Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase

Date Time Class Distance
Tue 13th March 2018 17:30 Grade 2 2m 4f 110y

Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase tip:

Testify e/w

Three wins in his last three races including wins over this race distance and the ability to handle heavier ground. At 11/1 Testify is outstanding each-way value

Best Price 11/1 @ Boylesports

Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase Results

Pos Dist Horse Jockey Trainer Age Wgt
1st Mister Whitaker B S Hughes M R Channon 6 70
2nd hd Rather Be J McGrath N J Henderson 7 73
3rd 3.25 Rocklander A P Heskin T R George 9 73
4th 8 Barney Dwan N D Fehily F O'Brien 8 73
5th 3.5 Ibis Du Rheu Sam Twiston-Davies P F Nicholls 7 72
6th 2 Jameson Thomas Bellamy N A Twiston-Davies 6 72
7th shd Kayf Adventure R Johnson P J Hobbs 7 71
8th 1.5 Any Second Now M P Walsh T M Walsh 6 74
9th 14 Ballyhill Jamie Bargary N A Twiston-Davies 7 71
10th 0.75 Western Miller J J Burke C E Longsdon 7 72
11th hd Testify W T Kennedy D McCain Jnr 7 74
PU Markov D A Jacob Ben Pauling 8 71
F Livelovelaugh R Walsh W P Mullins 8 71
PU Conrad Hastings D Robinson H de Bromhead 7 73
PU Tycoon Prince J W Kennedy G Elliott 8 73
PU De Plotting Shed D N Russell G Elliott 8 73
B Le Rocher T Scudamore Nick Williams 8 73
F Report To Base Adam Wedge Evan Williams 6 71
PU Demi Sang B J Geraghty W P Mullins 5 73
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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.

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