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Cotswold Chase

The Cotswold Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run on the New Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 3 miles and 1½ furlongs (5,130 metres), and during its running there are nineteen fences to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year in January.

The event serves as a trial for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, which takes place at the same venue in March. It is held during Festival Trials Day, which features several other trials for races at the Cheltenham Festival. The event is registered as the Cotswold Chase, but it is usually known by a sponsored title. The wine merchant Bibendum began supporting the race in 2010, and its current title – the Argento Chase – promotes Argento, an Argentinian wine brand. [1]

Winners since 1988

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

1988 Twin Oaks 8 Paul Croucher David Murray Smith
1989 Deep Moment 7 Dermot Browne Mercy Rimell
1990 Toby Tobias 8 Mark Pitman Jenny Pitman
1991 Celtic Shot 9 Peter Scudamore Charlie Brooks
1992 no race 1992
1993 Sibton Abbey 8 Steve Smith Eccles Ferdy Murphy
1994 Dubacilla 8 Dean Gallagher Henry Cole
1995 Master Oats 9 Norman Williamson Kim Bailey
1996 no race 1996
1997 One Man 9 Richard Dunwoody Gordon W. Richards
1998 See More Business 8 Timmy Murphy Paul Nicholls
1999 Cyfor Malta 6 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2000 Looks Like Trouble 8 Norman Williamson Noel Chance
2001 See More Business 11 Mick Fitzgerald Paul Nicholls
2002 Rince Ri 9 Ruby Walsh Ted Walsh
2003 Behrajan 8 Richard Johnson Henry Daly
2004 Jair du Cochet 7 Jacques Ricou Guillaume Macaire
2005 Grey Abbey 11 Graham Lee Howard Johnson
2006 See You Sometime [1] 11 Andrew Thornton Seamus Mullins
2007 Exotic Dancer 7 Tony McCoy Jonjo O'Neill
2008 Knowhere 10 Paddy Brennan Nigel Twiston-Davies
2009 Joe Lively 10 Joe Tizzard Colin Tizzard
2010 Taranis 9 Nick Scholfield Paul Nicholls

1 The 2006 running took place at Wincanton.

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