Henry VIII Novices Chase

Grade – 1 (Since 2011, previously Grade 2)
Course – Sandown
Race Type – Steeplechase
Distance – 1 Mile 7 1/2 Furlongs (15.5F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights – 10st 10lbs (4yo’s), 11st 2lbs (5yo+), 7lbs allowance for fillies & mares
Sponsor – RacingTV

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

* The 2010 race was abandoned due to snow

Trends

Age – 9 of the last 11 winners were aged either 5 or 6
Price – 3 of the last 11 favourites/joint favourites have won, 7/11 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 8 of the last 11 winners won on their last run before the Henry VIII Novices Chase, 11/11 winners ran within the last 31 days
4/12 winners ran in the November Novices Chase (Cheltenham) on their last run
Previous Course Form – 5/11 winners had at least 1 previous run at Sandown, 3/11 winners had at least 1 previous win at Sandown
Previous Distance Form – 11/11 winners had at least 3 previous runs over 15-17 furlongs, 9/11 had at least 2 previous wins over 15-17 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 9/11 winners had at least 5 runs over hurdles, 8/11 winners had at least 2 wins over hurdles
Previous Chase Form – 11/11 winners had at least 1 previous chase run, 10/11 winners had at least 1 previous chase win
Grade 1-2 Wins – 5/11 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-2 race
Season Form – 11/11 winners had at least 1 run that season, 11/11 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run – 6 of the last 11 winners won on their next run after the Henry VIII Novice Chase, 2/11 placed on their next run
4/11 winners ran in the Wayward Lad Novices Chase (Kempton) on their next run, all 4 won
Cheltenham Festival Run That Season – 5/12 winners ran in the Arkle Chase at the next Cheltenham Festival, 1 of the 5 won, 1 placed