Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Odds

Day 4 - Friday 13th March 2020 - 2.50pm - Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle - Grade 1 - 3m

The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle is a contest for horses aged four and older and run on the Friday of the Cheltenham Festival on the New Course over a distance of three miles. This was one of the new races scheduled when the meeting moved to four days and for the first three runnings it was known as the Brit Insurance and run as a Grade 2. Won in 2019 by 50/1 outsider Minella Indo for trainre Henry De Bromhead.

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2019 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Result

  Horse/SP Age Jockey Trainer
1st Minella Indo 50/1 6 R Blackmore H De Bromhead
2nd Commander Of Fleet 4/1F 5 J Kennedy G Elliott
3rd Allaho 8/1 5 R Walsh W Mullins

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Background

The Albert Bartlett, or Spa Novices Hurdle is a relatively new race as it was added in 2005 when the Festival added a fourth day of racing. As the name would suggest it is for novice hurdlers aged four and over, and involves 12 hurdles over a distance of 3 miles.

The race was originally a Grade 2 but has since been upgraded to Grade 1 status in 2008 and some leading names have claimed the race in the past. Tony McCoy and Robert Thornton lead the way in the jockey's field as they have two wins apiece, while Jonjo O'Neill stands alone with two wins as a trainer after his successes with Black Jack Ketchum (2006) and Wichita Lineman (2007).