Turners Novices Chase Tips, Preview & Odds – Cheltenham 2023
In this post you will find Turners Novices Chase tips from our panel of horse racing experts plus the betting odds and a preview of the race.
Turners Novices Chase Tips
We recently held a 2023 Cheltenham Festival Preview Night where we assembled a panel of horse racing experts including our very own horse racing ambassador Robbie Power to give us their Turners Novices Chase tips. You can listen to the tips from the horse racing experts in the video below as they preview the 2023 Turners Novices Chase.
You can also check out the full BoyleSports 2023 Cheltenham Festival Preview Night video where our panel of horse racing experts previewed all four days of the Cheltenham Festival!
Turners Novices Chase Preview
Mighty Potter – Cheltenham Turners Novices Chase Favourite 11/10
Entering this race as a red-hot favourite, the young six-year-old trained by Gordan Elliot boasts a career record of seven wins and one-third from nine races. While not faultless, you will do well to find a horse with a more consistent line of form.
The one blot on his card came during last year’s Cheltenham Festival in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle where he was pulled up in a race won by a certain Constitution Hill.
Mighty Potter is widely fancied at 11/10 to put that defeat behind him and with tags like “up there with Elliot’s best at the moment” being attributed to the gelding, he could leave Cheltenham 2023 with five victories on-the-spin.
Banbridge – Cheltenham Turners Novices Chase Second Favourite 10/3
The seven-year-old gelding, trained by Joseph Patrick O’Brien, was second last time out to El Fabiolo in the 4th of February meeting at Leopardstown.
Prior to that we saw him come third in a ten-horse field over the 2-mile 4-furlong trip at Fairyhouse where he was beaten 18.5 lengths by the winner, and favourite for this race, Mighty Potter.
Although Banbridge hasn’t been overly impressive in his last two appearances he does have bring some favourable course form with him to Cheltenham. He won here on this most recent appearance at Cheltenham’s Old course when he beat a six-horse field by six lengths.
Banbridge is a 10/3 chance to return to winning form at Cheltenham for the O’Brien team and avenge his previous defeat to Might Potter.
Appreciate It – 4/1
The veteran is amongst the market leaders in the field heading into the latest renewal of the Turners Novices Chase and the nine-year-old trained by W-P Mullins is not without his chance in this race.
The bay gelding’s last time out on track was during the Dublin Racing Festival on the 4th of February which turned out not to be the horse’s best day on track. He came third in an eight-horse field over a 2-mile 1-furlong trip, finishing 10 lengths back of winner El Fabiolo.
During the 2023 BoyleSports Cheltenham Preview Night, former jockey David Casey who rides the horse out every morning argued that the ground was a bit too soft for the horse and the trip was too short. Previous to that race this Mullins horse had been in good form having won two on-the-spin for a cumulative margin-of-victory of twenty-eight lengths.
Appreciate it is currently a 4/1 shot to win the Cheltenham Turners Novices Chase.
Balco Coastal – 10/1
The seven-year-old trained by Nicky Henderson is likely to be ridden out at Cheltenham by jockey Nico de Boinville. Balco Coastal came second in a five-horse field in Sandown on the 4th of February over a 2-mile 4-furlong trip, 1.75 lengths back of winner Gerri Colombe who is also a favourite for the Brown Advisory Novices Chase at 13/8.
The horse’s last victory came on the 26th of December in Kempton where he topped a ten-horse field over the 2-mile 4 ½ furlong trip by nine lengths. Balco Coastal is a 10/1 chance to win the Cheltenham Turners Novice Chase.
Stage Star – 10/1
The seven-year-old trained by Paul Nicholls and likely to be ridden out by jockey Harry Cobden is an interesting sort. After being pulled up twice on track Stage Star received wind surgery along with a 206 day break from the track.
Since returning to racing this horse boasts an almost faultless record with three wins from four runs. His last defeat came back in November when he was beaten five lengths by Sebastopol but has since gone on to win record two wins on the trot.
Last time out on track for Stage Star was also in Cheltenham on the 28th of January at Festival Trials Day when the horse bested an eleven-horse-field over a 2-mile 4 ½ furlong trip by 3.75 lengths.
Stage Star is 10/1 for the Cheltenham Turners Novice Chase to make it three wins in-a-row on track.
Click Below For All Our Turners Novices Chase Betting Odds
|Cheltenham Race Previews & Tips|
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4|
|Supreme Novices Hurdle||The Ballymore||Ryanair Chase||Gold Cup|
|Arkle Chase||Brown Advisory||Turners Novices||Albert Bartlett|
|Champion Hurdle||Coral Cup|
|Mares Hurdle||Champion Chase|
*Prices subject to fluctuation