Dipper Novices Chase

Grade – 2
Course – Cheltenham
Race Type – Chase
Distance – 2 Miles 5 Furlongs (21F)
Ages – 5yo’s +
Weights – 10st 9lbs (5yo), 11st 0lbs (6yo+) (7lbs allowance for mares)
Penalties – 4lbs for winners of a class 3 chase, 7lbs for winners of a class 1 or 2 chase
Sponsor – Betbright

Grade 2

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 9 of the last 11 winners were aged between 7 and 9
Price – 4 of the last 11 favourites/joint favourites have won, 9/11 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 6 of the last 11 winners won on their last run before the Dipper Novices Hurdle, 10/11 winners ran within the last 32 days
Previous Course Form – 8/11 winners had at least 2 previous runs at Cheltenham, 7/11 winners had at least 1 previous win at Cheltenham
Previous Distance Form – 9/11 winners had at least 2 previous runs over 19-21 furlongs, 8/11 had at least 1 previous win over 19-21 furlongs
Previous Chase Form – 10/11 winners had at least 2 previous chase runs, 9/11 winners had at least 1 previous chase win
Rating – 7/11 winners were rated 143 or higher
Graded Wins – 8/11 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-2 race
Season Form – 9/11 winners had at least 2 runs that season, 9/11 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run – 2 of the last 11 winners won on their next run after the Dipper Novices Chase, 5/11 placed on their next run
Cheltenham Festival Run That Season – 4/12 winners ran in the JLT Novices Chase at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 4 won, 2 placed
2/12 winners ran in the RSA Chase at the next cheltenham festival, 0 of the 2 won, 1 placed