Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase Odds
Looking at the quality of recent form will prove a major guide to almost any horse race, but identifying horses to have won or come second on their final start will prove particularly beneficial when sorting through the Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase odds. All of the eight previous winners of the race arrived at the Cheltenham Festival on the back of either a victory or a runner-up finish.
Ratings worthy of consideration in the Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase odds
The Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase is a handicap race for novice chasers with an official rating somewhere between 0 and 140. However, four of the last five winners were rated between 133 and 135, meaning that punters should stick to horses to have already run well in the past, rather than attempting to identify a runner off a lower mark who should be open to a significant amount of improvement.
Some punters may recognise the Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase as the Jewson Novices’ Handicap Chase, with it being the final race of the first of the four days that make up the Cheltenham Festival. To win the race a horse has to successfully clear 16 fences.
Carlito Brigante has been one of the most popular ante-post selections this year as he seems to have been allocated a remarkably low weight by the handicapper, with Attaglance capable of laying down a strong challenge. Attaglance also finds himself in the useful handicap position of being rated between 133 and 135.