Many Clouds Chase

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The Many Clouds Chase is a Grade 2 race over three miles and one furlong on the Mildmay Course at Aintree in December.

The Many Clouds Chase is held on Saturday 9th December 2023.

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Race Overview – The Many Clouds Chase

Horses must be at least four years old to compete in the Grade Two National Hunt steeplechase, the Many Clouds Chase.

Nineteen jumps must be jumped throughout the race, which is raced at Aintree over a distance of approximately 3 miles and 1 furlong (3 miles and 210 yards, or 5,020 metres). Every year, it’s set for the first part of December.

Many Clouds Chase Previous Winners

Here are the previous winners for the Many Clouds Chase.

2013Unioniste5Sam Twiston-DaviesPaul Nicholls
2014Sam Winner7Nick ScholfieldPaul Nicholls
2015Don Poli6Bryan CooperWillie Mullins
2016Many Clouds9Leighton AspellOliver Sherwood
2017Definitly Red8Danny CookBrian Ellison
2018Definitly Red9Danny CookBrian Ellison
2019Native River9Richard JohnsonColin Tizzard
2020Lake View Lad10Brian HughesNick Alexander
2021Protektorat6Bridget AndrewsDan Skelton
2022Noble Yeats7Sean BowenEmmet Mullins

Key Many Clouds Chase Trials

The most significant trial for the Many Clouds Chase has been the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby. Four of the eleven winners ran in that race on their previous start, Definitely Red winning both races in 2018.

Four winners of this race have run in the Cotswold Chase on their next outing, a recognised Cheltenham Gold Cup Trial. Many Clouds (2016) and Definitely Red (2017) won both races. Three winners ran in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown with Don Poli (2015) winning in Ireland.

Six Many Clouds winners have run in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in the same season; Don Poli (2015-16) and Protektorat (2021-22) both finished third.

There does not appear to be any age bias for this race with horses winning from ages five to ten. Unioniste (2013) won as a five-year-old while the oldest winner was the ten-year-old Lake View Lad in 2020.

There have been four successful outright favourites and two joint favourites in this race to date.

Only one of the first eleven renewals was won by a horse not in the first three in the betting. That was 16-1 chance Lake View Lad (2020) who bucked the trend of winning market leaders.

The lowest officially rated winner so far was Master Of The Hall (144) who won the inaugural running in 2011.

The highest-rated winner was Native River (167) in 2019, just 1lb higher than Many Clouds (2016).

Many Clouds Chase Trainer Statistics

The most successful trainer in the Many Clouds Chase is Paul Nicholls with two wins.

Here are the most winning trainers of the Many Clouds Chase.

Paul Nicholls7-2-3+0.50-0.44
Brian Ellison2-2-2+2.75+0.00
Nicky Henderson6-1-2-3.62-2.30
Oliver Sherwood2-1-1+2.00+1.88
N W Alexander1-1-1+16.00+10.00
Dan Skelton1-1-1+4.00+2.40
Emmet Mullins1-1-1+3.00+1.88
W P Mullins1-1-1+1.20+0.00
Philip Hobbs2-0-1-2.00+0.63
Tom George2-0-0-2.00+0.00

Many Clouds Chase Jockey Statistics

The most successful jockey in the Many Clouds Chase is Danny Cook with two wins.

Here are the most winning trainers of the Many Clouds Chase.

Danny Cook2-2-2+2.75+0.00
Brian Hughes2-1-1+15.00+10.00
Jack Doyle2-1-1+3.00-1.00
Sean Bowen2-1-2+2.00+1.88
Nick Scholfield2-1-1+2.00+0.00
Sam Twiston-Davies2-1-1+1.50+1.56
Bridget Andrews1-1-1+4.00+2.40
Daryl Jacob3-0-0-3.00-2.00
Jonathan Burke2-0-0-2.00+0.00
Paddy Brennan2-0-0-2.00+0.00

Popular Questions

What are important facts about Many Clouds Chase?

Here are some important facts about Many Clouds Chase:

  • The Many Clouds Chase is run at Aintree Racecourse, Great Britain
  • The Many Clouds Chase is for horses aged 4 and over
  • The Many Clouds Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt Steeplechase in Great Britain
  • The Many Clouds Chase distance is 3 miles and 1 furlong

Summary of the Many Clouds Chase

Thank you for reading our Many Clouds Chase guide.

The race is one of the top chases of the year and has been won by many greats.

It is a fitting memory to a great racehorse!

You can check out the Aintree horse racing tips page for our tips on this race or take a look at more horse racing in December.