Mersey Novices Hurdle


The Mersey Novices Hurdle is a National Hunt race with eleven hurdles to be jumped which is open to horses aged four years or older. The race is run on the final day of the Aintree Grand National Festival.

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The betting markets for the Mersey Novices Hurdle have singled out three horses as strong candidates.

Brighterdaysahead leads the pack thanks to her second place finish in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham last month, where she lost out by just under 2 lengths.

Next in the betting is Caldwell Potter, who ran out a winner in the Grade 1 Future Champions Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown in December.

Jimmy Du Seil rounds up the entries priced under 4/1 thanks to his second place finish in the Baring Bingham Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham last month, where he was beaten by 13 lengths by Ballyburn.

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Race Card

13.04.2024 Good to Soft (Soft in places)(GN Soft, Good to Soft in places ) 9 2m 4f
POS Dist Horse Jockey Trainer
1 st Brighterdaysahead J W Kennedy G Elliott
2 nd 7.5 Staffordshire Knot Sam Ewing G Elliott
3 rd 4.25 Bugise Seagull S Bowen C E Longsdon
4 th nse Jimmy Du Seuil P Townend W P Mullins
5 th 2.5 Ile Atlantique Mr P W Mullins W P Mullins
6 th 3.5 Mahon’s Way Rachael Blackmore H De Bromhead
7 th 5 Esprit Du Potier D R Fox Miss Lucinda V Russell
8 th 24 Josh The Boss Mr Jamie Neild N A Twiston-Davies

Mersey Novices Hurdle Tips

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Indicated odds were updated on 2024-05-25 4:38:04 UTC. Please note that odds are subject to change.
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About the Mersey Novices Hurdle

In 1988, the distance of the Mersey Novices Hurdle was reduced by a furlong to its current length. Since the 2014 edition, the British Horseracing Authority has classified the Mersey Novices’ Hurdle as a Grade One race. It frequently includes horses that previously competed in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle.

Recent Winners

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainer
2023Irish Point5Davy RussellGordon Elliott
2022Three Stripe Life6Davy RussellGordon Elliott
2021My Drogo6Harry SkeltonDan Skelton
2020no race
2019Reserve Tank5Robbie PowerColin Tizzard