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The first Grade 1 on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival is the RSA Chase. You will find all the latest RSA Chase odds in this article. You can also find interesting tips and odds on Cheltenham Festival by visiting our dedicated page. You will be able to read up on the history of the famous race and study some of the past winners that have made this race so memorable.
RSA Chase Odds Winner – Favourites 2021
Below you will find the RSA Chase odds for the 2021 instalment. There is expected to be a competitive field for the race, which means that there will be intrigue among the RSA Chase favourites 2021.
RSA Chase Tips
This race promises to be one of the most exciting on the second day of the festival. However, there are two main contenders according to the RSA Chase odds. You can learn more about the RSA Chase favourites 2021 below.
Monkfish will be a runner that is included on multiple RSA Chase tips this year. The Irish-trained seven-year-old has been in excellent form over the past year and will come into this year’s race without having suffered a defeat since November 2019.
The Willie Mullins-trained horse has won his last four and has looked unbeatable so far this season.
Both of his runs so far this season have come in Ireland. His first run of the season came at Fairyhouse, as he won by four lengths from Ontheropes before he backed that up with a second win at Leopardstown in late December.
In his most recent run, he beat Latest Exhibition by three lengths. Monkfish already has a win at the Cheltenham Festival under his belt, as he won the Albert Bartlett 12 months ago.
Gordon Elliott could opt to oppose Monkfish in the RSA Chase in 2021 with Envoi Allen. If he opts to take that route, then the seven-year-old will feature heavily on the RSA Chase tips. It is undecided at present whether the seven-year-old will be declared for the RSA Chase or the Marsh Novices’ Chase.
Envoi Allen recorded his eleventh straight victory in the middle of January at Punchestown, as he won by three and a half lengths from Fils D’oudairies. That run of form has seen him already record wins in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle and the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival.
RSA Chase Cheltenham Festival
Ahead of examining the RSA Chase odds, it is important to look back at the history of the race. In this section, you will find out about the recent winners, prize money and records that have made the RSA Chase such an esteemed target for owners and trainers.
The RSA Chase was formally known as the Broadway Novices’ Chase, before being renamed in the 1960s due to sponsorship reasons. Tote sponsored the race between 1964 and 1973 before RSA Insurance Group became the sponsor from 2009.
Other sponsors of the race have included Sun Alliance and Royal & Sun Alliance. The RSA Chase is run over three miles, with horses having to navigate 20 fences.
The prize money for the race last year was unchanged from the 2019 RSA Chase. There was a prize fund of £175,000, with the top six earning money from their performances for connections.
Last year, the winner received £98,473, while second and third received £37,391 and £18,859 respectively.
The RSA Chase has typically been the logical step for owners and trainers looking to win the Gold Cup. The most recent horse to have won the RSA Chase before winning the blue ribbon event was Lord Windermere, who won the Gold Cup in 2014.
Arkle is one of the standout winners of this race, as the famous horse won this in 1963. Other famous runners to have won the RSA Chase include Florida Pearl, Denman and Miinnehoma.
The leading jockey in the RSA Chase is Pat Taaffe. His first win in the race came in 1953 on board Coneyburrow, before his final success came on board Proud Tarquin in 1970. His most famous winner was Arkle in 1963.
There are three trainers that have won this race on a record four occasions. Fulke Walwyn won this race on four occasions between 1948 and 1957, while Willie Mullins and Nicky Henderson have dominated in recent years.
Mullins most recent win in the RSA Chase came in 2015 with Don Poli. Meanwhile, Henderson’s most recent success came last year with Champ.
RSA Chase – FAQs
If you have any further questions about the RSA Chase odds, you will be able to find the answers you need below.
What Time is the RSA Chase Cheltenham 2021?
The markets with RSA Chase odds will close shortly before the race gets underway on the second day of the festival at 14:10.
Who Won the RSA Chase Last Year?
As predicted by many RSA Chase tips, Champ was the winner in last year’s race.
Which Horse is the Favourite to Win in 2021?
The current favourite in the RSA Chase odds is Monkfish.