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Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Entries: A massive 98 still in contention for intermediate contest

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The Ballymore Novices' Hurdle has been the springboard to greater things for many of the most promising novices in previous seasons, with high class winners such as Istabraq, Faugheen and Envoi Allen amongst the highest profile winners. Last season's victor Sir Gerhard could yet have a glittering career ahead of him and whoever claims the 2023 title will surely feature prominently in the betting for big open company races either over hurdles or fences next season.

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Unlike in the novice chase division of 2023, the entries for the novice hurdles at Cheltenham look a much healthier number at this stage. The Ballymore, unsurprisingly some would say as it is at the intermediate distance, is the race with the most runners still left in with a whopping 98 entries at this point.

Leading the market is Challow Hurdle winner Hermes Allen for Paul Nicholls at around the 3/1 mark. He was impressive on New Years' Eve at Newbury in the prestigious Grade 1 contest and although the form is questionable and the record of Challow winners in this race is a concern, he deserves his place atop the betting. Closely following him is another horse who notched an impressive win recently, Impaire Et Passe. Trained at Closutton by the king of Cheltenham Willie Mullins, his participation in the race is far from certain due to his all conquering trainers raft of options in all the novice races. His win in a heavy ground Moscow Flyer hurdle over 2 miles at Punchestown was a classy performance and had rider Paul Townend purring post race, so whichever race he heads to he will be one of the market leaders  

Champ Kiely bounced back and exacted revenge on Irish Point in the Lawlor's Of Naas Novice Hurdle at Naas in early January. Both horses have kept their entry for this race and the price discrepancy could raise some eyebrows since it is 1-1 in meetings so far, however it is Champ Kiely who looks the better proposition going forward for Willie Mullins once again. Mullins also has the next runner in the betting in Gaelic Warrior, a seriously well handicapped horse in last year's Boodles and arguably only beaten by inexperience on the day. He still ran a fine race in second and showed his ability, which he has clearly retained judging on this season's runs. If he is routed this way he will be vying for favouritism on the day.

Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Odds

Runners

Hermes Allen silk
36
Hermes Allen
Paul Nicholls
1
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Impaire Et Passe silk
46
Impaire Et Passe
W P Mullins
1
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Gaelic Warrior silk
29
Gaelic Warrior
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1
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Champ Kiely silk
11
Champ Kiely
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1
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Facile Vega silk
24
Facile Vega
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1
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James Gate silk
James Gate
Inthepocket silk
48
Inthepocket
Henry De Bromhead
1
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Good Land silk
32
Good Land
Barry Connell
1
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Favori De Champdou silk
25
Favori De Champdou
Gordon Elliott
1
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Irish Point silk
49
Irish Point
Gordon Elliott
1
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Tahmuras silk
89
Tahmuras
Paul Nicholls
1
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Embassy Gardens silk
23
Embassy Gardens
W P Mullins
1
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American Mike silk
5
American Mike
Gordon Elliott
1
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Grangeclare West silk
33
Grangeclare West
W P Mullins
1
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Three Card Brag silk
91
Three Card Brag
Gordon Elliott
1
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Lisnagar Fortune silk
Lisnagar Fortune
Ile Atlantique silk
Ile Atlantique
Il Etait Temps silk
44
Il Etait Temps
W P Mullins
1
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High Definition silk
38
High Definition
Joseph Patrick O'Brien
1
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Grey Dawning silk
34
Grey Dawning
Dan Skelton
1
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Rare Edition silk
70
Rare Edition
Charlie Longsdon
1
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Letsbeclearaboutit silk
Letsbeclearaboutit
Chasing Fire silk
Chasing Fire
Barry The Butcher silk
Barry The Butcher
In Excess silk
47
In Excess
W P Mullins
1
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Doctor Bravo silk
20
Doctor Bravo
Gordon Elliott
1
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Hullnback silk
41
Hullnback
Fergal O'Brien
1
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Affordale Fury silk
3
Affordale Fury
Noel Meade
1
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Quais De Paris silk
69
Quais De Paris
W P Mullins
1
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Stay Away Fay silk
86
Stay Away Fay
Paul Nicholls
1
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Deep Cave silk
18
Deep Cave
Henry De Bromhead
1
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Dark Raven silk
15
Dark Raven
W P Mullins
1
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Hunters Yarn silk
42
Hunters Yarn
W P Mullins
1
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Tactical Move silk
88
Tactical Move
W P Mullins
1
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Henri The Second silk
35
Henri The Second
Paul Nicholls
1
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Dawn Rising silk
16
Dawn Rising
Joseph Patrick O'Brien
1
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Weveallbeencaught silk
95
Weveallbeencaught
Nigel Twiston-Davies
1
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Madmansgame silk
Madmansgame
Imagine silk
45
Imagine
Gordon Elliott
1
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Attacca silk
7
Attacca
Nicky Henderson
1
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Cool Survivor silk
13
Cool Survivor
Gordon Elliott
1
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Iroko silk
50
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Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero
1
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You Wear It Well silk
98
You Wear It Well
Jamie Snowden
1
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Affordable Fury silk
Affordable Fury
1
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Absolute Notions silk
2
Absolute Notions
Gordon Elliott
1
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Ginny's Destiny silk
30
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Tom Lacey
1
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Authorised Speed silk
8
Authorised Speed
Gary Moore
1
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Aime Desjy silk
4
Aime Desjy
W P Mullins
1
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Shanbally Kid silk
80
Shanbally Kid
W P Mullins
1
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L'Astroboy silk
55
L'Astroboy
Evan Williams
1
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Givega silk
31
Givega
Gary Moore
1
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Sir Argus silk
82
Sir Argus
W P Mullins
1
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Rock My Way silk
74
Rock My Way
Syd Hosie
1
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Ho My Lord silk
39
Ho My Lord
W P Mullins
1
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Monty's Star silk
61
Monty's Star
Henry De Bromhead
1
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Spirit Of Legend silk
85
Spirit Of Legend
Henry De Bromhead
1
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Sa Fureur silk
75
Sa Fureur
Gordon Elliott
1
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Parmenion silk
63
Parmenion
W P Mullins
1
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Saint Davy silk
76
Saint Davy
Jonjo O'Neill
1
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Landrake silk
56
Landrake
Gordon Elliott
1
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Issuing Authority silk
Issuing Authority
The Meditator silk
The Meditator
Kateira silk
97
Kateira
Dan Skelton
1
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Regal Blue silk
72
Regal Blue
Jonjo O'Neill
1
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Hurricane Highway silk
43
Hurricane Highway
Evan Williams
1
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Twinjets silk
92
Twinjets
Milton Harris
1
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Present Soldier silk
68
Present Soldier
Gordon Elliott
1
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Richhill silk
73
Richhill
Dan Skelton
1
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Persian Time silk
66
Persian Time
Nicky Henderson
1
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Nemean Lion silk
62
Nemean Lion
Kerry Lee
1
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Parramount silk
64
Parramount
Charlie Longsdon
1
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Spanish Harlem silk
84
Spanish Harlem
W P Mullins
1
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Seabank Bistro silk
78
Seabank Bistro
W P Mullins
1
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Shomen Uchi silk
81
Shomen Uchi
Sam Thomas
1
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Firm Footings silk
28
Firm Footings
Gordon Elliott
1
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Santonito silk
77
Santonito
Gordon Elliott
1
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Feel Good Inc silk
26
Feel Good Inc
Neil Mulholland
1
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Firestep silk
27
Firestep
Nicky Henderson
1
£30 FREE BET
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Itswhatunitesus silk
51
Itswhatunitesus
Gordon Elliott
1
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Abbeydale silk
1
Abbeydale
Gordon Elliott
1
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Pikar silk
67
Pikar
Dan Skelton
1
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Houlanbatordechais silk
40
Houlanbatordechais
W P Mullins
1
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Snake Roll silk
83
Snake Roll
Lucinda Russell
1
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Diverge silk
19
Diverge
W P Mullins
1
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Serious Operator silk
79
Serious Operator
Lucinda Russell
1
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Bob Cigar silk
9
Bob Cigar
Gordon Elliott
1
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Storminhome silk
87
Storminhome
Ben Pauling
1
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£5 FREE BET
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Atlanta Brave silk
6
Atlanta Brave
Kerry Lee
1
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£5 FREE BET
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Master Chewy silk
59
Master Chewy
Nigel Twiston-Davies
1
£20 FREE BET
£5 FREE BET
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Doyen Star silk
22
Doyen Star
Evan Williams
1
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