The Betfair Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt steeplechase and is one of the highlights of the jumping season in Great Britain.
It is known for its gruelling trip over three miles, one furlong and 125 yards, and horses competing in the contest often have to overcome testing conditions.
There have been some wide-margin winners over the years, and it remains one of the key races in the calendar as the jumps season takes precedence.
|Where:||Haydock Park, Haydock|
|When:||15:00, Saturday 25th November 2023|
|How to watch:||bet365 Sports Live Streaming, ITV & Racing TV|
|Odds:||Protektorat 1/1, Shishkin 10/3, Gerri Colombe 9/2, L'homme Presse 6/1, Bravemansgame|
The race was first established in 2005, and Robert Alner celebrated his first and only success in the race in the inaugural event.
The legendary Kauto Star won the first of his four Betfair Chase races 12 months later in what would turn out to be a special event for connections.
Paul Nicholls' runner won the contest no fewer than three times in four years to prove he was the one to beat at Haydock.
|2005||Kingscliff||Robert Walford||Robert Alner||8/1|
|2006||Kauto Star||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls||11/10|
|2007||Kauto Star||Sam Thomas||Paul Nicholls||4/5|
|2008||Snoopy Loopy||Seamus Durack||Peter Bowen||33/1|
|2009||Kauto Star||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls||4/6|
Nigel Twiston-Davies started the decade off well with a winner as Imperial Commander landed the spoils in 2010 under Paddy Brennan, and the duo would go on to have plenty of success in the race.
Twiston-Davies won the race three times in the next 10 years, while Brennan's partnership with Cue Card for Colin Tizzard handed him another two successes. Cue Card won the race three times in four years to put his name in the century books.
|2010||Imperial Commander||Paddy Brennan||Nigel Twiston-Davies||10/11|
|2011||Kauto Star||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls||6/1|
|2012||Silviniaco Conti||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls||7/4|
|2013||Cue Card||Joe Tizzard||Colin Tizzard||9/1|
|2014||Silviniaco Conti||Noel Fehily||Paul Nicholls||10/3|
|2015||Cue Card||Paddy Brennan||Colin Tizzard||7/4|
|2016||Cue Card||Paddy Brennan||Colin Tizzard||15/8|
|2017||Bristol De Mai||Daryl Jacob||Nigel Twiston-Davies||11/10|
|2018||Bristol De Mai||Daryl Jacob||Nigel Twiston-Davies||13/2|
|2019||Lostintranslation||Robbie Power||Colin Tizzard||5/4|
Twiston-Davies' Bristol De Mai was another horse with multiple successes in the race, and he started the decade like he ended the previous one, as a winner.
The iconic grey won successive races in 2017 and 2018, with Daryl Jacob on board for all of those wins.
Dan Skelton's first success in the Betfair Chase came in 2022, as Protektorat landed the spoils at a price of 15/2.
|2020||Bristol De Mai||Daryl Jacob||Nigel Twiston-Davies||9/4|
|2021||A Plus Tard||Rachael Blackmore||Henry de Bromhead||11/10|
|2022||Protektorat||Harry Skelton||Dan Skelton||15/2|