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JLT Novices’ Chase
The JLT Novices’ Chase is a Grade 1 contest run over 2m 4f on the third day of the Festival. The race was added to the Festival in 2011 and a total of 13 fences are jumped. Irish trained horses have won all seven runnings of the race and 2012 winner Sir Des Champs went on to finish a cracking second in the Cheltenham Gold Cup the following year. Vautour, who put in a spectacular round of jumping to score in 2015, is undoubtedly the best horse to win the contest. He put in one of the most breathtaking performances ever seen at the Festival to score by 15 lengths after landing the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle 12 month earlier. The Willie Mullins trained gelding went on to land a third Festival success when romping to a six-length victory over Valseur Lido in the 2016 Ryanair Chase before his tragic death in an accident the following autumn.
JLT Novices’ Chase betting tips at Hurdle Bet
For the best JLT Novices’ Chase betting tips, Hurdle Bet is the place to be for punters because we send you straight to all the best prices for the big novice chase on the third day of the Festival. Irish trained horses have a 100 per cent winning record in the contest, with County Carlow handler Mullins responsible for four of those. He bids for a fifth success in the race in 2018, having saddled Sir Des Champs, Vautour, Black Hercules and most recently Yorkhill to land the JLT. Yorkhill, who ran out an impressive winner of the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle at the 2016 Festival, kicked off a four-timer for Mullins and jockey Ruby Walsh on day 3 of the 2017 Festival. Whoever gets the nod from the County Carlow handler in this contest command respect, so read all about the best horses in our JLT Novices’ Chase betting tips on Hurdle Bet.