The Kauto Star Novices Chase, formerly the Feltham Novices Chase, is traditionally held at Kempton Park racecourse during the King George VI Chase meeting on Boxing Day each year. It is a Grade 1 National Hunt Chase for horses aged four years old and over, and is run over 3 miles with 18 fences to be jumped.
It is a race for novices and attracts some of the finest horses in the division, although success in the Feltham Novices Chase has rarely translated to success at the season's pinnacle of the Cheltenham Festival in March. So when placing your bet at Cheltenham Festival later in the season it's probably best to steer clear of the Feltham Novices Chase success stories.
In the betting, five of the previous ten winners have been aged six years old which might be worth considering when looking to place your ante-post bet. While Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls have trained two winners in that same period and it is well worth looking at the odds of their horses as they tend to be well up come the finish line.
Odds will appear here when available...
Will appear here when available...
|1st||1. Annacotty||I Popham||M Keighley||12/1|
|2nd||3. Green Flag||T Scudamore||Miss L Russell||7/2|
|2002||Jair du Cochet||5||Guillaume Macaire|
|2003||Strong Flow||6||Paul Nicholls|
|2004||Ollie Magern||6||Nigel Twiston-Davies|
|2007||Joe Lively||8||Colin Tizzard|
|2009||Long Run||4||Nicky Henderson|
|2011||Grands Crus||6||David Pipe|
The King George VI Chase is one of the most prestigious and most anticipated races in the horse racing calendar. Greats such as Kauto Star have enjoyed success in a race that is only behind the Cheltenham Gold Cup in terms of the National Hunt Chase season hightlights.
The leading horses in the history of the Chase are Desert Orchid and Kauto Star and the Paul Nicholls trained Kauto Star is always right at the head of the betting for this prestigious race.
The race always gets plenty of media interest and it is bound to make for some very tempting betting opportunities in the lead up to Boxing Day.....
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