Close Brothers Novices Handicap Chase

The Close Brothers Novices Handicap Chase is a Listed National Hunt chase which horses of the age of 5 or older can enter. It is run on the Old 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 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


2009-2018 Stats

Trainers:

  • This race has been won by ten different trainers in the past ten years

Age:

  • 6yo have won four times, 7yo three times

SP:

  • Only one favourite (13/2) has won in ten years

Form pointers:

  • Six winners won their previous race
  • Five winners had won over the distance
  • Seven winners had run three or four times in the same season

Racing Hub Shortlist

1 A Plus Tard, 2 Lough Derg Spirit, 3 Quamino, 4 Ben Dundee