Centenary Novices' Chase Odds

A Plus Tard won the 2019 renewal under a fine ride from Rachael Blackmore
A Plus Tard won the 2019 renewal under a fine ride from Rachael Blackmore

The Novices’ Handicap Chase is a deeply competitive affair, one of the most open on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival, and the market regularly chops and changes throughout the season. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled on horseracing.net for expert views and analysis on the 2020 Novices’ Handicap Chase as the picture becomes clearer. 

The latest odds for the Novices Handicap Chase will be listed below just as soon as they become available.

Tuesday 10th March 2020 - 16.50

Runners

Hold The Note
Best Odds
Hold The Note silk
Hold The Note
12/1
£40 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
Close
Put The Kettle On
Best Odds
Put The Kettle On silk
Put The Kettle On
16/1
REVEAL OFFER
Close
Beakstown
Best Odds
Beakstown silk
Beakstown
20/1
REVEAL OFFER
£40 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
Close
Galvin
Best Odds
Galvin silk
Galvin
20/1
REVEAL OFFER
£30 FREE BET
Close
Off You Go
Best Odds
Off You Go silk
Off You Go
20/1
REVEAL OFFER
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
Close
Chosen Mate
Best Odds
Chosen Mate silk
Chosen Mate
20/1
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
Close
Champagne Platinum
Best Odds
Champagne Platinum silk
Champagne Platinum
20/1
REVEAL OFFER
Close
Annie Mc
Best Odds
Annie Mc silk
Annie Mc
20/1
REVEAL OFFER
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
Close
Erick Le Rouge
Best Odds
Erick Le Rouge silk
Erick Le Rouge
25/1
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
Close
Imperial Aura
Best Odds
Imperial Aura silk
Imperial Aura
25/1
£30 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
£40 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
Close
Simply The Betts
Best Odds
Simply The Betts silk
Simply The Betts
25/1
£30 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
Close
Tower Bridge
Best Odds
Tower Bridge silk
Tower Bridge
25/1
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
Close
Myth Buster
Best Odds
Myth Buster silk
Myth Buster
25/1
REVEAL OFFER
£40 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
Close
Im A Game Changer
Best Odds
Im A Game Changer silk
Im A Game Changer
25/1
£30 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
Close
Gallant John Joe
Best Odds
Gallant John Joe silk
Gallant John Joe
25/1
£30 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
Close
Speak Easy
Best Odds
Speak Easy silk
Speak Easy
25/1
REVEAL OFFER
Close
Walk Away
Best Odds
Walk Away silk
Walk Away
25/1
REVEAL OFFER
Close
At The Acorn
Best Odds
At The Acorn silk
At The Acorn
25/1
REVEAL OFFER
Close
Champagne Court
Best Odds
Champagne Court silk
Champagne Court
25/1
£40 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
Close
Champagne Mystery
Best Odds
Champagne Mystery silk
Champagne Mystery
33/1
£30 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
£30 FREE BET
Close
Dallas Des Pictons
Best Odds
Dallas Des Pictons silk
Dallas Des Pictons
33/1
£40 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
Close
Deyrann De Carjac
Best Odds
Deyrann De Carjac silk
Deyrann De Carjac
33/1
£40 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
£30 FREE BET
Close
Mont Des Avaloirs
Best Odds
Mont Des Avaloirs silk
Mont Des Avaloirs
33/1
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
Close
Dommage Pour Toi
Best Odds
Dommage Pour Toi silk
Dommage Pour Toi
33/1
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
Close
Eclair De Beaufeu
Best Odds
Eclair De Beaufeu silk
Eclair De Beaufeu
33/1
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
Close
Robin De Carlow
Best Odds
Robin De Carlow silk
Robin De Carlow
33/1
£40 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
Close
Discordantly
Best Odds
Discordantly silk
Discordantly
33/1
REVEAL OFFER
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
Close
Encore Champs
Best Odds
Encore Champs silk
Encore Champs
33/1
REVEAL OFFER
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
Close
Joke Dancer
Best Odds
Joke Dancer silk
Joke Dancer
33/1
REVEAL OFFER
Close
Sammy Bill
Best Odds
Sammy Bill silk
Sammy Bill
40/1
£40 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
Close
Solomon Grey
Best Odds
Solomon Grey silk
Solomon Grey
50/1
£30 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
£30 FREE BET
Close
The Mighty Don
Best Odds
The Mighty Don silk
The Mighty Don
50/1
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
Close
Not That Fuisse
Best Odds
Not That Fuisse silk
Not That Fuisse
50/1
REVEAL OFFER
£30 FREE BET
£30 FREE BET
Close
Each Way Terms
View More
Odds correct as of 2020-01-23 01:15:05 Odds subject to change.

Centenary Novices' Chase Tips

Tips for the 2020 Novices’ Handicap Chase will appear here. 

What is the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase?

The Novices’ Handicap Chase is a listed handicap chase for novice chasers, over just over two and a half miles (two miles, four furlongs and 44 yards). The race is traditionally held as the penultimate race on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival, Champion Day, held on a Tuesday, and regularly sees punters land a gamble. The race is currently sponsored by Close Brothers Group, who have backed it since 2016. 

The history of the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase 

The Novices’ Handicap Chase was one of four races that were introduced to the Cheltenham Festival in 2005, as part of the switch from three days to four. The race is a handicap for novices rated between 0-145, and has produced several smart performers, including the 2012 winner, Hunt Ball. The inaugural running in 2005 was won by the Mark Bradstock-trained King Harald, with his jockey Mattie Batchelor subsequently winning a Lester award for Jumps ride of the year. The only trainer to win this race on more than one occasion is Ferdy Murphy, who struck in 2007 with L’Antartique and in 2011 with Divers. 

What happened in the 2019 Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase?

Punters came into the 2019 renewal of the Close Brothers after a mixed day, with short-priced favourites suffering defeat in both the Champion Hurdle (Apple’s Jade) and the Mares’ Hurdle (Benie Des Dieux), though they never looked in danger of failing to land a touch here. A Plus Tard was sent off a strong 5/1 favourite for the 20-runner contest off an opening handicap mark of 143, and he took the field apart, scoring by 16 lengths and leaving connections wondering if they should have targeted one of the Grade 1 novice chases at the Festival instead! 

Who is the most iconic winner of the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase?

There’s no more iconic a winner of the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase than the hugely-popular Hunt Ball, who capped off a remarkable season when winning this in 2012. Having joined the Keiran Burke yard in the autumn of 2011 off a basement chase mark of 69, Hunt Ball quickly hit the ground running, winning six of his first seven starts for the yard, improving a scarcely believable 73 lb in that time and landing several gambles in the process. As a result, Hunt Ball took his chance in the Close Brothers off a mark of 142, and picked up win number seven in great style, storming up the hill to win by eight lengths, and set himself out as a potential Gold Cup performer. Hunt Ball would find life tougher the following season, but he landed another big gamble at Taunton in April 2013, before being sold to America by his controversial owner, Anthony Knott. Hunt Ball would return to Britain a year later with new owners and under the care of Nicky Henderson, but he never quite recaptured the heights of his extraordinary 2011-12 season.  

Are there any trials for the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase?

The fact that the Close Brothers’ Handicap Chase is open to horses rated between 0-145 means that runners can arrive here with differing profiles and from all angles - making it difficult to pin down certain races of interest. However, competitive novice chases such as the Timeform-sponsored Novices’ Handicap Chase at Cheltenham on Trials Day in January are races to note - with Mister Whitaker winning that particular event en route to winning the Close Brothers in 2017.  

Who is the most successful jockey in the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase?

The joint-most successful jockeys in the history of the Novices’ Handicap Chase are Graham Lee and Brian Hughes, with two winners each. Graham Lee’s two wins in the race came with L’Antartique in 2007 and Divers in 2011, while Brian Hughes has won the Novices’ Handicap Chase with Ballyalton in 2016 and Mister Whitaker in 2018. 

Who is the most successful trainer in the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase?

The most successful trainer in the history of the Novices’ Handicap Chase is Ferdy Murphy, who has won the race on two occasions - with L’Antartique in 2007 and Divers in 2011.  

Cheltenham Festival Betting Odds
New posts have just been added
£20 Risk Free First bet
Limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is  £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a  £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of  £10+. T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org.
Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets
New customers using Promo Code P30 only, min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15 (30 days expiry), free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org
Welcome Offer
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org.
Bet £10 Get £30 + 30 Free Spins
You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Minimum 5 game rounds. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £5 Get £30
New Customers only. Deposit and place a £5 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 2x £10 Free Sports Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater, expires in 7 days, plus a £10 Casino Bonus, expires in 7 days. Wager the Casino Bonus 35x to withdraw winnings. Credit/Debit card deposits only. Geographical Restrictions and T&Cs Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly
Bet £10 Get £40
New customers only – £10 deposit using promo code "FOOTBALL" or "RACING"- First bet must be placed on any market - Minimum stake £10 at odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & Full T&C’s apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Free £20 Exchange Bet
New customers only, bet up to €/£20 on the Exchange and if your first bet loses, we’ll refund you €/£20 in Cash. Bet must be placed in first 7 days of account opening. T&Cs apply, 18+ begambleaware.org
Up to £30 in Free Bets
New UK & Ireland Customers Only. Min Deposit: £/€10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org
Up to £40 In Bonuses + £10 Casino Bonus
New customers only. 18+, BeGambleAware.org. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus. Wagering requirements: Sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), Casino 25x. Only one bonus can be used at a time, Sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the Casino, unless the bonus has been forfeited. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in.T&C's apply.
£25 Bet Bundle
18+ T&Cs apply. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds ½. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply. ** **18+. UK/IRE customers only. Max refund £20. Win or win part of e/w outright singles only. Min field size required. 1st bet on each race. Free bet expires after 7 days. Ante post bets after 9am 5/3/2019 qualify. Free/void bets don’t qualify. T&Cs apply.