m4f and then came down when going like the winner in the BetVictor Gold Cup. He then stepped up in trip to win at Huntingdon before taking the Grade 1 Kauto Star Novices Chase at Kempton.

BATTLEOVERDOYEN already looked set to lose his unbeaten record over fences before crashing out at the final obstacle in the race won by Faugheen at the Dublin Racing Festival last month. He won his first three starts over fences this season including when beating his stable companion Champagne Classic in a Grade One at Leopardstown over Christmas.

PYM has shown a good attitude when making all at Ascot and Cheltenham over 2.5 miles this season. On his latest outing, he pulled up 3 out in a Grade 2 chase at Ascot over 3 miles won by Copperhead last month.

The section below contains the most backed entries at the moment:

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  • William Hill Betting BonusEasy Game  12/1Bet
  • Coral betting bonusSlate House  14/1Bet
  • MansionBet Betting BonusBattleoverdoyen  16/1Bet

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  • 5 of the last 12 winners were favorites
  • 8 of the last 12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
  • 9 of the last 10 winners won or placed in Grade 1 or 2 Chase previously
  • The last 10 winners were rated 144 or higher
  • 8 of the last 10 winners contested a race at a previous Cheltenham Festival
  • 10 of the last 12 winners were aged 7
  • 9 of the last 10 winners ran at least three times over fences
  • 11 of the last 12 winners had at least 1 win over 23-25 furlongs


The following section contains our free betting tips on the RSA Chase 2020. Feel free to copy our Cheltenham Festival expert picks and get the highest prices available on the market by clicking the 'Bet' button!

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What time is the RSA Chase?

The RSA Chase is the second race run on Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival. That falls on Wednesday March 11, 2020 and the official starting time is 2:10pm.

How many obstacles are jumped in the RSA Chase?

There are 19 obstacles to jump for the RSA Chase runners

What is the distance of the RSA Chase?

The RSA Chase is run on a distance of 3 miles and 89 yards

What is the prize money for the RSA Chase?

The total prize money on offer for the RSA Chase at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival will be £175,000.

Who won the RSA Chase last year?

Last year's renewal was won by Topofthegame at SP of 4/1, trained by Paul Nicholls and ridden by Harry Cobden.

What weights are carried for the RSA Chase?

11 st 2 lb for five-year-olds. 11 st 4 lb for six-year-olds and up, with a 7 lb allowance for fillies and mares.

Who is the leading jockey in the RSA Chase?

Davy Russell is the hot jockey in this race with three wins over the last 10 years.

Who is the leading trainer in the RSA Chase?

Nicky Henderson will look to add to his two wins and five places in this renewal - the most of any trainer currently in the game.

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