Horse Racing

The Turners Novices’ Chase 2023 Betting Odds, Runners & Preview

The Turners Novices’ Chase – otherwise known as the Golden Miller Chase and formerly called the JLT & Marsh, is a championship race for novices over a distance of two & a half miles on the new course.

Horses often run here before going on and becoming challengers in the Ryanair Chase or even the Cheltenham Gold Cup in future years.

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Race Details
When:Thursday 16th March, 1:30pm
Distance:Two-miles four-furlong
Race TypeGrade 1 Novice Chase
CourseNew Course
Weights:11st 3lb (5yo), 11st 4lb (6yo+), 7lb allowance for mares
Where to watch?ITV, Racing UK, Bookmaker Streams

Turners Novices’ Chase Tips

middle distance contest, which makes things slightly tougher for our tipsters. However, when we get to race day and have the final declarations, they will look through the field, compare the form on offer and work out which horses make their shortlist, before giving their best bet for the Turners Novice Chase, which opens up the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday.

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Turners Novices’ Chase Betting Odds (February Update)

The betting market for this race is beginning to take shape, though there are still horses who have a couple of potential targets, either at a shorter or longer trip. Given the fact this is a middle distance, that is always the case with this race, but that should clear up as we get closer to the festival.

One horse who will head here is Mighty Potter, impressive over this trip at Leopardstown in early February, a run that has seen him cut to just 6/4 to win this.

What Happened in 2022?

Galopin Des Champs had the race at his mercy, but a dramatic fall at the final fence left Bob Olinger to take the race. It was supposed to be a huge clash between these two, but Bob Olinger was disappointing on the day, and Galopin Des Champs would have won by a distance if standing up at the last but sadly he was not able to.

Turners Novices’ Chase Key Stats

  • 10 of the last 11 winners were aged 6 or 7
  • It’s a strong race for favourites, with nine of the last 11 winners coming from the first three in the betting

Previous Winners of the Turners Novices’ Chase

  • 2022 - Bob Olinger
  • 2021 – Chantry House
  • 2020 – Samcro
  • 2019 – Defi Du Seuil
  • 2018 – Shattered Love