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Henry VIII Novices’ Chase Betting 2023, Best Betting Offers, Odds & Tips

Can JPR One bounce back from his Cheltenham mishap?


The Henry VIII Novices’ Chase is a Grade 1 chase run over two miles at Sandown Park, with 13 fences to be negotiated.

Run annually at the start of December, the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase is one of the last Grade 1 jump races in the UK before the Christmas period and is seen as an early-season test for horses aiming to run in the Arkle Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

The race has been a happy hunting ground for trainer Paul Nicholls, who has saddled the winner on seven occasions, but you must go back to 2018 for his last success.

The 2023 Henry VIII Novices’ Chase will be run on Saturday, December 9, and is scheduled to be shown live on ITV Racing.

It’s set to be a competitive renewal, with the betting headed by the Joe Tizzard-trained JPR One, who fell at the last in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham last time out when in total control of the race.


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Henry VIII Novices’ Chase Tips

Alongside the Tingle Creek Chase, the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase is one of the final Grade 1 races before Christmas, and it’s a popular race with punters and fans alike, with Sandown seeing a bumper crowd.

If you need some betting pointers for the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase, our tipping expert, Alan Kelly, has his 4/1 Next Best running in the race - click his link below for full information.


Henry VIII Novices’ Chase Betting Tips & Stats Guide


What Happened Last Year?

The 2022 Henry VIII Novices’ Chase was won by the Nicky Henderson-trained Jonbon, ridden by Aidan Coleman.

Sent off the 2/11 favourite, Jonbon made all the running and put in an impressive round of jumping to run out a comfortable winner by eight lengths to Boothill, who finished in 2nd place.


When & Where Is The 2023 Henry VIII Novices’ Chase?

The Henry VIII Novices’ Chase is held during Sandown’s two-day Tingle Creek meeting, typically held at the start of December.

This year’s Henry VIII Novices’ Chase will be on Saturday, December 9.

As one of the final Grade 1 races before Christmas, the race usually attracts a high-class field and a big crowd at the Esher track.


Recent Henry VIII Novices’ Chase Winners

The Henry VIII Novices’ Chase is an early-season target for the top novice chasers who look at the race as a stepping stone to the Arkle Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

It’s a race that some high-quality horses have won over the years, including Altior, Sceau Royal, and Jonbon.

Below are the last five winners of the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase.

YearWinner
2022Jonbon
2021Edwardstone
2020Allmankind
2019Esprit Du Large
2018Dynamite Dollars

FAQs

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When is the 2023 Henry VIII Novices’ Chase?

The 2023 Henry VIII Novices’ Chase will be run on Saturday, December 9.

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Where is the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase run?

The Henry VIII Novices’ Chase is run annually at Sandown Park Racecourse, located close to London.

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Who won the 2022 Henry VIII Novices’ Chase?

The JP McManus-owned Jonbon won the 2022 Henry VIII Novices’ Chase, ridden by Aidan Coleman.

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Where can I watch the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase?

ITV Racing will be broadcasting the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase live and online via ITVX. The race will also be available to stream at various online bookmakers.