Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Tips and Betting

Bacardys

15.00

Samcro

15.00

Battleford

17.00

Invitation Only

17.00

Blow By Blow

17.00

Ballyandy

26.00

Westend Story

21.00

Avenir Dune Vie

26.00

Death Duty

21.00

Claimantakinforgan

26.00

High Bridge

34.00

Very Much So

26.00

Coeur Blimey

26.00

New To This Town

26.00

Aspen Colorado

26.00

Admiral Chief

26.00

Give Me A Copper

26.00

Garo De Juilley

34.00

Lets Dance

34.00

Willoughby Court

34.00

Melon

34.00

Robin Roe

34.00

Mr Big Shot

34.00

Asum

34.00

Bags Groove

34.00

Capitaine

34.00

Gibbes Bay

34.00

Lisheen Prince

34.00

Movewiththetimes

34.00

Ok Corral

34.00

Sams Adventure

34.00

Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Preview

Previously known as the Brit Insurance Novices Hurdle this race was introduced to the festival in 2005 and is a three mile hurdle race for novices.



Albert Bartlett Hurdle Trends

10/10were rated 135 or higher
10/10had run at least 3 times since November 1st
9/10were aged 6 or 7
9/10had run that year
9/10had won a race since November 1st
9/10had run that year
8/10finished 1st or 2nd on their last completed start


Robmulls trends analysis of this race showed that 7 of the past 10 winners had met all of the key trends of the race. Whilst that may suggest winning favourites, some of those winners have been good prices including 7/1,8/1,9/1 and last years winner at 14/1.

This year Shantou Village, Gangster and Thomas Hobson meet all the trends from the market leaders but also Arkwisht and Jonniesofa at much bigger odds.

Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Analysis

This looks like a race where some good trends are developing and applying the stats from our list above will surely narrow down the prospective winners.

There will be a tendency for trainers to run horses here who are seen as having a big future over fences but that does not necessarily mean they will have what is required to be competitive in this race. In other words, the horses with a realistic chance are few given the size of the field.

Good form in a Graded Hurdle appears to be a prerequisite for success in the Albert Bartlett.

The market also provides an accurate guide with only two occasions where the race fell to an outsider.

In short, we are looking for a well fancied six or seven-year-old with good form in high class company.

Albert Bartlett Hurdle Last Ten Winners

YearHorseAgeTrainerJockeyPrice
2016Uknowwhatimeanharry8yoH FryN Fehily11/1
2015Martello Tower7yoMs M MullinsAP Heskin14/1
2014Very Wood5yoN MeadeP Carberry33/1
2013At Fishers Cross6yoRebecca CurtisAP McCoy11/8F
2012Brindisi Breeze6yoL RussellC Gillies7/1
2011Bobs Worth6yoN HendersonB Geraghty15/8F
2010Berties Dream7yoPJ GilliganA Lynch33/1
2009Weapons Amnesty6yoC ByrnesD Russell8/1
2008Nenuphar Collonges7yoA KingR Thornton9/1
2007Wichita Lineman6yoJJ ONeillAP McCoy11/8F

Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Tips Video

Steve and Sam from the OLBG social media preview have recorded the below video preview for the 2016 Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle.

Albert Bartlett Preview

This race has already produced horses who have gone on to be at least as good over fences with 2007 winner Wichita Lineman returning in 2009 to win the William Hill HCap Chase. 2009 winner Weapons Amnesty and 2011 victor Bobs Worth both went on to RSA glory the following year and, of course, Bobs Worth then went on to win the Gold Cup. In 2015 No More Heroes looked an unlucky loser in the race and is now favourite for the 2016 RSA Chase. Paul Nicholls has hit the crossbar in this event in recent years with placings for Najaf, Pride Of Dulcote and Thisthatandtother, last year having the 2nd and 3rd. Willie Mulins has also come close to victory here with Black Harry, The Midnight Club and Boston Bob so his representatives should also be respected. The above two trainers look sure to supply a winner of this race in the near future.