Cheltenham Novices Chase Tips 2020

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When is The Cheltenham Novices Chase 2020?

The SSS Cheltenham Novices Chase is third race of the Friday of the November Meeting at Cheltenham.

The Cheltenham Novices Chase takes place on Friday 13th November 2020 with the race starting at 2.25pm at Cheltenham Racecourse.

This 2 mile and 4 1/2 furlongs handicap race is open to horses aged 4 years and older.

Last year's winner took home prize money of £15475.



Cheltenham Novices Chase Previous Winners

2019 SSS Novices Chase was abandoned due to waterlogging

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
Cheltenham2m4½fGood To Soft456/511-71491(0)22d
Cheltenham2m4½fGood To Soft4510/1111-101510(0)34d
Cheltenham2m4½fGood To Soft567/411-200(0)246d
Cheltenham2m4½fGood To Soft1067/211-200(0)239d
Cheltenham2m4½fGood To Soft6612/111-200(0)359d
Cheltenham2m4½fGood To Soft764/611-400(0)11d
Cheltenham2m4½fGood To Soft956/110-1300(0)
Cheltenham2m4½fGood To Soft985/210-1301(0)225d
Cheltenham2m4½fGood To Soft9513/210-1300(0)201d



Cheltenham Novices Chase Stats and Trends

Steel Plate & Sections Novices Chase

 12 year Trends and Statistics 2007 – 2018

  • Age – 10 of the last 12 winners were aged 6.
  • Sex – All of the last 12 winners were geldings.
  • Country – 8 of the last 12 winners were bred in Ireland, 3 in France and 1 in Great Britain.
  • Colour – 7 of the last 12 winners were bay (b).
  • Starting Price (SP) – 10 of the last 12 winners returned a SP of 9/2 or less.
  • Starting Price Rank – 4 of the last 12 winners started as favourite and 11 were in the first 3 in the betting.
  • Headgear – None of the last 12 winners wore any headgear although 2 had a tongue-tie. 
  • Weight Carried – 11 of the last 12 winners carried between 11st 2lb and 11st 7lb.
  • Days Since Last Run – 7 of the last 12 winners had not run for over 196 days. 5 of the last 12 winners had run between 12 and 34 days ago.
  • Last Run Form – 6 of the last 12 winners had won last time out and 11 finished in the first 4.

Cheltenham Novices Chase Results

Abandoned due to waterlogged course.

Steel Plate And Sections Novices Chase
Distance: 2m4½f (4444 yards +57 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £15475 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 7    Going: Good    Class: Class 2     Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 5 mins 3.10s   Avg OR: 38     Median OR: 0 

1 Count Meribel 4/1

2 Le Breuil (FR) 8/1

3 Mr Whipped (IRE) 15/8 (fav)

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
11stCount Meribel611-7137Twiston-Davies, N AGrant, Mark4/15.702.66
tracked leader, upsides 3 out, led narrowly when blundered badly and headed next, soon ridden, regained narrow lead flat, edged left, just held on BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 60
42ndNKLe Breuil (FR)611-70Pauling, BenJacob, Daryl8/110.504.10
led, joined 3 out, headed narrowly when left in 1 length advantage next, soon ridden, edged right last, headed narrowly flat, kept on, just held BF IP MIN 2.36 BF IP MAX 610
63rd0.5Mr Whipped (IRE)511-20Henderson, N JMcGrath, Jeremiah15/8 (Fav)2.961.73
tracked leaders, driven and outpaced by front pair after 3 out, not fluent last, ridden and hung left flat, kept on, not quite reach front pair BF IP MIN 1.37 BF IP MAX 890
34thNKJenkins (IRE)611-70Henderson, N JBass, David11/113.796.17
in touch, outpaced 3 out, soon ridden, left 4th at last, stayed on to dispute 3rd flat, not quite reach leaders BF IP MIN 2.6 BF IP MAX 1000
55th49Jerrysback (IRE)611-20Hobbs, P JGeraghty, B J10/113.746.00
held up in last pair, lost touch when blundered 4 out, tailed off BF IP MIN 10 BF IP MAX 1000
7FWhite Moon (GER)611-2TT WS0Tizzard, C LPower, R M3/14.502.53
tracked leaders to 6th, held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, outpaced in 4th after next, rallied and in touch when not much room and fell last BF IP MIN 4 BF IP MAX 1000
2URGraasten (GER)611-7132Moore, G LMoore, Joshua33/138.8713.37
held up in last pair when hit and unseated rider 9th BF IP MIN 32 BF IP MAX 1000

Steel Plate And Sections Novices Chase
Distance: 2m4½f (4478 yards +30 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £15640 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 4    Going: Good To Soft    Class: Class 2     Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 5 mins 20.80s   Avg OR: 144     Median OR: 145.5

1 Finians Oscar (IRE) 10/11 (fav)

2 Movewiththetimes (IRE) 4/1

3 Coo Star Sivola (FR) 12/1

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
11stFinians Oscar (IRE)511-10151Tizzard, C LCooper, Bryan J10/11 (Fav)1.971.40
blundered 1st, tracked leader, reached for 4 out, soon close up, led after next, headed after 2 out, ridden and rallied to regain lead flat, going away towards finish BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 3.5
32nd2.25Movewiththetimes (IRE)611-2146Nicholls, P FGeraghty, B J4/15.782.24
hampered 1st, held up mainly in 3rd, close up after 4 out, driven to chase winner after next, led after 2 out, jumped big last, ridden and headed flat, no extra towards finish BF IP MIN 1.44 BF IP MAX 1000
23rd4Coo Star Sivola (FR)511-2135Williams, NickKelly, Lizzie12/115.123.96
led, headed after 3 out, kept on on until ridden and outpaced by front pair from last BF IP MIN 3.25 BF IP MAX 1000
4PUWilliam Henry (IRE)711-2145Henderson, N JRussell, D N5/23.911.71
went right and bumped 1st, continued to jump right and not fluent in rear after, tack slipped and pulled up after 7th BF IP MIN 4.1 BF IP MAX 1000

Cheltenham Novices Chase Tips

A key stat here is set to be exploded as none of the principals are aged 6 so we need to look elsewhere, odds of 9/2 or less, a top 4 finish last time and weight carried between 11st 2lb and 11st 7lb leaves this pair; PROTEKTORAT and IF THE CAP FITS.

How did we do?

Of the two above only PROTEKORAT was in the final line up.

Keith's Tip on the day:

SOUTHFIELD STONE 14:25 Cheltenham 2/1 – His course and distance win on this sort of going three weeks ago sets a good standard.

Keith had a brain fart and ignored the stats, consequently SOUTHFIELD STONE had to settle for second place a full 17 lengths behind the winner PROTEKORAT.

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November Meeting Race Card:

Friday 13th November

1.15Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle Race
1.50Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase
2.25The SSS Novices' Chase
3.00Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
3.35Ballymore Novices' Hurdle
4.05Valda Energy Novices' Handicap Hurdle

Saturday 14th November

12.40JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial
1.15November Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Steeple Chase
2.25Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial
3.00Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase
3.30Intermediate Handicap Hurdle
4.00Karndean Design Flooring Mares' Bumper (Listed)

Sunday 15th November

1.15mallardjewellers.com Novices' Steeple Chase
1.50The Plantuer at Chapel Stud Handicap Steeple Chase
2.25The Shloer Steeplechase
3.00The Unibet Greatwood Hurdle Race
3.30Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (Sharp Novices Hurdle)
4.00High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

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