Index to Entries for the four novice chases at The Cheltenham Festival 2019

It’s less than eight weeks to the 2019 Cheltenham festival and we have the list of the possible runners for the novice chases these include the £175,000 Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase (1m 7f 199y, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 12), the £175,000 RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase (3m 80y, Ladies’ Day, Wednesday, March 13) and the £150,000 JLT Novices’ Chase (2m 3f 166y, St Patrick’s Thursday, March 14).

In addition, horses entered are also publicised for the £125,000 G2 National Hunt Chase over nearly four miles (3m 7f 147y) on Champion Day, Tuesday, March 12, one of two of races at The Festival™ presented by Bulmers restricted to amateur jockeys.
Lalor (Kayley Woollacott) and Dynamite Dollars (Paul Nicholls) headline 31 entries for the Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase over two miles. The pair have clashed twice already this season, with Lalor coming out on top by seven lengths in the G2 Racing Post Arkle Trial Novices’ Chase during The November Meeting at Cheltenham before Dynamite Dollars turned the tables on softer ground in the G1 Henry VIII Novices’ Chase at Sandown Park the following month. They could meet again in the G2 Lightning Novices’ Chase at Doncaster this Saturday, January 26.
Kalashnikov (Amy Murphy) has been considered a leading contender for the Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase since finishing second in last season’s G1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the opening race of The Festival™ presented by Bulmers. He won as he pleased on his first two chase starts at Warwick and Plumpton this season before finishing a length and a quarter behind Dynamite Dollars in the G2 Wayward Lad Novices’ Chase at Kempton Park on December 27.
The 18 Irish-trained contenders are headed by Le Richebourg, who led home a one-two for trainer Joseph O’Brien when defeating Us And Them by four and a half lengths in the G1 Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas.
Trainer Seamus Mullins is eyeing the Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase with Chesterfield, who was last seen out when capturing a two-mile, two-furlong novices’ chase at Kempton Park on November 26. The nine-year-old son of Pivotal, who started his racing career on the Flat with Godolphin, had two years off the track prior to joining Mullins in late 2016. Chesterfield has good form over hurdles, having enjoyed success in the G2 Scottish Champion Hurdle and at Aintree’s Randox Health Grand National Festival in 2017.
Wiltshire-based Mullins said: “Chesterfield gave himself a little bang after his last race at Kempton. He has not missed much work as such, but he has been on the easy list.
“We wanted to aim him back in the Lightning Novices’ Chase at Doncaster, but he won’t make it back for that, so we will look at something early in February.
“The aim is still the Arkle – he will have an entry in the Grand Annual as well, although I am not as keen on that race. I would love to have a crack at the Arkle, as I was fourth in it before with Farmer Jack.
“Chesterfield is a wonderful horse and deserves to have a go at the race.”
Ante-post favourite Lostintranslation (Colin Tizzard) is one of 52 entries for the JLT Novices’ Chase over two and a half miles. The seven-year-old has topped the betting since defeating Defi Du Seuil (Philip Hobbs) by a length and a quarter in the G2 BetBright Dipper Novices’ Chase over course and distance on New Year’s Day.
Trainer Collin Tizzard said: “Lostintranslation came out of Cheltenham very well. He is a big-framed horse that is learning all the time. He is improving with every race and is going to keep improving over time.
“He will step up in trip next year, but he won’t this year. Robbie Power is adamant that two and a half miles is a good trip for him at the moment.
“The Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase [Sandown Park, February 2] is an option. He doesn’t have to run, but he is a novice chaser and some more experience could be beneficial.”
Winter Escape (Aidan Howard IRE) is one of the 29 Irish-trained contenders for the JLT Novices’ Chase. Formerly trained by Alan King in Wiltshire, the eight-year-old has won three of his four starts in Ireland, and last time out gave weight and a beating to A Plus Tard (Henry de Bromhead IRE) in a G3 contest at Punchestown on January 13.
The mare La Bague Au Roi (Warren Greatrex) is unbeaten in three starts over fences and was last seen out when winning the G1 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day. She holds entries in the JLT Novices’ Chase and the RSA Novices’ Chase over three miles.
The 48 entries for the RSA Novices’ Chase also include Topofthegame (Paul Nicholls) and G1-winning hurdler Santini (Nicky Henderson), who were second and third respectively behind La Bague Au Roi at Kempton Park.
Delta Work (Gordon Elliott IRE) is the pick of the 19 Irish-trained entries, having bookended December with G1 victories in the Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse and Neville Hotels Novice Chase at Leopardstown.
Other entries to note include Vinndication (Kim Bailey), who has yet to taste defeat in six starts under Rules and captured the G2 Noel Novices’ Chase at Ascot on his latest start, and G2-winning hurdler Mr Whipped (Nicky Henderson).
J P McManus is the most successful owner in the history of the G2 National Hunt Chase for amateur riders, with six victories. McManus accounts for eight of the 68 entries, 25 trained in Ireland, with his squad headed by hot favourite OK Corral (Nicky Henderson), who impressed in taking a Listed event by six lengths at Warwick on January 12, and last year’s Pertemps Final second Glenloe (Gordon Elliott IRE).
Gigginstown House Stud, who captured the National Hunt Chase in 2017 with subsequent Randox Health Grand National hero Tiger Roll, also has eight entries. They include G1-winning hurdler Champagne Classic (Gordon Elliott IRE) and Blow By Blow (Gordon Elliott IRE), winner of the 2018 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle.
The British-trained entries also include G3 Classic Handicap Chase victor Impulsive Star (Neil Mulholland). 
 
Index to novices’ chase entries
 
Horse (Trainer) Novice Chase entries
A Plus Tard (Henry de Bromhead IRE) RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Any Second Now (Ted Walsh IRE) National Hunt Chase
Articulum (Terence O’Brien IRE) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Atlanta Ablaze (Henry Daly) National Hunt Chase
Babytaggle (Dai Williams) National Hunt Chase
Ballyward (Willie Mullins IRE) National Hunt Chase
Ballywood (Alan King) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase
Ben Dundee (Gordon Elliott IRE) JLT Novices’ Chase
Beyond The Law (Mouse Morris IRE) National Hunt Chase
Bleu Berry (Willie Mullins IRE) JLT Novices’ Chase
Blow By Blow (Gordon Elliott IRE) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Burbank (Nicky Henderson) JLT Novices’ Chase
Camelia de Cotte (Willie Mullins IRE) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Capeland (Paul Nicholls) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase
Carlos du Fruitier (Ben Pauling) National Hunt Chase
Castafiore (Charlie Longsdon) JLT Novices’ Chase
Champagne Classic (Gordon Elliott IRE) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Chef des Obeaux (Nicky Henderson) National Hunt Chase
Chesterfield (Seamus Mullins) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase
Chris’s Dream (Henry de Bromhead IRE) RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Cilaos Emery (Willie Mullins IRE) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase
Clondaw Cian (Sophie Leech) National Hunt Chase
Cloth Cap (Jonjo O’Neill) National Hunt Chase
Coquin Mans (Willie Mullins IRE) RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Count Meribel (Nigel Twiston-Davies) RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Coup de Pinceau (Paul Nicholls) RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Crucial Role (Dan Skelton) RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Cubomania (Gordon Elliott IRE) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase, National Hunt Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Dalila du Seuil (Harry Fry) JLT Novices’ Chase
Dandy Dan (Kim Bailey) National Hunt Chase
Debece (Tim Vaughan) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Defi du Seuil (Philip Hobbs) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chas, JLT Novices’ Chase
Delta Work (Gordon Elliott IRE) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Destrier (Dan Skelton) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase
Diakali (Gary Moore) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase
Discorama (Paul Nolan IRE) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Drinks Interval (Colin Tizzard) RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Drovers Lane (Rebecca Curtis) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Duc des Genievres (Willie Mullins IRE) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase
Duca de Thaix (Gordon Elliott IRE) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Dynamite Dollars (Paul Nicholls) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Equus Secretus (Ben Pauling) National Hunt Chase
Field Exhibition (Grace Harris) National Hunt Chase
Geronimo (Sandy Thomson) National Hunt Chase
Getaway Kid (Noel Meade IRE) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Glen Forsa (Mick Channon) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Glen Rocco (Nick Gifford) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Glenloe (Gordon Elliott IRE) National Hunt Chase
Good Man Pat (Alan King) JLT Novices’ Chase
Gun Digger (Gordon Elliott IRE) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Hardline (Gordon Elliott IRE) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase, National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
High School Days (Henry de Bromhead IRE) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase
Ibis du Rheu (Paul Nicholls) National Hunt Chase
Impulsive Star (Neil Mulholland) National Hunt Chase
Jammin Masters (Warren Greatrex) National Hunt Chase
Jerrysback (Philip Hobbs) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Jetz (Jessica Harrington IRE) JLT Novices’ Chase
Johanos (Nigel Hawke) National Hunt Chase
Judgement Day (Henry de Bromhead IRE) National Hunt Chase
Just A Sting (Harry Fry) National Hunt Chase
Just Your Type (Charlie Longsdon) National Hunt Chase
Kalashnikov (Amy Murphy) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Kildisart (Ben Pauling) JLT Novices’ Chase
Knocknanuss (Gary Moore) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase
La Bague Au Roi (Warren Greatrex) RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Lalor (GER) (Kayley Woollacott) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase
Last Man Standing (Mouse Morris IRE) National Hunt Chase
Le Breuil (Ben Pauling) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Le Richebourg (Joseph O’Brien IRE) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Lostintranslation (Colin Tizzard) JLT Novices’ Chase
Majurca (Joseph O’Brien IRE) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Mengli Khan (Gordon Elliott IRE) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Midnight Tune (Anthony Honeyball) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Mind’s Eye (Henry de Bromhead IRE) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Minella Fair (Noel Meade IRE) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Mister Malarky (Colin Tizzard) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Moonshine Bay (Jessica Harrington IRE) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Mortal (Joseph O’Brien IRE) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Movewiththetimes (Paul Nicholls) National Hunt Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Moyross (Noel Meade IRE) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Mr Whipped (Nicky Henderson) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Mulcahys Hill (Warren Greatrex) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Now McGinty (Stuart Edmunds) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Ok Corral (Nicky Henderson) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
On The Blind Side (Nicky Henderson) RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Ornua (Henry de Bromhead IRE) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase
Overland Flyer (Paul Nicholls) National Hunt Chase
Paloma Blue (Henry de Bromhead IRE) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Plantagenet (Seamus Mullins) National Hunt Chase
Pravalaguna (Willie Mullins IRE) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Rathnure Rebel (Noel Meade IRE) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Real Steel (Willie Mullins IRE) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Red Indian (Kelly Morgan) RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Redhotfillypeppers (Willie Mullins IRE) RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Riders Onthe Storm (Tom Taaffe IRE) JLT Novices’ Chase
Rio Quinto (Olly Murphy) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Robin des Foret (Willie Mullins IRE) JLT Novices’ Chase
Samuel Jackson (Richard Mitford-Slade) National Hunt Chase
Santini (Nicky Henderson) RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Shady Operator (Joseph O’Brien IRE) National Hunt Chase
Skipthecuddles (Graeme McPherson) National Hunt Chase
Sky Pirate (Jonjo O’Neill) National Hunt Chase
Slate House (Colin Tizzard) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase
Solomn Grundy (Henry de Bromhead IRE) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Speaker Connolly (Alan Fleming IRE) National Hunt Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Spiritofthegames (Dan Skelton) RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Sully D’oc AA (Anthony Honeyball) RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Sunset Showdown (Rebecca Curtis) National Hunt Chase
Talkischeap (Alan King) RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Tanarpino (Jennie Candlish) National Hunt Chase
The Conditional (Martin Hassett IRE) National Hunt Chase
The Russian Doyen (Colin Tizzard) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
The Two Amigos (Nicky Martin) National Hunt Chase
The Worlds End (Tom George) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Top Ville Ben (Philip Kirby) RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Topofthegame (Paul Nicholls) RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Treackle Tart (Charlie Longsdon) National Hunt Chase
Uppertown Prince (Donald McCain) National Hunt Chase
Us And Them (Joseph O’Brien IRE) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase
Vinndication (Kim Bailey) RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Voix du Reve (Willie Mullins IRE) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Warthog (David Pipe) National Hunt Chase
Whisperinthebreeze (Jessica Harrington IRE) National Hunt Chase
White Moon (Colin Tizzard) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase
Winter Escape (Aidan Howard IRE) Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase, JLT Novices’ Chase
Yalltari (Venetia Williams) National Hunt Chase, RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase

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