2023 Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Preview, Trends & Analysis

Known as the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle this race was introduced to the festival in 2005 as there wasn't a novice option beyond the two miles five furlongs of the Ballymore Novices Hurdle run on the second day of the festival.

2023 Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Preview, Trends & Analysis

2023 Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Preview

Known as the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle this race was introduced to the festival in 2005 as there wasn't a novice option beyond the two miles five furlongs of the Ballymore Novices Hurdle run on the second day of the festival. Introduced at Grade 2 status but when current sponsor Albert Bartlett took over it became a Grade 1, giving those with stamina in abundance a chance at the highest level.

Run over three miles on the new course at Cheltenham racecourse with twelve hurdles being jumped, the race has produced some high-class winners like Bobs Worth, Unowhatimeanharry and Penhill all of whom have gone on to future Grade 1 wins/places at the festival and also the future Gold Cup winner Minella Indo. We have delved a little deeper into the previous race trends and trainer statistics to help you find the winner of the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle and also, be sure to head over to the Cheltenham bookie guide.

Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Content:

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When looking over the past 18 renewals, a time of 5:38.30 was set by Black Jack Ketchum in 2006, that is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Jonjo O'Neill and ridden by A P McCoy. The slowest winning time was set in 2013 when At Fishers Cross won in a time of 6:40.10, booked to ride was A P McCoy on this Rebecca Curtis trained runner.

These are the top three quickest run Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle over the last 18 renewals:

  • 2006 - Black Jack Ketchum (5:38.30)
  • 2011 - Bobs Worth (5:42.20)
  • 2007 - Wichita Lineman (5:43.60)

How competitive is the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 18 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2017 when the race had an over-round of 116%. The race in 2019 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 130%, whilst on average over the last 18 renewals of the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle, the over-round has been 124%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £124 which is bet.

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 18 if you had followed the winner of the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle next time out then you would have back a total of 6 winners. Backing all 16 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +1.83. Whilst we wait for the 2023 Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle 11 Aug @ 11:55 - AntePost
American Mike 11.00
Redemption Day 13.00
Mercurey 17.00
Deeply Superficial 21.00
No Risk No Fun 21.00
Madmansgame 21.00
Facile Vega 21.00
Champ Kiely 21.00
Jamess Gate 26.00
Letsbeclearaboutit 26.00

Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Past Winners

Here are the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse Info
2022
5:53.58
The Nice Guy (IRE)
7yo 11-8 18/1
Sean O'Keeffe
W P Mullins (IRE)
2021
6:01.65
Vanillier (FR)
6yo 11-5 14/1
Mark Walsh
Gavin Cromwell (IRE)
2020
5:57.96
Monkfish (IRE)
6yo 11-5 5/1
Paul Townend
W P Mullins (IRE)
2019
5:57.42
Minella Indo (IRE)
6yo 11-5 50/1
Rachael Blackmore
Henry De Bromhead (IRE)
2018
6:13.60
Kilbricken Storm (IRE)
7yo 11-5 33/1
Harry Cobden
Colin Tizzard (GB)
2017
5:49.90
Penhill (GB)
6yo 11-5 16/1
Paul Townend
W P Mullins (IRE)
2016
5:48.10
Unowhatimeanharry (GB)
8yo 11-5 11/1
Noel Fehily
Harry Fry (GB)
2015
6:00.30
Martello Tower (IRE)
7yo 11-7 14/1
A P Heskin
Ms Margaret Mullins (IRE)
2014
5:50.70
Very Wood (FR)
5yo 11-7 33/1
Paul Carberry
Noel Meade (IRE)
2013
6:40.10
At Fishers Cross (IRE)
6yo 11-7 11/8F
A P McCoy
Rebecca Curtis (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle have been based:

  • IRE: 9 winners with an additional 18 placings from 112 runners
  • GB: 8 winners with an additional 18 placings from 210 runners
  • FR: 1 winner with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners

Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle over the last 18 renewals is W P Mullins who has won the race 3 times. Those 3 winners came from Penhill (2017), Monkfish (2020) & The Nice Guy (2022). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle is Jonjo O'Neill (2 wins). There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 18 renewals in the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle, Nigel Twiston-Davies (0-13), Paul Nicholls (0-12) & Gordon Elliott (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle trainer statistics over the last 18 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
W P Mullins 44-3-9 -2.00 -16.25
Jonjo O'Neill 2-2-2 +2.38 +1.19
Nicky Henderson 18-1-4 -15.12 -14.56
Colin Tizzard 14-1-3 +20.00 +4.50
Alan King 11-1-2 -1.00 -5.00
Rebecca Curtis 11-1-1 -8.62 -9.17
Noel Meade 9-1-1 +25.00 +8.50
Henry De Bromhead 5-1-2 +46.00 +22.30
C Byrnes 5-1-3 +4.00 +1.00
Harry Fry 3-1-1 +9.00 +3.50

Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle over the last 18 renewals is Paul Townend who has won the race 2 times. Those 2 winners came from Penhill (2017) & Monkfish (2020). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle, Tom Scudamore has had a total of 11 rides to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle jockey statistics over the last 18 renewals (R = Rides, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Paul Townend 11-2-3 +12.00 +3.60
Davy Russell 9-1-4 +0.00 -2.50
A P Heskin 7-1-1 +8.00 +1.00
Rachael Blackmore 4-1-1 +47.00 +22.00
Mark Walsh 4-1-1 +11.00 +4.00
Harry Cobden 3-1-1 +31.00 +14.50
Sean O'Keeffe 1-1-1 +18.00 +9.00
Tom Scudamore 11-0-1 -11.00 -10.50
Aidan Coleman 9-0-0 -9.00 -9.00
Paddy Brennan 9-0-0 -9.00 -9.00

2023 Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,3,1,1,(3,11),2,PU,1,2,1,F,7,PU,UR,3,2,4,4,PU

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 18 / 18 (72%) - Furthest ran of 2m3f - 3m
  • 18 / 18 (75%) - No bigger than 50/1
  • 18 / 18 (81%) - Furthest placed 2m - 3m
  • 18 / 18 (83%) - In at least a Class 3 (LTO)
  • 18 / 18 (84%) - Off a break of 27-97 days
  • 18 / 18 (84%) - Never placed off bigger than 20/1
  • 18 / 18 (85%) - Beaten no more 13l (Debut)
  • 18 / 18 (87%) - Carried 154-168lbs (LTO)
  • 18 / 18 (87%) - Field of 8-22 (Debut)
  • 17 / 18 (67%) - Ran over 2m4f-3m (LTO)
  • 17 / 17 (74%) - No ran over further
  • 17 / 18 (82%) - Finished in first 4 (LTO)
  • 16 / 18 (70%) - Had won at least a Class 3
  • 16 / 18 (72%) - Previously contest at least G3
  • 16 / 18 (73%) - 2+ win in the past year
  • 16 / 18 (74%) - Field of under 12 runner (LTO)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Cheltenham racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle. You may want to do your own research into the race, there are times when there are a number of runners who pass the trends so you need to do your own research to find a bet, we have a Horse Racing Form Reading Made Easy & What to Look For article to help you do just this in the OLBG Betting School section.

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Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 9+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +120.38 is when runners had a furthest trip run of 3m. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 1 career start over further, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-60.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle is Cheltenham, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Cheltenham last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Leopardstown, there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Leopardstown last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 18 winners from a total of 313 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 11 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle:

  • Oscar (3 Wins)
  • Kings Theatre (2 Wins)
  • Martaline (2 Wins)
  • Video Rock (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle despite multiple attempts:

  • Flemensfirth (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Shantou (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Kayf Tara (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Westerner (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Supreme Leader (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 18 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Minella Indo in 2019 when winning for Henry De Bromhead at odds of 50/1 under the guidance of Rachael Blackmore. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 18 renewals there has been a total of 4 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2023 Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle see which other runners today are being back by the best racing tipsters today.

Schedule at the Cheltenham Festival

Have a look at our racing tipsters Cheltenham predictions for the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle. Next up is the Cheltenham Gold Cup, head over to find trends and tips.

Cheltenham Festival races for Tuesday 14th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Supreme Novices Hurdle
Constitution Hill (GB)
5yo - 9/4
Nicky Henderson
Nico de Boinville
14:10 Cheltenham
Arkle Challenge Trophy
Edwardstone (GB)
8yo - 5/2
Alan King
Tom Cannon
14:50 Cheltenham
Ultima Handicap Chase
Corach Rambler (IRE)
8yo - 10/1
Lucinda Russell
Derek Fox
15:30 Cheltenham
Champion Hurdle
Honeysuckle (GB)
8yo - 8/11
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
16:10 Cheltenham
Close Brothers Mares Hurdle
Maries Rock (IRE)
7yo - 18/1
Nicky Henderson
Nico de Boinville
16:50 Cheltenham
Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
Brazil (IRE)
4yo - 10/1
Padraig Roche
Mark Walsh
17:30 Cheltenham
National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup
Stattler (IRE)
7yo - 2/1
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Cheltenham Festival races for Wednesday 15th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Ballymore Novices Hurdle
Sir Gerhard (IRE)
7yo - 8/11
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:10 Cheltenham
Brown Advisory Novices Chase
LHomme Presse (FR)
7yo - 9/4
Venetia Williams
Charlie Deutsch
14:50 Cheltenham
Coral Cup (Link)
Commander Of Fleet (IRE)
8yo - 50/1
Gordon Elliott
Shane Fitzgerald
15:30 Cheltenham
Queen Mother Champion Chase
Energumene (FR)
8yo - 5/2
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:10 Cheltenham
Cross Country Chase
Delta Work (FR)
9yo - 5/2
Gordon Elliott
Jack Kennedy
16:50 Cheltenham
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual
Global Citizen (IRE)
10yo - 28/1
Ben Pauling
Kielan Woods
17:30 Cheltenham
Champion Bumper
Facile Vega (IRE)
5yo - 15/8
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Cheltenham Festival races for Thursday 16th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Turners Novices Chase
Bob Olinger (IRE)
7yo - 6/5
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
14:10 Cheltenham
Pertemps Network Final
Third Wind (GB)
8yo - 25/1
Hughie Morrison
Tom OBrien
14:50 Cheltenham
Ryanair Chase
Allaho (FR)
8yo - 4/7
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
15:30 Cheltenham
Stayers Hurdle
Flooring Porter (IRE)
7yo - 4/1
Gavin Cromwell
Danny Mullins
16:10 Cheltenham
Festival Plate
Coole Cody (IRE)
11yo - 22/1
Evan Williams
Adam Wedge
16:50 Cheltenham
Ryanair Mares Novices Hurdle
Love Envoi (IRE)
6yo - 15/2
Harry Fry
Jonathan Burke
17:30 Cheltenham
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup
Chambard (FR)
10yo - 40/1
Venetia Williams
Miss Lucy Turner

Cheltenham Festival races for Friday 17th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
JCB Triumph Hurdle
Vauban (FR)
4yo - 6/4
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:10 Cheltenham
County Handicap Hurdle
State Man (FR)
5yo - 11/4
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:50 Cheltenham
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle
The Nice Guy (IRE)
7yo - 18/1
W P Mullins
Sean OKeeffe
15:30 Cheltenham
Cheltenham Gold Cup
A Plus Tard (FR)
8yo - 3/1
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
16:10 Cheltenham
Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup
Billaway (IRE)
10yo - 13/8
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins
16:50 Cheltenham
Mrs PP Mares Chase
Elimay (FR)
8yo - 9/4
W P Mullins
Mark Walsh
17:30 Cheltenham
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle
Banbridge (IRE)
6yo - 12/1
Joseph Patrick OBrien
M M McDonagh

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