THE Randox Health Topham Chase is run on day two of the Grand National Festival and we’ve got all the latest news, views and top tips ahead of the renewal.
To get you in the mood for the race at Aintree – here’s a run-down of the race.
When is the Topham Chase, what’s the distance and which sort of horses can enter?
The 2018 Topham Chase will take place on Friday, April 13 at 16:05 (4.05pm).
It’s a Grade 3 National Hunt Handicap Chase race run over two miles and five and a half furlongs, for horses aged five years and upwards.
How can I watch the race?
The race will be broadcast live on Racing UK and ITV1.
Racing UK is on Sky channel 432, Virgin channel 536, and UPC in Ireland on channel 411.
Previous Topham Chase winners
- 2017 Ultragold
- 2016 Eastlake
- 2015 Rajdhani Express
- 2014 Ma Filleule
- 2013 Triolo D’Alene
- 2012 Always Waining
- 2011 Always Waining
- 2010 Always Waining
- 2009 Irish Raptor
- 2008 Gwanako
- 2007 Dunbrody Millar
- 2006 Liberthine
- 2005 Cregg House
- 2004 Cassia Heights
- 2003 Clan Royal
- 2002 It’s Time For A Win
What are the latest odds?
O O Seven is currently the favourite.
Which horses and trainers have won the Topham Chase the most?
Always Waining won the race an incredible three years in a row.
Nicky Henderson is the leading trainer with five wins already in the race.
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Who won the race last year?
Huge outsider Ultragold (50-1) was victorious for Colin Tizzard and Harry Cobden.
Katnap (22-1) was second with Portrait King (66-1) third. This year’s favourite O O Seven (12-1) was fourth.
What are the top tips for this year’s race?
That’s a good question!
Check back here closer to the race for the latest tips from our team of experts.