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When is The Ballymore Novices Hurdle 2021?

The Ballymore Novices Hurdle is the penultimate race of the Friday of the November Meeting at Cheltenham.  It registered as the Hyde Novice's Hurdle.

The Ballymore Novices Hurdle takes place on Friday 12th November 2021 with the race starting at 3.35pm at Cheltenham Racecourse.

This 2 mile and 5 1/2 furlongs race is open to horses aged 4 years and older.

Last year's winner took home prize money of £14807.



Ballymore Novices Hurdle Previous Winners

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
Cheltenham2m5½fGood To Soft7511/811-31410(0)21d
Cheltenham2m5½fGood To Soft659/211-000(0)19d
Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft1054/511-700(0)22d
Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft855/111-000(0)32d
Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft856/111-51300(0)22d
Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft18613/211-500(0)42d
Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft136100/3011-81252(1)18d
Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft8411/411-800(0)21d
Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft1466/511-001(0)309d


Ballymore Novices Hurdle Stats and Trends

Ballymore Novices Hurdle

12 year Trends and Statistics

  • Age – 9 of the last 12 winners were aged 5 and the other 3 were 6.
  • Sex – All of the last 12 winners were geldings.
  • Country – 8 of the last 12 winners were bred in Ireland and 4 in Great Britain.
  • Colour – 11 of the last 12 winners were bay (b).
  • Starting Price (SP) – All of the last 12 winners returned a SP of 8/1 or less.
  • Starting Price Rank – 3 of the last 12 winners started as favourite and 11 were in the first 4 in the betting.
  • Headgear – 11 of the last 12 winners wore no headgear. 
  • Weight Carried – All of the last 12 winners carried between 11st 2lb and 11st 7lb.
  • Days Since Last Run – All of the last 12 winners had run between 16 and 33 days ago.
  • Last Run Form – 8 of the last 12 winners had won last time out and 11 finished in the first 2.

Ballymore Novices Hurdle Results

Ballymore Novices Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Hyde Novices Hurdle) (GBB Race)
Distance: 2m5½f (4620 yards +72 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £14807 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 7    Going: Good To Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 5 mins 17.24s   Avg OR: 94     Median OR: 130

1st Does He Know 11/8 (fav)
2nd Wild Romance (IRE) 10/1
3rd Polish 11/2

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
11stDoes He Know511-3141Bailey, K CBass, David11/8 (Fav)2.531.65
chased leader, led before last, clear flat, edged right, stayed on well, ridden out BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 4.1
72nd3Wild Romance (IRE)510-70Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry10/113.005.07
held up towards rear, outpaced before 3 out, rallied approaching last, went 2nd flat, not trouble winner, stayed on BF IP MIN 2.36 BF IP MAX 1000
53rd5Polish511-0130OBrien, FergalBrennan, P J11/27.143.10
chased leaders, not fluent 3 out, went 2nd last, no impression on winner and lost 2nd flat, kept on BF IP MIN 3.3 BF IP MAX 1000
64th7.5The Grand Visir611-0CkPc TT125Williams, IanDunne, R T15/29.714.09
led, clear before 3rd, mistake 7th, headed and edged right before last, weakened flat BF IP MIN 3.6 BF IP MAX 1000
35th3Grand Mogul (IRE)611-0130Henderson, N JBoinville, Nico100/304.552.44
chased leaders, ridden, not much room and carried right before last, not fluent at the last, weakened flat BF IP MIN 1.58 BF IP MAX 1000
26th13Ballymillsy411-00Twiston-Davies, N ATwiston-Davies, Sam16/123.416.80
held up towards rear, slow 5th, pushed along after 7th, outpaced before 3 out, soon behind BF IP MIN 16 BF IP MAX 1000
47th28Petrastar511-0Hood TT131Jeffreys, D JWoods, K K25/136.0011.50
jumped right, behind, slow 1st and 2nd, struggling from 5th, looked awkward next, tailed off BF IP MIN 38 BF IP MAX 1000

Ballymore Novices Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Hyde Novices Hurdle)
Distance: 2m5½f (4620 yards +85 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £18006 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 8    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 5 mins 22.25s   Avg OR: 85     Median OR: 130.5

1 Thyme Hill 11/8F
2 Champagne Well 5/1
3 Happygolucky 10/1
8 ran Distances: 3l, ¾l, 2l
Time: 5m 22.25s (slow by 33.75s)

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
11stThyme Hill511-50Hobbs, P JJohnson, Richard11/8 (Fav)2.551.35
in touch, headway to lead narrowly 2 out, ridden after last, stayed on well to assert clear final 150 yards BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 3.8
22nd3Champagne Well (IRE)611-3TT137OBrien, FergalBrennan, P J5/17.251.98
held up on outside, headway after 3 out (usual 4 out), driven to chase leaders after next, soon ridden, went 2nd and kept on after last, no impression with winner final 150 yards BF IP MIN 2.04 BF IP MAX 1000
53rd0.75Happygolucky (IRE)511-00Bailey, K CBass, David10/111.283.22
always prominent on outside, challenged after 2 out, every chance last, soon ridden, one pace and no impression in 3rd flat BF IP MIN 3 BF IP MAX 1000
84th2Some Day Soon (IRE)611-0135Snowden, JamieSheehan, Gavin12/115.943.31
led, headed narrowly 2 out, ridden turning in, kept on same pace, no impression flat BF IP MIN 6 BF IP MAX 1000
35th14Born By The Sea (IRE)511-0126Gilligan, Paul JohnGilligan, L P100/1436.0734.00
tracked leaders, lost place when blundered 2 out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 200 BF IP MAX 1000
46th0.75Dancing On My Own (IRE)511-0141Bromhead, Henry DeColeman, A9/26.181.97
tracked leader, not fluent 6th, driven and lost place after 2 out, soon beaten, weakened last BF IP MIN 5.5 BF IP MAX 1000
77th1.5LAir Du Vent (FR)511-00Tizzard, C LPower, R M14/116.703.90
held up on inside, not fluent 3 out (usual 4 out), chased leaders next, soon outpaced and ridden, weakened before last BF IP MIN 10.5 BF IP MAX 1000
68th8I K Brunel511-0138Murphy, OllyHeskin, A P8/111.782.58
tracked leaders, lost place after 3 out (usual 4 out), weakened 2 out BF IP MIN 9.4 BF IP MAX 1000

Ballymore Novices Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Hyde Novices Hurdle)
Distance: 2m5½f (4620 yards +85 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £18006 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 9    Going: Good    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 5 mins 8.30s   Avg OR: 75     Median OR: 130

1 Coolanly (IRE) 7/2

2 Pym (IRE) 9/4 (fav)

3 Percy Veer 25/1

Full Results:

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
31stCoolanly (IRE)611-0134OBrien, FergalBrennan, P J7/24.621.86
held up behind, headway on outside, after 5th, challenged on wide outside 2 out, led narrowly last, ridden clear flat, stayed on well BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 5.6
82nd3.25Pym (IRE)511-0138Henderson, N JFehily, Noel9/4 (Fav)3.311.68
tracked leaders, led 2 out, soon hard pressed and ridden, headed narrowly last, outpaced flat BF IP MIN 2.02 BF IP MAX 890
13rd2Percy Veer611-5133McNamara, EColeman, A25/137.466.60
held up behind, took closer order after 4th, tracked leaders going well before 2 out, shaken up and not quicken soon after, ridden before last, kept on same pace, no impression BF IP MIN 4 BF IP MAX 1000
44th2.5Darlac (FR)511-00Tizzard, C LJohnson, Richard5/17.792.30
tracked leaders, driven and outpaced after 2 out, ridden before last, never on terms BF IP MIN 5 BF IP MAX 1000
65th4.5Kapgarry (FR)511-00Twiston-Davies, N ATwiston-Davies, Sam16/141.245.70
mid-division, tracked leaders 4 out, outpaced after next, ridden before last, never on terms BF IP MIN 12 BF IP MAX 1000
76th2Nestor Park (FR)511-00Pauling, BenBass, David16/124.005.24
raced keenly, with leader, led before 5th, headed 2 out, soon driven and one pace, weakened flat BF IP MIN 18 BF IP MAX 1000
27th2.25Captain Peacock511-0130Sherwood, OAspell, Leighton20/128.004.50
mid-division, driven to chase leaders on inside before 2 out, never pace to challenge, weakened last BF IP MIN 23 BF IP MAX 1000
98th13Tricks And Trails (IRE)511-00Jones, A EPowell, Brendan100/1258.0930.85
held up, always behind, outpaced when not fluent 3 out, soon lost touch, tailed off BF IP MIN 200 BF IP MAX 1000
5PUDouble Treasure711-0TT140Snowden, JamieSheehan, Gavin100/304.711.48
made most to before 5th, soon lost place and behind, pulled up before next BF IP MIN 4.5 BF IP MAX 1000

Ballymore Novices Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Hyde Novices Hurdle)
Distance: 2m5½f (4646 yards +58 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £17085 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 6    Going: Good To Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 5 mins 13.50s   Avg OR: 70     Median OR: 67

1 On The Blind Side (IRE) 9/2

2 Momella (IRE) 7/1

3 Poetic Rhythm (IRE) 9/2

Full Results:

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
41stOn The Blind Side (IRE)511-00Henderson, N JBoinville, Nico9/26.803.07
tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, chased front pair towards stands side before last, switched left flat, led and stayed on well closing stages BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 42
62nd2.5Momella (IRE)510-7134Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry7/19.333.65
tracked leaders, led narrowly between last 2, ridden after last, kept on until headed and not pace of winner closing stages BF IP MIN 1.3 BF IP MAX 1000
13rdNSEPoetic Rhythm (IRE)611-5140OBrien, FergalBrennan, P J9/26.402.88
tracked leader, led narrowly 4 out, headed narrowly last, ridden and every chance flat, kept on, not pace of winner closing stages BF IP MIN 1.15 BF IP MAX 1000
54th22Vision Des Flos (FR)411-00Tizzard, C LCooper, Bryan J3/14.402.20
held up behind, headway to track leaders 3 out, soon outpaced, well beaten after next BF IP MIN 2.36 BF IP MAX 1000
35th2.75Calett Mad (FR)511-0TT144Twiston-Davies, N AJacob, Daryl7/4 (Fav)2.941.87
led, headed narrowly 4 out, driven and lost place after 2 out, soon ridden and weakened BF IP MIN 1.73 BF IP MAX 1000
2FAye Aye Charlie511-00OBrien, FergalShoemark, Conor P40/182.7414.32
held up in rear, close up when fell 3 out BF IP MIN 75 BF IP MAX 1000

Ballymore Novices Hurdle Tips

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This looks a pretty competitive renewal but I think it can be narrowed down to the last time out winners at the head of the betting; DOES HE KNOW, THREEUNDERFIVE and GRAND MOGUL.

How did we do?

Of the three above only THREE UNDERFIVE never made the final lineup.

Keith's Tip on the day:

DOES HE KNOW 15:35 Cheltenham 6/4  – Comfortable course and distance winner 3 weeks ago, can follow up at the expense of GRAND MOGUL.

DOES HE KNOW took things up before the last and won well keeping on strongly.

November Meeting Race Card:

Friday 12th November

1.15Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle Race
1.50Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase
2.25The SSS Novices' Chase
3.00Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
3.35Ballymore Novices' Hurdle
4.05Valda Energy Novices' Handicap Hurdle

Saturday 13th November

12.30JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial
1.05November Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Steeple Chase
1.40Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial
2.15Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase
2.50Paddy Power Games Handicap Hurdle
3.25Intermediate Handicap Hurdle
3.55Karndean Design Flooring Mares' Bumper (Listed)

Sunday 14th November Novices' Steeple Chase
1.50The Plantuer at Chapel Stud Handicap Steeple Chase
2.25The Shloer Steeplechase
3.00The Unibet Greatwood Hurdle Race
3.35Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (Sharp Novices Hurdle)
4.05High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

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