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Pendil Novices' Chase

The Pendil Novices' Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Kempton Park over a distance of about 2 miles and 4½ furlongs (4,124 metres), and during its running there are sixteen fences to be jumped. The race is for novice chasers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in late February.

The event is named after Pendil, a dual-winner of Kempton's King George VI Chase in the 1970s. It used to be named after an earlier "King George" winner, Galloway Braes. For a period the Galloway Braes Novices' Chase was contested over 2 miles, and it was extended to 2½ miles in 1990. It was renamed and increased to its present length in 1993.

Winners since 1988






1988 Saffron Lord 6 Richard Rowe Josh Gifford
1989 Brookmount 7 Peter Hobbs Josh Gifford
1990 Combermere 6 Richard Frost Jimmy Frost
1991 Remittance Man 7 Richard Dunwoody Nicky Henderson
1992 Tinryland 8 Jamie Osborne Nicky Henderson
1993 Snitton Lane 7 Richard Dunwoody John Edwards
1994 Monsieur Le Cure 8 Norman Williamson John Edwards
1995 Brief Gale 8 Philip Hide Josh Gifford
1996 Draborgie 5 Chris Maude Martin Pipe
1997 Land Afar 10 Adrian Maguire Paul Webber
1998 Stormy Passage 8 Richard Dunwoody Philip Hobbs
1999 Makounji 5 Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2000 Serenus 7 Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2001 Crocadee 8 Norman Williamson Venetia Williams
2002 Golden Goal 6 Norman Williamson Venetia Williams
2003 Hand Inn Hand 7 Richard Johnson Henry Daly
2004 Calling Brave 8 Tony McCoy Nicky Henderson
2005 Limerick Boy 7 Sam Thomas Venetia Williams
2006 Napolitain [1] 5 Christian Williams Paul Nicholls
2007 Natal 6 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2008 Oslot 6 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2009 Herecomesthetruth 7 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2010 The Nightingale 7 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls

1 The 2006 running took place at Sandown Park as Kempton was closed for redevelopment.


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