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THE FORTRIA CHASE IS A PATTERN TRIAL FOR THE QUEEN MOTHER CHAMPION CHASE AT THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL
Named after the successful Irish chaser of the early 60's, the Fortria Chase at Navan is one of the premier two mile races on the National Hunt calendar in Ireland. The race takes place each November at Navan and has been won by some of the very best horses at the trip. It is a Grade 2 race which offers some good early season form with the Cheltenham Festival in mind. The most famous recent winner of the race was the great Moscow Flyer who won in 2003 and 2004, while Big Zeb picked up three wins on the bounce between 2009 and 2011 for trainer Colm Murphy.
It is worth noting that both Moscow Flyer and Big Zeb also won the Champion Chase at Cheltenham during their career which highlights the quality of runner in the Fortria. That indicates that we can look forward to another stellar race this year with some of the best in Ireland likely to head to Navan for one of the big early season races over two miles.
Recent Fortria Chase Winners And their Performances At Cheltenham The Same Season
2018 - Ballyoisin - Did not run at Cheltenham
2017 - Clarcam - Did not run at Cheltenham
2016 - Arctic Skipper - Did not run at Cheltenham
2015 - Hidden Cyclone - Did not run at Cheltenham
2014 - Twinlight - Did not run at Cheltenham
2013 - Flemenstar - Did not run at Cheltenham
2012 - Flemenstar - Did not run at Cheltenham
2011 - Big Zeb - 3rd in the Queen Mother Champion Chase
2010 - Big Zeb - 2nd in the Queen Mother Champion Chase