Turners Novices’ Chase Odds: Grey Dawning leads the betting

 | March 13 | 

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Turners Novices odds

The Turners Novices’ Chase is the opening race on Day Three of the Festival and thus the first race to be run on the New Course.

Betfred will be offering a price boost on this race on Thursday at 11:00. See Betfred's Cheltenham promotion page for further details.

Turner Novices' Chase Odds - Thursday, March 14

Grey Dawning @ 5/2

The favourite in the betting for the Turners Novices' Chase is Grey Dawning at 5/2.

The seven-year-old was a Grade 2 hurdle winner last term, and has taken really well to fences, winning at Haydock and Warwick. He lost out narrowly to Ginny's Destiny here in December, but there's enough reasons to believe he can prevail on Thursday.

Facile Vega @ 11/4

Next in the betting is Facile Vega, who was the Champion Bumper winner in 2022, and finished second in the Supreme Novices' last year, so his record here is promising.

The seven-year-old, who will be ridden by Paul Townend, had an excellent start over fences at Naas in November and has had two sound runs since in Grade 1 contests at Leopardstown. Could be hard to stop.

Ginny's Destiny @ 7/2

Harry Cobden and Paul Nicholls were the winning jockey/trainer combination in this race last year, and this time they're putting their faith in Ginny's Destiny, who is currently priced up at 7/2.

He's made big improvements since his first run over fences in October, and has won his last three races at this track, so could be an outside chance.

Iroko @ 5/1

Iroko is next in the betting at 5/1, and the six-year-old won the Martin Pipe over hurdles here last season, before winning a Warwick Novices' Chase in November.

His lack of experience could be a worry but has shown promise.

Zanahiyr @ 16/1

Gordon Elliott's Zanahiyr is currently priced up at 16/1, and poses an outside threat. The six-year-old got off the mark over fences in two-mile maiden at Thurles last month, holding off Aspire Tower by half-a-length.

Djelo @ 22/1

Djelo is next in the betting at 22/1.

The six-year-old won his first three chases, including a six-length victory at Ascot in December before coming down at the first in a Lingfield Grade 2 in January. He got back on track to a degree when finishing second in the Scilly Isles at Sandown last month.

Letsbeclearaboutit @ 25/1

Gavin Cromwell's Letsbeclearaboutit is next in the betting at 25/1, and the nine-year-old won his first two over fences, including a Grade 3 at Cork in November.

He's had solid runs in all three of his starts since, and he ran well in the Albert Bartlett here last season.

Sharjah @ 25/1

The Willie Mullins-trained Sharjah arrives here on the back of creditable efforts in two Grade 1 contests at Leopardstown, and the veteran has finished second in the Champion Hurdle twice here.

Colonel Harry @ 33/1

Colonel Harry can be currently backed at 33/1, and he was perhaps fortunate to win the four-runner Towton Novices' Chase at Wetherby in January, after mistakes from Trelawne.

He has since been beaten by 29 lengths in the Grade 1 Scilly Isles at Sandown.

Le Patron @ 50/1

The six-year-old won his first three starts over fences, with his best performance coming when taking Henry VIII Novices' Chase at Sandown in December.

He lost his unbeaten chasing record with a bit of a whimper at Sandown last month, so he's got plenty to prove.

Jamaico @ 100/1

Last but not least, Jamaico can be backed at 100/1 with Betfred.

The five-year-old opened his account at the third time of asking at Auteuil last summer, though his form is nothing to shout about heading into this race.

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