The JLT Novices Chase is a championship race for novices over a distance of two and a half miles on the new course. The race was first run in 2011 and the most successful trainer in the short history of this race is Willie Mullins with four winners.
JLT Novices Chase Winners
Table below shows the previous winners of this race, their age at the time of winning, trainer, jockey and odds (starting price)
|2017||Yorkhill||7yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||6/4F|
|2016||Black Hercules||7yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||4/1CF|
|2015||Vautour||6yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||6/4F|
|2014||Taquin Du Seuil||7yo||JJ O'Neill||AP McCoy||7/1|
|2013||Benefficient||7yo||A J Martin||B Cooper||20/1|
|2012||Sir Des Champs||6yo||W Mullins||D Russell||3/1|
|2011||Noble Prince||7yo||P Nolan||AP McCoy||4/1|
JLT Novices Chase Trends
The introduction of this Championship Novice Chase at two and half miles has muddied the waters even further for ante-post punters but keeping an eye on the comments from the trainers concerned could help to narrow down a shortlist of horses who will have this race as their Festival target.
Finding a horse who will definitely be heading to this race could ensure a healthy ante-post position as many of the favourites could end up heading to other races at the Festival.
|7 / 7||Had made two starts in the previously 90 days|
|7 / 7||Had won at least 3 times over the distance or further|
|7 / 7||Came off a 30-60 day break|
|7 / 7||Ran left handed last time out|
|7 / 7||Held an official rating of between 146-155|
|7 / 7||Made their debut in either France or Ireland|
|7 / 7||Ran in a field of 3-6 runners last time out|
|7 / 7||Had previous ran at Cheltenham|
|7 / 7||Were either a 6yo or 7yo runner|
|7 / 7||Had previously won at least a Class 2|
|7 / 7||Had previously won over at least 20f (2m4f)|
|6 / 7||Had recorded 6-8 career wins|
JLT Novices Chase Trends Analysis
The JLT Novices Chase is one of the newest formed races at the Cheltenham Festival and as such the trends from past renewals are not quite as conclusive as they are for the more established races at the Festival.
However we can already draw some pretty strong conclusions from the limited evidence we have. It looks like you want to be backing a 6 or 7 year old, rated 146 or higher who has run twice within the past 31 to 90 days and had run previously at Cheltenham.
That might not leave you with the smallest shortlist but it should help narrow down the selection process.
JLT Novices Chase Trainers Statistics
|Trainer||Runners||Wins||Places (Inc Wins)||Win LSP||Each Way LSP|
|W P Mullins||12||4||5||2.00||-1.05|
|A J Martin||1||1||1||20.00||12.00|
|Henry De Bromhead||3||0||1||-3.00||-1.95|
As mentioned earlier Willie Mullins
has dominated this race winning four of the seven renewals, having another placed from a total of twelve runners.
JLT Novices Chase Tips from OLBG Members on the Forum
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