Marsh Novices Chase

Date Time Class Distance
Thur 18th March 2021 13:30 Grade 1 2 miles 4 furlongs


Pos Dist Horse Jockey Trainer Age Wgt
1st Chantry House Nico de Boinville N J Henderson
2nd 3 Fusil Raffles D A Jacob N J Henderson
3rd 2 Asterion Forlonge P Townend W P Mullins
4th 3 Chatham Street Lad D J O'Keeffe M Winters
5th 4 Shan Blue Harry Skelton D Skelton
6th 30 Blackbow B J Cooper W P Mullins
7th 25 Darver Star K M Donoghue G P Cromwell
- - Envoi Allen J W Kennedy H de Bromhead    
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About the Marsh Novices Chase

The Marsh Novices’ Chase, is a 2 mile 4 furlong Grade 1 chase run over the Cheltenham New Course. The race features 14 fences and is open to 5-year-old and above novice chasers.

The Marsh Novices Chase is the UK’s premier novices steeplechase over 2 mile 4 furlongs. One of the more recent additions to the Cheltenham Festival, it has nevertheless produced a couple of impressive steeplechasers, including Irish champion chaser, Sir Des Champs, and Ryanair Chase winner, Vautour.

Betting on the Marsh Novices Chase

Highly rated racehorses with good recent form (a win last time out is virtually essential) are the best picks for the Marsh Novices’ Chase. These cues are so clear that the betting markets will usually have picked out the genuine contenders, and of the first two in the betting can be expected to go on to produce the race winner, with wins by antepost favourites common.

However, the pace of the race combined with the high number of fences can throw a spanner in the works. Furthermore antepost favourites will be under-priced thanks to downward pressure on prices from uneducated punters getting behind the popular entries. Try get your bets in as soon as no-runner no-bet rules are introduced to get the best price on the top candidates.

Marsh Novices Chase Past Winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
2020 Samcro 8 Davy Russell Gordon Elliott
2019 Defi du Seuil 6 Barry Geraghty Philip Hobbs
2018 Shattered Love 7 Jack Kennedy Gordon Elliott
2017 Yorkhill 7 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2016 Black Hercules 7 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins

More past winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
2015 Vautour 6 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2014 Taquin du Seuil 7 Tony McCoy Jonjo O'Neill
2013 Benefficient 7 Bryan Cooper Tony Martin
2012 Sir Des Champs 6 Davy Russell Willie Mullins
2011 Noble Prince 7 Tony McCoy Paul Nolan


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