The Maghull Novices Chase is a Grade 1 race for five-year-olds and upwards over two miles.
The Maghull Novices’ Chase takes place on the 13th of April 2024.
Notable past winners include Night Nurse (1979), Pearlyman (1986), Flagship Uberalles (1999) and Sprinter Sacre (2012).
Find out more about the Maghull Novices Chase:
- 1 Race Overview – The Maghull Novices Chase
- 2 Maghull Novices’ Chase Previous Winners
- 3 Maghull Novices’ Chase Previous Result
- 4 Famous Maghull Novices Chase Winners
- 5 Key Maghull Novices Chase Trials
- 6 Maghull Novices Chase Betting Trends
- 7 Maghull Novices Chase – Top Trainers and Jockeys
- 8 Betting on the Maghull Novices Chase
- 9 Popular Questions
- 10 Summary of the Maghull Novices’ Chase
- 11 Related 2023 Aintree Festival Articles
Race Overview – The Maghull Novices Chase
Horses five years old or older may compete in the Grade 1 National Hunt steeplechase known as the Maghull Novices’ Chase.
There are twelve fences to jump during the race, which is raced at Aintree over a distance of roughly 2 miles (1 mile 7 furlong and 176 yards, or 3,178 metres).
Each year, it is planned to have the novice chaser race during the Grand National meeting in early April.
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Many Maghull 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.
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Maghull Novices’ Chase Previous Winners
Check out the previous winners for this race:
|2013||Special Tiara||6||Bryan Cooper||Henry de Bromhead|
|2014||Balder Succes||6||Wayne Hutchinson||Alan King|
|2015||Sizing Granite||7||Jonathan Burke||Henry de Bromhead|
|2016||Douvan||6||Paul Townend||Willie Mullins|
|2017||San Benedeto||6||Nick Scholfield||Paul Nicholls|
|2018||Diego Du Charmil||6||Harry Cobden||Paul Nicholls|
|2019||Ornua||8||Davy Russell||Henry de Bromhead|
|no race 2020 [b]|
|2021||Shishkin||7||Nico de Boinville||Nicky Henderson|
|2022||Gentleman De Mee||6||Mark Walsh||Willie Mullins|
|2023||Jonbon||7||Aidan Coleman||Nicky Henderson|
Maghull Novices’ Chase Previous Result
Check out the latest result from this race:
Famous Maghull Novices Chase Winners
The Maghull Novices Chase was first run in 1954 and is named after a town north of Aintree. It was promoted to Grade 1 level in 1995 and is the obvious target for winners of the Arkle Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival.
Pearlyman won in 1986, following up his win in the Grand Annual Chase at Cheltenham. He went on to establish himself as the leading two-mile chaser in Great Britain and Ireland, winning the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 1987 and 1988. Flagship Uberalles (1999) won the Arkle on his previous start, won the Tingle Creek three times and the Champion Chase in 2002.
More recent winners of note include Nicky Henderson’s trio; Finian’s Rainbow (2011), Sprinter Sacre (2012) and Shishkin (2021). Willie Mullins won it for the first time with Douvan in 2016 and again in 2022 with Gentleman De Mee.
Key Maghull Novices Chase Trials
Five of the last eleven Maghull winners ran in the Arkle at Cheltenham last time out.
Three of the five had won and one had been placed.
Maghull Novices Chase Betting Trends
There have been four winning favourites in the past eleven renewals of the Maghull Novices Chase; Finian’s Rainbow (2011), Sprinter Sacre (2012), Douvan (2016) and Shishkin (2021). All four started odds-on favourite, three of them starting at prohibitive odds of 2-13 or even shorter.
Shock results are extremely rare. Only Special Tiara (28-1 in 2013) was not in the first three in the betting during that period.
An official rating of 150 or higher is usually required to win this race.
The highest-rated winners in recent times were Sprinter Sacre (2012) and Shishkin (2021) on 169.
Maghull Novices Chase – Top Trainers and Jockeys
Paul Nicholls is the leading trainer in the history of the Maghull with seven winners; Flagship Uberalles (1999), Armaturk (2002), Le Roi Miguel (2003), Twist Magic (2007), Tataniano (2010), San Benedito (2017) and Diego Du Charmil (2018).
The leading rider is Ruby Walsh who won it three times, all trained by Nicholls.
Betting on the Maghull Novices Chase
The Maghull Novices Chase can sometimes be something of a victory parade for the Arkle winner. There have been no more than 7 runners in this race in recent times and the form usually stands up well from Cheltenham.
Where is the Maghull Novices’ Chase held?
The Maghull Novices’ Chase is held at Aintree Racecourse.
Summary of the Maghull Novices’ Chase
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