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The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race kicks off the second half of Day Two in style as the fourth race of the day at The International meeting in Cheltenham.

Offering 15 incredible races across two magical days of racing just a few weeks before Christmas, The Cheltenham International is certainly one for the diary for those that can make it down to Cheltenham Racecourse.

Each day presents a featured race towards the end of their respective schedules, which come in the form of The Unibet Handicap Steeple Chase on Day One and The Unibet International Hurdle on Day Two.

The International also has its own Gold Cup, The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap Chase, which begins at 13:50 on the Saturday.

The Cheltenham International meeting of this calendar year will begin on Friday the 10th and conclude on Saturday the 11th of December 2021. For all The International meeting’s news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

About the Race

Registered as The Bristol Novices’ Hurdle, The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race is a Grade 2 National Hunt hurdle race for novices that takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse for The International meeting every December.

Open to horses aged four years old and above, The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race consists of a New Course track length of 2 miles, 7 furlongs and 213 yards with as many as 12 hurdles along its route.

For a chance to take home a share of this race’s £26,000 purse, runners will need to finish in a top-four position. Each of those top four positions pays out the following amounts:

1st place – £14,807

2nd place – £5,556

3rd place – £2,782

4th place – £1,386

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race is penned in to start at 14:25 on Saturday the 11th of December 2021.

Runners

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race is an incredible race that is fiercely contested every year when Day Two of The International returns at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race on Day Two of The International Meeting 2020 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Ashtown Lad (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 6/4 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton
  2. Ask A Honey Bee (IRE) – third-place finish – 9/4 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Connor Brace and trained by Fergal O’Brien
  3. Danny Kirwan (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 17/2 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
  4. Make Good (IRE) – first-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by John McConnell
  5. Pats Fancy (IRE) – second-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Adam Wedge and trained by Rebecca Curtis
  6. Promising Milan (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 80/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by Nick Mitchell
  7. Took The Lot (GB) – eighth-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies
  8. Wynn House (GB) – fourth-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-5 – ridden by jockey Tom Cannon and trained by Alan King

Tips

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race often sees outsiders take the first-place prize, making it an excellent opportunity to place some bets and make some extra cash heading into the Christmas period.

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Odds

Odds on The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race last December prove how generous the bookies can get for meetings hosted by Cheltenham Racecourse, with prices ranging from 6/4 for the favourite Ashtown Lad for finished in fifth, up to 80/1 for the longest outsider Promising Milan who finished in seventh place.

The winner of this thrilling edition of The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race was 12/1 outsider Make Good, who turned £10 outright backing stakes into £130 in returns, that’s £120 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

The winner of The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race last time out was 12/1 outsider Make Good, ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by John McConnell.

33/1 outsider Pats Fancy finished seven lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 9/4 second-favourite Ask A Honey Bee in third place and 8/1 Wynn House in fourth. This edition of The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race was contested by 8 runners and completed by all.

2019

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race on Day Two of The International 2019 was won by 14/1 outsider Redford Road, ridden by jockey Jamie Bargary and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies.

5/2 race favourite Champagne Well finished just half a length behind the leader in second place, followed by 7/1 priced Kiltealy Briggs in third place and 4/1 second-favourite Mossy Fen in fourth. This edition of The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race was contested by 8 runners and completed by just 7.

2018

Back in 2018, the winner of The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race at Cheltenham Racecourse was 11/2 third-favourite Rockpoint, ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by Colin Tizzard.

8/1 priced Lisnagar Oscar finished two and three-quarter lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 12/1 outsider Rocco in third place and 6/1 priced Supremely Lucky in fourth. This edition of The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race was contested by 8 runners and completed by all.

2017

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race on Day Two of The International meeting in Cheltenham 2017 was won by 3/1 third-favourite Kilbricken Storm, ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Colin Tizzard.

7/4 race favourite Count Meribel finished two and three-quarter lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 9/4 second-favourite Equus Secretus in third place and 11/2 priced Global Stage in fourth. These were the only four contenders to participate in this edition of The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race.

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