AS mentioned in the Champion Chase review, the RSA Chase finished more quickly than that race up the run-in, but it was still slightly slower than par, and the rapid manner in which Champ overhauled Minella Indo and Allaho was a testament to them stopping as much as to him finding plenty.

The more representative measures of time and finishing speed percentage from three out have the RSA a well-run contest and one in which the overall time looks to have been good. I have a timefigure of 159 on Champ, upped to 160 on account of how quickly he finished, and 158/157 on the placed horses.