Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase Race Card

Brown Advisory Novices' Chase Runners And Entries 2023

You can find the runners & entries for the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase for this year's Cheltenham Festival down below.

As a reminder, this is a full list of entries, but 5 days before the race there will be further declarations, and final declarations 48 hours before.

Brown Advisory Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (Registered As The Broadway Novices' Chase) (GBB Race)

Sam Twiston-Davies

The Real Whacker

Age: 7
Weight: 11.5
OR: 153
Sam Twiston-Davies
Patrick Neville
jumped well, made all, led narrowly, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and 2 lengths ahead just after last, reduced lead towards finish, just held on
Jordan Gainford

Gerri Colombe

Age: 7
Weight: 11.5
OR: 154
Jordan Gainford
Gordon Elliott
prominent, not fluent 9th, pushed along and outpaced after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, 4 lengths third last, rallied and went second final 110yds, kept on strongly, just failed
Daryl Jacob


Age: 6
Weight: 11.5
OR: 145
Daryl Jacob
W P Mullins
raced in second and pressed leader, pushed along after 2 out, ridden and 2 lengths down just after last, lost second and weakened final 110yds
Danny Mullins

I Am Maximus

Age: 7
Weight: 11.5
OR: 151
Danny Mullins
W P Mullins
towards rear of midfield, slow jump and dropped to rear 14th, mistake 3 out, soon pushed along, rallied 2 out, soon went fourth, ridden and stayed on run-in

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Second race of ladies day

The Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase is the second race on ladies day and following the Ballymore, is another Grade One, this time over fences.

The race is run over the old Cheltenham course over 3 miles and is open to novice chasers age five and older. The race is often seen as a steppingstone for the novices to the following season’s Cheltenham Gold Cup. It is seen as the ultimate novice chasing test, with 20 fences of Prestbury Park to complete.

£98,000 is on offer to the winner of the biggest novice chase of the year.

History of the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase

The race was run in 1946 and was titled the Broadway Novices’ Chase however since the 1960’s has been known under a variety of different sponsorship titles. In 1964, it was taken over by the betting tote, who named the race for 10 renewals, calling it the Totalisor Champion Novices’ Chase.

It was then replaced by Sun Alliance, who named the race until 1996, when they merged with the Royal group and together, they named it until 2008.

Since then, it has been named the RSA, who are an insurance Group and they’ll continue their sponsorship in 2020.

The race is often seen to set up novice chasers for a tilt at the Cheltenham Gold Cup the following season, with many going on to do so, the most recent Lord Windermere, who was victorious in this race in 2013 and went onto Gold Cup success the year after.

Recent years

The 2019 race was a memorable one as it was dominated by the front three in the betting, but it was Paul Nichols and Harry Cobden who were the winners, with TopoftheGame, giving Nichols a third win in the race.

Despite Nichols making it a hat trick of wins, like many other races at the Cheltenham festival, Willie Mullins sits at the top of the tree for most wins, with four to his name, the most recent one in 2015. He isn’t however alone, with Fulke Walwyn amassing four wins to between 1948 to 1957. The pair won the race with the following:

Pat Taafee:

Mountain Prince (1948)

On View (1951)

Glenbeigh (1954)

Mandarin (1957)

Willie Mullins:

Florida Pearl (1998)

Rule Supreme (2004)

Cooldine (2009)

Don Poli (2015)

Pat Taaffe’s four wins of the race between 1953 to 1970 mean he is the most successful jockey to have ridden in the race.

He could be joined however in 2020, with both Davey Russel and Barry Geraghty having both won the race on three occasions and they may well have live chances to make it four, so it’ll be worth noting who their mounts are.

As well as Mullins and Nichols, Nicky Henderson is also worth taking a close look at. He fielded Santini last year, who finished a close second and before that took the race in 2005 and 2017.

Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase Winners

Year Winner Age SP Trainer Jockey
2022 L'Homme Presse 7 9/4 Venetia Williams Charlie Deutsch
2021 Monkfish 7 1/4 Willie Mullins Paul Townend
2020 Champ 8 4/1 Nicky Henderson Barry Geraghty
2019 Topofthegame 7 4/1 Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden
2018 Presenting Percy 7 5/2 Patrick Kelly Davy Russell
2017 Might Bite 8 7/2 Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville
2016 Blaklion 7 8/1 Nigel Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch
2015 Don Poli 6 13/8 Willie Mullins Bryan Cooper
2014 O’Faolains Boy 7 12/1 Rebecca Curtis Barry Geraghty
2013 Lord Windermere 7 8/1 Jim Culloty Davy Russell

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