Challow Novices' Hurdle Odds

Champ was an excellent winner of the Challow Novices' Hurdle in 2018
Champ was an excellent winner of the Challow Novices' Hurdle in 2018

The Challow Novices' Hurdle betting will be one of the highlights of the festive period, and you can find the latest odds for the 2020 race here.

Challow Novices' Hurdle Tips

You can check out our Challow Novices' Hurdle tips here nearer the off...

What is the Challow Novices' Hurdle?

The Challow Novice Hurdle is a Grade One contest run over a trip of two miles and four furlongs at Newbury racecourse at the end of December or the start of January.

The Challow is one of the key races of the season for the best novice hurdlers over the intermediate trip with the horses in this race often destined for bigger and better things.

There are ten hurdles to be jumped in the Challow with the race one of the feature contests on a terrific card at the Berkshire venue and we can no doubt expect some classy animals to take their chance this season.

What happened in the 2020 Challow Novices' Hurdle?

Paul Nicholls claimed his first Challow Novices' Hurdle since the mighty Denman claimed glory in the Newbury Grade 1, as the Ditcheat handler saddled Bravemansgame to a hugely impressive victory. Now a leading player in the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle betting, Bravemansgame produced a career best as he scooted clear of the smart Star Gate, who was ten lengths behind in second place, while The Glancing Queen was the only other finisher of the five runners that went to post.

The history of the Challow Novices Hurdle

First run in 1971, the Challow was initially run as a juvenile hurdle  before being opened up to older horses during the 1981/82 season.

The race generally tends to be run at the end of December but is on occasion run on the first weekend of the following January which can mean that two editions of the race can be run in the same calendar year.

The race is a traditional breeding ground for the starts of the future with the horses who perform well at Newbury often heading to the Cheltenham Festival for the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle of the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle.

Who is the most iconic winner of the Challow Novices' Hurdle?

The Challow has proven to be an increasingly important race over the past decade or so with horses like Bindaree, Taquin du Seuil and Diamond Harry all claiming the victory. There is no doubt which horses is the best though when it comes to the roll of honour with the legendary Denman claiming the victory in 2006. "The Tank" would go on to win the Ladbrokes Trophy twice off top weight, the RSA Chase and the Cheltenham Gold Cup but it was in the Challow where we first saw just how good the Paul Nicholls trained horse would become.

Are there any trials for the Challow Novices' Hurdle?

The Challow Novices' Hurdle tends to bring some of the best young hurdlers together at the end of the year and there are one or two races to follow before Newbury to get an idea of potential runners. There is a Grade Two Ballymore contest at Cheltenham during the November meeting which could be seen as a prep for Newbury, while Champ used a handicap contest at the beginning of December as a final start before stepping up to Grade One company at end of the month.

Who is the most successful jockey in the Challow Novices' Hurdle?

AP McCoy made a career out of winning during his stunning career and he loved the Challow at Newbury with six wins to his name in the famous race. McCoy tasted victory on Classified (2001), Coolnagorna (2002), Wichita Lineman (2006), Backspin (2010), Taquin du Seuil (2012) and Captain Cutter (2013).

Who is the most successful trainer in the Challow Novices' Hurdle?

It is Jonjo O'Neill who is top of the tree when it comes to trainers in the Challow Novices' Hurdle with four wins to his name so far during his excellent career. O'Neill has won the race with Coolnagorna (2002), Wichita Lineman (2006), Backspin (2010) and Taquin du Seuil (2012).

Advert Disclaimer
Horseracing.net is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Horseracing.net accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.

Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets + £10 Casino Bonus

#AD Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £40 in Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using promo code M40 only. 1x per customer. Min £/€10 bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Free bets of 2 x £/€15 issued after first qualifying bet settles. Max £/€10 Bonus. 35x wagering requirement. Max redeemable bonus: £25. Casino bonus expires after 72 hours. UK & Eire only. Additional T&Cs, including free-bet, game, location, payment method and stake contributions apply. begambleaware.org.
Welcome Offer
#AD Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code ‘100BET365’ can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way. 18+ begambleaware.org.
Money Back As CASH Up To £20 (APP Only)
#AD New customers only. Deposit £20 using card or Trustly. Up to your first £20 of losses will be refunded as CASH within 24 hours of qualifying bet having been settled. T&Cs apply
Bet £10 Get £40 In Bonuses
#AD 18+ New customers only. Opt in and place a £10 bet on Horse Racing at odds of 2.00+ within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 3x £10 Horse Racing Free Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00+. Plus, a £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw a max of £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.
Bet £10 Get £30 + 30 Free Spins
#AD New UK & NI customers only. Promo code SPORTS60. Deposit and place first sports bet of £10+ in one transaction, at odds of Evens (2.0)+, settled within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Max 30 Free Spins on Blue Wizard at £0.10 per spin. 7-day expiry. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £20 & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Football market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Get Up To £100 In Free Bets
#AD New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD. New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. 18+
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). First bet only. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. Online UK customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 in Free Bets. 18+. T&Cs apply
£25 Free Bet + 10 Free Spins
If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting, QuinnBet will refund 50% of your losses as a Free Bet up to £25 (min 3 bets) Plus 10 Free Spins on Asgard Warriors. Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 10 Free Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at the minimum odds. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | BeGambleAware.org
£10 Welcome Offer
#AD UK & ROI customers only. 18+. Place your first bet on sports pools and if it loses we’ll refund your stake in cash. Max refund is £10. Qualifying bet is the first sports pool bet added to the betslip. Ten to Follow bets do not qualify. Totewin will be the qualifying bet when a Totewin and a Toteplace bet are struck at the same time. BeGambleaware.org T&Cs apply
Today's Most tipped
Aljaryaal silk
Wolverhampton 16:00
Add All Tips To Betslip
Latest racing results
Wolverhampton
17:30
1st Fitwood Star
2nd Rockets Red Glare
3rd Hooflepuff
Wolverhampton
17:00
1st Night On Earth
2nd Marnie James
3rd Zapper Cass
Wolverhampton
16:30
1st Pallas Dancer
2nd Pretty Sweet
3rd Silver Star
View All Today's Results