Supreme Novices Hurdle Tips

Supreme Novices Race Info

The first race of theCheltenham Festival is the Supreme NovicesHurdle for 4 year olds and older. This race has always been the curtain raiser of the 4 day meeting and in the past has usually got the thousands of Irish punters off to a good start with 10out of the last 15winners making the trip across the Irish Sea. Get ready for the famous "Cheltenham Roar!"

Supreme Novices Hurdle Tips

Supreme Novices Latest Betting

It’s been a pretty good race for the bookies too with only three favourites winning in the last fifteen years. The Willie Mullins trained Vautourwas a very impressive winner of the 2014race. Mullins followed up with Douvan in 2015 and is a trainer to follow in novice events at the Festival. In 2016 the home side got their noses in front courtesy of the Nicky Henderson trained second favourite Altior.

Although the race is open to 4yo’s the race almost always goes the way of older horses and out of the last 14winners, 12of them have been aged 5 or 6.

Supreme Novices Last 10 Years Trends

Supreme Novices Previous Winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer SP
2017 Labaik 6 Jack Kennedy Gordon Elliott 25/1
2016 Altior 6 Nico de Boinville Nicky Henderson 4/1
2015 Douvan 5 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins 2/1
2014 Vautour 5 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins 7/2
2013 Champagne Fever 6 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins 5/1
2012 Cinders And Ashes 5 Jason Maguire Donald McCain 10/1
2011 Al Ferof 6 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls 10/1
2010 Menorah 5 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs 12/1
2009 Go Native 6 Paul Carberry Noel Meade 12/1
2008 Captain Cee Bee 7 Robert Thornton Eddie Harty 17/2

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