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Wayward Lad Novices Chase Tips 2020

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When is The Wayward Lad Novices Chase 2020?

The Wayward Lad Novices Chase is one of the two grade 2 races at the Ladbrokes Christmas Festival and takes place on Sunday 27th December and gets underway at 1.20pm.

Named after 3 times winner of the King George VI Chase, Wayward Lad won three times in the 1980s.  Wayward Lad Novices Chase is run over a distance of about 2 miles and is open to novices aged 4 years and older.

Nicky Henderson is the stand out trainer for this race with 9 winners, next closest is Paul Nicholls with 5 wins.

Wayward Lad Novices Chase Previous Winners

No race in 2010

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
Kempton2mSoft461/311-21591(1)34d
Kempton2mSoft678/111-21560(0)64d
Kempton2mGood To Soft553/111-71530(0)19d
Kempton2mSoft457/411-21390(0)26d
Kempton2mGood461/911-800(0)24d
Kempton2mGood To Soft555/211-81550(0)22d
Kempton2mSoft5511/411-81520(0)21d
Kempton2mSoft557/411-800(0)40d
Kempton2mHeavy561/611-800(0)6d
Kempton2mGood3511/1011-600(0)18d
Kempton2mGood To Soft551/211-800(0)31d
Kempton2mGood6666/111-200(0)
Kempton2mGood To Soft4511/811-901(0)19d
Kempton2mGood To Soft647/110-131290(0)42d
Sandown2mGood4410/1110-1300(0)23d
Kempton2mGood365/211-81371(0)14d
Kempton2mSoft5411/810-1200(0)21d
Kempton2mGood452/511-81432(0)19d
Kempton2mGood To Soft454/611-400(0)17d
Kempton2m4½fSoft267/411-701(1)9d
Kempton2m4½fSoft492/111-301(1)28d

 

Keith has poured over the stats from previous Wayward Lad Novices Chase races and has found some interesting trends for you below:

11 Year Trends and Statistics (no race in 2010) 

  • Age – 10 of the last 11 winners were aged 5 or 6.
  • Sex – All of the last 11 winners were geldings.
  • Trainer – Most successful in the last 11 years have been Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson with 4 wins each.
  • Country – 6 of the last 11 winners were bred in France, 3 in Great Britain and 2 in Ireland.
  • Colour – 6 of the last 11 winners were bay..
  • Weight Carried – 8 of the last 11 winners carried 11st 4lb or more.
  • Starting Price (SP) – 9 of the last 11 winners returned a SP of 3/1 or less.
  • Starting Price Rank – 3 of the last 11 winners started as favourite and 9 were in the first 2 in the betting.
  • Headgear – 10 of the last 11 winners wore no headgear.
  • Days Since Last Run – 9 of the last 11 winners had run between 18 and 40 days ago. 
  • Last Run Form – 8 of the last 11 winners had won last time out, 10 of them finished in the first 2 last time.

Wayward Lad Novices Chase Tips

It is impossible to look anywhere other than Nicky Henderson's SHISHKIN for this year's Wayward Lad Novices Chase, last season's Supreme Novices Hurdle winner enjoyed a bloodless victory on chase debut last month, romping home by 23 lengths and is rated at least 8lb higher than the remainder of this field.

Keith's Selection

SHISHKIN 13:20 Kempton 3/10 – Supreme novices hurdle winner who won emphatically on Chase Debut, this is just another stepping stone on the way to the Arkle in March.

How we got on

SHISHKIN absolutely hacked up and is now just 5/6 for the Arkle 

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Wayward Lad Novices Chase Results

Ladbrokes Wayward Lad Novices Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race)
Distance: 2m (3520 yards) Prize (winner): £18224 Direction: Right Handed
Runners: 4    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 3 mins 55.20s   Avg OR: 149     Median OR: 147

Full Results:

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
21stShishkin (IRE)611-2159Henderson, N JBoinville, Nico1/3 (Fav)
chased leader, not fluent 3rd, led before 3 out, shaken up and went clear before last, readily
32nd13Tamaroc Du Mathan (FR)511-2TT141Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry10/1
held up, closed when hit 6th, not fluent 8th, went 2nd 3 out, no impression on winner after 2 out, drifted right last
43rd7.5Elusive Belle (IRE)610-9Hood143Henderson, N JWaley-Cohen, Mr S10/1
held up, not fluent 5th, pecked 8th, no impression after 4 out, mistake 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out
14th10Gumball (FR)611-2151Hobbs, P JJohnson, Richard6/1
led, headed when mistake 3 out, soon weakened

Ladbrokes Wayward Lad Novices Chase (Grade 2)
Distance: 2m (3520 yards) Prize (winner): £22780 Direction: Right Handed
Runners: 6    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 3 mins 56.00s   Avg OR: 145     Median OR: 150

Full Results:

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
31stGlobal Citizen (IRE)711-2TT156Pauling, BenBass, David8/110.004.40
jumped well, joined 3 out, ridden between last 2, in command before last, stayed on well BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 11
52nd1.5Rouge Vif (FR)511-2WS142Whittington, HSheehan, Gavin11/26.732.99
chased winner throughout, challenged 3 out, every chance 2 out, no extra and held before the last BF IP MIN 2 BF IP MAX 1000
43rd1.25Grand Sancy (FR)511-2Hood152Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry11/27.072.96
chased leading pair, going well enough approaching 3 out, mistake and outpaced next, plugged on into 3rd run-in BF IP MIN 3 BF IP MAX 1000
14th1.25Al Dancer (FR)611-5151Twiston-Davies, N ATwiston-Davies, Sam11/44.402.06
held up in 4th place, switched left to outside to challenge 3 out, every chance next, no extra before last, weakened into 4th run-in BF IP MIN 1.6 BF IP MAX 1000
65th0.75Fanion Destruval (FR)411-0149Williams, Miss VenetiaDeutsch, Charlie6/4 (Fav)2.581.66
raced wide, held up in 5th, mistake 2nd, bit closer at 7th, outpaced 4 out, mistake next, plugged on run-in, never on terms BF IP MIN 2.68 BF IP MAX 1000
26th23Editeur Du Gite (FR)511-2122Moore, G LMoore, Joshua66/1320.0050.00
raced keenly in rear, reached for 5th, outpaced when mistake 7th, tailed off 4 out, never a factor BF IP MIN 210 BF IP MAX 1000

Ladbrokes Christmas Festival Race Cards

Ladbrokes Christmas Festival – Kempton Racecourse:

 

Saturday 26th December

King George VI Chase Day

TIMERACEDISTANCE 
12:40pmTHE LADBROKES WATCH RACING ONLINE FOR FREE NOVICES' HURDLE RACE2 miles 
1:15pmTHE PLAY LADBROKES 5-A-SIDE ON FOOTBALL NOVICES' LIMITED HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE2 miles 4 furlongs 
1:50pmTHE LADBROKES KAUTO STAR NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE3 miles 
2:25pmTHE LADBROKES CHRISTMAS HURDLE RACE (GRADE 1)2 miles 
3:00pmTHE LADBROKES KING GEORGE VI STEEPLE CHASE (GRADE 1)3 miles 
3:35pmTHE GET YOUR LADBROKES DAILY ODDS BOOST HANDICAP HURDLE RACE2 miles 5 furlongs

Sunday 27th December

Desert Orchid Chase Day

TIMERACEDISTANCE 
12:45pmTHE LADBROKES DAILY ODDS BOOSTS INTRODUCTORY JUVENILE HURDLE RACE2 miles 
1:20pmTHE LADBROKES WAYWARD LAD NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE (GRADE 2)2 miles 
1:55pmTHE LADBROKES MARES’ HANDICAP HURDLE RACE3 miles 1/2 furlong 
2:30pmTHE LADBROKES DESERT ORCHID STEEPLE CHASE (GRADE 2)2 miles 
3:05pmTHE LADBROKES WATCH RACING ONLINE FOR FREE HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE3 miles 
3:40pmTHE PLAY LADBROKES 5-A-SIDE ON FOOTBALL HANDICAP HURDLE RACE2 miles

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