Day 2 – Wednesday 11th March 2020 – 2.10pm – RSA Chase – Grade 1 – 3m110y
The RSA Chase is the second race of the second day of the Cheltenham Festival. It is run over three-mile, and it is for horses that are aged five years or more. The winner of the 2019 renewal was Topofthegame that represented trainer Paul Nicholls.
2019 RSA Chase Result
|1st||Topofthegame 4/1||7||H Cobden||P Nicholls|
|2nd||Santini 3/1||7||N De Boinville||N Henderson|
|3rd||Delta Work 15/8F||6||D Russell||G Elliott|
RSA Chase History
The RSA Chase was formerly called the Broadway Novices’ Chase, and it is a race run on a distance of 3 miles and half a furlong with 19 fences to overcome. The RSA Chase is the perfect race to get insights on potential future Cheltenham Festival winners. A number of RSA Chase winners over the years have gone on to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup. One of those was Denman who won the RSA in 2007 and the Gold Cup in 2008.
Paul Nicholls is a trainer that has had particular success in the RSA. He is still behind Fulke Walwyn who during the 1940 and 50s has won four times the RSA Chase.