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    Cav
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    Whats the difference between a beginners chase and a novice chase please?

    #81084
    Drone
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    Beginners are for maidens over fences, Novices aren’t (necessarily) i.e once a horse has won a Beginners it is no longer qualified to run in those but is qualified to run in Novices.

    The difference between Maiden Chases and Beginners is that the former are restricted to maidens under both codes  but Beginners may include Hurdle winners.

    #81085
    Adrian
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    In Britain:

    Beginners’ Steeplechase is for horses which have never won a chase other than a Match or Point to Point.

    Novice’s Steeplechase is for horses which have never won a chase before last day of April, other than a maximum of two hunter chases during the two preceding seasons.

    Therefore Beginners’ Chases are more like Maidens on the flat whereas trainers try not to win a horses’ first chase in April so that it gives them another year as a Novice.

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    #81086
    Cav
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    Thanks, clears that up for me.

    #81087
    Purwell
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    Quote: from Adrian on 3:47 pm on Oct. 26, 2006[br]In Britain:

    Therefore Beginners’ Chases are more like Maidens on the flat whereas trainers try not to win a horses’ first chase in April so that it gives them another year as a Novice.

    Would that not be against the rules?

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    rory
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    Is that a serious question?

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