THE FLOGAS NOVCE CHASE IS A GRADE 1 RACE AND IS SEEN AS A PATTERN RACE TRIAL FOR THE JLT OR THE RSA CHASE AT CHELTENHAM
The Flogas Novice Chase is a Grade 1 contest run over a trip of 2m5f each February at Leopardstown Racecourse over in Ireland. It is one of a number of top class races on a great day of sport at the course and it nearly always seems to feature some of the best first season staying chasers in Ireland each year. Horses that do well in this race could well be aimed at the RSA Chase at Cheltenham the following month with Cooldine (2009) and Bostons Angel (2011) two horses who won both races in the same season.
Punters won't be surprised to know that Willie Mullins has an excellent record in the race with horses like Cooldine, Boston Bob and Ballycasey winning for the legendary handler.
Past Winners of the Flogas Novice Chase and their Performances At The Cheltenham Festival Later The Same Season
2019 - La Bague Au Roi - Did not run at Cheltenham
2018 - Monalee - 2nd in the RSA Chase
2017 - Disko - 3rd in the JLT Novices' Chase
2016 - Outlander - Fell in the JLT
2015 - Apache Stronghold - 2nd in the JLT
2014 - Ballycasey - 4th in the RSA Chase
2013 - Boston Bob - Fell in the RSA Chase
2012 - Last Instalment - Did not run at Cheltenham