The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
Introduced 2005
Racecourse Cheltenham, New Course
Race Distance Approximately 3 miles
Entry Conditions Horses aged 4 and older
Current Sponsor Albert Bartlett
Date & Time Day 4 / Friday 13th March 2020 / 14:50
Leading Jockey Tony McCoy with 3 wins
Leading Trainer Jonjo O’Neill with 2 wins

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle, also known as the Spa Novices’ Hurdle, takes place at 14:50 on day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival.

The race is open to novice hurdlers and is run on the New Course at Cheltenham over a distance of approximately 3 miles and features twelve hurdles.

It was introduced to the Festival in 2005 along with several other races when a fourth day was added.



The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Past Winners

Year   Horse Age Price Trainer Jockey Distances
2019 1st Minella Indo 6 50-1 H De Bromhead R Blackmore  
  2nd Commander Of Fleet 5 4-1F G Elliott J W Kennedy 4 Lengths
  3rd Allaho 8-1 W P Mullins Ruby Walsh 7 Lengths
2018 1st Kilbricken Storm 7 25-1 C L Tizard H Cobden  
  2nd Ok Corral 8 10-1 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 3 Lengths
  3rd Santini 6 5-1F N J Henderson Nico de Boinville 1 1/2 Lengths
2017 1st  Penhill 6 16-1 W P Mullins P Townend  
  2nd Monalee 6 8-1 H De Bromhead D J Mullins 3 1/2 Lengths
  3rd Wholestone 6 13-2 N A Twiston-Davies D A Jacob 4 Lengths
2016 1st  Unowhatimeanharry 8 11-1 H Fry N D Fehily  
  2nd Fagan 6 33-1 G Elliott D N Russell 1 1/4 Lengths
  3rd Champers On Ice 6 20-1 D Pipe T Scudamore 1 1/2 Lengths
2015 1st  Martello Tower 7 14-1 M Mullins A Heskin  
  2nd Milsean 6 33-1 W P Mullins D E Mullins 1/2 Length
  3rd No More Heroes 6 6-1 G Elliott B J Cooper 1 Length

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Trends

  • 12 of the last 14 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle winners were aged 7 or 7 years old
  • 13 of the last 14 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle winners had a top 3 finish last time out
  • 4 of the last 14 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle winners were the starting price favourite
  • 9 of the last 15 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle winners had run over hurdles at Cheltenham previously

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Betting Offers

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