Bristol Novices Hurdle Tips 2020

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When is The Bristol Novices Hurdle 2020?

The Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle at the International Meeting at Cheltenham is registered as the Bristol Novices Hurdle.

For 2020, the race is on 12th December getting underway at 2.30pm

A grade 2 race, the Bristol Novices Hurdle is restricted to horses aged 4 years and older.  The race is run over a distance of 3 miles and a half furlong on the new course at Cheltenham.

The winner last year took home £18224.  


    11 Year Trends and Statistics (no race in 2008) 

    • Age – 8 of the last 11 winners were aged 5.
    • Sex – All of the last 11 winners were geldings.
    • Trainer – Most successful in the last 11 years have been Nigel Twiston-Davis with 3 wins and Colin Tizzard with 2 wins.
    • Country – 6 of the last 11 winners were bred in Ireland and 5 in Great Britain.
    • Colour – 10 of the last 11 winners were bay..
    • Weight Carried – 8 of the last 11 winners carried 11st 4lb or more.
    • Starting Price (SP) – 9 of the last 11 winners returned a SP of 3/1 or less.
    • Starting Price Rank – 7 of the last 11 winners started as favourite and 10 were in the first 3 in the betting.
    • Headgear – None of the last 11 winners wore any headgear.
    • Days Since Last Run – 10 of the last 11 winners had run between 15 and 41 days ago. 
    • Last Run Form –6 of the last 11 winners had won last time out, all of them finished in the first 2 last time.

    Bristol Novices Hurdle Previous Winners

    DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
    Cheltenham3m½fGood To Soft8511/210-121250(0)15d
    Cheltenham3mGood To Soft659/411-71450(0)29d
    Cheltenham3mGood To Soft943/111-400(0)41d
    Cheltenham3mGood To Soft664/611-700(0)27d
    Cheltenham3m1½fGood To Soft942/111-400(0)35d
    Huntingdon3m2fGood To Soft268/1311-41301(1)20d
    Cheltenham3mGood To Soft9511/411-700(0)35d


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    Bristol Novices Hurdle Results

    Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle (Registered As The Bristol Novices Hurdle) (Grade 2) (GBB Race)
    Distance: 3m½f (5273 yards +95 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £14807 Direction: Left Handed
    Runners: 8    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
    Winners Time: 6 mins 13.06s   Avg OR: 99     Median OR: 130.5

    Full Results

    NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
    41stMake Good (IRE)510-12CkPc TT137McConnell, John CJohnson, Richard12/118.003.30
    held up in rear, closed before 8th, waiting for gap final bend, led before omitted last, soon clear, stayed on well BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 50
    52nd7Pats Fancy (IRE)510-120Curtis, Miss RebeccaWedge, Adam33/144.816.00
    in touch in mid-division, closed before normal 2 out, went 2nd flat, kept on, no impression on winner BF IP MIN 2.66 BF IP MAX 1000
    23rd1.5Ask A Honey Bee (IRE)610-12131OBrien, FergalBrace, Connor9/43.301.35
    chased leaders, led after normal 2 out, ridden and headed before omitted last, lost 2nd flat, kept on BF IP MIN 1.55 BF IP MAX 1000
    84th0.75Wynn House510-5124King, ACannon, Tom J8/111.632.96
    held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd, ridden and headway approaching last, kept on, no impression on winner BF IP MIN 5.4 BF IP MAX 1000
    15th9.5Ashtown Lad (IRE)610-12135Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry6/4 (Fav)2.561.36
    held up in touch in mid-division, closed before 6th, switched right before normal 2 out, ridden approaching omitted last, soon weakened BF IP MIN 2.1 BF IP MAX 1000
    36th12Danny Kirwan (IRE)710-12134Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry17/210.642.98
    chased leader, raced keenly, led after 4th, headed after next, every chance normal 2 out, ridden before omitted last, soon weakened BF IP MIN 3.05 BF IP MAX 1000
    67th1.25Promising Milan (IRE)510-120Mitchell, NickScudamore, Tom80/1125.3914.00
    held up in rear, weakened after normal 2 out BF IP MIN 70 BF IP MAX 1000
    78th12Took The Lot610-12130Twiston-Davies, N ATwiston-Davies, Sam12/116.003.50
    led, slow 4th, soon headed, led after next, hit 2 out, soon headed and weakened BF IP MIN 13 BF IP MAX 1000

    Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Bristol Novices Hurdle)
    Distance: 3m½f (5273 yards +95 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £18224 Dir: Left Handed
    Runners: 8    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
    Winners Time: 6 mins 18.90s   Avg OR: 119     Median OR: 132  

    Full Results:

    NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
    61stRedford Road510-12132Twiston-Davies, N ABargary, J P14/117.153.88
    held up towards rear, headway 3 out, soon pushed along, led before last, soon headed, led again flat, stayed on, edged left towards finish BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 190
    12nd0.5Champagne Well (IRE)611-1TT141OBrien, FergalBrennan, P J5/2 (Fav)3.641.57
    held up in rear, headway on outside before 2 out, led last, ridden and headed flat, stayed on BF IP MIN 1.05 BF IP MAX 1000
    43rd6Kiltealy Briggs (IRE)510-12TT125Snowden, JamieHeskin, A P7/110.002.74
    chased leaders, went 2nd after 3rd racing keenly, led after 5th, headed after 7th, led 9th, hit 2 out, headed before last, stayed on same pace BF IP MIN 5.1 BF IP MAX 1000
    54th0.5Mossy Fen (IRE)410-12131Twiston-Davies, N ATwiston-Davies, Sam4/15.702.00
    chased leader until after 3rd, stayed handy, ridden after 2 out, one pace before last BF IP MIN 4 BF IP MAX 1000
    25th2.25Valtor (FR)1011-1148Henderson, N JBowen, James C6/18.402.69
    chased leaders, pushed along before 3 out, beaten after 2 out, well held when hung right after last BF IP MIN 4.2 BF IP MAX 1000
    36thSHIgor610-12132Henderson, N JWaley-Cohen, Mr S13/27.932.47
    mid-division, effort on inside when not fluent 2 out, beaten home bend, hampered after last BF IP MIN 5.5 BF IP MAX 1000
    77th8Saint Xavier (FR)710-12WS140Nicholls, P FMaxwell, David20/123.885.96
    held up, pulled hard, headway after 5th, ridden and beaten home bend, not much room after last BF IP MIN 1.72 BF IP MAX 1000
    8PUThe Mulcair (IRE)510-120Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry7/18.502.93
    led, clear briefly early, headed after 5th, led after 7th, not fluent and headed 9th, lost place before 2 out, pulled up before last BF IP MIN 5.6 BF IP MAX 1000

    Cheltenham International Race Cards

    Cheltenham International – 11th & 12th December – Cheltenham Racecourse:


    Friday 11th December

    12:10The British EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle Race (CLASS 3)2m 179ydsHurdle
    12:45The International Decorative Surfaces Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 2)3m 1f 56ydsSteeple Chase
    1:20The Catesby Handicap Hurdle Race 0-140 (Class 3)2m 179ydsHurdle
    1:55The CF Roberts Electrical + Mechanical Services Mares’ Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3)2m 4f 127ydsSteeple Chase
    2:30The BetVictor Handicap Steeple Chase (Grade 3)3m abt 2f Steeple Chase
    3:05The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)3m 6f 37ydsSteeple Chase
    3:40The CITIPOST Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 2)Abt 3mHurdle

    Saturday 12th December

    12:10The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial (Novices' Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (Class 2)2m 179ydsHurdle
    12:45The Ryman Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 2)2m 4f 127ydsSteeple Chase
    1:20The Cheltenham Club Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)2m 62ydsSteeple Chase
    1:55The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup (A Handicap Steeple Chase) (Grade 3)2m 4f 127ydsSteeple Chase
    2:30The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 2)Abt 3mHurdle
    3:05The Unibet International Hurdle (Grade 2)2m 179ydsHurdle
    3:40The Park Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)2m 4f 56ydsHurdle

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