2024 Maghull Novices Chase Betting Odds at Aintree racecourse

Saturday, 13 April 2024

A maximum of sixteen runners will go to post for the Maghull Novices' Chase, with Found A Fifty the horse who has been respected the most by the layers. The Gordon Elliott-trained charge is the highest-rated runner in the field, although Etalon has landed three consecutive wins and Dan Skelton’s horse could make it a fourth.

Hercule Du Seuil has been able to win on five consecutive occasions, with Matata another horse that has to stand a decent chance of success. We’re excited for this two mile encounter where the runners and riders will compete on soft ground, with twelve fences to be negotiated.

2024 Maghull Novices' Chase Tips

Found A Fifty looks set to go off as favourite when it comes to the Maghull Novices' Chase, with the seven-year-old having run well at the recent Cheltenham Festival. On that occasion, there was a second-placed finish behind Gaelic Warrior, with the horse having run well in the Arkle Challenge Trophy.

Previously to this, the horse was second in the Irish Arkle Chase, with a victory coming in the Racing Post Novice Chase on Boxing Day. However, Etalon is a horse boasting a string of wins and he will be bidding to land a fourth consecutive triumph. Dan Skelton’s runner was last seen winning a handicap chase at Sandown.

Hercule Du Seuil has achieved five consecutive wins and the latest of these successes came at Punchestown in October, with five other runners beaten on that occasion. Willie Mullins will hope that his runner can make the step up to this encounter, with Matata having been in the frame in all his races this season.

The horse was well behind Gaelic Warrior in the Arkle Chase, having finished second out of five horses at Lingfield Park and the same thing happened at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day. On that occasion, it was a one-length defeat at the hands of Libberty Hunter where the horse performed well on heavy ground.