RSA Chase Tips

The RSA Chase is the second race run on Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival. That falls on Wednesday March 17, 2021 and the official starting time is 2:10pm. 

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.

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Card

Cheltenham Day 2 Tips 2021 (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

2021 RSA Novices' Chase Odds

Best Odds
Top Bookie
Envoi Allen7/1Paddy Power
Latest Exhibition16/1William Hill
Fury Road16/1Unibet
Diol Ker20/1Betfred
Thyme Hill20/1bet365
Emitom20/1Paddy Power
Lisnagar Oscar20/1Unibet

2021 RSA Novices' Chase Tips

When the new jumps season kicks off, we'll have ante-post tips covering the RSA on our site. As we draw closer to the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, we'll finalise our tips and post them on this page.

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2020 RSA Chase Result

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 17, 2021
Distance3m 1/2 f
StatusGrade 1
Prize Money£175,000

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

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.

In 2020, it seemed like Ireland would be celebrating, as Minella Indo and Allaho jumped the last with a lengthy advantage. However, in an amazing twist, Nicky Henderson's Champ flew up Cleeve Hill and pipped his rivals to the post.

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 17th. 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 2021 RSA Chase is due off at 14:10 GMT on Wednesday, March 17th.

What are the latest RSA Chase odds?

Envoi Allen is the favourite to win the RSA Novices' Chase in 2021, followed by Monkfish and Fury Road.

Who was the Cheltenham RSA Chase 2020 winner?

Champ flew home to beat Minella Indo and Allaho in the 2020 RSA.