Red Rum Handicap Chase

The Red Rum Handicap Chase is a Grade 3 national hunt chase run during the course of the annual Aintree Festival. The race covers a distance of 2 miles and features 12 fences. Entry to the Red Rum Handicap Chase is open to 5-year-old and above racehorses.

The Red Rum Handicap Chase was originally known as the Aintree Chase, but was renamed in 1997 to pay tribute to Red Rum, the legendary Grand National champion. The race was originally classed as a Listed handicap race, but acquired Grade 3 status in 2004.

Red Rum Chase Betting Tips & Trends

Weight: Winners weights in the past five years have ranged between 9st 9lbs and 11st 10lbs, indicating that weight isn’t a major factor in this race.

Age: Winners in the past five races have ranged from 6 to 9 years of age.

Odds: 7/1 25/1 13/2 10/1 10/3. Recent winners of the Red Rum Handicap Chase have been priced between 10/3 and 25/1. Only one antepost favourite has won the race in the past five years.

Jockey: The Red Rum Handicap Chase is something of a lottery, with the race regular taken by jockeys from the smaller stables.

Trainer: Trainer, Paul Webber, has won the Red Rum Handicap Chase three times since 1999.

Red Rum Handicap Chase Tip: An unpredictable race means a great lay betting opportunity, lay the favourite at Betfair.

Red Rum Handicap Chase Winners

Racehorse quality in the Red Rum Handicap Chase can be variable, and no racehorses has won the race twice. A number of trainers have, however, displayed a knack for training Red Rum Handicap Chase winners. Paul Webber is one such trainer, with his charges taking three race victories since 1999.