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The Cheltenham Festival–RSA Chase

Punters might not be interested to learn how many favourites have won a certain race since 1950, though modern day results really do have a bearing on the way people think these days.

Since The Turn of the Millennium–‘RSA Chase’

Selection: Cannington Brook (each way)

Whichever way the story was ‘disguised’, the preparation for Grands Grus in this event was not straightforward and with the record of fancied horses being far from impressive, a chance is taken with Cannington Brook.

Colin Tizzard was delighted by the effort of Cue Card yesterday and more decent prize money might be accrued in what is arguably a below par renewal, unless Grands Crus blows the opposition away.

‘RSA Chase’–the facts and stats:

Record of favourites: 3 winners–2 placed–6 unplaced

Record of first three horses in the market: 4 winners–9 placed–21 unplaced

Do the Irish rule?

UK: 7 winners–Ireland: 4 winners

Betting on the distance?:

The average winning margin: Four and three quarter lengths