Festival Novices’ Chase latest odds and tips for Cheltenham 2021

Monkfish is the one to beat in the Festival Novices' Chase.

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The Festival Novices’ Chase contributes towards a bumper start to day two of the Cheltenham Festival, coming hot on the heels of the opener – the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle.

Formerly known as the RSA Chase and recently renamed the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase, this Grade 1 steeplechase features 20 fences over a stamina-sapping 3m trip.

Several past winners such as Lord Windermere have gone on to taste victory in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, while Presenting Percy and Champ are just some of the eye-catching names to claim victory in recent years.

This time around it is Willie Mullins’ Monkfish who is the one to beat, with the towering charger having adapted brilliantly to chasing after winning the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle last season.

The seven-year-old’s regular rival Latest Exhibition heads the field of challengers, while there’s no risk of losing out if your pick withdraws thanks to Paddy’s non-runner money back offer on all races at this year’s festival.

Festival Novices’ Chase antepost odds

8/11
Monkfish Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

7/2
Royale Pagaille Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

7/1
Latest Exhibition Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

8/1
Eklat De Rire Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

8/1
Next Destination Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

12/1
The Big Breakaway Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

14/1
Sporting John Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

16/1
Fiddlerontheroof Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

20/1
Dickie Diver Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

20/1
Pencilfulloflead Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

20/1
Secret Reprieve Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

20/1
Colreevy Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

20/1
Coko Beach Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

20/1
Galvin Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

20/1
Conflated Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

20/1
Remastered Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

25/1
If The Cap Fits Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

25/1
Escaria Ten Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

25/1
Asterion Forlonge Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Happygolucky Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Court Maid Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Dame De Compagnie Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Lieutenant Rocco Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Ga Law Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
St Barts Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
The Butcher Said Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Longhouse Poet Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Lord Royal Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Ofalltheginjoints Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
The Wolf Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Lair Du Vent Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Fils Doudairies Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Paint The Dream Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Demachine Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Full Back Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
The Mighty Don Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Assemble Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Marown Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

Festival Novices’ Chase antepost tips

Ruby Walsh:MONKFISH is a very polished chaser already, and he does everything that you would want a horse to do. He’s a good jumper, he travels nicely and his times are favourable compared to the Savills Chase at Leopardstown at Christmas. You have to like what he’s done.

8/11
Monkfish Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

“He beat LATEST EXHIBITION in the Albert Bartlett last year and then again in the Neville Hotels Chase. Everything Monkfish does, he seems to do right.”

Frank Hickey:MONKFISH has got the better of LATEST EXHIBITION twice now – can he make it a hat-trick? Probably. A lot of people are putting up Latest Exhibition each-way, particularly on non-runner money back. You can see the case for him, but it’s very hard to see him reversing the form.”

7/1
Latest Exhibition Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - Non Runner Money Back

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When is the Festival Novices’ Chase?

The Festival Novices’ Chase is the second race on day two of Cheltenham Festival 2021, on Wednesday March 17. The race is scheduled to start at 13.55.

Festival Novices’ Chase winners at last five festivals

2020 – Champ (Horse), Barry Geraghty (Jockey), Nicky Henderson (Trainer)

2019 – Topofthegame, Harry Cobden, Paul Nicholls

2018 – Presenting Percy, Davy Russell, Patrick Kelly

2017 – Might Bite, Nico de Boinville, Nicky Henderson

2016 – Blaklion, Ryan Hatch, Nigel Twiston-Davies

Champ Barry Geraghty Cheltenham March 11, 2020

Cheltenham tips: Shishkin, Envoi Allen and Monkfish in our enhanced 9/1 Treble

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL‘S BIG RACES

March 16 – 13.20 – Supreme Novices’ Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 16 – 13.55 – Arkle Chase latest odds and tips

March 16 – 15.05 – Champion Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 16 – 15.40 – Mares’ Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 17 – 13.20 – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 17 – 13.55 – Festival Novices’ Chase latest odds and tips

March 17 – 15.05 – Queen Mother Champion Chase latest odds and tips

March 18 – 13.20 – Marsh Novices’ Chase latest odds and tips

March 18 – 14.30 – Ryanair Chase latest odds and tips

March 18 – 15.05 – Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 19 – 13.20 – Triumph Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 19 – 14.30 – Albert Bartlett Novices’ Chase latest odds and tips

March 19 – 15.05 – Gold Cup latest odds and tips

March 19 – 16.15 – Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase latest odds and tips

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY TWO SCHEDULE

13:20 – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 5f

13.55 – Festival Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) 3m 80y

14.30 – Coral Cup (Grade 3) 2m 5f

15.05 – Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1) 1m 7f 199y

15.40 – Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase 3m 6f 37y

16.15 – Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase (Grade 3) 2m 62y

16.50 – Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade 1) 2m 87y

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