JLT Novices 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 JLT Novices Chase winner!




JLT Novices Chase Trends 2017: 

  • No winner of a Cheltenham novice event up to 3m ½ furlong aged 8 or older in history
  • 5/6 winners were Irish (first 2 home in 2014 were French bred – 3 of first 4 home in 2015 were also FR bred)
  • 5/6 were 1st or 2nd LTO (last year’s winner Black Hercules F LTO)
  • Respect Grade 1 novice chase form
  • Pattern race winners over hurdles have done well in this in its short duration
  • 6/6 raced within 54 days of the race
  • All 6 winners ran at Cheltenham festival the previous year
  • 5/6 were novice hurdling season before their win
  • 4/6 finished in the first 3 in a G1, two won a G2 (Black Hercules won a listed race)
  • 5/6 were in the first 4 in the market
  • 4/6 won LTO

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