The Noel Novices Chase is a grade 2 run at Ascot as part of their pre-christmas Long Walk Hurdle meeting. It is a run over a distance of 2 miles 3 furlongs, Simonsig became the first horse to win this and follow up in the Arkle in 2012-13.
Simonsig chasing debut in 2012 Noel Novices Chase
Noel Novices Chase Stats 2002-2012
Favourites have a good record winning 5 of the last 9
Just one winner older than 8 since 2002
Tony McCoy and Andrew Thornton have both ridden the winner twice since 2002
Paul Nicholls has not trained the winner since 1997