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The Hampton Novices’ Chase in January upgraded to Grade 2 status

Press Release 2nd October 2019 Warwick

The British Horseracing Authority’s (BHA) Jump Pattern Committee has today announced changes to British Jump Pattern and Listed races for the 2019/20 season.

The Hampton Novices’ Chase is one of two contests across The Jockey Club that have been selected for upgrade, both of which take place in mid-January, at Kempton Park and Warwick respectively:

Racecourse and date

Race

Upgrade

Distance

Age

 
Kempton Park, 11th January 2020

The Silviniaco Conti Steeple Chase

Listed to Grade 2

2m4f 110y

5yo+

 
Warwick, 11th January 2020

The Hampton Novices' Steeple Chase

Listed to Grade 2

3m

5yo+

 

Andre Klein, General Manager at Warwick, said:

“We are delighted that the Hampton Novice Chase, which is on our important Classic Chase programme in January has been uplifted to Grade 2 status – it’s been a competitive race in recent years with the likes of Ok Corral and Ms Parfois amongst many quality winners. For this to be recognized, highlights the growing strength of racing at Warwick.”

Ruth Quinn, Director of International Racing and Racing Development at the BHA, said:

“The Chases being upgraded exceed the required rating parameter in each case by some way and play a useful role in the black type programme."

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