2025 Festival Novices Chase Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Wednesday, 12 March 2025

There’s a gruelling trip of over three miles to combat when it comes to the 2024 Brown Advisory Novices Chase, with this Class 1 encounter likely to boast a large field. We might see Grangeclare West installed as the one to beat, with the eight-year-old having secured a couple of eye-catching wins already this season.

However, the bookies are likely to offer extra places when it comes to each-way bets for Cheltenham and it could be worth seeking out runners at bigger prices. For example, Stay Away Fay has run well at the Festival before and there are also a couple of interesting JP McManus-owned runners in the form of Fact To File and Corbetts Cross.

Dancing City
Dancing City
11.00
Dancing City
Dancing City
Best Odds11.00
All Odds10/18/1
Ballyburn
Ballyburn
11.00
Ballyburn
Ballyburn
Best Odds11.00
All Odds10/110/1
Majborough
Majborough
15.00
Majborough
Majborough
Best Odds15.00
All Odds14/114/1
Stellar Story
Stellar Story
17.00
Stellar Story
Stellar Story
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/116/1
Caldwell Potter
Caldwell Potter
17.00
Caldwell Potter
Caldwell Potter
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/116/1
Impaire Et Passe
Impaire Et Passe
17.00
Impaire Et Passe
Impaire Et Passe
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/116/1
Quai De Bourbon
Quai De Bourbon
21.00
Quai De Bourbon
Quai De Bourbon
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/114/1
Brighterdaysahead
Brighterdaysahead
21.00
Brighterdaysahead
Brighterdaysahead
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/114/1
The Jukebox Man
The Jukebox Man
21.00
The Jukebox Man
The Jukebox Man
Best Odds21.00
All Odds14/120/1
Better Days Ahead
Better Days Ahead
21.00
Better Days Ahead
Better Days Ahead
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/116/1
Readin Tommy Wrong
Readin Tommy Wrong
26.00
Readin Tommy Wrong
Readin Tommy Wrong
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/114/1
Jango Baie
Jango Baie
21.00
Jango Baie
Jango Baie
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/1SP
Spread Boss Ted
Spread Boss Ted
21.00
Spread Boss Ted
Spread Boss Ted
Best Odds21.00
All OddsSP20/1
Shannon Royale
Shannon Royale
26.00
Shannon Royale
Shannon Royale
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/120/1
Irish Point
Irish Point
26.00
Irish Point
Irish Point
Best Odds26.00
All Odds20/125/1
High Class Hero
High Class Hero
29.00
High Class Hero
High Class Hero
Best Odds29.00
All Odds20/128/1
Constitution Hill
Constitution Hill
26.00
Constitution Hill
Constitution Hill
Best Odds26.00
All OddsSP25/1
Sandor Clegane
Sandor Clegane
26.00
Sandor Clegane
Sandor Clegane
Best Odds26.00
All OddsSP25/1
Sa Majeste
Sa Majeste
26.00
Sa Majeste
Sa Majeste
Best Odds26.00
All OddsSP25/1
Chapeau De Soleil
Chapeau De Soleil
26.00
Chapeau De Soleil
Chapeau De Soleil
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1SP
Deafening Silence
Deafening Silence
26.00
Deafening Silence
Deafening Silence
Best Odds26.00
All OddsSP25/1
Buddy One
Buddy One
26.00
Buddy One
Buddy One
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/125/1
Ile Atlanique
Ile Atlanique
26.00
Ile Atlanique
Ile Atlanique
Best Odds26.00
All OddsSP25/1
Slade Steel
Slade Steel
34.00
Slade Steel
Slade Steel
Best Odds34.00
All Odds25/133/1
Jimmy Du Seuil
Jimmy Du Seuil
34.00
Jimmy Du Seuil
Jimmy Du Seuil
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/125/1
Magical Escape
Magical Escape
34.00
Magical Escape
Magical Escape
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Captain Teague
Captain Teague
34.00
Captain Teague
Captain Teague
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/133/1
Favour And Fortune
Favour And Fortune
34.00
Favour And Fortune
Favour And Fortune
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Peaky Boy
Peaky Boy
34.00
Peaky Boy
Peaky Boy
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1SP
Firefox
Firefox
34.00
Firefox
Firefox
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Ile Atlantique
Ile Atlantique
34.00
Ile Atlantique
Ile Atlantique
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1SP
Olympic Man
Olympic Man
34.00
Olympic Man
Olympic Man
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Good Land
Good Land
34.00
Good Land
Good Land
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Mercurey
Mercurey
34.00
Mercurey
Mercurey
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Cadoudal Saint
Cadoudal Saint
34.00
Cadoudal Saint
Cadoudal Saint
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Staffordshire Knot
Staffordshire Knot
34.00
Staffordshire Knot
Staffordshire Knot
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/133/1
Il Pino
Il Pino
34.00
Il Pino
Il Pino
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Jeriko Du Reponet
Jeriko Du Reponet
34.00
Jeriko Du Reponet
Jeriko Du Reponet
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Tellherthename
Tellherthename
34.00
Tellherthename
Tellherthename
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Answer To Kayf
Answer To Kayf
34.00
Answer To Kayf
Answer To Kayf
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/133/1
Mystical Power
Mystical Power
34.00
Mystical Power
Mystical Power
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Gidleigh Park
Gidleigh Park
34.00
Gidleigh Park
Gidleigh Park
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/133/1
Waterford Whispers
Waterford Whispers
51.00
Waterford Whispers
Waterford Whispers
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/120/1
Asian Master
Asian Master
41.00
Asian Master
Asian Master
Best Odds41.00
All Odds40/133/1
Chigorin
Chigorin
41.00
Chigorin
Chigorin
Best Odds41.00
All Odds40/133/1
Largy Hill
Largy Hill
41.00
Largy Hill
Largy Hill
Best Odds41.00
All Odds40/133/1
Mistergif
Mistergif
41.00
Mistergif
Mistergif
Best Odds41.00
All OddsSP40/1
Twoohthree
Twoohthree
41.00
Twoohthree
Twoohthree
Best Odds41.00
All OddsSP40/1
Mossy Fen Park
Mossy Fen Park
41.00
Mossy Fen Park
Mossy Fen Park
Best Odds41.00
All Odds40/1SP
Shanagh Bob
Shanagh Bob
51.00
Shanagh Bob
Shanagh Bob
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/133/1
Kalif Du Berlais
Kalif Du Berlais
51.00
Kalif Du Berlais
Kalif Du Berlais
Best Odds51.00
All Odds33/150/1
Croke Park
Croke Park
67.00
Croke Park
Croke Park
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/133/1
Inthewaterside
Inthewaterside
51.00
Inthewaterside
Inthewaterside
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Captain Cody
Captain Cody
51.00
Captain Cody
Captain Cody
Best Odds51.00
All OddsSP50/1
Kerryhill
Kerryhill
51.00
Kerryhill
Kerryhill
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Handstands
Handstands
51.00
Handstands
Handstands
Best Odds51.00
All OddsSP50/1
Predators Gold
Predators Gold
67.00
Predators Gold
Predators Gold
Best Odds67.00
All OddsSP66/1
Coming Up Easy
Coming Up Easy
67.00
Coming Up Easy
Coming Up Easy
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/166/1
Wyenot
Wyenot
67.00
Wyenot
Wyenot
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/1SP
An Tobar
An Tobar
67.00
An Tobar
An Tobar
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/166/1
Lecky Watson
Lecky Watson
101.00
Lecky Watson
Lecky Watson
Best Odds101.00
All Odds66/1100/1
Chapeau Du Seuil
Chapeau Du Seuil
101.00
Chapeau Du Seuil
Chapeau Du Seuil
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1

2024 Brown Advisory Novices Chase Tips

The quality races keep coming at the Cheltenham Festival and the second encounter on Day Two of the meeting is the Brown Advisory Novices Chase. Grangeclare West is the horse that everything else might have to beat, with the eight-year-old having beaten Corbetts Cross at Leopardstown over the festive period when enjoying a six-length win.

Previously to this race, the horse was able to score at Naas when fending off eight other horses, with Willie Mullins happy enough if the ground comes up soft for this runner considering that the trip of two miles and four furlongs was no problem on soft ground when it came to this particular encounter.

Stay Away Fay could go well for trainer Paul Nicholls and that’s especially when you consider the back to back wins that have been achieved at Sandown Racecourse and Exeter this season. There was also an impressive in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at last year’s Cheltenham meeting where the horse was a surprising 18/1 winner on that occasion.

Fact To File is the other runner trading at single figures and Willie Mullins trains a runner who was able to record a victory at Leopardstown over the festive period. Sent off as the 4/6 favourite in a Beginners Chase over two miles, five and a half furlongs, the horse claimed a seventeen-length victory after previously finishing second at Navan.


2023 Brown Advisory Novices' Chase Betting Tips

Gerri Colombe is an unbeaten horse coming to the 2023 Cheltenham Festival, with the seven-year-old having fended off all opponents this season and previously in a career which has been really impressive. On 4 February, the runner was able to win the Virgin Bet Scilly Isles Novices' Chase by nearly two lengths to reward those customers who had backed the 10/11 favourite.

Previously to this, the horse triumphed in the Faugheen Novice Chase which was another Grade 1 encounter, with the horse winning by over four lengths. However, this Cheltenham appearance will see the runner go up against The Real Whacker and there is plenty to recommend the Patrick Neville-trained entrant who can score for a smaller stable.

The seven-year-old has not only secured back to back wins recently but these both came at Cheltenham and that bodes well for the Festival, with the first victory coming at odds of 10/1 in a Novices’ Chase back in November. The horse was sent off at an identical price in the Paddy Power Novices’ Chase on New Year’s Day but managed to fend off favourite Monmiral.

Sir Gerhard is a former Bumper winner who will come to the Festival but not necessarily in this race. There was little to glean from a recent win at Gowran Park, with Thyme Hill a more likely runner and Philip Hobbs has previously seen the horse go really well when it comes to hurdle races. The victory in the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase saw the runner oblige at 11/2.


2022 Brown Advisory Novices' Chase Tips

After the 2022 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, we move on to the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase and this is an exciting race which takes place over a distance of three miles and half a furlong. This is a Cheltenham race where the leading Cheltenham Festival betting sites create extra places and there might be as many as twenty horses lining up to run in this encounter.

Galopin Des Champs is a six-year-old with a bright future and it’s possible that we’ll see the Willie Mullins-trained horse eventually become a Cheltenham Gold Cup betting contender. Right now, he’s trading at odds-on to win the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase and this horse was the winner of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.

The Mullins-trained charge was sent off at 8/1 on that occasion and has gone from strength to strength. The horse then won the Irish Mirror Novice Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival, with the horse then taking to the bigger obstacles when securing the spoils at the Ballymaloe Relish Beginners Chase and he kicked on to win the Ladbrokes Novice Chase on 6 February.

Can Anyone Stop Galopin Des Champs Winning Brown Chase?

Although Bob Olinger is trading at short odds to win the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase, there’s a strong chance that this runner won’t line up here. Only the Cheltenham Festival NRNB bookies are offering a shorter price which indicates that we should consider the chances of Bravemansgame instead.

Paul Nicholls clearly has a talented horse on his hands, with the horse finishing third in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle when it came to the 2021 Cheltenham Festival. It was a creditable performance behind two leading contenders, with the horse having won three chase encounters at Newton Abbott, Haydock Park and Kempton Park this season.

The latter victory came in the Ladbrokes Kauto Star Novices' Chase which was a Grade 1 race and that was over three miles on Boxing Day, with Bravemansgame beating 11/10 favourite Ahoy Senor into second place and there was a distance of seven lengths between the two horses.


Can Monkfish Score For Willie Mullins in Festival Chase?

Monkfish is currently trading as favourite to win the big Chase on the Wednesday of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, with Willie Mullins having this horse in the famous Ricci colours and there’s plenty to recommend a horse that is currently enjoying a consecutive run of victories.

Monkfish is already a Cheltenham Festival winner after winning the Albert Bartlett Hurdle and Paul Townend steered the 5/1 shot to victory in this encounter, while the horse looked the part in the Beginners Chase at Fairyhouse although sterner tests await this talented horse.

Could Envoi Allen Line Up in the Big Wednesday Race

Envoi Allen is a big talent and has any number of entries for the 2021 Cheltenham Festival although Gordon Elliott and Gigginstown deciding to put this horse in the race would really shake things up and the horse could end up looking like a slice of value should connections decide to take their chances in this race.

Envoi Allen won the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle when being sent off as the 4/7 favourite and it looks a case of picking which race is going to suit this supremely talented runner who could be a serial winner at the Cheltenham Festival.

The Big Breakaway is a more plausible runner in this encounter and Colin Tizzard certainly knows a thing or two about training a high-class chaser, with the trainer having previously gone with Cue Card who was a top class three miler.

The five-year-old was fourth to Envoi Allen in last season’s Ballymore but can be backed with confidence to run well considering there was a solid performance in a recent Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham, while the horse got another victory under his belt when running strongly at Exeter.


The Brown Advisory Novices Chase has been in place since 1946, with Birthlaw winning the first ever race at the Cheltenham Festival 2020, with this being a Grade 1 encounter which has often been won by a seven-year-old in recent years.

This is a three-mile race which is highly popular from a betting point-of-view and it’s fairly rare to have a strong favourite considering this is a competitive heat and it was Topofthegame who claimed the spoils in the 2019 renewal.

The year before, Presenting Percy put in a superb round of jumping to win the Brown Advisory Novices Chase, while Might Bite was another winner who would then go on to run in a Cheltenham Gold Cup, with Don Poli and Blaklion having also scooped recent honours.

Champ is currently trading as a fairly short favourite at 7/2 to win the race although the landscape is far from clear considering we’re months away from the action.

The seven-year-old finished second in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival, with the Nicky Henderson-trained charge finding City Island too good for him, although he has since claimed victory at Aintree before a double success at Newbury.

There’s been very little to dislike about the JP McManus horse who has been in the top two every time he has run during a successful career, with the charge ticking a lot of the trend boxes.

There are likely to be several other leading horses lining up on Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival and Samcro could potentially be entered in this race, with the picture no clearer for this horse after it fell recently at Fairyhouse.

Samcro has had his fair share of injury problems, although there’s little denying that the horse has plenty of class and let’s not forget that he won the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle two seasons ago.

Minella Indo could be a more viable alternative, with Henry de Bromhead having a peach of a horse that has most recently been seen at Gowran Park when the six-year-old finished second to impressive mare Laurina.

The horse was the surprise winner at 50/1 when it came to the Albert Barlett Novices’ Hurdle at the last Cheltenham Festival, with the horse beating Commander Of Fleet.

Battleoverdoyen is also worthy of consideration and we didn’t learn much from his outing at the 2019 Festival when the horse was pulled up in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, while there have been victories at Galway and Punchestown this season.