The Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle

Date Time Class Distance
Fri 19th March 2021 14:50 Grade 1 2 miles 1 furlong


Pos Dist Horse Jockey Trainer Age Wgt
1st Vanillier M P Walsh G P Cromwell
2nd 11 Oscar Elite Jonjo O'Neill Jr. C L Tizzard
3rd 1.5 Streets Of Doyen S D Torrens J C McConnell
4th 2.75 Stattler P Townend W P Mullins
5th 0.75 Alaphilippe P J Brennan F O'Brien
6th nk Threeunderthrufive Adrian Heskin P F Nicholls
7th 1.5 Champagnesuperover Aidan Coleman Olly Murphy
8th 2 Torygraph J W Kennedy Mrs D Foster
9th 2 N'golo D E Mullins W P Mullins
10th 11 Fakiera K M Donoghue Mrs D Foster
11th 7.5 Barbados Buck's H Cobden P F Nicholls
12th 13 The Cob D A Jacob Ben Pauling
13th 2.25 Pats Fancy Rachael Blackmore Miss R Curtis
14th 0.5 Ask A Honey Bee Richard Patrick F O'Brien
- - Castle Robin Unknown Unknown    
- - Adrimel R Johnson Tom Lacey    
- - Beatthebullet Harry Skelton Miss R Curtis    
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About the The Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle

The Albert Barlett Novices’ Hurdle, is the UK’s premier stayers race for novice hurdlers. Run over a distance of 3 miles on the Cheltenham New Course, the race features 12 hurdles. Entry to The Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle is open to 4-year-old and above novice hurdlers.

The Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle is one of the more recent additions to the Cheltenham Festival, and was promoted to Grade 1 status in 2008. The race attracts horses that will be aimed at the Stayers’ Hurdle later in their careers, although no Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle winner has gone on to achieve this double. However, 2011 winner, Bob’s Worth, went on to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2013.

Betting on The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle

Winners of The Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle tend to have shown form over 3 miles ahead of their Cheltenham win. In fact a win over 3 miles prior to travelling to Cheltenham is the single strongest indicator of a potential winner. Keep in mind that a poor showing in a race over a shorter distance last time out may raise a horses’ price without having any real bearing on their prospects in this race.

Don’t allow yourself to be swayed by the markets. This race takes place just before the Cheltenham Gold Cup so markets are loaded with money from the general public, and favourites will start off well under-priced. While favourites do win this race, it’s just as common for horses priced well over 10/1 to take the win. So look for each-way value and stay away from short priced favourites.

Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Past Winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
2020 Monkfish 6 Paul Townsend Margaret Mullins
2019 Minella Indo 6 Rachael Blackmore Henry de Bromhead
2018 Kilbricken Storm 7 Harry Cobden Colin Tizzard
2017 Penhill 6 Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2016 Unowhatimeanharry 8 Noel Fehily Harry Fry

More past winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
2015 Martello Tower 7 Adrian Heskin Margaret Mullins
2014 Very Wood 5 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2013 At Fishers Cross 6 Tony McCoy Rebecca Curtis
2012 Brindisi Breeze 6 Campbell Gillies Lucinda Russell
2011 Bobs Worth 6 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2010 Berties Dream 7 Andrew Lynch Paul John Gilligan
2009 Weapon's Amnesty 6 Davy Russell Charles Byrnes
2008 Nenuphar Collonges 7 Robert Thornton Alan King
2007 Wichita Lineman 6 Tony McCoy Jonjo O'Neill
2006 Black Jack Ketchum 7 Tony McCoy Jonjo O'Neill
2005 Moulin Riche 5 Robert Thornton François Doumen


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