Baring Bingham Novices’ Hurdle

Featuring top quality fields, the Baring Bingham Novices Hurdle (run as the Gallagher Novices Hurdle this year) is the UK’s championship race for novice hurdlers over 2 miles 5 furlongs.

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Recent Irish Grade 1 winner, Ballyburn, finds himself as the favourite in this 2 mile 4 furlong race. While his quality is not in doubt he doesn’t provide great value priced under Evens.

Ile Atlantique is next in the betting, thanks to losing out by a neck in the Grade 1 Naas Novice Hurdle last time out.

Predators Gold has finished second in two consecutive Grade 1 hurdles races, and at 10/1 offers better value if he places on an each-way bet than the favourite does on the win.

Race Card

13.03.2024 Soft (Heavy in places) 8 2m 5f
POS Dist Horse Jockey Trainer
1 st Ballyburn P Townend W P Mullins
2 nd 13 Jimmy Du Seuil S F O’Keeffe W P Mullins
3 rd 3.5 Ile Atlantique Mr P W Mullins W P Mullins
4 th 6 Mercurey B Hayes W P Mullins
5 th 3.25 Predators Gold D E Mullins W P Mullins
6 th 16 Handstands H Cobden B Pauling
PU Jingko Blue N de Boinville N J Henderson

Baring Bingham Novices Hurdle Tips

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2024 Baring Bingham Novices Hurdle Tips & Analysis

Only one of our featured tipsters has made a prediction for the 2024 Ballymore Novices Hurdle, with Farringdon of the Morning Star backing Mercurey to take the win.

Mercurey was a convincing winner in his last race, but is yet to run against a field of this quality. At 25/1 he certainly offers value.

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About the Baring Bingham Novices’ Hurdle

The Baring Bingham Novices’ Hurdle is the premier 2 mile 4 furlong novices hurdle in the United Kingdom. The race is open to 4-year-old and above novice hurdlers, who are required to jump 10 hurdles on the way to the finishing post.

The Baring Bingham Novices’ Hurdle attracts strong fields. As a result it has been a stepping stone to greatness for a number of famous National Hunt racehorses, including multiple Champion Hurdle winners Istabraq and Hardy Eustace.

The Baring Bingham Novices’ Hurdle is one of the toughest Grade 1 races at the Cheltenham Festival to call. The young, inexperienced but talented field is enough to make a mockery of betting markets and pundits predictions.

Generally horses that are rated 150 or higher with strong recent form are going to be worth a closer look, although these will typically be at the top of the markets anyway. One strategy is to look out rapidly improving horses rather than the obvious candidates, as these have the potential to storm to victory at better odds than you’ll find on the top two to three in the betting.

Recent Winners

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainer
2023Impaire Et Passe5Paul TownendWillie Mullins
2022Sir Gerhard7Paul TownendWillie Mullins
2021Bob Olinger6Rachael BlackmoreHenry de Bromhead
2020Envoi Allen6Davy RusselGordon Elliott
2019City Island6Mark WalshMartin Brassil