Marsh Novices' Chase Tips

One of the newer races added to Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival, the JLT Novices’ Chase (Golden Millers Novices’ Chase) is an exciting contest for the novice chasers. 

It has been the starting ground for the likes of Vautour and Yorkhill, which shows how important it is to have the JLT Novices’ Chase on the Cheltenham schedule. 

Markets are wide open for the novices’ chase and bettors love getting stuck into this race.

Cheltenham Festival Day 3 Card

Cheltenham Day 3 Tips 2021 (Thursday)

Time - DateRaceTips / 2020 ResultsBet / Watch Replay
13:30Marsh Novices' ChaseWinner: Samcro (4/1)
14:10Pertemps FinalWinner: Sire Du Berlais
14:50Ryanair ChaseWinner: Min 2/1 2f
15:30The Stayers' HurdleWinner: Lisnagar Oscar 50/1
16:10Festival PlateWinner: Simply The Betts 10/3
16:50Mares Novices HurdleWinner: Concertista 9/2
17:30Kim Muir Challenge CupWinner: Milan Native 9/1

2021 Marsh Novices' Chase Odds

Best Odds
Top Bookie
Envoi Allen4/1Unibet
Honeysuckle16/1William Hill
Thyme Hill16/1Betfred
The Big Getaway20/1Paddy Power
Chantry House20/1Unibet

2021 Marsh Novices' Chase Tips

When the new jumps racing season kicks into top gear, we'll have ante-post tips covering the Marsh Novices' Chase. As we draw closer to the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, we'll update our ante-post tips and publish final selections.

Marsh Novices' Chase Tips, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

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Marsh Novices' Chase Free Bets 2020

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2020 Marsh Novices' Chase Result

Marsh Novices' Chase 2020 Runners & Result

RunnerBest OddsPlace Bet
Winner: Samcro4/1
2nd Place: Melon14/1
3rd Place: Faugheen3/1 F
4th Place: Mister Fisher7/1
Itchy Feet (fell)5/1
Easy Game11/1
Black Op14/1
Reserve Tank14/1
Non Runner No BetBest Odds Guaranteed
E/W Terms1/5 Odds - 3 PlacesSee all Runners

JLT Novices' Chase Key Facts

DateThursday March 18, 2021
Distance2m 4f
StatusGrade 1
Prize Money£130,000

JLT Novices’ Chase Winners

The JLT Novices’ Chase has only been running for eight years but there have already been some champion winners and it’s proving to be a great form guide for future Cheltenham festivals. 

Vautour and Yorkhill were popular winners for trainer Willie Mullins and jockey Ruby Walsh, who both scored three consecutive wins from 2015-2017.

Marsh Novices' Chase Winners
2019Defi Du Seuil
2018Shattered Love
2016Black Hercules
2014Taquin du Seuil
2012Sir Des Champs
2011Noble Prince

Marsh Novices’ Chase History

The first JLT Novices’ Chase was held in 2011 when it was taken out by Noble Prince for trainer Paul Nolan and jockey AP McCoy, who would later score his second win in the JLT Novices’ Chase aboard Taquin du Seuil. 

With 17 fences to jump throughout the 2m 4f journey, the winners have to be tough and although it’s a novices’ chase, the quality is on show. 

2015 winner Vautour would later win the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham and bettors are finding that the form out of the JLT Novices’ Chase stacks up nicely in the following years. 

The JLT Novices’ Chase has largely been dominated by Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh. Mullins has trained four winners (Sir Des Champs, Vautour, Black Hercules and Yorkhill), with Ruby Walsh riding all except Sir Des Champs in 2012 when Davy Russell was on board. 

All eight winners to date have either been aged six or seven, with six of the eight winners being a seven-year-old. 

The JLT Novices’ Chase was upgraded to Grade 1 status in 2014 when Taquin du Seuil was victorious. 

It is listed as the Golden Miller Novices’ Chase but has always raced under its sponsorship name, which included the Jewson Novices’ Chase.

Despite being written off by many in the game, Samcro bounced back to his best in the 2020 renewal of the Marsh Novices' Chase, edging out Melon and Faugheen in a thrilling three-horse finish.

Marsh Novices' Chase FAQs

When is the Golden Miller Novices' Chase?

The Marsh Novices' Chase is the first race on Day Three of the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday, March 18th.

What time is the Marsh Novices' Chase?

The Marsh Novices' Chase, run in recent years as the JLT Chase, is due off at 1.30pm on Thursday, March 18th 2021.

Who will win the 2021 Cheltenham Golden Miller Novices' Chase?

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What are the latest Marsh Novices' Chase Cheltenham odds?

Latest Marsh Novices' Chase odds are updated daily on our website, with market leaders including Envoi Allen and Shishkin.