Brown Advisory Novices' Chase Tips

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The Brown Advisory Novices' Chase is the second race run on Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival. That falls on Wednesday March 17, 2021 and the official starting time is 1:55pm. 

Formerly known as the RSA Chase, it might not have the history of some of the Cheltenham Festival races, but punters love betting on the Novices’ Chase and it remains as one of the better betting races of the four days. 

With a whopping 19 fences to jump, the big field stretches out over plenty of distance and it makes for one of the greatest spectacles during the jumping season.

Cheltenham Day 2 Tips 2021 (Wednesday)

TimeWednesday RacesTips / 2021 ResultsBet / Watch Replays
13:20Novices' Hurdle
WON: Bob Olinger to win 6/4
13:55Brown Advisory Novices' ChaseResult: Monkfish 1/4F
14:50Coral Cup
WON: Craigneiche (EW) 7/1
15:05Champion ChaseResult: Put The Kettle On 17/2
15:40Cross Country ChaseWON: Tiger Roll to win 9/2
16:15Grand Annual ChaseResult: Sky Pirate 14/1
16:50Champion BumperWON: Sir Gerhard to win 7/4

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Brown Advisory Novices' Chase Tips

When the new jumps season kicks off, we'll have ante-post tips covering the race right here. As we draw closer to the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, you can find our Brown Advisory Novices' Chase betting tips.

Brown Advisory Chase 2021 Runners & Results 13:55

RunnerBest OddsPlace Bet
Winner: Monkfish8/15
2nd Place: Fiddlerontheroof25/1
3rd Place: The Big Breakaway6/1
Eklat De Rire8/1
Sporting John11/1
Dickie Diver16/1
Non Runner No BetBest Odds Guaranteed
E/W Terms1/5 Odds - 3 PlacesSee all Runners

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Brown Advisory Novices' Chase Key Facts


DateWednesday March 17, 2021
Time1:55pm
TrackCheltenham
Distance3m 1/2 f
StatusGrade 1
Prize Money£175,000
Age5YO+


Brown Advisory Novices' Chase Winners


Trainer Willie Mullins is tied with most wins after getting a win with Don Poli in 2015. He has trained many champion winners of the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase but Nicky Henderson has trained some good ones too. 

Might Bite scored a popular win in 2017 and Henderson also trained Bobs Worth and Trabolgan to victory. 

Which potential champion will add their name to the past winners list this year?

Year
Brown Advisory Novices' Chase
2020 Champ
2019 Topofthegame
2018 Presenting Percy
2017 Might Bite
2016 Blaklion
2015 Don Poli
2014 O'Faolain’s Boy
2013 Lord Windermere
2012 Bobs Worth
2011 Bostons Angel
2010 Weapon's Amnesty
2009 Cooldine
2008 Albertas Run
2007 Denman
2006 Star de Mohaison
2005 Trabolgan
2004 Rule Supreme
2003 One Knight
2002 Hussard Collonges
2001 no race
2000 Lord Noelie
1999 Looks Like Trouble
1998 Florida Pearl

Brown Advisory Novices' Chase History


The grueling race for horses aged five years old or higher is a good lead-up race to the Cheltenham Gold Cup, with the likes of Bobs Worth and Lord Windermere going on to win the Gold Cup the following year. 

First run in 1946, the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase has been raced under many different names but currently is run under the RSA Insurance Chase title. 

The most successful jockey is Pat Taaffe, who scored five wins starting in 1953 and ending in 1970 when Proud Tarquin was victorious. The most successful recent jockey is Davy Russell, who scored wins in 2010, 2013 and 2018. 

Peter Scudamore scored three consecutive Brown Advisory Novices' Chase wins from 1991-1993. That feat has only been recorded once in the history of the race, with Pat Taaffe scoring three wins in four years. 

From 1948 to 1950, the race was held in divisions and the very first winner of the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase, Birthlaw, was aged 11 – a record that stands to this day. 

Most of the recent winners are aged seven of eight, with the seven-year-olds scoring 13 of the last 19 editions. 

The 1947 edition was abandoned due to snow and frost. The 2001 race, like every other race during the Cheltenham Festival, was called off due to a foot-and-mouth crisis.

In 2020, it seemed like Ireland would be celebrating, as Minella Indo and Allaho jumped the last with a lengthy advantage. However, in an amazing twist, Nicky Henderson's Champ flew up Cleeve Hill and pipped his rivals to the post.

Brown Advisory Novices' Chase FAQs

When is the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase?

The Cheltenham Brown Advisory Novices' Chase is the second race on Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday, March 17th. It is the novices’ equivalent of the Gold Cup and several winners have gone on to triumph in the Festival showpiece itself in later years, including Denman.

What time is the Cheltenham Brown Advisory Novices' Chase?

The 2021 RSA Chase is due off at 1:55pm GMT on Wednesday, March 17th.

Who was the Cheltenham RSA Chase 2020 winner?

Champ flew home to beat Minella Indo and Allaho in the 2020 RSA.