The Novices’ Handicap Chase is the second race that takes place at Kempton Park Racecourse for the Jump Sunday meeting every autumn.
Offering a spectacular seven-race card on a Sunday afternoon every October, Jump Sunday is the first National Hunt jump racing event that takes place at Kempton Park Racecourse after a summer of intense flat racing.
Kempton Park Racecourse, located just inside Surrey near the border of Greater London, offer a plethora of racedays and meetings throughout the year thanks to their incredible all-weather racecourse.
The most notable of these meetings is The Christmas Festival, which presents the likes of The Desert Orchid Chase, The Christmas Hurdle and The second most prestigious steeplechase in British jump racing, The King George VI Chase.
The next edition of Jump Sunday will take place at Kempton Park Racecourse on Sunday the 17th of October 2021. For all of The Kempton Jump Sunday news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.
About The Race
The Novices’ Handicap Chase is a Class 4 National Hunt Great British Breeders handicap steeplechase that serves as the second race of Jump Sunday at Kempton Park Racecourse every year.
Open to horses aged four years old and above, The Novices’ Handicap Chase runs 2 miles and 2 furlongs of Kempton Park Racecourse and features a number of obstacles for the novices to navigate.
£8,035 was added to the race purse last October, which was split as follows between the winning horse and placing competitors:
1st place – 9/2 Fairway Freddy (IRE) – £4,289
2nd place – 11/4 Rock On Rocco (IRE) – £1,259
3rd place – 8/1 Fresno Emery (FR) – £630
4th place – 11/2 Demon D’Aunou (FR) – £350
The Novices’ Handicap Chase will begin at 13:45 on Sunday the 19th of October 2021.
The Novices’ Handicap Chase is an extraordinary race that features some incredibly talented horses and jockeys year after year.
Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race at Kempton Park’s Jump Sunday meeting at Kempton Park Racecourse last time out in October 2020 (ordered by saddlecloth number):
- Demon D’Aunou (FR) – fourth-place finish – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Kevin Brogan and trained by Jonjo O’Neill
- Rock On Rocco (IRE) – second-place finish – 11/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-10 – ridden by jockey Jonathon Burke and trained by Tom George
- Fairway Freddy (IRE) – first-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey James Davies and trained by Nick Gifford
- Lord Condi (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 11/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-3 – ridden by jockey James Best and trained by Martin Keighley
- Fresno Emery (FR) – third-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-1 – ridden by jockey Stan Sheppard and trained by Robert Walford
- Admiral’s Sunset (GB) – fifth-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-10 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by David Weston
- Defuture Is Bright (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 15/2 starting price – weighing in at 10-8 – ridden by jockey Jack Tudor and trained by Christian Williams
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Odds for The Novices’ Handicap Chase last time out at Kempton Park Racecourse ranged from 11/4 for the race favourite Rock On Rocco up to 11/1 for the longest outsider Lord Condi.
The winner of this edition of the race was 9/2 priced Fairway Freddy, who turned all £10 outright backing stakes into £55 in returns, £45 in profits for those that had faith in the race third-favourite.
Here are the previous 4 winners of The Novices’ Handicap Chase at Kempton Park’s Jump Sunday Race Day, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:
At the most recent edition of Jump Sunday at Kempton Park Racecourse, the winner of Race Two, The Novices’ Handicap Chase, was 9/2 priced third-favourite Fairway Freddy, ridden by jockey James Davies and trained by Nick Gifford.
11/4 priced race favourite Rock On Rocco finished two and a half lengths behind Fairway Freddy in second place, followed by 8/1 priced Fresno Emery in third place and 11/2 priced Demon D’Aunou in fourth.
8/1 priced Celtic Joy finished first in The Novices’ Handicap Chase at Kempton Park’s Jump Sunday in 2019, ridden by jockey Adam Wedge and trained by Emma Lavelle.
7/1 priced The Flying Sofa finished just half a length behind Celtic Joy in second place, followed by 14/1 priced outsider Tiffin Top in third place and 10/1 priced Ballymountain Boy in fourth.
Back in 2018, the winner of The Novices’ Handicap Chase at Kempton Park Racecourse on Jump Sunday was 6/1 priced A Place Apart, ridden by jockey James Bowen and trained by Gavin Cromwell.
20/1 priced outsider Cap Du Nord finished two and a half lengths behind A Place Apart in second place, followed by 12/1 priced Balibour in third place and 7/2 priced second-favourite Battle Of Ideas in fourth.
Ridden by jockey Conor Shoemark and trained by Phil Middleton, 10/1 priced Exitas finished first in The Novices’ Handicap Chase at Kempton Park’s Jump Sunday back in 2017.
Equally priced Volt Face finished just a head behind Exitas in second place, followed by 8/1 priced Movie Legend in third place and 5/1 priced joint race favourite Bach De Clermont in fourth.