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Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase

The Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase is the second race that takes place on Day One of The Christmas Festival at Kempton Park Racecourse every winter.

The Christmas Festival is a thrilling occasion that offers two days of world-class jump racing including the likes of The King George VI Chase, The Desert Orchid Chase and The Christmas Hurdle Race.

Don’t miss The Kempton Park Christmas Festival this Christmas on Sunday the 26th and Monday the 27th of December 2021. For all of The Kempton Christmas Festival’s news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

About The Race

The Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase is a Class 3 National Hunt Great British Breeders Fund steeplechase for novices that serves as the second race of Day One at Kempton Park’s Christmas Festival every year.

Open to novices aged four years old and above, The Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase runs 2 miles, 4 furlongs and 110 yards of Kempton Park Racecourse and features a number of fences for the participants to jump.

The most recent edition of this race offered a prize pool worth £17,900, which was shared between the four placing runners as follows:

1st place – 9/2 Killer Clown (IRE) – £10,722

2nd place – 7/1 Falco Blitz (IRE) – £3,148

3rd place – 13/2 Son Of Camas (FR) – £1,574

4th place – 10/1 Mr One More (IRE) – £787

The Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase will begin at around 13:15 on Sunday the 26th of December 2021.

Runners

The Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase features some of the best up and coming jump racing runners that are looking to progress onto more prestigious races at the likes of The Cheltenham Festival and The Grand National, as well as the big events right here at Kempton Park.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race at Kempton Park’s Christmas Festival at Kempton Park Racecourse last time out in 2020 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Hold The Note (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-8 – ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by Mick Channon
  2. Alnadam (FR) – eighth-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-5 – ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton
  3. Mr One More (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Richie McLernon and trained by Harry Fry
  4. Champagne Well (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-4 – not assigned a jockey – trained by Fergal O’Brien
  5. Getareason (IRE) – tenth-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-3 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
  6. Son Of Camas (FR) – third-place finish – 13/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson
  7. Falco Blitz (IRE) – second-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Jeremiah McGrath and trained by Nicky Henderson
  8. Galahad Quest (FR) – ninth-place finish – 18/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-10 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Nick Williams
  9. William H Bonney (GB) – seventh-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-7 – ridden by jockey Tom Cannon and trained by Alan King
  10. Killer Clown (IRE) – first-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 10-5 – ridden by jockey Adam Wedge and trained by Emma Lavelle
  11. Oistrakh Le Noir (FR) – sixth-place finish – 28/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-5 – ridden by jockey Gavin Sheehan and trained by Ben Pauling

Tips

The Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase is just one of many races at Kempton Park Racecourse that are great for betting on. It might not be as prestigious as The King George VI Chase, but it is still a high-quality race with great potential to be lucrative.

If you’re unsure which horse to back this Boxing Day or any other day on the Kempton Park race calendar, depend on our team of knowledgeable horse racing tipsters to steer your bet slips in the right direction.

Free bets, paid extra places promotions, boosted odds, and more can all be found here, allowing you to make the most of your horse racing wagering adventure.

Odds

Odds for The Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase on King George VI Chase Day at The Christmas Festival ranged from 4/1 for the race favourite Alnadam up to 28/1 for the longest outsider Oistrakh Le Noir last time out.

This edition of the race was won by 9/2 priced second favourite Killer Clown, for transformed £10 outright backing stakes into £55 in returns, £45 in profits for those that backed him.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase on King George VI Chase Day at The Christmas Festival, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

The winner of The Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase last December at Kempton Park Racecourse for The Christmas Festival was 9/2 priced second favourite Killer Clown, ridden by jockey Adam Wedge and trained by Emma Lavelle.

7/1 priced Falco Blitz finished seven and a half lengths behind Killer Clown in second place, followed by 13/2 priced Son Of Camas in third place and 10/1 priced Mr One More in fourth.

2019

4/1 priced second favourite Commanche Red, ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Chris Gordon, won The Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase on Day One of The Christmas Festival at Kempton Park Racecourse in 2019.

5/1 priced third-favourite Simply The Betts finished nine lengths behind Commanche Red in second place, followed by 9/1 priced On The Slopes in third place and 20/1 priced outsider Mr Mcgo in fourth.

2018

The winner of The Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase at Kempton Park Racecourse in December 2018 was 7/1 priced third-favourite Glen Forsa, ridden by jockey Jonathon Burke and trained by Mick Channon.

12/1 priced Glen Rocco finished two and three-quarter lengths behind Glen Forsa in second place, followed by 16/1 priced Carlos Du Fruitier in third place and 12/1 priced Dell Oro in fourth.

2017

Ridden by Barry Geraghty and trained by Harry fry, 9/2 priced second favourite Hell’s Kitchen won The Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase on King George VI Day at Kempton Park’s Christmas Festival back in 2017.

5/1 priced Mister Whitaker finished a length and a half behind Hell’s Kitchen in second place, followed by 15/2 priced Touch Kick in third place and 16/1 priced outsider Beggar’s Wishes in fourth.

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