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The Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle Race

The Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle Race is the penultimate race of The November Meeting which takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse every year.

The November Meeting presents 19 magnificent races across three days of intense National Hunt horse racing, including Festival qualifiers and high-value championship races.

It may still be early in the National Hunt season but eyes are certainly already on the Cheltenham Festival prize. These races are much more than just a warmup for the big day in March, though.

Days one, two and three are known as Countryside Day, Paddy Power Day and The November Meeting Sunday respectively, with the featured races The Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase, The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase and The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race occurring daily in the very same order.

Cheltenham’s November Meeting 2021 is scheduled to begin on Friday the 12th and run through until the evening of Sunday the 14th of November. For all The November Meeting’s news and ticket information, sign up to The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

About the Race

Registered as The Sharp Novices’ Hurdle, The Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle Race is a Grade 2 National Hunt hurdle race for novices that takes place annually on the Sunday of The November Meeting every Autumn.

Open to horses aged four years old and above, The Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle Race runs on the old course of Cheltenham at a distance of just 2 miles and 87 yards and features 8 hurdles for the novices to negotiate.

This race’s £26,000 purse is split proportionately between the first four finishers in the following fashion:

1st place – £14,807

2nd place – £5,556

3rd place – £2,782

4th place – £1,386

The Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle Race will be the penultimate race of the final day of the Cheltenham November Meeting 2021, starting at 15:35.

Runners

Some of the biggest names in horse racing participate in The Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle Race every year, whether it’s the horses, jockeys or trainers, you’re bound to recognise them.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race at The November Meeting 2020 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Courtandbould (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Fergal O’Brien
  2. Fidelio Vallis (FR) – fourth-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
  3. For Pleasure (IRE) – first-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Harry Bannister and trained by Alex Hales
  4. Jungle Junction (IRE) – third-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Robbie Power and trained by Jessica Harrington
  5. Lessankan (GER) – sixth-place finish – 150/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies
  6. Third Time Lucki (IRE) – second-place finish – Evens starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton

Tips

The Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle Race, just like any of the 19 wonderful races run during The November Meeting or in fact any other meeting hosted by Cheltenham Racecourse, presents a fantastic opportunity to place some bets on world-class horse racing early in the National Hunt season.

You don’t need to be an expert in the field, either. Our team of knowledgable, professional tipsters can help guide you and your bet slips towards glory this November.

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Odds

Recent editions of The Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle Race have seen some generously priced winners take the first-place prize while raking in fortunes for those that had faith in the outsiders to come out on top.

14/1 For Pleasure was the MVP on The November Meeting Sunday last time out, returning £150 on £10 outright stakes that backed the victor. The highest-priced odds in this edition of The Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle Race were an astounding 150/1.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle Race, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

Last year’s winner in The Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle Race was 14/1 outsider For Pleasure, ridden by jockey Harry Bannister and trained by Alex Hales.

Evens (1/1) race favourite Third Time Lucki finished three and three-quarter lengths behind For Pleasure in second place, followed by 6/1 third-favourite Jungle Junction in third and 9/2 joint second-favourite Fidelio Vallis in fourth. All 6 starting runners successfully completed this edition of the race in 2020.

2019

At The November Meeting 2019, the winner of The Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle Race was 6/1 priced Hang In There, ridden by jockey Adam Wedge and trained by Emma Lavelle.

7/2 second-favourite Pacify finished three lengths behind Hang In There in second place, followed by 6/4 race favourite Ecco in third place and 6/1 priced Eden Du Houx in fourth.

9/2 third-favourite Scardura was the only other horse to contend this race, finishing 15 lengths behind fourth in fifth place.

2018

The Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle Race was won by 5/1 joint second-favourite Elixir De Nutz at Cheltenham Racecourse in 2018, ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Colin Tizzard.

Equally priced 5/1 runner Itchy Feet finished a length and a quarter behind Elixir De Nutz in second place, followed by Evens race favourite Seddon in third place and 8/1 outsider Two For Gold in fourth. 

6/1 priced Colonel Custard was the only other competitor to contend this edition of The Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle Race, finishing 18 lengths behind Two For Gold in sixth place.

2017

Back in 2017, the winner of The Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle Race on The November Meeting Sunday was 5/2 second-favourite Slate House, ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Colin Tizzard.

16/1 outsider Summerville Boy finished just three-quarters of a length behind Slate House in second place, followed by 7/1 third-favourite Better Getalong in third and 8/1 Bedrock in fourth.

10/11 race favourite Dame De Compagnie was the only other runner in this race, finishing a length and three-quarters behind Bedrock in fifth place.

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