Maghull Novices' Chase
|Maghull Novices' Chase|
|Grade 1 race|
|Distance||2 miles (3,219 metres)|
|Qualification||Five-years-old and up|
|Weight||11 st 4 lb
7 lb for mares
The Maghull Novices' Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Aintree over a distance of about 2 miles (3,219 metres), and during its running there are twelve fences to be jumped. The race is for novice chasers, and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Grand National meeting in early April.
The event was established in 1954, and it has been known by various titles. It is currently named after Maghull, a town located to the north of Aintree. For a period the race was classed at Grade 2 level, and it was promoted to Grade 1 status in 1995.
Leading jockey since 1977 (3 wins):
- Ruby Walsh – Le Roi Miguel (2003), Twist Magic (2007), Tataniano (2010)
Leading trainer since 1977 (5 wins):
- Paul Nicholls – Flagship Uberalles (1999), Armaturk (2002), Le Roi Miguel (2003), Twist Magic (2007), Tataniano (2010)
Winners since 1977
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