Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase

Date Time Class Distance
Tue 12th March 2019 16:50 Grade 2 2m 4f 110y

Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase Results

Pos Dist Horse Jockey Trainer Age Wgt
1st A Plus Tard Rachael Blackmore H de Bromhead 5 73
2nd 16 Tower Bridge J J Slevin Joseph P O'Brien 6 72
3rd 4.5 Ben Dundee K M Donoghue G Elliott 7 72
4th 3.75 The Russian Doyen H Cobden C L Tizzard 6 72
5th 2.25 Springtown Lake R Johnson P J Hobbs 7 72
6th 2.5 Roaring Bull J W Kennedy G Elliott 6 71
7th 1.75 Shady Operator M P Walsh Joseph P O'Brien 6 71
8th 1 Movewiththetimes B J Geraghty P F Nicholls 8 71
9th nk Huntsman Son Kielan Woods A M Hales 9 71
10th 11 Highway One O One Tom Cannon C Gordon 7 73
11th 8 Red Indian Ross Chapman Miss K Morgan 7 73
PU Walt Sam Twiston-Davies N P Mulholland 8 72
PU Militarian Mr J Martin Andrew J Martin 9 69
F Riders Onthe Storm B S Hughes T J Taaffe 6 71
PU Lough Derg Spirit Nico de Boinville N J Henderson 7 72
PU Cubomania D N Russell G Elliott 6 73
PU Good Man Pat Wayne Hutchinson A King 6 71
PU Solomn Grundy P Townend H de Bromhead 9 71
PU Quamino B J Cooper P Nolan 6 70
PU Dell Oro Joshua Moore G L Moore 6 70
williamhill - Watch Racing Live Online + Bet £10 Get £30*
*New online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the win part of EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10. Free bet stakes are not returned in settlement of winning free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days. Full T&Cs here.

Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase Offers

About the Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase

The Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase is a Listed handicap steeplechase run on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival. Covering a distance of 2 miles 4½ furlongs, the race features 16 fences. Entry is restricted to 5-year-old racehorses with a handicap below 140.

Given the restrictions on racehorse quality and the handicap, the Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase doesn’t match the prestige of the other races on Cheltenham’s Day One card. Nevertheless, a win in the race will typically be the crowning achievement of the winner’s career.

Betting on the Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase

The Centenary Novices Handicap Chase is easily the most open race on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival. The prices for the field are speculative at best, and picking a winner will require a thorough assessment of each horse in the race, looking for matches to race distance under similar handicaps, as well as how recent form will have impacted the handicaps.

Keep in mind that some trainers will have run their horses to perform poorly in races in the lead-up to the Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase in order to push down the handicap for their Cheltenham run. So look out for horses recently run outside their favoured race distance, who have previously performed well over 20 furlongs under similar weights to what they’ll carry at Cheltenham.

Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase Sign-up Offer