Top Novices Hurdle


The Top Novices’ Hurdle is a National Hunt race over nine fences for horses aged four years or older. The race is run on the second day of the Aintree Grand National Festival.

2024 Top Novices Hurdle Preview

Mystical Power, the second place finished in the Supreme Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham last month, takes top billing in the Top Novices Hurdle, trading at close to Evens.

While Supreme Novices Hurdle 3rd place finisher Firefox is next in the betting markets, Dysart Enos appears to be the greater threat to the favourite.

He’s never raced at this level, but is unbeaten over hurdles and offers value on each-way bets.

Race Card

12.04.2024 Soft (Heavy in places (GN)) 8 2m 103y
POS Dist Horse Jockey Trainer
1 st Mystical Power M P Walsh W P Mullins
2 nd 0.5 Firefox J W Kennedy G Elliott
3 rd 9.5 Lookaway Jack Quinlan N B King
4 th 1.5 Mistergif P Townend W P Mullins
5 th 2.75 Lump Sum Sam Twiston-Davies S Thomas
6 th 26 Personal Ambition Kielan Woods B Pauling

Top 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 Top Novices Hurdle

Typically, horses that previously competed in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle participate in the Top Novices’ Hurdle. From the 2016 edition onwards, the British Horseracing Authority elevated the Top Novices’ Hurdle to Grade 1 status.

Recent Winners

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainer
2023Inthepocket6Rachael BlackmoreHenry de Bromhead
2022Jonbon6Aidan ColemanNicky Henderson
2021Belfast Banter6Kevin SextonPeter Fahey
2020no race
2019Felix Desjy6Jack KennedyGordon Elliott