THE DIPPER NOVICE CHASE IS A PATTERN RACE TRIAL FOR THE JLT NOVICES CHASE AT THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL
The Dipper Novices Chase is one of the big races on the New Year's Day card at Cheltenham. It is a grade two race run over 2m 5f on the New Course and often attracts a high quality list of entrants. More often than not we will see the winner of the Dipper head to the Festival to take in the JLT Novices Chase so it is a race worth keeping an eye on.
Up until 2005, the Dipper was run at Newcastle before it transferred to Cheltenham where it has remained ever since. It now offers punters some nice Festival clues bearing in mind that it is run over the same course as some of the big races in March.
Recent Dipper Chase Winners and their Performances at the Cheltenham Festival Later The Same Season
2019 - Lostintranslation - 2nd in the JLT
2018 - Yanworth - 6th in the Stayers' Hurdle
2017 - Whisper - 2nd in the RSA Chase
2016 - Seeyouatmidnight - 7th in the RSA Chase
2015 - Ptit Zig - 5th in the JLT
2014 - Oscar Whisky - Fell in the JLT
2013 - No Race
2012 - Champion Court - 2nd in the JLT (then the Jewson)
2011 - Hell's Bay - Did not run at Cheltenham
2010 - Seven Is My Number - 5th in the Jewson Novices Handicap Chase