JLT Novices Chase

JLT Novices' Chase
Horse Name bet365 logo
Defi Du Seuil 10/3
Lostintranslation 5/1
Topofthegame 11/2
Le Richebourg 6/1
La Bague Au Roi 6/1
Glen Forsa 7/1
Delta Work 8/1
Real Steel 10/1
Vinndication 12/1
Champagne Classic 12/1
Kalashnikov 14/1
Camelia De Cotte 14/1
Chris's Dream 14/1
Winter Escape 16/1
Voix Du Reve 16/1
Hardline 16/1
Paloma Blue 16/1
Kildisart 16/1
Missy Tata 16/1
Mr Whipped 20/1
Drovers Lane 20/1
Spiritofthegames 25/1
Mengli Khan 25/1
Castafiore 25/1
Movewiththetimes 25/1
Pravalaguna 25/1
Robin Des Foret 25/1
Dalila Du Seuil 28/1
Discorama 33/1
Jetz 33/1
Mortal 33/1
Good Man Pat 33/1
Articulum 33/1
Duca De Thaix 33/1
Bleu Berry 40/1
A Plus Tard 40/1
Coquin Mans 40/1
Gun Digger 40/1
Mind's Eye 40/1
Sully D'oc Aa 40/1
Blow By Blow 50/1
Count Meribel 50/1
Ben Dundee 50/1
Mulcahys Hill 50/1
Red Indian 50/1
Riders Onthe Storm 50/1
The Russian Doyen 66/1
Cubomania 66/1
Speaker Connolly 66/1
Burbank 80/1
Coup De Pinceau 80/1
Redhotfillypeppers 100/1

The race has been a Willie Mullins benefit race since its acceptance to the festival, he has won the race 4 times out of a possible 7.

In fact an English trained horse has only triumphed once in that 7 year period. On that basis we should perhaps be looking to the emerald isle for clues this year, however long term antepost favourite has been WILLOUGHBY COURT trained by Ben Pauling, who won last years Neptune hurdle from the ill fated Neon Wolf.

He then won his first two chases the second very impressively from top class performer Yanworth, however that horse reversed the form the last day.

Confidence has been high for this race from connections however in recent days it has come to light the horse has poison in his foot so may be a doubt for the big day.

This has meant INVITATION ONLY has become favourite for the aforementioned Willie Mullins. Owned by the Wylies like last years winner Yorkhill, the horse fell on chase debut before two nice victories. His fourth chase start came in the Flogas Novice chase grade 1 where he finished a close third behind RSA chase fancy Monalee.

Second in that race was AL BOUM PHOTO also for Willie Mullins who charged up the run in to head his stable mate on the post. Whether either/both or neither go for this race only the trainer and owners know for sure at this stage.

Other horses of interest if lining up here include MODUS of Paul Nicholls, BENATAR of Gary Moore and TERREFORT of Nicky Hendersons whose form was given a boost this weekend by the facile victory of Cyrname, whom the horse beat narrowly the last day.