The Jewson Novices' Chase is a new race at the Cheltenham Festival, first run in 2010 and is the first race run on the Thursday of the meeting. Run over two and a half miles, this novice chase is for the horses who aren't quite quick enough for the Arkle but lack the stamina for the RSA Chase. We've listed below a number of the mainJewson Novices' Chase Trials,with specific mentions of those in and around the top of the betting for the 2013 Jewson Novices' Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
|Result||Wincanton - 10th Nov 2012||Age||Jockey||Trainer|
|1st||Houblon Des Obeaux 9/1||5||A Coleman||V Williams|
|2nd||Poungach 7/4F||6||R Walsh||P Nicholls|
|3rd||Court In Motion 7/2||7||D Costello||E Lavelle|
This was an impressive enough win for the Venetia Williams tained five year old, who raced at the front and jumped his rivals into submission in what was a competitive enough field. He could well be aimed at the RSA Chase come Cheltenham next March.
|Result||Cheltenham - 15th Dec 2012||Age||Jockey||Trainer|
|1st||Highland Lodge 2/1||6||B Geraghty||E Lavelle|
|2nd||Our Father 8/11F||6||T Scudamore||D Pipe|
This was an impressive win on the heavy going by a real staying type. Our Father could be forgiven his run in second and remains a bright prospect.
|Result||Cheltenham - 1st Jan 2013||Age||Jockey||Trainer|
|Result||Sandown - 2nd Feb 2013||Age||Jockey||Trainer|
|1st||Captain Conan 1/2F||6||B Geraghty||N Henderson|
|2nd||Third Intention 11/1||6||J Tizzard||C Tizzard|
This wasn't the kind of performance punters were hoping to see from the Jewson ante-post favourite as he struggled to beat Third Intention by a neck on testing ground.
|Result||Kempton - 23rd Feb 2013||Age||Jockey||Trainer|
|1st||Grandioso 9/4||6||R Walsh||P Nicholls|
|2nd||Molotof 11/8F||6||B Geraghty||N Henderson|
Paul Nicholls won this race for the seventh time in the last eight years but this wasn't the strongest of renewals and Grandioso isn't prominent in the betting for the Jewson Novices' Chase.
Check the form for the other main championship races at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival:
Arkle Form | Albert Bartlett Form| Champion Bumper Form | Champion Chase Form | Champion Hurdle Form | Mares Hurdle Form | Gold Cup Form | Challenge Cup Form | Neptune Form | RSA Form | Ryanair Form | Supreme Form | Triumph Form | World Hurdle Form