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Brown Advisory Novices Chase Tips – Cheltenham 2021

Brown Advisory Novices Chase 2021 Tips – Day 2, 13:55

This Grade 1 Novice Chase has produced some future champions over the years, and the 2021 renewal is sure to be a revealing test. The standout contender is undoubtedly Monkfish, who has jumped superbly at Fairyhouse and Leopardstown since going over fences this winter. His Albert Bartlett win in 2019 shows that Cheltenham suits him ideally, and he is sure to be one of the heaviest backed Irish bankers of the week.

Best betting tips by Stephen Harris – Day 2, 13:55

Best Bets Horse Odds Best Bookmaker RSA Chase Tips
#1 Monkfish   betferd.com logo Read Preview here
#2 Sporting John   betferd.com logo Read Preview here

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 17th March 2021



Brown Advisory Chase 2021 Preview

The Brown Advisory Novice Chase has a very one-sided look to it in 2021, with the high class Monkfish currently the 4/6f and most of his rivals scared off into seeking easier opportunities elsewhere over the four days (Royal Pigalle entered up but now heads to the NH Chase).

He has jumped superbly and routed small fields three times over fences in Ireland this winter, looking a complete natural on testing ground. Perhaps drying ground would pose a different challenge, but he showed this course suited fine when winning the 2020 Albert Bartlett in teancious style and it would take a brave man to oppose one of the short-priced bankers of the week.


Brown Advisory Chase 2021 Trends

  • 9 of the last 12 winners were 7 years of age
  • 7 of the last 12 winners won on their last race prior to Cheltenham
  • 11 of the last 12 winners had raced at least 1 time previously at Cheltenham
  • 11 of the last 12 winners had raced at least 4 times over hurdles

Brown Advisory Chase Tips 2021

Monkfish, RSA Chase Tip #1

The Albert Bartlett form from 2020 is already starting to work out very well, with the fourth Thyme Hill coming out to win a Grade 1 at Newbury in November impressively. Willie Mullins’ winner of that race was sensibly sent straight over fences given his stature, and he made a fluent start when landing the odds at Fairyhouse in November. He might not have the explosive speed of some of his rivals in a very strong novice chase division, but his battle hardened nature and attitude off there bridle could count for plenty when the chips are down up the Cheltenham hill in March.

Tip stakes (out of 5):  4

Tip Horse Odds Bookmaker Bet
#1 Monkfish betferd.com logo BET

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 17th March 2021


Sporting John, RSA Chase Tip #2

Phillip Hobbs novice still has plenty to learn about jumping, but he has a big engine and did very well to win a warm Sandown novice chase last time out (after getting detached in rear following a series of sloppy leaps under Richard Johnson). He should relish this strong run race and stiff uphill finish, and seems sure to have been relentlessly reschooled by his excellent trainer for this valuable Grade 1.

Tip stakes (out of 5):  1

Tip Horse Odds Bookmaker Bet
#2 Sporting John betferd.com logo BET

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 17th March 2021



Festival Chase Winners

A compelling Grade 1 Novice Chase over three miles that provides a stern test for inexperienced horses that can leave a mark with regard to their future prospects down the line. There have been some memorable winners of this over the years, with perhaps the errant Might Bite in 2017 the most remarkable, wandering all over the track and almost chucking away certain victory up the hill having been well backed down to 7/2f under Nico de Boinville.

Last 5 Festival Chase Winners

Year Horses Jockey Trainer
2020 Champ B Geraghty N Henderson
2019 Topofthegame H Cobden P Nicholls
2018 Presenting Percy  D Russell P Kelly
2017 Might Bite N de Boinville N Henderson
2016 Blaklion 7yo R Hatch N Twiston-Davies

Festival Chase 2021 Race Conditions

Race Information
Location Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham England
Race Type Chase
Distance 3 Miles 1/2 Furlong
Age 5 yo+
Weight 11st 2lb (5yo), 11st 4lb (6yo+), 7lb allowance mares

FAQs about the Festival Chase race

Who will win the Festival Chase?

Our racing expert Stephen Harris’ favourite for the Festival Chase race is Monkfish. We invite you to read his preview to understand why Stephen has picked this horse.

What time is the Festival Chase?

The Festival Chase race will be the second race of day 2. The race start is scheduled for 13:55.

What day is the Festival Chase race at Cheltenham festival 2021?

The Festival Chase race will take place on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival (Day 2 – Ladies Day), Wednesday 17th of March 2021.

Who won the Festival Chase last year?

The 2020 Festival Chase was won by Champ.


Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Tuesday 16th March, Day 1 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Tips
1:55 Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Tips
2:30 Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase Tips
3:05 Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Tips
3:40 Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Tips
4:15 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Tips
4:50 National Hunt Challenge Chase Tips

Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Wednesday 17th March, Day 2 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Tips
1:55 Festival Novices’ Chase Tips
2:30 Coral Cup Hurdle Tips
3:05 Queen Mother Champion Chase Tips
3:40 Glenfarcias Cross Country Chase Tips
4:15 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Tips
4:50 Weatherbys Champion Bumper Tips

Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Thursday 18th March, Day 3 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 Marsh Novices Chase Tips
1:55 Pertemps Network Final Tips
2:30 Ryanair Chase Tips
3:05 Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle Tips
3:40 Paddy Power Plate Tips
4:15 Daylesford Mares Novices Hurdle Tips
4:50 Kim Muir Challenge Cup Tips

Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Friday 19th March, Day 4 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 JCB Triumph Hurdle Tips
1:55 County Handicap Hurdle Tips
2:30 Albert Bartlett Novice’s Hurdle Tips
3:05 Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips
3:40 Foxhunter Steeple Chase Tips
4:15 Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase Tips
4:50 Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Tips

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