Close Brothers Novices Handicap Chase Trends

Before the festival it is always important to carefully research the races before having a bet in them. One way of doing this is to look at the key trends from the race.

@Cameron3012 has compiled the following trends to help pick this years Close Brothers Novices Handicap Chase winner!


Close Brothers Novices Handicap Chase Trends 2017:

  • All winners, except in 2013, 2015 and 2016, were 1st or 2nd LTO (2015 winner was 3rd lto out so look for top 3 finishes lto although Ballyalton fell before his win last year)
  • 5/8 winners actually won LTO
  • 11/12 were beaten on at least 2 chase starts before the race
  • All winners bar one aged 6 or 7 (Ballyalton aged 9 last year)
  • Look twice at horses that ran in a novice hurdle at festival last year
  • Respect Henderson, Jonjo, Hobbs and McManus owned horses
  • Horses outside the front 6 in the betting have only won twice (pays to concentrate on those at the head of the betting)

Recent Trends

  • 10/12 priced at 12-1 or lower
  • Each way bets on horses wearing headgear have returned a major profit in last 8 yrs
  • Irish only have 1/12 winners
  • Last 43 Graded chase winners all beaten (Including Willow’s Saviour last year who fell when fancied at 10-1)

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