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Rewards4Racing Novices' Handicap Chase History

The Pulteney Land Investments Handicap Chase is a Listed race run on day one of the Cheltenham Festival over two miles, four-and-a-half furlongs and is open to horses aged five years or older.

Established in 2005, the race was added to the festival schedule when it became four days and was named to commemmorate the festival's centenary in 2011 having been run as the Jewson Novices' Handicap Chase up until 2010 and it now draws the curtain down on the opening day's racing.

The inaugural running was won by King Harald, who handed trainer Mark Bradstock is first winner at the festival, but it was arguably the 2008 winner who has been the most progressive winner and gone on to contest much bigger and better things.

Finger Onthe Pulse won an epic battle with The Queen's Barbers Shop to land the 2008 renewal with Barry Geraghty on board and since then the Tom Taaffe-trained runner has excelled in handicap chasing company and managed to win the 2010 Galway Plate at the Galway Festival, when piloted by AP McCoy.

The partnership of Ferdy Murphy and Graham Lee have been very successful in the race after winning the race in 2007 with L'Antartique they regained the crown in 2011 when Divers stormed to a two-and-three-quarter length success.

2014 Rewards4Racing Novices' Handicap Chase Runners and Form

With a couple of novice chases available at the Cheltenham Festival it is bound to mean certain horses are linked with more than one of the novice contests, but we will look out for any relevant form guides for this contest.  Also, we will provide you with a detailed look at the runners who will be taking part on the final race on the opening day of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.

Recent Winners of Rewards4Racing Novices' Handicap Chase

  • 2005 - King Harald
  • 2006 - Reveillez
  • 2007 - L'Antartique
  • 2008 - Finger Onthe Pulse
  • 2009 - Chapoturgeon
  • 2010 - Copper Bleu
  • 2011 - Divers
  • 2012 - Hunt Ball
  • 2013 - Rajdhani Express
  • 2014 - Present View