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SUPREME NOVICES’ HURDLE | Three ante-post bets to consider

Our team have picked out a trio of runners to consider for next year’s opening event at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival



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With the upcoming National Hunt season gradually getting closer, the countdown to the Cheltenham Festival is already in the minds of jumps fans.

The 2022 renewal gets underway on the 15th March, kicking off with the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on the Tuesday afternoon.

Our team have taken a look through the ante-post prices and have picked out three runners to add to your Supreme calculations.

Here are a trio of selections to consider for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at next year’s Festival.

DYSART DYNAMO (25/1 – Sky Bet)

While it is a known fact that Willie Mullins has two seriously promising novice hurdlers in Sir Gerhard and Kilcruit, ante-post bets are all about value and DYSART DYNAMO could hold some interest with a 25/1 price tag.

Trainer Willie Mullins after Turban won the Underwriting Exchange Dan Moore Memorial Handicap Steeplechase at Fairyhouse Racecourse, Ratoath, Ireland.
Dysart Dynamo could be flying under the radar for Willie Mullins

The gelding stormed home on his two starts in bumpers last season, winning by a combined total of 16 lengths.

By leading National Hunt sire Westerner, the five-year-old clearly has something about him and he could well target this contest this season.

KNAPPERS HILL (33/1 – bet365 + Unibet)

A Grade 2 bumper winner, KNAPPERS HILL could be a force to be reckoned with over hurdles for Paul Nicholls next season.

Horse trainer Paul Nicholls at Hereford Racecourse Supreme
Knappers Hill showed promise last season under Paul Nicholls and could be aimed for the Supreme

The gelding made a prominent rise in the National Hunt Flat sphere, winning all three of his starts.

Nicholls has stated that he “has already been schooled and does everything nicely” so he could take to hurdles easily and be one of interest for this contest.

I AM MAXIMUS (50/1 – bet365)

Nicky Henderson’s I AM MAXIMUS may only have one run under his belt, but his form from that sole contest is very promising.

Nicky Henderson reading a racecard at the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
I Am Maximus could have more to offer this season for Nicky Henderson

The five-year-old saw off Grade 1 winner My Drogo and dual hurdle winner Smurphy Enki in a two-mile bumper at Cheltenham.

He is yet to feature over obstacles, but he clearly has potential and is worth taking a chance on at the price of 50/1.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.