December Novices Chase Tips 2020

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When is The December Novices Chase 2020?

The December Novices Chase takes place at Doncaster Racecourse in December each year.  Although up until 2014 it was run at Lingfield Park.

This year it is being held on 12th December at 2.05pm

A Grade 2 race restricted to horses aged 4 years and older.  The race is run over a distance of about 3 miles.

The winner last year took home £22780.

This race is often a casualty of the poor December weather, where along with the Summit Juvenile Hurdle, the races were not run in the following years: 

2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2011 (Frost),

2006, 2008 (Flooded)

2010 (Snow)

    A trip down memory lane to the 1996 December Novices Chase. Food broker Star wins, where only 3 horses finish the race.

    9 Year Trends and Statistics (No race 2008, 2010 & 2011 adverse weather)

    • Age – All of the last 9 winners were aged between 5 and 7.
    • Sex – All of the last 9 winners were geldings.
    • Trainer – Paul Nicholls has won the race 3 times from just 7 runners in the last 9 years.
    • Horse – Due to conditions no horse has run more than once in the race. 
    • Country – 5 of the last 9 winners were bred in Ireland, 2 in Great Britain and 2 in France.
    • Colour – 7 of the last 9 winners were bay.
    • Weight Carried – All of the last 9 winners carried 11st 1lb or more.
    • Starting Price (SP) – 8 of the last 9 winners returned a SP of 5/2 or less and the other was 5/1.
    • Starting Price Rank – 5 of the last 9 winners started as favourite and all were in the first 3 in the betting.
    • Headgear – 7 of the last 9 winners wore no headgear.
    • Days Since Last Run – All of the last 9 winners had run between 14 and 43 days ago. 
    • Last Run Form –5 of the last 9 winners had won last time out, all of them finished in the first 2 last time.

    December Novices Chase Previous Winners

    No Races 2000,2001,2002,2005 (Frost),2006 (Flooded),2008 (Flooded),2010 (Snow),2011 (Frost)

    DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
    Doncaster3mGood To Soft465/211-11390(0)35d
    Lingfield3mGood To Soft7514/111-700(0)
    Lingfield3mGood To Soft9750/110-902(0)24d


    December Novices Chase Tips

    Our December Novices Chase tips will be added to the site as final declarations are in for the races.  Check out the race pages for all our tips.

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    December Novices Chase Results

    bet365 December Novices Chase (Grade 2)
    Distance: 3m (5274 yards) Prize (winner): £13668 Direction: Left Handed
    Runners: 4    Going: Good To Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
    Winners Time: 6 mins 19.19s   Avg OR: 105     Median OR: 138.5

    Full Results

    NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
    21stHurricane Harvey611-1139OBrien, FergalBrennan, P J5/23.701.88
    chased leader, close up when mistake 4 out, ridden before 3 out, upsides 2 out, led approaching last, driven out BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 6
    32nd1.25Milanford (IRE)611-10Mitchell, NickBellamy, Tom10/111.853.65
    led, jumped well, ridden before 3 out, joined 2 out, headed before last, stayed on under pressure from last BF IP MIN 2 BF IP MAX 1000
    13rd8.5House Island (IRE)611-1138Webber, P RSheehan, Gavin100/304.601.95
    held up in touch, progress to press leader 8th (water), dropped to 3rd 10th, blundered 12th, in rear 13th, ridden and headway 4 out, weakened before 2 out BF IP MIN 3.95 BF IP MAX 1000
    44th77Ofalltheginjoints (IRE)611-1143Tizzard, C LPower, R M5/4 (Fav)2.281.38
    held up in rear, slow jump 2nd, reminders 10th, not fluent 11th, pushed into 3rd 13th, ridden and lost place 14th, weakened 4 out, tailed off from 3 out BF IP MIN 2.28 BF IP MAX 1000

    Non Runners  The Mighty Don (IRE)

    bet365 December Novices Chase (Grade 2)
    Distance: 3m (5274 yards) Prize (winner): £22780 Dir: Left Handed
    Runners: 3    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
    Winners Time: 6 mins 24.22s   Avg OR: 153     Median OR: 153

    Full Results:

    NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
    21stSam Spinner711-1CkPc159OKeeffe, JeddColliver, J6/52.41
    awkward 1st, tracked leading pair, hit 3rd, went 2nd next, led 7th, blundered almost unseated rider who lost irons briefly and great recovery 13th, not fluent next, went clear before 3 out, easily BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 3.05
    32nd38Windsor Avenue (IRE)711-1153Ellison, BHughes, Brian4/5 (Fav)1.89
    led until headed and dropped to 3rd at 4th, left in close 2nd 13th, not fluent 4 out, ridden and beaten when mistake 3 out, mistake next, finished tired BF IP MIN 1.7 BF IP MAX 1000
    1URAye Right (IRE)611-1146Graham, Mrs H OBewley, Callum11/114.89
    tracked leader led 4th until 7th, chased winner, not fluent next, not much room on inside when blundered and unseated rider 13th BF IP MIN 5.9 BF IP MAX 1000

    bet365 December Novices Chase (Grade 2)
    Distance: 3m (5274 yards) Prize (winner): £22780 Dir: Left Handed
    Runners: 4    Going: Good    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
    Winners Time: 5 mins 53.10s   Avg OR: 141     Median OR: 139

    Full Results:

    NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
    31stRockys Treasure (IRE)711-1147Bailey, K CBass, David11/8 (Fav)2.541.44
    led 1st, made rest, not fluent 5th, pushed clear before 3 out, in no danger after, driven out, comfortably BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 3.85
    42nd17Theclockisticking (IRE)611-1138Edmunds, StuartGethings, Ciaran8/112.763.80
    tracked leaders hit 6th, driven to chase front pair 4 out, went 2nd after next, ridden between last 2, kept on, no chance with easy winner BF IP MIN 5 BF IP MAX 1000
    13rd1.75Coup De Pinceau (FR)611-4139Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry9/25.452.24
    pressed winner from 2nd, pushed along before 5 out, ridden before next, no impression before 3 out, 3rd and beaten soon after BF IP MIN 2.26 BF IP MAX 800
    24th30King Of Realms (IRE)611-1139Williams, IanOBrien, T J7/42.851.58
    led until not fluent 1st, tracked leaders, outpaced before 4 out, left well behind from next, tailed off BF IP MIN 2.38 BF IP MAX 1000

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