Altcar Novices’ Chase

Horses five years old or older may compete in the Grade 2 National Hunt steeplechase, the Altcar Novices’ Chase.

There are seventeen fences that must be jumped throughout the race, which is raced at Haydock Park over a distance of around 2 miles and 4 furlongs (2 miles 3 furlongs and 203 yards, or 4,099 metres).

The novice chasers’ race is scheduled to take place in January each year.

Find out more about the Altcar Novices’ Chase:

Altcar Novices’ Chase

Altcar Novices’ Chase 2023 Odds

The Altcar Novices’ Chase odds are listed below:

The odds for this race have not yet been released.

Altcar Novices’ Chase Tips

The Altcar Novices’ Chase tips are below:

2 points to win for TBC at odds of TBC
1 point each way for TBC at odds of TBC

Many Altcar Novices’ Chase horses will race in more races throughout the years. Stay updated on the horses and place ante-post bets if you want to wager on them.

If you are looking for more racing tips for events taking place at Haydock Racecourse then check out our Haydock Park tips page.

Altcar Novices’ Chase Previous Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer
1996Nahthen LadWarren MarstonJenny Pitman
1997Simply DashingRichard DunwoodyMick Easterby
1998Diwali DancerTony McCoyMartin Pipe
1999Fourth in LineNorman WilliamsonVenetia Williams
2000Toto ToscatoRichard JohnsonAlan King
2002Ifni Du LucMick FitzgeraldNicky Henderson
2003It Takes TimeTony McCoyMartin Pipe
2004Our ArmageddonLiam McGrathRichard Guest
2005Jazz D'EstruvalTony DobbinNicky Richards
2006Don't Be ShyTimmy MurphyMartin Pipe
2007My Way de SolzenRobert ThorntonAlan King
2009Will Be DoneJason MaguireDonald McCain, Jr.
2010Diamond HarryBarry GeraghtyNick Williams
2008no race 2011[a]
2012Our MickJason MaguireDonald McCain, Jr.
2011no race 2013 [b]
2014Taquin Du SeuilTony McCoyJonjo O'Neill
2015WakandaDanny CookSue Smith
2016Bristol De MaiDaryl JacobNigel Twiston-Davies
2017Waiting PatientlyBrian HughesMalcolm Jefferson
2018TestifyWill KennedyDonald McCain, Jr.
2019CastafiorePaul O'BrienCharlie Longsdon
2020Sam BrownAidan ColemanAnthony Honeyball
2021Silver HallmarkAdam WedgeFergal O'Brien
2022Minella DramaBrian HughesDonald McCain Jr

Altcar Novices’ Chase Previous Result

Facts about the Altcar Novices’ Chase

  • The Altcar Novices’ Chase is a National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older.
  • It is run at Haydock racecourse over a distance of about 2 miles and 4 furlongs (4,023 metres), and during its running, there are seventeen fences to be jumped.
  • The race is scheduled to take place each year in January.

Summary of the Altcar Novices’ Chase

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