13
Mar
2013

2013 RSA Chase Betting Preview

The RSA Chase is one of three Grade 1 races that will take place on the second day of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.

The RSA Chase is set to one of the most competitive races of the Cheltenham Festival with all eleven horses in the field a winning chance.

Unioniste (7/2) and Boston Bob (7/2) are the current favourite in the 2013 RSA Chase betting market at Titan Bet (Free £35) followed by Hadrian’s Approach (5/1), Goulanes (6/1) and Lord Windermere (8/1).

The RSA Chase is arguably the most difficult betting race of the entire Cheltenham Festival so our team of horse racing experts have complied the relevant form guide facts and betting statistics to come up with our top trifecta selections for the race.

2013 RSA Chase Form Guide Facts and Betting Statistics

- The 2012 RSA Chase was won by Nicky Henderson-trained Bobs Worth who was ridden by Barry Geraghty.

- Geraghty will ride Hadrian’s Approach for Henderson in this year’s race.

- Boston Bob, Goulanes, Terminal, Theatrical Star and Unioniste are all last start winners.

- Goulanes and Unioniste have previously won at Cheltenham.

- Boston Bob is the only Grade 1 winner in the field.

- Willie Mullins has trained the winner of the RSA Chase three times and has Boston Bob in this year’s race.

- Three of the last four RSA Chase winners have run in the Moriarty Novices’ Chase. Boston Bob and Lord Windermere finished first and third respectively in the 2013 Moriarty Novices’ Chase.

2013 RSA Chase Trifecta Tip

Boston Bob (7/2) from Unioniste (7/2) and Goulanes (6/1)

It is very difficult to separate Boston Bob and Unioniste but Boston Bob ticks a number of boxes for the RSA Chase. Irish horses have an excellent record in the race and Willie Mullins has trained the winner of the RSA Chase on three previous occasions. The son of Bob Back has an excellent record on soft tracks and the Cheltenham course is expected to be slightly on the soft side on Wednesday. Boston Bob is well worth a bet at his current Cheltenham Festival odds of 7/2.

Paul Nicholls-trained Unioniste was very impressive in the Paul Stewart Ironspine Charity Challenge Gold Cup but only just got home in a Novices Chase at Newbury last month. The five-year-old is making his Grade 1 debut and this is by far the highest quality field he has ever raced against. Unioniste should finish in the top three but he doesn’t represent good betting value at his current odds.

Goulanes hasn’t lost since his debut in October of 2011 but he faces a significant step up in class for the RSA Chase. The seven-year-old is a brave horse who loves a tight battle but it is unknown whether he has the quality to compete with the two leading chances. Goulanes is a good each way bet and if any horse is going to challenge Boston Bob or Unioniste it is him.

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