RSA Chase Tips

The RSA Chase is the second race run on Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival. That falls on Wednesday March 11, 2020 and the official starting time is 2:40pm. 

The Day 2 card also includes the Novices’ Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase and Champion Bumper at Grade 1 level. 

Cheltenham Day 2 Results 2020 (Wednesday)

Time - DateRaceOur Tips / ResultsBet / Watch Replays
13:30 ResultNovices' HurdleWinner: Envoi Allen 4/7 F
14:10 ResultRSA ChaseWinner: Champ 9/2
14:50 ResultCoral CupWinner: Dame De Compagnie 5/1
15:30Champion ChaseWinner: Politologue 6/1 2ndF
16:10Cross Country ChaseWinner: Easysland 3/1
16:50Boodles Juvenile H'cap HurdleWinner: Aramax
17:30Champion BumperWinner: Ferny Hollow

2020 RSA Chase Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

The RSA Chase might not have the history of some of the Cheltenham Festival races, but punters love betting on the Novices’ Chase and it remains as one of the better betting races of the four days. 

With a whopping 19 fences to jump, the big field stretches out over plenty of distance and it makes for one of the greatest spectacles during the jumping season.

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RSA Chase Odds

RSA Chase 2020 Runners & Results

RunnerBest OddsPlace Bet
Winner: Champ10/3
2nd Place: Minella Indo4/1
3rd Place: Allaho5/1
Slate House16/1
Easy Game20/1
Black Op20/1
Non Runner No BetBest Odds Guaranteed
E/W Terms1/5 Odds - 3 PlacesSee all Runners

RSA Chase Key Facts

DateWednesday March 11, 2020
StatusGrade 1
Prize Money£175,000

RSA Chase Date & Time 2020

2:40 – RSA Chase 
4:10 – Cross Country Chase 
4:50 – Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle 
5:30 – Champion Bumper

RSA Chase Winners

Trainer Willie Mullins is tied with most wins after getting a win with Don Poli in 2015. He has trained many champion winners of the RSA Chase but Nicky Henderson has trained some good ones too. 

Might Bite scored a popular win in 2017 and Henderson also trained Bobs Worth and Trabolgan to victory. 

Which potential champion will add their name to the past winners list this year?

RSA Chase Winners
2018Presenting Percy
2017Might Bite
2015Don Poli
2014O'Faolain’s Boy
2013Lord Windermere
2012Bobs Worth
2011Bostons Angel
2010Weapon's Amnesty
2008Albertas Run
2006Star de Mohaison
2004Rule Supreme
2003One Knight
2002Hussard Collonges
2001no race
2000Lord Noelie
1999Looks Like Trouble
1998Florida Pearl

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Final Results (2020)

Cheltenham Day 2 RacesWinners2nd Place3rd PlaceWatch Replays
13:30 Ballymore Novices' HurdleEnvoi Allen (4/7 F)Easywork (12/1)The Big Getaway (9/1)
14:10 RSA Insurance Novices' ChaseChamp (9/2)Minella Indo (3/1)Allaho (3/1)
14:50 Coral CupDame De Compagnie (5/1)Black Tears (12/1)Thosedaysaregone (11/1)
15:30 Champion ChasePolitologue (6/1 2nd F)Dynamite Dollars (7/1)Bun Doran
16:10 Cross Country ChaseEasysland (3/1)Tiger Roll (9/10 F)Out Sam (33/1)
16:50 Juvenile H'cap HurdleAramax (15/2)Night Edition (16/1)Saint D'Oroux (14/1)
17:30 Champion BumperFerny Hollow (11/1)Appreciate It (15/8 F)Queens Brook (6/1 2nd F)

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Results (2019)

Cheltenham Day 2 RacesWinner2nd Place3rd PlaceWinning Odds
13:30 Ballymore Novices' HurdleCity IslandChampBright Forecast8/1
14:10 RSA Insurance Novices' ChaseTopofthegameSantiniDelta Work4/1
14:50 Coral CupWilliam HenryWicklow BraveBallyandy28/1
15:30 Champion ChaseAltiorPolitologueSceau Royal4/11 F
16:10 Glenfarcas ChaseTiger RollJosies OrdersUrgent De Gregaine5/4 F
16:50 Juvenile H'cap HurdleBand of OutlawsCoko BeachCiel De Neige7/2 F
17:30 Champion BumperEnvoi AllenBlue SariThyme Hill2/1 F

RSA Chase History

The grueling race for horses aged five years old or higher is a good lead-up race to the Cheltenham Gold Cup, with the likes of Bobs Worth and Lord Windermere going on to win the Gold Cup the following year. 

First run in 1946, the RSA Chase has been raced under many different names but currently is run under the RSA Insurance Chase title. 

The most successful jockey is Pat Taaffe, who scored five wins starting in 1953 and ending in 1970 when Proud Tarquin was victorious. The most successful recent jockey is Davy Russell, who scored wins in 2010, 2013 and 2018. 

Peter Scudamore scored three consecutive RSA Chase wins from 1991-1993. That feat has only been recorded once in the history of the race, with Pat Taaffe scoring three wins in four years. 

From 1948 to 1950, the race was held in divisions and the very first winner of the RSA Chase, Birthlaw, was aged 11 – a record that stands to this day. 

Most of the recent winners are aged seven of eight, with the seven-year-olds scoring 13 of the last 19 editions. 

The 1947 edition was abandoned due to snow and frost. The 2001 race, like every other race during the Cheltenham Festival, was called off due to a foot-and-mouth crisis.

RSA Chase FAQs

When is the RSA Chase?

The Cheltenham RSA Chase is the second race on Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday, March 11th. It is the novices’ equivalent of the Gold Cup and several winners have gone on to triumph in the Festival showpiece itself in later years, including Denman.

What time is the Cheltenham RSA Chase?

The 2020 RSA Chase is due off at 14:50 GMT on Wednesday, March 11th 2020.

What are the latest RSA Chase odds?

2020 Cheltenham RSA Chase odds have Champ and Minella Indo as the market leaders ahead of the start of the Cheltenham Festival.

Who was the Cheltenham RSA Chase 2019 winner?

Topofthegame returned home at 4/1, staying on well in the closing stages after jumping well throughout the race.