JLT Novices’ Chase Betting Odds


The JLT Novices’ Chase – 13:30PM

This race kicks off day three of the Festival in March, which is known as “St Patrick’s Thursday”, so we can expect lots of Guinness to be drunk and many Cheltenham bets to be placed!

In this Grade 1 JLT Novices’ Chase, previous Cheltenham Festival form is very important. A 2 mile 4 furlong novice chase race, the JLT is a top quality race for the brightest steeplechasing prospects to show off their jumping prowess on the biggest stage of all.

Last year, the brilliant and versatile Yorkhill got the better of Top Notch, in a memorable renewal of the race. Both Yorkhill and Top Notch have big Festival claims this year, but for 2018 there is a new bunch of young chasers forming around the head of the betting market.

JLT Novices’ Race Card

Cheltenham
JLT Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (Registered As The Golden Miller)
13:3015.03.2018
Soft-heavy in places
  • 1
    Benatar
    J J E Moore T G L Moore
    424-111
    11-4 6
    149
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  • 2
    Bigmartre
    J Harry Bannister T H Whittington
    860-112
    11-4 7
    149
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  • 3
    Finian's Oscar
    J R M Power T C L Tizzard
    2-1132P
    11-4 6
    153
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  • 4
    Invitation Only
    J Unknown Jockey T W P Mullins
    36-F113
    11-4 7
    152
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  • 5
    Kemboy
    J P Townend T W P Mullins
    1257-21
    11-4 6
    145
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  • 6
    Modus
    J B J Geraghty T P F Nicholls
    65-11F1
    11-4 8
    154
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  • 7
    Snow Falcon
    J S W Flanagan T N Meade
    38-2315
    11-4 8
    149
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  • 8
    West Approach
    J T Scudamore T C L Tizzard
    P-13135
    11-4 8
    146
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  • 9
    Terrefort
    J D A Jacob T N J Henderson
    131311
    11-3 5
    151
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  • 10
    Shattered Love
    J J W Kennedy T G Elliott
    7-11211
    10-11 7
    144
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Main Players

Willoughby Court stands out like a grizzly bear in the woods here at early Cheltenham odds of 5/1, mostly because the JLT Novices’ Chase is confirmed as his big race target this year.

With so many other runners not certain to make the cut or look elsewhere for an opportunity, last year’s Neptune winner looks a fair bet at 4/1 with the ‘NRNB’ (Non Runner No Bet) insurance offer.

Invitation Only and Gary Moore’s Benatar are the early betting market dangers, along with old favourite Yanworth.

Latest JLT Novices Odds:

  • Willoughby Court – 5/1
  • Invitation Only – 10/1
  • Benatar – 12/1
  • Yanworth – 12/1
  • Monalee – 16/1
  • Sizing Tennessee – 20/1
  • Kalondra – 25/1
  • other prices are available.

2017 JLT Novices’ Chase Winner – YORKHILL, 6/4 SP

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