The Peterborough Chase is a Grade 2 race over two and a half miles at Huntingdon in December.
The Peterborough Chase takes place on Sunday 10th December 2023.
It was run as a handicap chase over three miles from 1969 to 1977.
Since becoming a conditions race it has been won by numerous top-class chasers including Wayward Lad (1981, 1983), One Man (1997), Best Mate (2002) and four-time winner Edredon Bleu (1998-2001).
Find out more about the Peterborough Chase:
- 1 Race Overview – The Peterborough Chase
- 2 Peterborough Chase 2023 Odds
- 3 Peterborough Chase 2023 Tips
- 4 Peterborough Chase Previous Winners
- 5 Peterborough Chase Previous Result
- 6 Famous Peterborough Chase Winners
- 7 Key Peterborough Chase Trials
- 8 Peterborough Chase Betting Trends
- 9 Peterborough Chase – Top Trainers and Jockeys
- 10 Betting on the Peterborough Chase
- 11 Popular Questions
- 12 Summary of the Peterborough Chase
- 13 Related December Articles
- 14 Resources
Race Overview – The Peterborough Chase
Horses must be four years old or older to compete in the Grade 2 Peterborough Chase.
There are sixteen fences to jump during the race, which is run at Huntingdon over a distance of approximately 2 miles and 4 furlongs (2 miles, 3 furlongs, and 189 yards, or 3,995 metres).
Currently, early December is the race’s scheduled date.
Peterborough Chase 2023 Odds
The Peterborough Chase odds are listed below:
Peterborough Chase 2023 Tips
The Peterborough Chase tips are below:
- 2 points to win for TBC at odds of TBC
- 1 point each way for TBC at odds of TBC
Many Peterborough Chase horses will race in more races throughout the years. Stay updated on the horses and place ante-post bets if you want to wager on them.
Peterborough Chase Previous Winners
|1978||Purdo||2/7f, 3 ran||Bob Davies||Nick Gaselee|
|1979||Chumson||100/30, 4 ran||Oliver Sherwood[a]||Fred Winter|
|1980||Border Incident||4/7f, 8 ran||Ron Barry||Richard Head|
|1981||Wayward Lad||1/4f, 4 ran||Robert Earnshaw||Michael Dickinson|
|1983||Wayward Lad||4/11f, 4 ran||Robert Earnshaw||Michael Dickinson|
|1984||Carved Opal||5/1, 5 ran||John Francome||Fred Winter|
|1985||The Mighty Mac||6/4, 6 ran||Graham Bradley||Mrs Monica Dickinson|
|1986||Western Sunset||7/2, 3 ran||Hywel Davies||Tim Forster|
|1987||Very Promising||2/7f, 3 ran||Richard Dunwoody||David Nicholson|
|1988||Townley Stone||4/5f, 3 ran||George Mernagh||John Webber|
|1989||Clever Folly||5/4f, 3 ran||Neale Doughty||Gordon W. Richards|
|1990||Pegwell Bay||11/10f, 3 ran||Jamie Railton||Tim Forster|
|1991||Sabin du Loir||4/7f, 4 ran||Peter Scudamore||Martin Pipe|
|1992||Remittance Man||1/5f, 4 ran||Richard Dunwoody||Nicky Henderson|
|1993||Travado||8/13f, 4 ran||Jamie Osborne||Nicky Henderson|
|1994||Martha's Son||2/1, 4 ran||Rodney Farrant||Tim Forster|
|1995||Travado||5/2, 7 ran||Richard Dunwoody||Nicky Henderson|
|1996||Dublin Flyer||4/9f, 6 ran||Brendan Powell||Tim Forster|
|1997||One Man||13/8f, 6 ran||Richard Dunwoody||Gordon W. Richards|
|1998||Edredon Bleu||5/1, 6 ran||Jim Culloty||Henrietta Knight|
|1999||Edredon Bleu||11/8f, 4 ran||Jim Culloty||Henrietta Knight|
|2000||Edredon Bleu||100/30, 5 ran||Jim Culloty||Henrietta Knight|
|2001||Edredon Bleu||10/11f, 4 ran||Norman Williamson||Henrietta Knight|
|2002||Best Mate||8/15f, 5 ran||Jim Culloty||Henrietta Knight|
|2003||Jair du Cochet||100/30, 6 ran||Jacques Ricou||Guillaume Macaire|
|2004||Le Roi Miguel||15/8f, 8 ran||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls|
|2005||Impek||5/1, 11 ran||Tony McCoy||Henrietta Knight|
|2006||Racing Demon||13/8f, 5 ran||Graham Lee||Henrietta Knight|
|2007||Racing Demon||1/4f, 2 ran||Tony McCoy||Henrietta Knight|
|2008||Monet's Garden||5/1, 10 ran||Davy Condon||Nicky Richards|
|2009||Deep Purple||12/1, 7 ran||Paul Moloney||Evan Williams|
|2010||Tartak[b]||11/4, 7 ran||Paddy Brennan||Tom George|
|2011||Gauvain||15/2, 8 ran||Noel Fehily||Nick Williams|
|2012||Menorah [c]||7/2, 5 ran||Richard Johnson||Philip Hobbs|
|2013||Riverside Theatre||9/4f, 7 ran||Barry Geraghty||Nicky Henderson|
|2014||Wishfull Thinking||13/2, 6 ran||Richard Johnson||Philip Hobbs|
|2015||Al Ferof||9/4, 5 ran||Harry Skelton||Dan Skelton|
|2016||Josses Hill||7/4F, 5 ran||Noel Fehily||Nicky Henderson|
|2017||Top Notch[d]||4/9F, 4 ran||Daryl Jacob||Nicky Henderson|
|2018||Charbel||13/8F, 9 ran||Noel Fehily||Kim Bailey|
|2019||Top Notch||15/8F, 6 ran||Daryl Jacob||Nicky Henderson|
|2020||Mister Fisher[e]||9/2, 8 ran||Nico de Boinville||Nicky Henderson|
|2021||First Flow||12/1, 6 ran||David Bass||Kim Bailey|
|2022||Pic D'Orhy||9/4, 7 ran||Harry Cobden||Paul Nicholls|
Peterborough Chase Previous Result
Pic D'orhy strikes in the Grade 2 @Fitzdares Peterborough Chase!
Good ride from the front from @CobdenHarry in the big race of the year at @Huntingdon_Race 👏 @PFNicholls 🏇 pic.twitter.com/kQbEwwQit7
— Racing TV (@RacingTV) December 4, 2022
Famous Peterborough Chase Winners
Wayward Lad won this race twice for Michael Dickinson and Robert Earnshaw in 1981 and 1983. He was long odds-on favourite to defeat just three rivals on both occasions. He never won the Cheltenham Gold Cup where the famous hill found him out but he was a different prospect at Kempton Park. He won the King George VI Chase in 1982, 1983 and 1985.
1997 winner One Man had a similar profile, winning the King George in 1995 and 1996. Like Wayward Lad, he struggled in the Cheltenham Gold Cup but gained a well-earned Cheltenham Festival victory in 1998. The popular grey was dropped back to two miles for the Queen Mother Champion Chase by Trainer Gordon Richards and recorded an emotional victory.
Other notable winners during the 1980’s and 1990’s include Very Promising (1987), Pegwell Bay (1990), Sabin Du Loir (1991), Remittance Man (1992) and Martha’s Son (1994). Remittance Man and Martha’s Son won the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 1992 and 1997 respectively.
Edredon Bleu made this race his own between 1998 and 2001. He raced in the same colours as stable companion and three time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Best Mate.
Edredon Bleu’s other career victories included the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 2000 and the King George VI Chase in 2003.
Best Mate won this race in 2002 on route to his second Cheltenham Gold Cup. He was also a King George winner in 2002 and won the 2003 Ericsson Chase (now known as the Savills Chase). His three successive Gold Cup victories matched the achievement of the legendary Arkle.
More recent winners of the Peterborough Chase include Monet’s Garden (2008), Riverside Theatre (2013) and Al Ferof (2015).
Monet’s Garden won the Ascot Chase twice and the Old Roan Chase at Aintree on three occasions. The latter has carried his name since 2011.
Key Peterborough Chase Trials
Three of the last twelve Peterborough Chase winners ran in the 1965 Chase at Ascot on their previous start. Nicky Henderson’s Top Notch won both races in 2017.
Four of the twelve winners ran in the King George VI Chase next time but all were beaten.
Recent results at the Cheltenham Festival have also been disappointing in recent seasons.
Seven of the last twelve winners ran in the Ryanair Chase in March but not one of them managed to finish in the frame.
Peterborough Chase Betting Trends
There have been five winning favourites in the past twelve seasons. Only two of the twelve winners were outside the first three in the betting. Wishful Thinking returned at 13-2 in 2014 and First Flow won at odds of 12-1 in 2021.
During the same period, horses have won at all ages from six to eleven.
Wishful Thinking won as an eleven-year-old while Al Ferof was successful as a ten-year-old in 2015.
One consistent factor with the Peterborough Chase is small fields. There have only been ten or more runners on two occasions since it became a conditions race.
The official rating of the winner has usually been between 159 and 167.
The higher rating was recorded by both Riverside Theatre (2013) and Wishful Thinking (2014).
Class is a key factor in this race with all but one of the last twelve winners having previously won at least once at Grade 1 or Grade 2 level.
Peterborough Chase – Top Trainers and Jockeys
Two Trainers share the honours at the top of the all-time winner’s list for this event. Nicky Henderson and Henrietta Knight have both won it eight times. Henderson’s winners; Remittance Man (1992), Travado (1993, 1995), Riverside Theatre (2013), Josses Hill (2016), Top Notch (2017, 2019), Mister Fisher (2020).
Knight trained Edredon Bleu to win here for four successive seasons from 1998 to 2001. Her other successes came with Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Best Mate (2002), Impek (2005) and Racing Demon (2006, 2007).
Jim Culloty and Richard Dunwoody share the riding honours on four victories apiece. Culloty rode Edredon Bleu to his first three victories and also partnered Best Mate. Dunwoody won on Very Promising (1987), Remittance Man (1992), Travado (1995) and One Man (1997).
Betting on the Peterborough Chase
The Peterborough Chase has been won by some famous names over the years including Best Mate and One Man.
It tends to attract small fields and the market leaders often dominate, although their subsequent record at the Cheltenham Festival has been poor in recent seasons.
What are important facts about Peterborough Chase?
Here are some important facts about Peterborough Chase:
- The Peterborough Chase is run at Huntingdon Racecourse, Great Britain
- The Peterborough Chase is for horses aged 4 and over
- The Peterborough Chase is a National Hunt Chase in Great Britain
- The Peterborough Chase distance is 2 miles and 4 furlongs
Summary of the Peterborough Chase
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Often a small field but high-class race, The Peterborough Chase is one of the top jumps races on the season.
We have looked at betting, previous winners, stats and more so you have all you need to know when betting on or just watching the race.
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