Cheltenham Festival 2020: Novices' Handicap Chase preview, tv schedule, race time, tips, runners and riders and odds

THE Northern Trust Company Novices' Handicap Chase is run on day one of the Cheltenham Festival and we've got you covered for this year's renewal.

To get you in the mood for the race at Prestbury Park, here's all you need to know.

When is the Novices' Handicap Chase, what's the distance and which sort of horses can enter?

The 2020 Novices' Handicap Chase will take place on Tuesday, March 10 at 16:50 (4.50pm).

It's a Listed National Hunt steeplechase run over two miles and four and a half furlongs, for horses aged five years and upwards.

It is a handicap race for novice chasers with a rating between 0-145.

Who is running in the 2020 Novices' Handicap Chase?

How can I watch the race?

The race will be broadcast live on Racing TV.

You can watch Racing TV on Sky Channel 426 and Virgin Media Channel 536.

Who won the Novices' Handicap Chase in 2019?

A Plus Tard (5-1f) was in a league of his own as he destroyed the field by a whopping 16 lengths last year.

Tower Bridge (6-1) came home a distant second with Ben Dundee (33-1) third.

Which jockeys and trainers have won the Novices' Handicap Chase the most? 

Ferdy Murphy is the leading trainer after saddling both L'Antartique (2007) and Divers (2011) to win the race.

Jockeys Graham Lee and Brian Hughes have both won the contest twice.

What are the top tips for the race? 

Novices' Handicap Chase tips

Trends – Imperial Aura (Bet now)

Templegate – Imperial Aura (Bet now)

Matt Chapman – Imperial Aura (Bet now)


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