Dipper Novices Chase Tips 2021

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When is The Dipper Novices Chase 2021?

This race is rescheduled for 9th January at Wincanton at 2.05pm 

The Dipper Novices Chase is run under the sponsor's name The Paddy Power Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021Million Novices' Steeple Chase is scheduled as the third race at the New Years Day Meeting at Cheltenham.

For 2021, the race is on Friday 1st January getting underway at 1.20pm

The race was established in 1980 and was originally run at Newcastle in mid January, but was switched to the New Years Day meeting at Cheltenham in 2005.

It is run over a distance of about 2 miles and 5 furlongs and is limited to horses aged 5 years and older. 



    11 Year Trends and Statistics (no race in 2013) 

    • Age – All of the last 11 winners were aged between 6 and 9.
    • Sex – All of the last 11 winners were geldings.
    • Trainer – Most successful in the last 11 years have been Nicky Henderson and Colin Tizzard with 2 wins each.
    • Country – 5 of the last 11 winners were bred in Ireland, 3 in France and 3 in Great Britain.
    • Colour – 10 of the last 11 winners were bay..
    • Weight Carried – All of the last 11 winners carried at least 11st.
    • Starting Price (SP) – 9 of the last 11 winners returned a SP of 4/1 or less.
    • Starting Price Rank – 4 of the last 11 winners started as favourite and 9 were in the first 3 in the betting.
    • Headgear – None of the last 11 winners wore any headgear.
    • Days Since Last Run – All of the last 11 winners had run between 19 and 39 days ago. 
    • Last Run Form 6 of the last 11 winners had won last time out, all finished in the first 3 last time.

    Dipper Novices Chase Previous Winners

    Previously run in Newcastle – abandoned 1997, 2003, 2004 & 2013

    DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
    Wincanton2m4½fGood To Soft399/411-01470(0)25d
    Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft473/111-01490(0)32d
    Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft676/111-41491(0)22d
    Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft13916/111-41432(0)37d
    Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft5611/411-01370(0)20d
    Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft577/211-701(1)25d
    Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft778/1111-1102(1)16d
    Newcastle2m4fGood To Soft987/411-001(1)18d


    Dipper Novices Chase Tips

    Our Dipper 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.

    Keith's Final Selection

    PROTEKTORAT 14:05 Wincanton 4/9 – Decent hurdler who is set to be a very good chaser, 2/2 over fences so far and can notch up the hattrick today.

    How did we do?

    PROTEKORAT never got into any sort of a rhythum and had to settle for second behind MESSIRE DES OBEAUX

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    Dipper Novices Chase Results

    Paddy Power Dipper Novices Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race)
    Distance: 2m4½f (4435 yards +59 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £13668 Direction: Right Handed
    Runners: 3    Going: Good To Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 5yo+
    Winners Time: 5 mins 13.89s   Avg OR: 146     Median OR: 147   

    Full Results:

    NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
    31stMessire Des Obeaux (FR)911-0147King, AJacob, Daryl9/43.86
    held up, going strongly 4 out, smooth headway to lead 3 out, went clear before 2 out, briefly ridden run-in, easily BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 5
    12nd4.75Protektorat (FR)611-3Hood154Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry1/2 (Fav)1.57
    tracked leader, narrowly led 5th, pushed along 13th, outpaced after 4 out, went second before 2 out, kept on after last but no match for easy winner BF IP MIN 1.43 BF IP MAX 1000
    23rd2Lieutenant Rocco (IRE)611-0137Mitchell, NickCannon, Tom J10/110.74
    led, narrowly headed 5th, pushed along after 13th, ridden before 3 out, dropped to rear before 2 out, kept on after last but lacked pace to trouble front pair BF IP MIN 3 BF IP MAX 1000

    Paddy Power Broken Resolutions Already Dipper Novices Chase (Grade 2)
    Distance: 2m5f (4527 yards +95 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £19932 Direction: Left Handed
    Runners: 6    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 5yo+
    Winners Time: 5 mins 30.97s   Avg OR: 143     Median OR: 144.5

    Full Results:

    NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
    51stMidnight Shadow711-0150Smith, Mrs S JCook, Danny4/16.001.94
    held up, closed 4th, went 2nd 10th, 4 lengths down when left in lead 2 out, jumped right last, 5 lengths clear and edged left flat, idled, driven out BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 34
    62nd1.25Paint The Dream611-0TT130OBrien, FergalBrace, Connor20/137.017.00
    led, headed 8th, gradually lost place, pecked slightly 3 out when looked well held in 5th, left 3rd when rallying 2 out, stayed on flat, went 2nd towards finish, not trouble winner BF IP MIN 3.5 BF IP MAX 1000
    23rd0.75Deyrann de Carjac (FR)711-0146King, ABellamy, Tom7/112.002.76
    held up, not fluent 7th, in touch when mistake 13th, ridden when left 2nd 2 out, no impression on winner flat, lost 2nd towards finish, stayed on BF IP MIN 2.4 BF IP MAX 1000
    34th14Garo De Juilley (FR)811-0TT134Leech, Mrs SBrennan, P J33/180.0014.17
    in rear, not fluent 4th, mistake 9th (water), mistake 11th, well beaten from 4 out, went 4th after last BF IP MIN 60 BF IP MAX 1000
    45th5.5Matfog (IRE)511-0Hood TT143Chaille-Chaille, AReveley, James20/130.087.40
    chased leaders, ridden and weakened before 2 out BF IP MIN 4 BF IP MAX 1000
    1FChamp (IRE)811-5152Henderson, N JGeraghty, B J4/9 (Fav)1.471.28
    chased leader, not fluent 6th, challenged 7th, led next, jumped left 4 out and 3 out, 4 lengths up when fell 2 out BF IP MIN 1.04 BF IP MAX 1000

    Cheltenham New Years Day Meeting - 1st January 2022


    12:10The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Listed)2m abt 4½fHurdle
    12:45The Paddy Power Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)3m abt 2½fSteeple Chase
    1:20The Paddy Power Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021Million Novices’ Steeple Chase (Dipper Novices Chase) (Class 1) (Grade 2)2m abt 4½fSteeple Chase
    1:55The Paddy Power Millionaire Handicap Chase (Fairlawne Chase) (Class 1) (Grade 3)
    (Feature race)
    2m abt 4½fSteeple Chase
    2:30The Paddy Power 74 Sleeps To Cheltenham Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)abt 3mHurdle
    3:05The Dornan Engineering Relkeel Hurdle Race (Grade 2)2m abt 4½fHurdle
    3:35The Cheltenham Pony Club Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Listed)1m abt 6fBumper

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