RSA Insurance Noves’ Chase

The RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt chase, which can be entered by horses aged 5 years old and over. The race is run on the Old Course, with 19 fences to jump. 

The RSA Chase is often seen as an ideal opportunity for staying chasers who will appear in races such as the Gold Cup, King George and Hennessy Gold Cup in the years to come. 

2.10 RSA Insurance Novices Chase  (ITV/RTV)

Type: Grade 1 Steeple Chase Race

Distance: 3m 1/2f 

Age: 5 year olds +

Weight: 11st 2lb (5yo)  11st 4lb (6yo+)

Allowances: 7lb for mares

Prize Fund: £175,000

2009-2018 Stats


  • Eight 7yo have won in the last ten years


  • Four favourites have won in ten years

Festival appearances:

  • Eight winners had previously run at the Festival

Form pointers:

  • Nine winners had run in at least three chases
  • Six winners had won their previous race, three more were runners-up
  • Eight winners had previously won over the distance
  • Six winners had previously won at Cheltenham
  • Five winners had previously run in five chases

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