The Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase Tips

  • 28/12/2019
  • 16:50
  • The Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase

The opening day of the Festival features a full seven races. Find all of our Cheltenham day 1 tips here to get full coverage of Champion Day.

The Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase

Our Cheltenham Day 1 tips should have found a few winners by this stage. The final race on Champions Day is the Close Brothers’ Handicap, a two-and-half-mile chase which always attracts a stellar field of novices. Top trainers like Philip Hobbs, Nicky Henderson and Ferdy Murphy have celebrated in the Close Brothers’ winners’ enclosure and, as the sun begins to set behind the Prestbury Park stands, fans will look on as one novice outstays his rivals and brings the curtain down on the first day of action at the Cheltenham Festival.

Discover the best bets for all four days in our Cheltenham Festival tips section.