The Kauto Star Novices’ Chase is a Grade 1 race run at Kempton over three miles with eighteen fences jumped.
Previously called the Feltham Novices’ Chase, the race was renamed in 2012 to honour the five-time King George VI Chase and dual Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, Kauto Star.
Winners of the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase typically head to the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March, although Coneygree did win the race in 2014 before winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup three months later.
Jockey Lizzie Kelly made history in the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase when riding Tea For Two to victory in 2015 - becoming the first-ever female jockey to win a Grade 1 race in the UK.
Kauto Star Novices’ Chase Betting Offers
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Kauto Star Novices’ Chase Tips
There will be a bumper crown at Kempton on Boxing Day, and the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase is always a popular race with punters on-course or watching the action on ITV Racing.
The 2023 race looks like a high-quality renewal with some top stables represented and a French raider heading to Kempton, alongside our friend Tom Bellamy, taking the ride on Tightenourbelts.
Our tipping expert, Charlie McCann, has his Nap of the Day running in the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase - click on his link below to see who he’s siding with!
Kauto Star Novices’ Chase Betting Tips & Stats Guide
What Happened Last Year?
Thyme Hill outclassed the field in the 2022 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase, running out a comfortable 15-length winner under jockey Tom O’Brien.
Trained by Philip Hobbs, Thyme Hill cruised through the race before taking the lead two fences from home and quickly put daylight between himself and the rest of the field to win at odds of 11/2, with the 7/4 favourite McFabulous in 2nd place.
When & Where Is The 2023 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase?
Recent Kauto Star Novices’ Chase Winners
Some high-quality horses have won the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase over the years, including Cheltenham Gold Cup winners Long Run and Coneygree.
The last five winners of the Kauto Star are listed in the table below.
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When is the 2023 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase?
The 2023 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase is scheduled for Boxing Day - Tuesday, December 26.
Where is the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase run?
The Kauto Star Novices’ Chase is run annually at Kempton Park.
Who won the 2022 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase?
The Phillip Hobbs-trained Thyme Hill won the 2022 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase.
Who has trained the most winners of the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase?
Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson have both trained the winner of the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase on five occasions.