Close Brothers Novice Chase Tips

Close Brothers Novices Chase Info

This race used to be called the Jewson, which was over a slightly further trip and wasn’t a handicap. The Jewson has since been upgraded to a Championship race and moved to another day, making way for the Close Brothers Novices Handicap Chase. This race was also formerly the Centenary Novices Handicap Chase which brings the curtain down on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival.

Close Brothers Novices Chase Tips

Close Brothers Novices Chase Betting

The race is now for horses rated 0-140, so we have to be cautious when taking into account anything from the past Jewson races which at the time had no upper rating limit, and the race is likely to be attracting the unexposed progressive types that can perhaps take advantage of lenient marks.

Close Brothers Chase 10 YearTrends

Close Brothers Chase Previous Winners

Year Winner Age Trainer Jockey SP
2017 Tully East 7 Alan Fleming Denis O'Regan 8/1
2016 Ballyalton 9 Ian Williams Brian Hughes 12/1
2015 Irish Cavalier 6 Rebecca Curtis Paul Townend 11/1
2014 Present View 6 Jamie Snowden Brendan Powell 8/1
2013 Rajdhani Express 6 Nicky Henderson Sam Waley-Cohen 16/1
2012 Hunt Ball 7 Keiran Burke Nick Scholfield 13/2
2011 Divers 7 Ferdy Murphy Graham Lee 10/1
2010 Copper Bleu 8 Philip Hobbs Richard Johnson 12/1
2009 Chapoturgeon 5 Paul Nicholls Timmy Murphy 8/1
2008 Finger Onthe Pulse 7 Tom Taaffe Barry Geraghty 9/1
2007 L'Antartique 7 Ferdy Murphy Graham Lee 20/1