2024 Brown Advisory Novices' Chase Tips, Odds and News

The second Grade One on day two of the Cheltenham Festival is the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase. First staged in 1946, the Festival Novices' Chase is one of the most exciting races at the entire meeting. It's also one of the most important, as those who impress in this race often go on to take part in the Cheltenham Gold Cup the following season.

After RSA stopped their long-standing sponsorship of the Festival Novices' Chase, Brown Advisory gained the naming rights to this covetted Grade One.

Brown Advisory Novices' Chase Key Facts

Date Wednesday 13th March, 2024
Time 2:10pm
Course Cheltenham Festival
Status Grade One
Distance 3m
Prize Pool £175k
Age 5YO+

Brown Advisory Novices' Chase Odds

Brown Advisory Novices' Chase Tips

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

Brown Advisory Novices' Chase Result

Position
Name
SP
1st The Real Whacker 8/1
2nd Gerri Colombe 5/4f
3rd Bronn 50/1

Festival Novices' Chase Day Card

Time
Title
Status
Distance
1:30pm Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Grade One 2m 5f
2:10pm Brown Advisory Novices' Chase Grade One 3m
2:50pm Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle Grade Three Handicap 2m 5f
3:30pm Queen Mother Champion Chase Grade One 2m
4:10pm Cross Country Chase Class Two Handicap 3m 6f
4:50pm Grand Annual Handicap Chase Grade Three Handicap 2m
5:30pm Champion Bumper Grade One 2m

Festival Novices' Chase History

The Festival Novices' Chase has established itself as one of the most important races during the Cheltenham Festival. In 2021, Brown Advisory took over sponsorship from RSA, so it's now called the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase.

Staged on Ladies' Day, the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase is open only to novice chasers and is run over a three-mile trip.

The most famous horse to ever win the Brown Advisory is undoubtedly Arkle. Tom Dreaper's superstar won the Brown Advisory in 1963, and went on to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup three times before his retirement in 1969.

Pat Taaffe rode Arkle to victory in the Brown Advisory. Taaffe remains the winning-most jockey in the history of the race, winning it for the fourth and last time in 1970 aboard Proud Tarquin.

Many future Gold Cup winners have followed in the footsteps of Arkle by winning the Brown Advisory during their first season over fences.

Tied Cottage won the RSA under Tommy Carberry in 1976 before winning the Gold Cup four years later. Garrison Savannah and Looks Like Trouble won the Brown Advisory and Gold Cup in back-to-back seasons during the 1990s.

Denman won the Brown Advisory in 2007, and lifted the Gold Cup two years later. Lord Windermere scored in the 2013, before shocking the sporting world by winning the Gold Cup in 2014.

1998 Brown Advisory winner, Florida Pearl didn't manage to win a Gold Cup, but Willie Mullins star won a hatful of other Grade Ones during his illustrious career. 

Alberta's Run and Don Poli won the Ryanair the year after winning the Brown Advisory. In 1992, Miinnehoma won the Brown Advisory at Cheltenham, before securing Grand National glory two years later.

Willie Mullins and Fulke Walwyn has both saddled Brown Advisory Novices' Chase winners on four occasions.

In 2020, Nicky Henderson matched their total in thrilling fashion, as Champ came flying home to snatch victory away from Minella Indo. Monkfish claimed his second Cheltenham Festival title in 2021, carrying odds of 1/4 to victory.

Festival Novices' Chase Winners

Year
Winner
2023 The Real Whacker
2022 L'Homme Presse
2021 Monkfish
2020 Champ
2019 Topofthegame
2018 Presenting Percy
2017 Might Bite
2016 Blaklion
2015 Don Poli
2014 O'Faolain's Boy
2013 Lord Windermere
2012 Bobs Worth
2011 Boston Angel
2010 Weapon's Amnesty
2009 Cooldine
2008 Alberta's Run
2007 Denman
2006 Star de Mohaison
2005 Trabolgan
2004 Rule Supreme
2003 One Knight
2002 Hussard Collonges

Brown Advisory Novices' Chase FAQs

When is the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase?

The 2024 Brown Advisory Novices' Chase will take place at 2:10pm on day two of the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday 13th March.

What is the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase?

The Festival Novices' Chase is a Grade One race that takes place on day two of the Cheltenham Festival. This race is open only to novice chasers and is run over a three-mile trip.

Who won the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase?

The Real Whacker won the 2023 Brown Advisory Novices' Chase for trainer Patrick Neville.

Where can I watch the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase?

The 2024 Festival 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.