Northern Trust Company Novices Handicap Chase

The Northern Trust Company Novices Handicap Chase is a Listed chase which horses of five or older can enter. It is run on the National Course and runners have to jump 16 fences. It is a race for novice chasers with a handicap rating between 0 and 140.

The race was established when a fourth day was added to the Cheltenham Festival in 2005 and is now the penultimate event.


4.50 Northern Trust Company Novices Handicap Chase (RTV)

Type: Listed Handicap Steeple Chase

Distance: 2m 4 1/2f 

Age: 5 year olds +

Weight: Handicap

Allowances: None

Prize Fund: £70,000


2010-2019 Quick Read Stats

Tuesday 10 March

Cheltenham (Old Course) 4.50: Northern Trust Company Novices’ Handicap Chase (Listed Race) (5yo+ 0-145) 2m4f

Trainers

  • The race has gone to 10 different trainers in the last 10 years

Age

  • 6yo winners: 4
  • 7yo: 3
  • 5yo: 1
  • 8yo: 1
  • 9yo: 1

Weight and Official Rating

  • Six winners carried 11st4lb to 11st8lb
  • Eight winners were rated 137 to 142

SPs

  • Two favourites have won in the past 10 years (shortest price 5/1)
  • Five non-favourite winners have returned a double-digit SP

Form Pointers

  • All winners had run at least three times in the same season
  • Eight winners had won a race in the same season
  • Eight winners had previously run at Cheltenham
  • Five winners won over the distance
  • Five winners won last time out, three more were placed

Racing Hub Verdict

Annie MC

At The Acorn

Deyrann De Carkac

Imperial Aura