MARSH Novices' Chase Tips

The JLT Novices’ Chase is the first race run on Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival. That falls on Friday March 12, 2020 and the official starting time is 1:30pm. 

It kicks off a card which also includes the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase and Grade 1 Stayers Hurdle. 

JLT Novices' Chase Tips, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

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.

Marsh Novices' Chase Free Bets 2020

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Cheltenham Day 3 Tips & Final Results (Thursday)

Time - DateRaceTips / 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

MARSH Novices' Chase Bookie Specials

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MARSH Novices' Chase Odds

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 12, 2020
StatusGrade 1
Prize Money£130,000

JLT Novices’ Chase Date & Time 2020

1:30 – JLT Novices Chase 
2:10 – Pertemps Final Hurdle 
2:50 – Ryanair Chase 
3:30 – Stayers Hurdle 
4:10 – Browns Advisory Plate 
4:50 – Mares Novices Hurdle 
5:30 – Kim Muir Chase Cup

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

JLT 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 4,023m 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.

2019 JLT Novices’ Chase Replay

The 2019 JLT Novices’ Chase was taken out by Defi Du Seuil in a gallant display of jumping.

Defi Du Seuil
Barry Geraghty rides Defi Du Seuil to victory for the JLT Novices' Chase. (Getty Images)

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 12th.

What time is the Marsh Novices' Chase?

The Golden Miller Novices' Chase, run in recent years as the JLT Chase, is due off at 1.30pm on Thursday, March 12th 2020.

Who will win the 2020 Cheltenham Golden Miller Novices' Chase?

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