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.
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.
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.
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.