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Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle 2021 Racecard

The third race on the last day of the Cheltenham Festival, the Spa Novices’ Hurdle – often known as the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle – is a Grade 1 race run over approximately three miles of Cheltenham’s New course, during which twelve hurdles are jumped. As the third race on the fourth day, it immediately precedes the Festival’s most famous race of all, the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

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2:30 Fri 19 Mar ALBERT BARTLETT NOVICES' HURDLE

Distance: 23f 213y Age: 4yo + Prize: £93,750

ENTRY
FORM
SILKS HORSE
JOCKEY & TRAINER
AGE
WGT
ODDS
1
110-111
jockey silks 1. ADRIMEL (FR)
T: Tom Lacey
6
11-5
110-111
2
3
jockey silks 2. AKI BOMAYE (IRE)
T: Colin Tizzard
6
11-5
3
3
11121
jockey silks 3. ALAPHILIPPE (IRE)
T: Fergal O'Brien
7
11-5
11121
4
435-11F9
jockey silks 4. ASHDALE BOB (IRE)
T: Mrs J. Harrington, Ireland
6
11-5
435-11F9
5
110-1223P
jockey silks 5. ASK A HONEY BEE (IRE)
T: Fergal O'Brien
7
11-5
110-1223P
6
75-2111
jockey silks 6. BARBADOS BUCK'S (IRE)
T: Paul Nicholls
6
11-5
75-2111
7
516
jockey silks 7. BEATTHEBULLET (IRE)
T: Rebecca Curtis
7
11-5
516
8
22-131
jockey silks 8. BOTHWELL BRIDGE (IRE)
T: Nicky Henderson
6
11-5
22-131
9
413
jockey silks 9. BRAZOS (USA)
T: John Joseph Murphy, Ireland
7
11-5
413
10
1P1
jockey silks 10. CAPE GENTLEMAN (IRE)
T: Emmet Mullins, Ireland
5
11-5
1P1
11
73-311263
jockey silks 11. CASTLE ROBIN (IRE)
T: Charlie Longsdon
6
11-5
73-311263
12
834
jockey silks 12. CAVALLINO (IRE)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
6
11-5
834
13
13-2412
jockey silks 13. CHAMPAGNESUPEROVER (IRE)
T: Olly Murphy
6
11-5
13-2412
14
7966
jockey silks 14. CLONGOWES (IRE)
T: Daniel Steele
7
11-5
7966
15
3-1F24
jockey silks 15. ES PERFECTO (IRE)
T: Alan King
6
11-5
3-1F24
16
4222-1124
jockey silks 16. FAKIERA (FR)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
6
11-5
4222-1124
17
11-141
jockey silks 17. FAROUK D'ALENE (FR)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
6
11-5
11-141
18
7-311P
jockey silks 18. FERN HILL (IRE)
T: Ben Case
6
11-5
7-311P
19
17-1P33
jockey silks 19. FIGHTER ALLEN (FR)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
6
11-5
17-1P33
20
0-36147
jockey silks 20. FRENCH PARADOXE (FR)
T: Oliver Signy
6
11-5
0-36147
21
24
jockey silks 21. KILLER KANE (IRE)
T: Colin Tizzard
6
11-5
24
22
32-46
jockey silks 22. LAND OF WINTER (FR)
T: Rae Guest
5
11-5
32-46
23
231P
jockey silks 23. LIMESTONE ROCK (IRE)
T: M. F. Morris, Ireland
5
11-5
231P
24
30-3
jockey silks 24. MAHLER ALLSTAR (IRE)
T: Jonathan Sweeney, Ireland
7
11-5
30-3
25
1-213
jockey silks 25. MAKE ME A BELIEVER (IRE)
T: David Pipe
6
11-5
1-213
26
F21F
jockey silks 26. MINELLA ESCAPE (IRE)
T: Henry de Bromhead, Ireland
6
11-5
F21F
27
42-114124
jockey silks 27. MINT CONDITION
T: Jennie Candlish
7
11-5
42-114124
28
1P11390
jockey silks 28. N'GOLO (IRE)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
6
11-5
1P11390
29
1193
jockey silks 29. OSCAR ELITE (IRE)
T: Colin Tizzard
6
11-5
1193
30
2612P
jockey silks 30. PATS FANCY (IRE)
T: Rebecca Curtis
6
11-5
2612P
31
34-1225
jockey silks 31. RAGNAR LODBROK (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
6
11-5
34-1225
32
363
jockey silks 32. RED LION LAD (IRE)
T: David Pipe
5
11-5
363
33
132-313
jockey silks 33. STATTLER (IRE)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
6
11-5
132-313
34
6U311116
jockey silks 34. STREETS OF DOYEN (IRE)
T: John McConnell, Ireland
7
11-5
6U311116
35
3311
jockey silks 35. STRIKING A POSE (IRE)
T: Colin Tizzard
5
11-5
3311
36
13
jockey silks 36. TAMAR BRIDGE (IRE)
T: Olly Murphy
6
11-5
13
37
21-111
jockey silks 37. THREEUNDERTHRUFIVE (IRE)
T: Paul Nicholls
6
11-5
21-111
38
245-3211
jockey silks 38. TORYGRAPH (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
6
11-5
245-3211
39
142
jockey silks 39. UNDERSUPERVISION (IRE)
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
5
11-5
142
40
2120
jockey silks 40. VANILLIER (FR)
T: Gavin Patrick Cromwell, Ireland
6
11-5
2120
41
126-23210
jockey silks 41. WIDE RECEIVER (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
6
11-5
126-23210
42
3-211
jockey silks 42. ATLANTIC FAIRY (IRE)
T: Henry de Bromhead, Ireland
7
10-12
3-211
43
222-22112
jockey silks 43. SANDYMOUNT ROSE (IRE)
T: Neil Mulholland
7
10-12
222-22112
44
1/22-114
jockey silks 44. WYNN HOUSE
T: Alan King
6
10-12
1/22-114
45
1111
jockey silks 45. DUFFLE COAT (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
4
10-10
1111

Betting Forecast : Betting forecast will appear here when available.

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As per the ‘Novices’ Hurdle’ part of its name, the race is open to any horse that has not won a National Hunt hurdle race prior to the start of the season in which it is competing.

In its fourteen-year history, the Spa Novices’ Hurdle has been won by two five-year-olds, six six-year-olds, five seven-year-olds and one eight-year-old.

Having been added to the Festival schedule with the addition of its fourth day in 2005, the Spa Novices’ Hurdle has a short history in comparison to some of Cheltenham’s hallowed fixtures.

Nonetheless, it has amassed an impressive roster of winners and placed horses in that time, having been upgraded from a Grade 2 to a Grade 1 contest in 2008, following its now eponymous sponsorship deal with the potato growers, Albert Bartlett.

The race’s most well-known victor is undoubtedly 2013 Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth , who won the Spa Novices’ Hurdle in 2011.

He also won the RSA Chase in 2012, making Bobs Worth the first horse since Flyingbolt in the 1960s to win three different Festival races in three consecutive years.

Other notable winners include 2018 Stayer’s Hurdle winner Penhill (2017) and Wichita Lineman (2008) – a smart albeit largely unexceptional horse, best known for being cajoled into an unlikely comeback by Champion Jockey AP McCoy , in a famous winning ride in the 2009 Festival Handicap Chase.

Wichita Lineman’s victory played a part in making both his jockey and trainer the most successful pliers of their respective trades, in the Spa Novices’ Hurdle.

McCoy has won the race on two other occasions – on Black Jack Ketchum in 2006, and on At Fishers Cross in 2013.

Having trained both Wichita Lineman and Black Jack Ketchum, Jonjo O’Neill is the only trainer to have won the race more than once, as of 2018.

Minella Indo provided an even bigger upset than the previous season’s 33/1 winner Kilbricken Storm when winning the 2019 renewal at odds of 50/1.

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Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle 2020 FAQs

What is the distance of the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle?

2 miles 7 furlongs 213 yards

How many obstacles are jumped in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle?

12

What day of the festival is the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle?

Day 4

What time is the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle?

14:50

What weights are carried for the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle?

11st 5lb. 7lb allowance for fillies and mares.

What is the purse for the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle?

£125,000 (2019)

Who is the leading jockey in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle?

AP McCoy

Who is the leading trainer in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle?

Jonjo O’Neill

Who won the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle?

You can check out our Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle results page here to see a list of previous winners.

Where can I compare the odds for the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle?

Click the link to visit our Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Odds Comparison page.

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