JLT Novices Chase

Grade – 1
Course – Cheltenham (New Course)
Race Type – Chase
Distance – 2 Miles 4 Furlongs (20 Furlongs)
Ages – 5yo+
Weights – 11st 3lb (5yo), 11st 4lb (6yo+), 7lb allowance for mares
Sponsor – JLT

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 9 of the last 9 winners were aged 6 or 7
Price – 4 of the last 9 winners were favorites/joint favourites, 7/9 were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 8/9 winners ran in the last 54 days, 7/9 winners won on their last run before Cheltenham
Previous Course Form – 9/9 winners had at least 1 previous run at Cheltenham, 5/9 had at least 1 previous win at Cheltenham
Previous Distance Form – 8/9 winners had at least 2 previous runs over 19-21 furlongs, 7/9 had at least 1 previous win over 19-21 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 9/9 winners had at least 3 runs over hurdles, 7/9 winners had at least 3 wins over hurdles
Previous Chase Form – 8/9 winners had at least 3 previous chase runs, 8/9 winners had at least 2 previous chase wins
Rating – 8/9 winners were rated 146 or higher
Graded Wins – 7/9 winners had at least 1 win in a grade 1 or 2 race
Season Form – 9/9 winners had at least 2 runs that season, 8/9 winners had at least 2 wins that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run – 2 of the last 9 winners won on their next run after Cheltenham, 3/9 placed on their next run
Next Cheltenham Festival Run – 4/9 winners ran in the Ryanair Chase in their next Cheltenham Festival run, 1 of the 4 won, 1 placed
2/9 winners ran in the Gold Cup at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 2 won, 1 placed