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2024 Turners Novices' Chase Tips, Odds and News

Day three at the Cheltenham Festival kicks off in thrilling style with the Turners Novices' Chase. This two-and-a-half-mile contest for first-season chasers was only added to the Festival schedule in 2011, but already boasts an illustrious list of winners and another excellent renewal is guaranteed in 2022.

Turners Novices' Chase Key Facts

Date Thursday 14th March, 2024
Time 1:30pm
Course Cheltenham Festival
Status Grade One
Distance 2m 4f
Prize Pool £156k
Age 5YO+

Turners Novices' Chase Odds

Turners Novices' Chase Tips

Our guide to the Turners Novices' Chase will be published in the weeks leading up to the Cheltenham Festival.

Turners Novices' Chase Result

1st Stage Star 15/2
2nd Notlongtillmay 40/1
3rd Mighty Potter 4/6f

Turners Novices' Chase Day Card

1:30pm Marsh Novices' Chase Grade One 2m 4f
2:10pm Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle Listed Handicap 3m
2:50pm Ryanair Chase Grade One 2m 4f
3:30pm Stayers' Hurdle Grade One 3m
4:10pm Brown Advisory Plate Handicap Chase Grade Three Handicap 2m 4f
4:50pm Mares' Novices' Hurdle Grade Two 2m 1f
5:30pm Kim Muir Handicap Chase Class Two Handicap 3m 2f

Turners Novices' Chase History

The Turners Novices' Chase is one of the newest Grade Ones at the Cheltenham Festival, having been introduced to the day three schedule in 2011.

The race is registered as the Golden Miller Novices' Chase, and for years was known as the JLT Novices' Chase. Marsh took over sponsorship from JLT in 2020. The race will now by known as the Turners Novices' Chase in 2022.

Irish horses have been dominant during the brief history of this Group One. Only two British-based trainers have saddled winners. Jonjo O'Neill won with Taquin Du Seuil in 2014, with Philip Hobbs' former Triumph Hurdle champion Defi Du Seuil winning in 2019.

Willie Mullins has trained four winners of the Turners Novices' Chase. Mullins saddled the winner for three years in a row, with Vautour, Black Hercules and Yorkhill scoring between 2015 and '17.

Paul Nolan and Tony Martin have both celebrated victories in the Turners Novices' Chase. Gordon Elliott won the race for the first time in 2018, with mare Shattered Love powering to victory.

In 2020, the first three positions were filled by Irish horses. Gordon Elliott's Samcro bounced back to top form, defeating Melon and Faugheen in a truly memorable finish. Chantry House took advantage of an early fall by hot-favourite Envoi Allen to win the Marsh in 2021.

Turners Novices' Chase Winners

2023 Stage Star
2022 Bob Olinger
2021 Chantry House
2020 Samcro
2019 Defi Du Seuil
2018 Shattered Love
2017 Yorkhill
2016 Black Hercules
2015 Vautour
2014 Taquin Du Seuil
2013 Benefficient
2012 Sir Des Champs
2011 Noble Prince

Turners Novices' Chase FAQs

When is the Turners Novices' Chase?

The 2024 Turners Novices' Chase will take place at 1:30pm on day three of the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday 14th March.

What is the Turners Novices' Chase?

The Turners Novices' Chase is a Grade One race staged during the Cheltenham Festival. This race is open only to novice chasers, and the trip is 2m 4f.

Who won the Turners Novices' Chase?

Stage Star won the 2023 Turners' Novices' Chase for Paul Nicholls and Harry Cobden.

Where can I watch the Turners Novices' Chase?

The 2024 Turners Novices' Chase will be shown live on ITV Racing. If you want to stream the race live on your mobile or tablet then visit our Live Streaming page for more details.