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Reynoldstown Novices' Chase

The Reynoldstown 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 Ascot over a distance of about 3 miles (4,828 metres), and during its running there are twenty fences to be jumped. The race is for novice chasers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in February.

The event is named in honour of the racehorse Reynoldstown, a dual winner of the Grand National in the 1930s. The Reynoldstown Novices' Chase serves as a trial for the RSA Chase in March. The last horse to win both races in the same year was Albertas Run in 2008.

Winners since 1980






1980 Little Owl 6 Jonjo O'Neill Peter Easterby
1981 Easter Eel 10 John Francome Fred Winter
1982 Richdee 6 Colin Hawkins Neville Crump
1983 no race 1983 [1]
1984 Duke of Milan 7 Steve Smith Eccles Nick Gaselee
1985 Drumadowney 7 Hywel Davies Tim Forster
1986 Bolands Cross 7 Peter Scudamore Nick Gaselee
1987 Tawbridge 7 Steve Knight Andrew Turnell
1988 Kissane 7 Tom Morgan John Edwards
1989 Vulgan Warrior 7 Jamie Osborne Simon Christian
1990 Royal Athlete 7 Mark Pitman Jenny Pitman
1991 no race 1991
1992 Danny Harrold 8 Mark Pitman Jenny Pitman
1993 Capability Brown 6 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe
1994 One Man 6 Neale Doughty Gordon W. Richards
1995 Sweet Duke 8 Tom Jenks Nigel Twiston-Davies
1996 Mr Mulligan 8 Richard Johnson Noel Chance
1997 Djeddah 6 Adam Kondrat François Doumen
1998 The Toiseach 7 Tony Dobbin James Fanshawe
1999 Lord of the River 7 Jamie Osborne Oliver Sherwood
2000 Beau 7 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
2001 Bacchanal 7 Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2002 Jimmy Tennis 5 Norman Williamson Venetia Williams
2003 Keen Leader 7 Liam Cooper Jonjo O'Neill
2004 Our Vic 6 Timmy Murphy Martin Pipe
2005 Distant Thunder [2] 7 Andrew Thornton Robert Alner
2006 Montgermont [2] 6 Mark Bradburne Lavinia Taylor
2007 Gungadu 7 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2008 Albertas Run 7 Ruby Walsh Jonjo O'Neill
2009 Carruthers 6 Mattie Batchelor Mark Bradstock
2010 Burton Port 6 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson

1 The 1983 running was abandoned because of frost.
2 The 2005 and 2006 editions took place at Lingfield Park as Ascot was closed for redevelopment.


  • Ladbrokes Pocket Companion 1990/91. Aesculus Press. 1990. p. 52. ISBN 1-871093-21-X. 

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