Supreme Novices Hurdle Tips and Betting

Moon Racer

6.50

Cilaos Emery

9.00

Airlie Beach

17.00

Any Second Now

21.00

Finians Oscar

17.00

Melon

15.00

Defi Du Seuil

17.00

Charli Parcs

17.00

Chateau Conti

17.00

Neon Wolf

15.00

Jenkins

26.00

Crack Mome

21.00

William Henry

34.00

Consul De Thaix

26.00

Clinton Hill

26.00

Movewiththetimes

34.00

Saturnas

21.00

Bravissimo

34.00

Elgin

34.00

Messire Des Obeaux

26.00

High Bridge

26.00

Augusta Kate

51.00

Capitaine

34.00

Blow By Blow

26.00

Avenir Dune Vie

34.00

Epicuris

26.00

River Wylde

26.00

Senewalk

34.00

Bunk Off Early

26.00

Top Ville Ben

26.00

Ballyandy

34.00

Bacardys

34.00

Fulham Road

34.00

Forever Popular

34.00

Penhill

34.00

Ok Corral

34.00

Bonbon Au Miel

34.00

Calie Du Mesnil

34.00

Sympa Des Flos

34.00

Give Me A Copper

34.00

Rather Be

34.00

Lucky Pass

34.00

Arcenfete

34.00

Peace News

34.00

Aussie Reigns

34.00

Lough Derg Spirit

34.00

Captain Forez

34.00

Cadmium

34.00

Landofhopeandglory

34.00

Evening Hush

34.00

Kemboy

34.00

Cruiseaweigh

34.00

Montalbano

34.00

Burbank

34.00

Runfordave

34.00

Beyond Conceit

51.00

Bags Groove

41.00

Sams Adventure

41.00

Riven Light

41.00

First Figaro

41.00

Midnight Maestro

41.00

Gaitway

41.00

Garran City

41.00

Chalonnial

41.00

Battleford

51.00

Castello Sforza

51.00

Timi Roli

51.00

Betameche

51.00

Machiato

51.00

Capeland

51.00

Le Martalin

51.00

Thomas Campbell

67.00

Cultivator

51.00

Keep In Line

51.00

Le Breuil

51.00

Sumkindofking

51.00

Mohaayed

51.00

Celestial Path

51.00

Coquine Daunou

51.00

Brahms De Clermont

67.00

Top Tug

67.00

Apasionado

67.00

Bolving

101.00

Supreme Novices Hurdle Preview

The opening race of the Festival is a 2m1/2 furlong sprint over hurdles on the old course. The race is restricted to novices.

Above you can see the list of runners for the 2017 Supreme Novices Hurdle.

Below we highlight some ways to find winners on this race, looking at trends and discussing the form to help you to find the winner of the 2017 Supreme Novices hurdle.

A two mile race for novice hurdlers which often produces winners who continue to shine at the Festival in future years.

Cheltenham 2013, Supreme Novices

Champagne Fever leads the field in the 2013 Supreme Novices

Supreme Novices Hurdle Trends

Huge shocks are quite rare in this race with only the 40/1 Ebaziyan in 2007 apparently unfancied and he was trained by Willie Mullins so perhaps shouldn't have been such a big price! There have been 5 double figure winners in the last 10 years but at 10/1 - 12/1 they would have been within the first few runners in the betting. Concentrate on five and six-year-olds as they have won all bar six of the renewals of this event since 1972! The only recent exceptions to the age trend have both been owned by JP McManus so if your fancy is seven or older but owned by JP it might still be worth considering.

9/10had won at least 2 races that season
9/10were aged 5 or 6
8/10won on their last start
8/10 won last time out
8/9(1 winner had no rating) were rated 142 or higher
7/10had 3 or 4 runs that season (Since 1st November)
7/10had their last run in February


Several OLBG Members carried out exgtensive research into stats concerning the Supreme Novice for last season. Billstraighten produced some excellent research on this forum thread, covering some 17 years of the race and looking at the difference between actual and expected winners.

Market Man wrote a blog which highlights some other trends here and we are always grateful to our stats blogger Micko70 whose trends we have used to form the above table.

OLBG blogger Robmull found 4/1 winner Altior last year Check out his his Supreme Novices hurdle blog from last year here.

As we get nearer the 2017 race we will be adding more blogs to this page.



Supreme Novices Hurdle Last Ten Winners

Table below shows the last ten winners of the race, their age at the time of winning, trainer, jockey and odds (starting price). Trainer Willie Mullins, owner Rich Ricci and jockey Ruby Walsh have combined to win three of the last four runnings of this race.

YearHorseAgeTrainerJockeyPrice
2016Alitor6yoN HendersonN de Boinville4/1
2015Douvan5yoW MullinsR Walsh2/1F
2014Vautour5yoW MullinsR Walsh7/2JF
2013Champagne Fever6yoW MullinsR Walsh 5/1
2012Cinders And Ashes5yoD McCainJ Maguire10/1
2011Al Ferof5yoP NichollsR Walsh10/1
2010Menorah5yoP HobbsR Johnson12/1
2009Go Native6yoN MeadeP Carberry12/1
2008Captain Cee Bee7yoE HartyR Thornton17/2
2007Ebaziyan6yoW MullinsD Condon40/1




Supreme Novices Top Trainers

Two trainers have dominated the Supreme Novices Hurdle over the last ten years; Willie Mullins and Nicky Henderson. Mullins has won the race an amazing four times in those ten years as well as winning the race way back in 1995.

Last year's win for Altior broke a frustrating run for Nicky Henderson who has had nine of his horses placed in the last ten years without taking the major prize. Henderson had previously won the race with River Ceiriog in 1986 and Flown in 1992.

Below is a table of how Mullins, Henderson and some of the other top trainers have fared in the last ten years:

TrainerRunnersWinsPlacesWin LSPEach Way LSP
W Mullins224232.5015.93
N Henderson1919-14.00-2.25
P Nicholls9112.00-0.31
P Hobbs7116.004.50


Supreme Novices Video Preview

Sam and Steve from the OLBG Social Team produced this video preview for the Supreme Novices Hurdle last year. A similar preview for 2017 will be available closer to the race.



Supreme Novice Hurdle Tips from The OLBG Forum

As we get nearer the race we will be adding expert comments to this page from the OLBG forum

Altior

2016 Supreme Novices winner Altior

Join in the Supreme Novice Hurdle discussion with OLBG members on the forum.