Marsh Novices’ Chase
|Racecourse||Cheltenham, New Course|
|Race Distance||Approximately 2 miles & 4 furlongs|
|Entry Conditions||Horses aged 5 and over|
|Date & Time||Day 3 / Thursday 13th March 2020 / 13:30|
|Leading Jockey||Ruby Walsh with 3 wins|
|Leading Trainer||Willie Mullins with 4 wins|
The Marsh Novices’ Chase was introduced in 2011, making it one of the newer races at the Cheltenham Festival. It was originally known as the Golden Miller Novices’ Chase but changed its name due to the current sponsor.
The race is run on the new course at Cheltenham over a distance of approximately 2 miles and 4 furlongs and features seventeen fences.
Ruby Walsh is the leading jockey in the Marsh Novices’ Chase having won the race three times in consecutive years with Vautour in 2015, Black Hercules in 2016 and Yorkhill in 2017.
Marsh Novices’ Chase Past Winners
|2019||1st||Defi Du Seuil||6||3-1F||P J Hobbs||B J Geraghty|
|2nd||Lostintranslation||7||4-1||C L Tizard||R M Power||2 1/4 Lengths|
|3rd||Mangli Khan||6||9-1||G Elliott||J W Kennedy||7 Lengths|
|2018||1st||Shattered Love||7||4-1||G Elliott||J W Kennedy|
|2nd||Terrefort||5||3-1F||N J Henderson||D A Jacob||7 Lengths|
|3rd||Benetar||6||10-1||G L Moore||J E Moore||5 Lengths|
|2017||1st||Yorkhill||7||6-4F||W P Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
|2nd||Top Notch||6||7-2||N J Henderson||D A Jacob||1 Length|
|3rd||Disko||6||4-1||N Meade||B J Cooper||3 lengths|
|2016||1st||Black Hercules||7||4-1||W P Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
|2nd||Bristol De Mai||5||4-1||N A Twiston-Davies||D A Jacob||3 Lengths|
|3rd||L’Ami Serge||6||8-1||N J Henderson||Nico de Boinville||1 Length|
|2015||1st||Vautour||6||6-4||W P Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
|2nd||Apache Stronghold||7||7-1||N Meade||Paul Carberry||15 Lengths|
|3rd||Valseur Lido||6||9-2||W P Mullins||B J Cooper||Short Head|
Marsh Novices’ Chase Trends
- All 9 winners of the Marsh Novices’ Chase had run at the Cheltenham Festival previously
- 8 of the last 9 Marsh Novices’ Chase winners were priced at 7-1 or less
- 6 of the last 9 Marsh Novices’ Chase winners won last time out
- 4 of the last 9 Marsh Novices’ Chase winners were the starting price favourite
Marsh Novices’ Chase Betting Offers
If you’re looking to get your bets on early then some bookmakers are already offering ante-post betting offers for selected races at Cheltenham. There will also be a number of offers available on the day for the March Novices’ Chase which we will list below. These offers generally include free bets, enhanced odds on certain horses, extra places, best odds guaranteed and more.
It is also worth keeping an eye out for enhanced signup offers which a lot of bookies run in the lead up to and during the Cheltenham Festival.