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Cheltenham 13:20 Result

Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

  • 4yo+, 8 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 0f 87y
  • Going SOFT (Good to soft in places) changing to GOOD TO SOFT (Soft in places) after Race 5 (3.40)
  • Off Time 13:20
  • Winning Time 03:56
  • Race Status: WeighedIn
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  • Appreciate It silk
    Appreciate It
    • Paul Townend
    • W P Mullins
    • 7 years, 11-7
    5 Tips
    3 Naps
    8/11 F

    jumped well, travelled strongly, chased clear leader, steady headway and pressed leader before 3rd, led going easily 2 out, shaken up and went clear before last, 6 lengths ahead when left clear 15 lengths ahead last, pushed out, impressive


    • Jersey Evening Post
    • Racing Post
    • myracing.com

    Tipped by:

    • The Scout - Daily Express
    • Robin Goodfellow - Daily Mail
    • Steve Mason - RP Ratings
    • Ben Hutton - SPOTLIGHT
  • Ballyadam silk
    • Jack Kennedy
    • Henry De Bromhead
    • 6 years, 11-7
    1 Tip

    took keen hold, in touch with leaders, hit 4th, steady headway and tracked leaders 3 out, going easily when blundered and outpaced 2 out, soon ridden, rallied when left in second 15 lengths down last, soon switched left, kept on, no match for winner

    Tipped by:

    • Templegate - The Sun
  • For Pleasure silk
    2 ¼
    For Pleasure
    • Harry Bannister
    • Alex Hales
    • 6 years, 11-7
    Tip button hidden

    took keen hold, led, went clear after 1st, reduced lead before 3rd, headed and ridden 2 out, soon lost second and outpaced, ridden and held when left in third last

  • Soaring Glory silk
    1 ¼
    Soaring Glory
    • Jonjo O'Neill Jr
    • Jonjo O'Neill
    • 6 years, 11-7
    2 Tips

    took keen hold, raced wide, in touch with leaders, hit 2nd, shaken up and outpaced 3 out, pushed along and edged left just after 2 out, ridden and held when left in fourth last

    Tipped by:

    • Marlborough - Telegraph
    • James Stevens - WEST COUNTRY
  • Irascible silk
    5 ½
    • Rachael Blackmore
    • Henry De Bromhead
    • 6 years, 11-7
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    raced wide early, held up in last, not fluent and niggled along briefly 3rd, shaken up and outpaced before 3 out, struggling when ridden after 2 out, no chance when slightly hampered just after last

  • Grumpy Charley silk
    1 ½
    Grumpy Charley
    • Bryan Carver
    • Chris Honour
    • 6 years, 11-7
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    towards rear, pushed along and dropped to last 5th, soon outpaced, ridden and struggling before 3 out, never on terms

  • Metier silk
    1 ¼
    • Sean Bowen
    • Harry Fry
    • 5 years, 11-7
    6 Tips
    5 Naps

    took keen hold, prominent, not fluent and shaken up 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, ridden and struggling after 2 out, soon beaten


    • Newsboy - Daily Mirror
    • Garry Owen - Daily Record
    • Farringdon - Morning Star
    • Steve Marriott - Norwich Evening News
    • Jason Heavey - The Star

    Tipped by:

    • Newsboy - Daily Mirror
    • Garry Owen - Daily Record
    • The Guardian
    • Jason Heavey - The Star
    • Rob Wright - The Times
  • Blue Lord silk
    Blue Lord
    • Daryl Jacob
    • W P Mullins
    • 6 years, 11-7
    Tip button hidden

    took keen hold, in touch with leaders on inner, steady headway and tracked leaders 3 out, shaken up and went second after 2 out, ridden before last, 6 lengths down and keeping on but no chance with winner when fell last

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Supreme Novices' Hurdle Tips

Ed 'Longshot Ted' Quigley thinks this new Henry De Bromhead recruit is the one to back in the Festival opener.

13:20 Tue - Supreme Novices' Hurdle
Ballyadam silk


Cheltenham Tips

What is the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle?

The Supreme Novices’ Hurdle is the traditional curtain-raiser of the Cheltenham Festival, held on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival in March, known as Champion Tuesday. The race, a Grade 1 contest over two miles and 87 yards, has been won by some legendary names over the years, including Flyingbolt, L’Escargot, Sprinter Sacre and Altior.  

Punters will understandably be keen to get off to a flying start, and as a result the market regularly changes throughout the season. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled on horseracing.net for expert views and analysis on the 2020 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle as the picture becomes clearer.

What happened in the 2021 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle?

The Willie Mullins-trained Appreciate It annihilated his rivals by 24 lengths to claim a fine victory in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle. Scooting clear of his rivals, the Closutton inmate beat Ballyadam and For Pleasure in a sensational victory.

The history of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

The Supreme Hurdle was originally known as the Gloucestershire Hurdle, and would be split into either two or three divisions for the first 25 years or so of its lifespan. The legendary trainer Vincent O’Brien dominated the race during this period, winning on ten occasions during the 1950s. The race began being known as the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle in 1978, when Waterford Crystal began to sponsor it. The race has had several different sponsors since, and is currently supported by Sky Bet. A host of Supreme winners have gone on to taste further success at the Cheltenham Festival, including the 2016 winner Altior, who has won the 2017 Arkle Trophy and the 2018 and 2019 renewals of the Champion Chase since. 

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

There are plenty of Supreme winners who have gone on to bigger and better things, but perhaps none more so than Altior, who has won at the Cheltenham Festival on three occasions since claiming victory in the 2016 renewal of the race. Having made three starts in bumpers, Altior has well and truly come into his own over obstacles, and has yet to suffer a defeat over them, winning 19 races and counting. He has picked up four festival wins in that time, with the first coming in the 2016 Supreme, before winning the 2017 Arkle Trophy and the 2018 and 2019 renewals of the Champion Chase. Plenty of racing fans and pundits have expressed a strong desire for Altior to step up to three miles and have a crack at the 2019 King George VI Chase at Kempton, though whether connections decide to do so in the 2019/20 season remains to be seen.  

Are there any trials for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle?

There are several races to note in terms of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle throughout the season, with the most significant being the Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown and the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury. Other races to note include the Sharp Novices’ Hurdle and the National Hunt Novices’ Hurdle (both at Cheltenham), the Kennel Gate Novices’ Hurdle (Ascot), the Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle (Kempton), the Supreme Trial (Haydock), the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Cheltenham) and the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Trial (Kempton). Over in Ireland, it could be worth keeping an eye on the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse, and the Future Champions Novice Hurdle and the Deloitte Novice Hurdle, which are both at Leopardstown.

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

The most successful jockey in the history of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle is Ruby Walsh, who has six wins. Walsh’s six Supreme wins have come on board Noland (2006), Al Ferof (2011), Champagne Fever (2013), Vautour (2014), Douvan (2015) and Klassical Dream (2019). 

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

The most successful trainer in the history of the Champion Hurdle is Willie Mullins, who has six wins to his name. Willie Mullins’ six Supreme Novices’ Hurdle wins have come courtesy of Tourist Attraction (1995), Ebaziyan (2007), Champagne Fever (2013) Vautour (2014), Douvan (2015) and Klassical Dream (2019).

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