Brown Advisory Novices Chase Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Cheltenham Festival)

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We look at the Brown Advisory Novices Chase ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 3m½f at Cheltenham during the Cheltenham Festival to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends can you use to find the winner of the Brown Advisory Novices Chase.

Brown Advisory Novices Chase Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Cheltenham Festival)
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Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2025 Brown Advisory Novices Chase Preview

The Brown Advisory Novices Chase is a Grade 1 run over three miles and one-hundred and ten yards at Cheltenham, previously known as the RSA Chase for sponsorship reasons over many years is the Gold Cup for novice chasers and plenty of future stars will make the lineup.

The 2012 winner of this race Bobs Worth and the 2013 winner Lord Windermere both went on to Gold Cup glory the following season. 2017 winner Might Bite went on to win the Boxing Day showpiece King George VI Chase at Kempton before finishing runner-up in the 2018 Gold Cup. Santini and Delta Work chased home Topofthegame in 2020 and yet again the form looks rock solid with Delta Work now a multiple Grade 1 chase winner.

With plenty of new rules from each bookie regarding BOG, familiarise yourself with which bookie offers what in the Best Odds Guaranteed article. Read on below for our preview including the race trends and form discussion to help you to find the winner of the Festival Novices Chase. Closer to the race, you can head over to the best bets for Cheltenham page to see what our expert racing tipsters are backing to win the race.

Brown Advisory Novices Chase Information:

If you are interested in other predictions at Cheltenham then head over to the Cheltenham tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG racing tipsters and also compare those predictions to the runners that make the trend shortlist when added below. We cover every race at the Cheltenham Festival and below you can find links to all of the races for each of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

How competitive is the Brown Advisory Novices Chase market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2021 when the race had an over-round of 109%. The race in 2007 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 124%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Brown Advisory Novices Chase, the over-round has been 116%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £116 which is bet.

Brown Advisory Novices Chase Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Brown Advisory Novices Chase next time out then you would have backed a total of 6 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +8.12. Ahead of the 2025 Brown Advisory Novices Chase why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today?

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2024 renewal when Fact To File from W P Mullins under the guidance of Mark Walsh, won in a time of 6:41.82, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, OFaolains Boy, trained by Rebecca Curtis and ridden by Barry Geraghty set the quickest time of 6:00.32 in the 2014 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Brown Advisory Novices Chase over the last 20 renewals:

  1. OFaolains Boy (6:00.32) in 2014
  2. Blaklion (6:06.20) in 2016
  3. Denman (6:06.80) in 2007
What the expert says...
Winners of this race have tended to struggle next time out, from the sixteen winners between 2008 & 2023 only three of those went on to win next time out with the last being Presenting Percy in 2018 who went on to win the Galmoy Hurdle when next seen.

Andy Powell - Horse Racing Betting Expert - OLBG.com

Brown Advisory Novices Chase 24 Jul @ 06:25 - AntePost
Ballyburn 11.00
Dancing City 11.00
Majborough 15.00
The Jukebox Man 15.00
Caldwell Potter 17.00

Brown Advisory Novices Chase Past Winners

Here are the Brown Advisory Novices Chase past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Brown Advisory Novices Chase as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorseInfo
2024
6:41.82
Fact To File (FR)
7yo 11-7 8/13F
Mark Walsh
W P Mullins (IRE)
2023
6:18.47
The Real Whacker (IRE)
7yo 11-7 8/1
Sam Twiston-Davies
Patrick Neville (IRE)
2022
6:34.86
LHomme Presse (FR)
7yo 11-4 9/4F
Charlie Deutsch
Venetia Williams (GB)
2021
6:11.08
Monkfish (IRE)
7yo 11-4 1/4F
Paul Townend
W P Mullins (IRE)
2020
6:28.67
Champ (IRE)
8yo 11-4 4/1
Barry Geraghty
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2019
6:17.26
Topofthegame (IRE)
7yo 11-4 4/1
Harry Cobden
Paul Nicholls (GB)
2018
6:32.40
Presenting Percy (GB)
7yo 11-4 5/2F
Davy Russell
Patrick G Kelly (IRE)
2017
6:08.80
Might Bite (IRE)
8yo 11-4 7/2F
Nico de Boinville
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2016
6:06.20
Blaklion (GB)
7yo 11-4 8/1
Ryan Hatch
Nigel Twiston-Davies (GB)
2015
6:09.20
Don Poli (IRE)
6yo 11-4 13/8F
B J Cooper
W P Mullins (IRE)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Brown Advisory Novices Chase have been based:

  • GB: 11 winners with an additional 20 placings from 130 runners
  • IRE: 9 winners with an additional 18 placings from 81 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 3 runners

Brown Advisory Novices Chase Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the Brown Advisory Novices Chase over the last 20 renewals with both W P Mullins and Nicky Henderson who have both won the race four times. W P Mullins winners have been with Cooldine (2009), Don Poli (2015), Monkfish (2021) and Fact To File (2024). Nicky Henderson winners have been with Trabolgan (2005), Bobs Worth (2012), Might Bite (2017) and Champ (2020). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Brown Advisory Novices Chase is Paul Nicholls (3 wins).

Here are some of the top Brown Advisory Novices Chase trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
W P Mullins31-4-11-22.25-10.17
Nicky Henderson18-4-9+3.00+1.32
Paul Nicholls18-3-5+4.20-1.50
Nigel Twiston-Davies8-1-2+1.00+0.80
Mrs John Harrington4-1-2+13.00+13.70
Rebecca Curtis3-1-1+10.00+5.20
Jonjo O'Neill3-1-2+2.00+1.05
Venetia Williams3-1-1+0.25-0.65
C Byrnes2-1-1+9.00+5.00
Patrick Neville1-1-1+8.00+4.80

Brown Advisory Novices Chase Jockey Statistics

Here are some of the top Brown Advisory Novices Chase jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Paul Townend9-1-5-7.75-0.89
Robbie Power7-1-3+10.00+16.20
Sam Twiston-Davies5-1-2+4.00+1.95
Harry Cobden5-1-2+0.00-0.20
Nico de Boinville4-1-2+0.50-0.10
Mark Walsh3-1-1-1.38-1.61
Charlie Deutsch1-1-1+2.25+1.35
Paddy Brennan7-0-2-7.00-2.95
Aidan Coleman5-0-0-5.00-5.00
Daryl Jacob4-0-1-4.00+1.50

Brown Advisory Novices Chase Trend Analysis

The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 5 career wins in Non-Handicap races, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-34.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Brown Advisory Novices Chase is Leopardstown, there has been a total number of 7 winners of this race who ran at Leopardstown last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Ascot, there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Ascot last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 205 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 9 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Brown Advisory Novices Chase:

  • Oscar (2 Wins)
  • Poliglote (2 Wins)
  • Presenting (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Brown Advisory Novices Chase despite multiple attempts:

  • Old Vic (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Shantou (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Bostons Angel in 2011, winning for Mrs John Harrington at odds of 16/1 under the guidance of Robbie Power. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 9 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2025 Brown Advisory Novices Chase head over to see which other runners today are being backed by the best racing tipsters today.

Schedule for Tuesday at the Cheltenham Festival

Prepare for the ROAR of the Cheltenham Festival on the opening day when the tape goes up for the Supreme Novices Hurdle, the feature on Tuesday is the Champion Hurdle.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:30 Cheltenham
Supreme Novices Hurdle
Slade Steel (IRE)
6yo - 7/2
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
14:10 Cheltenham
Arkle Challenge Trophy
Gaelic Warrior (GER)
6yo - 2/1
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:50 Cheltenham
Ultima Handicap Chase
Chianti Classico (IRE)
7yo - 6/1
Kim Bailey
David Bass
15:30 Cheltenham
Champion Hurdle
State Man (FR)
7yo - 2/5
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:10 Cheltenham
Close Brothers Mares Hurdle
Lossiemouth (FR)
5yo - 8/13
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:50 Cheltenham
Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
Lark In The Mornin (GER)
4yo - 9/1
Joseph Patrick O'Brien
J J Slevin
17:30 Cheltenham
National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup
Corbetts Cross (IRE)
7yo - 15/8
Emmet Mullins
Mr Derek O'Connor

Schedule for Wednesday at the Cheltenham Festival

The dust has settled on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival and now on to day two. The feature on the second day is the Queen Mother Champion Chase. We also have the cross country scheduled on Wednesday, a race like Marmite, some love it and some don't!

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:30 Cheltenham
Baring Bingham Novices Hurdle
Ballyburn (IRE)
6yo - 1/2
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:10 Cheltenham
Brown Advisory Novices Chase
Fact To File (FR)
7yo - 8/13
W P Mullins
Mark Walsh
14:50 Cheltenham
Coral Cup
Langer Dan (IRE)
8yo - 13/2
Dan Skelton
Harry Skelton
15:30 Cheltenham
Queen Mother Champion Chase
Captain Guinness (IRE)
9yo - 17/2
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
16:10 Cheltenham
Cross Country Chase
Delta Work (FR)
10yo - 11/10
Gordon Elliott
Keith Donoghue
16:50 Cheltenham
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual
Unexpected Party (FR)
9yo - 12/1
Dan Skelton
Harry Skelton
17:30 Cheltenham
Champion Bumper
Jasmin De Vaux (FR)
5yo - 9/2
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Schedule for Thursday at the Cheltenham Festival

Halfway through the festival and onto day three where the Stayers Hurdle is the feature race. A hurdle race to test the stamina and see how can last best up the Cheltenham hill.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:30 Cheltenham
Turners Novices Chase
Grey Dawning (IRE)
7yo - 5/2
Dan Skelton
Harry Skelton
14:10 Cheltenham
Pertemps Network Final
Monmiral (FR)
7yo - 25/1
Paul Nicholls
Harry Cobden
14:50 Cheltenham
Ryanair Chase
Protektorat (FR)
9yo - 17/2
Dan Skelton
Harry Skelton
15:30 Cheltenham
Stayers Hurdle
Teahupoo (FR)
7yo - 5/4
Gordon Elliott
Jack Kennedy
16:10 Cheltenham
Festival Plate
Shakem UpArry (IRE)
10yo - 8/1
Ben Pauling
Ben Jones
16:50 Cheltenham
Mares Novices Hurdle
Golden Ace (GB)
6yo - 10/1
Jeremy Scott
Lorcan Williams
17:30 Cheltenham
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup
Inothewayurthinkin (IRE)
6yo - 13/8
Gavin Cromwell
Mr Derek O'Connor

Schedule for Friday at the Cheltenham Festival

The final day of the festival and feature race that we have all been waiting for, the Cheltenham Gold Cup in which the Irish have been fairly dominant in recent years.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:30 Cheltenham
Triumph Hurdle
Majborough (FR)
4yo - 6/1
W P Mullins
Mark Walsh
14:10 Cheltenham
County Handicap Hurdle
Absurde (FR)
6yo - 12/1
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:50 Cheltenham
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle
Stellar Story (IRE)
7yo - 33/1
Gordon Elliott
Sam Ewing
15:30 Cheltenham
Cheltenham Gold Cup
Galopin Des Champs (FR)
8yo - 10/11
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:10 Cheltenham
Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup
Sine Nomine (GB)
8yo - 8/1
Fiona Needham
Mr John Dawson
16:50 Cheltenham
Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase
Limerick Lace (IRE)
7yo - 3/1
Gavin Cromwell
Keith Donoghue
17:30 Cheltenham
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle
Better Days Ahead (IRE)
6yo - 5/1
Gordon Elliott
Danny Gilligan

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Brown Advisory Novices Chase Preview are at hand, Andy and Darren. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for National Hunt Racing.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for jump racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful national hunt racing blogs for OLBG.

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