2024 Turners Novices' Chase Tips

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One of the newer races added to Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival, the Turners 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 Turners Novices’ Chase on the Cheltenham schedule. 

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

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Turners Novices' Chase Tips

Once the new National Hunt season kicks into top gear, we'll have ante-post tips covering the Turners Novices' Chase available. Following the declaration of the full field, our final Turners Novices' Chase betting tips can be found here.

Ruby's Festival Fancies - Cheltenham 2022 (Day 3 Tips)

TimeThursday RacesRuby's Day 3 TipsPlace Bet
13:30Marsh Novices' ChaseIt's a match between Galopin Des Champs and Bob Olinger. Galopin Des Champs is faster and a brilliant jumper.
14:10Pertemps Network FinalAlaphilippe had a really good run at Warwick last time out in January.
14:50Ryanair ChaseIf Allaho runs anything like he did last year, that should be more than enoughto win again.
15:30Paddy Power Stayers' HurdleThe better the ground gets after Wednesday's downpour, the better the chance of Champ.
16:10Plate Handicap ChaseThe Glancing Queen has impressed over fences this season. She can win this.
16:50Mares Novices HurdleParty Central is a closer and has a real chance, but I'm going to side with Grangee in an EW punt.
17:30Kim Muir Challenge Cup"I'm a fan of School Boy Hours. He ran a blinder in the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown in December.
Day 3Read our Freetips Day 3 Tips hereAll Day 3 Tips

Turners Novices' Chase Key Facts

DateThursday March 14, 2024
Distance2m 4f
StatusGrade 1
Prize Money£130,000

Turners Novices’ Chase Winners

The Turners 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.

Turners Novices' Chase Winners
2023Stage Star
2022Bob Olinger
2021Chantry House
2019Defi Du Seuil
2018Shattered Love
2016Black Hercules
2014Taquin du Seuil
2012Sir Des Champs
2011Noble Prince

Turners Novices’ Chase History

The first Turners 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 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 Turners Novices’ Chase stacks up nicely in the following years. 

The 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 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 Turners Novices' Chase, edging out Melon and Faugheen in a thrilling three-horse finish.

Turners Novices' Chase FAQs

When is the Golden Miller Novices' Chase?

The Turners Novices' Chase is the first race on Day Three of the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday, March 14th.

What time is the Turners Novices' Chase?

The Turners Novices' Chase, run in recent years as the JLT Chase and Marsh Chase, is due off at 1.30pm on Thursday, March 14th 2024.

Who will win the 2024 Cheltenham Turners Novices' Chase?

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