Altcar Novices' Chase Betting

The Altcar Novices' Chase is a Grade 2 race run over 2m 4f at Haydock Park in January, and is a leading trial for the elite novice chases at the Cheltenham Festival in March, with some horses trainers using it as a trial for the Arkle Challenge Trophy and JLT Novices' Chase, while others having even warmed up for the RSA Chase with a run in this event.

Established in 1996, this race has continued to grow in stature and is run on the same day as the Champion Hurdle Trial, which is another vital form guide for Cheltenham in March, and down the years there have been some notable winners of this race who have gone on to bigger and better things.

The most notable winner of this race was the Alan King-trained My Way de Solzen, who had already tasted victory in the 2006 World Hurdle, but was then sent over fences and he tasted victory in this race in 2007 and then a couple of months later went on to win the 2007 Arkle Challenge Trophy.

Diamond Harry won this race in 2010 and he went on to storm to victory in the Hennessy Gold Cup later on in his career, while Taquin De Seuil was a fine winner in 2014 and he was another that went on to tast victory at the Cheltenham Festival later on in his career, as this race continues to throw up top notch winners.

Altcar Novices' Chase 2018 Odds

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8/13 SP SP SP SP SP 8/13 -
11/4 SP SP SP SP SP 11/4 -
9/2 SP SP SP SP SP 9/2 -

*Odds correct as of 19th Jan, 15:53. Odds are subject to change.


2018 Altcar Novices' Chase Racecard

Racecard will appear here when available........

2017 Altcar Novices' Chase Result

Result Runner Jockey Trainer Odds
1st 4. Waiting Patiently B Hughes J M Jefferson 11/4
2nd 1. Politologue S Twiston-Davies P Nicholls 6/4

Previous Altcar Novices' Chase Winners

Year Winner Age Trainer
2006 Don't Be Shy 5 Martin Pipe
2007 My Way de Solzen 7 Alan King
2008 No Race    
2009 Will Be Done 8 Donald McCain
2010 Diamond Harry 7 Nick Williams
2011 No Race    
2012 Our Mick 6 Donald McCain
2013 No Race    
2014 Taquin Du Seuil 7 Jonjo O'Neill
2015 Wakanda 6 Sue Smith
2016 Bristol De Mai 5 Nigel Twiston-Davies
2017 Waiting Patiently 6 Malcolm Jefferson

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