Festival Races
  • Festival Races

Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Odds

Find the latest Ballymore Novices' Hurdle odds, tip and racecard below.

Cheltenham 13:20 Result

Ballymore Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (Registered As The Baring Bingham) (GBB Race)

  • 4yo+, 7 Runners
  • jumps, Turf
  • Winner £52,753, 2nd £19,875, 3rd £9,947, 4th £4,969, 5th £2,494, 6th £1,247, 7th £619, 8th £319
  • Distance 2m 5f 0y
  • Going GOOD TO SOFT (6.5)
  • Off Time 13:20
  • Winning Time 05:05
  • Race Status: WeighedIn
Number
Dist
Runners
Tips arrows-switch ico
Sp arrows-switch ico
  • Bob Olinger silk
    1st
    Bob Olinger
    • Rachael Blackmore
    • Henry De Bromhead
    • 6 years, 11-7
    4 Tips
    4 Naps
    6/4 F

    took keen hold, in touch with leaders, steady headway and chased leader 3rd, not fluent and lost second 4 out, led and cruising 2 out, shaken up and went clear approaching last, ridden and went further clear when edged right final 110yds, readily

    Naps:

    • Daily Post
    • The Irish Sun
    • The Leader
    • myracing.com

    Tipped by:

    • Chris Wilson - SPOTLIGHT
    • TOPSPEED
    • Marlborough - Telegraph
    • The Irish Sun
    More
  • Gaillard Du Mesnil silk
    2nd
    7 ½
    Gaillard Du Mesnil
    • Paul Townend
    • W P Mullins
    • 5 years, 11-7
    4 Tips
    9/4

    took keen hold, tracked leaders on inner, going easily 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden when pecked on landing last, soon went second, kept on final 110yds, no match for winner

    Tipped by:

    • Robin Goodfellow - Daily Mail
    • Garry Owen - Daily Record
    • POSTDATA
    • Templegate - The Sun
    More
  • Bravemansgame silk
    3rd
    4 ½
    Bravemansgame
    • Harry Cobden
    • Paul Nicholls
    • 6 years, 11-7
    5 Tips
    2 Naps
    4/1

    pressed leader, led after 2nd, headed and pushed along 2 out, soon rallied and every chance, lost ground approaching last, ridden and lost second run-in, weakened inside final 110yds

    Naps:

    • RP Ratings - Racing Post
    • - The Guardian

    Tipped by:

    • Newsboy - Daily Mirror
    • Steve Mason - RP Ratings
    • The Guardian
    • Rob Wright - The Times
    • James Stevens - WEST COUNTRY
    More
  • Bear Ghylls silk
    4th
    ½
    Bear Ghylls
    • Matt Griffiths
    • Nicky Martin
    • 6 years, 11-7
    2 Tips
    1 Nap
    15/2

    took keen hold, raced wide, chased leaders, lost ground when not fluent 3rd, rallied and close up before 5th, went second 4 out, not fluent and lost second 3 out, close up when hit 2 out, soon ridden and outpaced, kept on run-in, not reach leaders

    Naps:

    • The Scout - Daily Express

    Tipped by:

    • The Scout - Daily Express
    • Jason Heavey - The Star
    More
  • Does He Know silk
    5th
    7 ½
    Does He Know
    • David Bass
    • Kim Bailey
    • 6 years, 11-7
    Tip button hidden
    50/1

    taken down early, didn't jump with fluency, raced in last, pushed along and struggling before 3 out, some headway before last, made no impression

    More
  • Keskonrisk silk
    6th
    1 ½
    Keskonrisk
    • Donagh Meyler
    • Joseph Patrick O'Brien
    • 6 years, 11-7
    Tip button hidden
    20/1

    didn't jump with fluency, took keen hold, in touch with leaders, not fluent and pushed along 3 out, outpaced when hit 2 out, ridden and weakened on turn before last

    More
  • Optimise Prime silk
    7th
    44
    Optimise Prime
    • Daryl Jacob
    • Ben Pauling
    • 5 years, 11-7
    Tip button hidden
    80/1

    raced wide, led, headed but chased leader after 2nd, lost second 3rd, lost position after 4th, soon towards rear, not fluent and pushed along 4 out, ridden and struggling from 3 out, tailed off

    More

Tote Returns

  • Total Win
    £2.3
  • Exacta
    £5.5
  • Trifecta
    £8.9
Watch the 13:20 replay at

Horse Racing £20 Risk Free First Bet Money Back In Cash

#Ad. New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Apple Pay will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply. 18+ Begambleaware.org

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Tips

Tanya Stevenson is siding with the Willie Mullins runner against some exciting youngsters.

Wed 13:20 - Ballymore Novices Hurdle
Gaillard Du Mesnil silk

Gaillard Du Mesnil

placed
Cheltenham Tips

What is the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle?

The Baring Bingham Novices’ Hurdle (currently known as the Ballymore for sponsorship reasons) is the opening race on day two of the Cheltenham Festival, Ladies Day, which is traditionally held on a Wednesday in March. A Grade 1 novice hurdle, the Baring Bingham is run over two miles and five furlongs and is currently sponsored by Ballymore Properties - which is in its second association with the race. 

The history of the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle

The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle was established in 1971, initially as the Aldsworth Hurdle, before the title was changed to honour Baring Bingham, who organised the first Cheltenham Festival in 1902. The winner of the race regularly follows up at future Cheltenham Festivals, with the most prolific alumnus perhaps being Istabraq, who won the Baring Bingham in 1997, before going on to win three successive renewals of the Champion Hurdle in 1998, 1999 and 2000. The most recent winner of the Baring Bingham to win another race at a subsequent festival is Yorkhill, who won this race in 2016 before winning the JLT Novices’ Chase the following year.  

What happened in the 2021 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle?

Henry de Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore teamed up for more Cheltenham Festival glory with Bob Olinger, who was a runaway winner of the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle, as the 6/4 favourite pulled well clear of the second placed Gaillard Du Mesnil, with Bravemansgame finishing third.

Who is the most iconic winner of the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle?

The roll of honour for the Baring Bingham Novices’ Hurdle contains some illustrious names, including that of the 2002 winner Galileo (not that one!), though one name that stands out in particular is the 2014 winner of the race, Faugheen. Carrying the familiar Rich Ricci colours, it didn’t take Faugheen long to make a lasting impression on the sport, and having made a winning debut in a bumper in May 2013, he racked off three facile successes over hurdles the following season, which led to him being sent off as a strong 6/4 favourite for the 2014 Baring Bingham Novices’ Hurdle. Faugheen won in commanding fashion, and he would continue doing so, winning the 2015 Champion Hurdle on his way to recording ten straight victories, and earning himself the nickname “Faugheen The Machine”. Nichols Canyon would end his unbeaten run in November 2015, and although he quickly bounced back with back-to-back Grade 1 wins, he would be ruled out of the 2016 festival through injury. His highly-publicised injury issues would deliver a considerable chink into his armour, and Faugheen was arguably never the same again, finishing only sixth in the 2018 Champion Hurdle. However, he had one final trick up his sleeve, and recorded his final victory in the Champion Stayers’ Hurdle at the 2018 Punchestown Festival a month later, making all to score by 13 lengths. A noble third in the Cheltenham equivalent followed at the 2019 festival, before Faugheen bowed out in the Aintree Hurdle a month later, when reportedly suffering a heart problem. 

Are there any trials for the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle?

There are several notable trial races for the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, with the most important of those being the Challow Novices’ Hurdle at Newbury, the Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown, and the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day. There are two more Ballymore-sponsored races to note at Cheltenham prior to that (in November and on New Year’s Day), whilst it is also worth keeping an eye on the Persian War Novices’ Hurdle (Chepstow), the Winter Novices’ Hurdle (Sandown), the Heroes Introductory Hurdle (Newbury), and the Leamington Novices’ Hurdle (Warwick). Over in Ireland, races to note are the Monksfield Novice Hurdle and the Navan Novice Hurdle at Navan, and the Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown. 

Who is the most successful jockey in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle?

The joint-most successful jockey in the history of the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle is Ruby Walsh, who has ridden four winners of the race, courtesy of Fiveforthree (2008), Mikael d’Haguenet (2009), Faugheen (2014) and Yorkhill (2016).

Who is the most successful trainer in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle?

The most successful trainer in the history of the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle is Willie Mullins, who has trained the winner of the race on four occasions. Like Ruby Walsh, Mullins’ four winners in the Baring Bingham came with Fiveforthree (2008), Mikael d’Haguenet (2009), Faugheen (2014) and Yorkhill (2016).

Cheltenham Races
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 on Horse Racing & Get £40 Free Bets

#Ad. New customers only – £10 deposit using promo code "RACING" - First bet must be placed on any market - Minimum stake £10 at 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 - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & Full T&C’s apply
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.
£20 Risk Free First Bet Money Back In Cash
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is €/£20. T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £30 + 60 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. 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 60 Free Spins on Justice League Comics. 7-day expiry.  Full T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Up To £50 Welcome Bonus
#AD New Customers only; Min. deposit £15; Bonus amount 50% of deposit up to £50; Wager deposit and bonus 8x within 60 days; 4/5 Min. single odds or 2/5 min. acca selection odds; Max. stake contribution equal to the initial bonus; Certain bet types and payment methods excluded; See full terms; Terms apply; 18+
Bet £5 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min £5 bet on the SBK. Rewards valid for 7 days. Free bets must be placed at min odds of 1.5. Exchange free bet limited to certain markets. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
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+
£20 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 £20. Only Qualifying Bets placed between 00:00 26/07/2021 and 23:59 01/08/2021 are eligible for this promotion. 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. Full T&Cs apply. BeGambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £40 In Bonuses
#AD 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 on Horse Racing at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 3x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
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
Money back As A Bonus Up To £40 If Your First Racing Bet Loses + £10 Casino
New customers only. 18+, BeGambleAware.org. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus. Wagering requirements: Racing 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), Casino 35x. Only one bonus can be used at a time, Racing bonus must be wagered before using the Casino, unless the bonus has been forfeited. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in. #ad