Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Tips: Adrimel to strike at a price

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Tips: Adrimel can deliver in this wide open Grade 1 event
Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Tips: Adrimel can deliver in this wide open Grade 1 event

Tanya Stevenson gives her Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle tip, which is a hugely competitive betting heat for punters to work out on day four of Cheltenham...

Tanya Stevenson's Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Tip

Adrimel at 10/1 with Paddy Power

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle is a roll up your sleeves race, a victory generally is earned and ground out, winners have to be really tough.  Four of the previous 16 favourites have obliged, yet amongst the remaining winners there have been three 33-1 winners and a 50-1 winner, so this race is not the easiest to deduce.  

The distance may be one reason as many may have opted to avoid the Ballymore with Bob Olinger, in the hope that the extra distance wont scupper their hopes.  The two at the head of the market met Galliard Du Mesnil last time, Stattler and Fakiera finished third and fourth respectively, but I’m not so sure they showed enough to believe they fully get today’s three miles to the best of their ability.  

Torygraph has improved for stepping up in distance but he has yet to run in a Graded race and this might be a step to far in class, yet he is tough.  Barbados Buck’s certainly stays, all three of his last wins have been at this trip, but once again if there is no rain the ground might be too lively and he like Torygraph has not those in graded class.

The greyhound racing industry has already taken the Cheltenham Festival by storm with top greyhound trainer Paul Hennessy winning the Coral Cup with Heaven Help Us.  Alaphillipe is owned by commentator and broadcaster, Nic Brereton and Sheffield greyhound trainer Carl Perry.  Carl Perry has a finalist in Romford’s Golden Sprint Friday evening in the speedster Geelo Gold Dust, what a double it could be if he could land the Albert Bartlett.

He was an emphatic winner of a Grade 2 at Haydock in February beating Mr Harp a reliable top class handicapper, he is the type who will be tricky to defeat in a race such as this.

Cheltenham Festival Tips

Bet £20 On Horse Racing & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses

#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+

Adrimel caught my attention at Warwick last time, he put himself out there and showed grit, determination and tenacity to keep pulling out extra in order to win the Leamington Novices' Hurdle.  He has all the credentials needed to gain victory, although we have to take stamina in trust.  All along I’ve been hoping Tom Lacey chooses this opportunity as he was also entered in the Ballymore, he didn't have the speed to see off Bob Olinger in hindsight.  

What has assisted me in picking Adrimel for this is the list of previous winners of the Warwick Grade 2; Classified, Inglis Drever, No Refuge, Carruthers, The New One and Willoughby Court not a bad list and many have gone on to glory at the Festival.  

This is by no means easy, no race at the Festival is, but maybe Adrimel can kick on two hurdles out and then cling on like he did at Warwick.

The Triumph Hurdle starts the day off and Tritonic was so impressive in the Adonis Hurdle at Kempton, it’s a race that has produced winners of this contest, since 1996 18 Adonis victors have come on to Cheltenham and five have won.  Alan King has won the Triumph twice as well, it’s a small but select field and the ground won’t be an issue, this horse has speed and strength.

There’s the hugely competitive County Hurdle, just a warning this is pure sentiment, Le Patriote was running in the Champion Hurdle last year, this season his chasing campaign has gone horribly wrong, even ugly, but he has been set a few stern tests.  The return to hurdling will be massively in his favour and he is very speedy at best.

Imperial Cup winner Langer Dan has only gone up 5lb for a facile Sandown win but it wasn’t much of a race, the Martin Pipe Conditional is much more competitive.  Leoncavallo met literally with traffic problems that prevented him from running in the Imperial Cup and I had this race marked down for him considering David Pipe trains him.  

As for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, I’ve been toying with whether to stick with Al Boum Photo.  I feel the ground is too lively for Royale Pagaille and most of the previous winners have had plenty of Grade 1 form, Venetia Williams runner has not.  

Frodon and Native River might burn each other off with their front-running tactics and Champ was brilliant over two miles but this is a big ask.  So I stick with Al Boum Photo with Kemboy in second for a Mullins 1-2

Fri 14:30 - Albert Bartlett
Adrimel silk


Pulled Up
Cheltenham Gold Cup
Advert Disclaimer is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that 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.

100% Up To £50 Welcome Bonus + 25 Spins

#AD 18+; New bettors get 100% of deposit up to £50; Once per household; Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager a total of 8 times deposit + bonus, with max qualifying bet stake equal to your initial bonus amount; Bonus expires after 60 days; Min odds of 4/5 on singles, or 2/5 per leg for acca; Some bet types excluded; Free spins validity: 7 days; Free spins max. winnings = £100; See full terms; Terms apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after  settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after  the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets (APP Only)
#AD New UK, IE & Malta customers only. 18+. Min £10/€10 first deposit using Debit Card or Trustly. Place a bet of £10 at min odds of 1.5. Free bets expire in 90 days. Full T&Cs apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are 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 SPTS365 can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way.
Bet £10 Get £60 in Bonuses
#AD New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £20 & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Horse Racing 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.
Money Back As Cash Up To £20
#AD Max £20 refund on first bet. Bet must be placed in first 7 days of account opening. Only deposits made via Debit Card will be eligible for the promotion. T&Cs apply. 18+
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+
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets
#AD Offer includes a free £1 Race Index spread bet to try out our exciting 50-25-10 race markets. Place a £10 fixed odds bet at minimum odds of 1/2. Get 2 x £10 free fixed odds bets + 2 x £5 free Winning Favourites spread bets. Bet with live streaming on all racing and greyhounds! Ts&Cs Apply. 18+
Bet £10 Get £10 + £10 Casino Bonus
#AD New UK customers (Excluding NI) mobile only. £20 in FREE Bets (FB) as £10 in sports bets & a £10 casino bonus (CB). Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. FB applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. FB 7 day expiry. 1 FB offer per customer, household & IP address only. Payment restrictions. 14 days to accept £10 CB, then active for 3 days. CB 5x wagering & max redeemable £100. Game restrictions apply. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. 30 days to qualify. 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 |
Latest racing results
1stMount Bonete
2ndCawthorne Banker
3rdLilting Verse
1stSpeckled Meadow
2ndStormie Outlook
1stAberama Gold
2ndClassy Al
3rdPearl Of Qatar
View All Today's Results