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Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase 2020 Betting Odds

Who will be the winner of the Close Bros Novice Handicap Chase
Who will be the winner of the Close Bros Novice Handicap Chase
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Day 1 - Tuesday 10th March 2020 - 4.50pm - Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase - Listed - 2m4f110y

Odds for the 2020 renewal of the race will appear here when available...

Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase Tips

In the years since this race was introduced (as the Jewson Novices Handicap) at the Festival, we have seen some horses of the highest calibre win with trainers clearly targeting the race for their young chasers.

Our selection for the novices handicap chase on the first day of the Festival will be here closer to the race.

Close Brothers Novices Form

We should start to get a steer on the potential runners for the day one Cheltenham race as we progress through the winter with a number of trainers likely to be aiming their young and improving chasers at the big race. It is an extremely tough race to get in which makes it tough for connections to map out campaigns but any trial races that emerge will be featured on this page.

Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase Past Winners

The Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase has been won by some excellent horses in recent years, including Irish Cavalier and Ballyalton among others.

The winner tends to be an improving young horse who is capable of bigger and better things with the list of past winners an indication of the quality of horse. The most recent winner was the excellent A Plus Tard who won for Henry De Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore in 2019.

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Year

Horse

Jockey

Trainer

Age

SP

2019

A Plus Tard

R Blackmore

H de Bromhead

5

5/1F

2018

Mister Whitaker

M Channon

B Hughes

6

13/2

2017

Tully East

D O'Regan

A Fleming

7

8/1

2016

Ballyalton

B Hughes

I Williams

9

12/1

2015

Irish Cavalier

P Townend

R Curtis

6

11/1

2014

Present View

B Powell

J Snowden

6

8/1

2013

Rajdhani Express

S Waley-Cohen

N Henderson

6

16/1

2012

Hunt Ball

N Scholfield

K Burke

7

13/2F

2011

Divers

G Lee

F Murphy

7

10/1

2010

Copper Bleu

R Johnson

P Hobbs

8

12/1

2009

Chapoturgeon

T Muprhy

P Nicholls

5

8/1

Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase 2020

The Close Brothers has been known as a variety of names over the past decade with various different sponsors but it has grown into of the most competitive races of the entire Cheltenham Festival.

The field will be packed full of improving young horses who are all tightly packed according to their handicap marks which makes it difficult for punters.

The race itself is run over 2m4f on the old course at Cheltenham and is only open to horses rated under 145 by the official handicapper. The result is we get a tightly handicapped race and a wildly difficult betting contest but a hugely entertaining race at the Festival.

 

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