Supreme Novices Hurdle Tips and Betting

Moon Racer

9.00

Jenkins

10.00

Peace News

11.00

Melon

15.00

Lough Derg Spirit

17.00

Epicuris

26.00

Messire Des Obeaux

21.00

Ballyandy

26.00

Fulham Road

34.00

Clinton Hill

26.00

Penhill

21.00

Chateau Conti

26.00

Movewiththetimes

34.00

Sympa Des Flos

34.00

Invitation Only

34.00

Lucky Pass

26.00

Riven Light

23.00

Saturnas

26.00

Midnight Maestro

21.00

Landofhopeandglory

21.00

Bacardys

26.00

Castello Sforza

51.00

Augusta Kate

51.00

Timi Roli

51.00

Admiral Chief

26.00

Capitaine

51.00

Blow By Blow

26.00

Koshari

26.00

Topofthegame

26.00

Chirico Vallis

26.00

Crack Mome

26.00

Thomas Campbell

26.00

Avenir Dune Vie

34.00

Cultivator

34.00

Bel Ami De Sivola

26.00

Apasionado

26.00

Aussie Reigns

26.00

Senewalk

34.00

Bunk Off Early

26.00

Battleford

51.00

High Bridge

34.00

Westend Story

34.00

Forever Popular

34.00

Hardline

34.00

The Nipper

34.00

Getabird

34.00

Monbeg Chit Chat

34.00

Stretchingthetruth

51.00

Gibbes Bay

34.00

Ok Corral

34.00

Sams Adventure

34.00

Bonbon Au Miel

34.00

Calie Du Mesnil

34.00

Give Me A Copper

34.00

Brahms De Clermont

51.00

Arcenfete

34.00

Le Martalin

34.00

Labaik

34.00

Outspoken

34.00

Christmas In April

34.00

Cilaos Emery

34.00

Herminio

34.00

Without Limites

51.00

William Henry

34.00

Top Tug

41.00

Choix Des Armes

34.00

Le Breuil

34.00

Peregrine Run

34.00

Burbank

34.00

Highway Star

34.00

River Wylde

34.00

Captain Forez

34.00

Sumkindofking

51.00

Cadmium

34.00

Evening Hush

34.00

Bagad Bihoue

41.00

Asum

41.00

Bags Groove

41.00

Rather Be

41.00

First Figaro

41.00

Keep In Line

51.00

Aspen Colorado

41.00

Joey Sasa

51.00

River Frost

41.00

What About Carlo

67.00

Betameche

51.00

Machiato

51.00

Lisheen Prince

51.00

El Terremoto

51.00

Mount Mews

51.00

Mirsaale

67.00

Capeland

51.00

Blood Crazed Tiger

51.00

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.