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Albert Bartlett Hurdle TipsWhen is the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle 2021?

Cheltenham Friday 19th March 2.50pm

Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle (Grade 1) (4yo+)

Distance: 3 miles

Weights:  10st 9lbs (4yo), 11st 5lb (5yo+), 7lb allowance for fillies and mares

Moving on to the third race of Cheltenham Gold Cup Day, we have the Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle over three miles of the new course. With twelve hurdles to be jumped it a true test of stamina for these young horses.

 

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Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Records

Fastest Win: BERTIES DREAM 2010 ridden by AE Lynch trained by Paul Gilligan finished in 355.6s – 5 minutes 55.6 seconds

Leading jockey (3 wins):

Tony McCoy – Black Jack Ketchum (2006), Wichita Lineman (2007) At Fishers Cross (2013)

Leading trainer (2 wins):

Jonjo O'Neill – Black Jack Ketchum (2006), Wichita Lineman (2007)
Willie Mullins – Penhill (2017), Monkfish (2020)

Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Trends and Statistics

12 Year Trends and Statistics 

  • Age – 10 of the last 12 winners were aged 6 or 7.
  • Sex – 12 of the last 12 winners were geldings. 6 fillies have run and none were placed.
  • Trainer – Willie Mullins (2) is the only trainer to win this race more than once in the last 12 years.
  • Country – 9 of the last 12 winners were bred in Ireland, 2 in Great Britain and 1 in France.
  • Colour – 10 of the last 12 winners were bay.
  • Weight Carried – 7 of the last 12 winners carried 11st 7lb and 5 carried 11st 5lb.
  • Starting Price (SP) – 9 of the last 12 winners returned a SP of between 5/1 and 33/1. 
  • Starting Price Rank – 2 of the last 12 winners started as favourite and 5 were in the first 3 in the betting.
  • Headgear – 11 of the last 12 winners wore no headgear.
  • Days Since Last Run – 9 of the last 12 winners had run between 26 and 60 days ago. 
  • Last Run Form6 of the last 12 winners won their previous race, All of them had finished in the first 4

Who are the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Leading Contenders?

FAKIERA – Grade 3 winner at Navan in November has continued to progress in defeat and was a solid fourth at Leopardstown last time.

STATTLER – Grade 1 third last time and is sure to progress.

BARBADOS BUCKS – In good form winning three minor events over this trip between November and January.

GENTLEMANS GAME – Runner up in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown latest.

What’s Keith’s Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Tips for 2021?

74 entries at this stage and only 20 maximum will line up on the day. 

Of the leading contenders I really like the progressive profile of BARBADOS BUCKS.

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What was Keith’s Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Tip for 2019?

Here is what Keith’s wrote about the 2020 Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle:

As with all of these festival novices’ hurdles, this race is a bit of an enigma.

The trainers are reluctant to show their hands until the last possible minute, as going conditions can have a big effect on what will stay the distance in the various races.

Here is my assessment of how it could pan out. First of all I can’t fathom why THYME HILL is ante-post favourite as I am not convinced he will make it up the hill.

LATEST EXHIBITION and HARRY SENIOR are progressive types and both have place claims.

For me the standout in the betting market is the Willie Mullins trained MONKFISH who is proven over the trip and expected to improve again for this stamina sapping test.

 

My selection for the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle 2020 is: MONKFISH 8/1 each way (NRNB)

On the day a gutsy battling performance by MONKFISH landed us a nice win in the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle

Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Results

Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle (Grade 1) (Registered As The Spa Novices Hurdle)
Distance: 3m (5273 yards) Prize (winner): £73506 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 19    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 1    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 5 mins 57.96s   Avg OR: 142     Median OR: 142

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
121stMonkfish (IRE)6152Mullins, W PTownend, P5/16.402.48
always prominent, led or disputed lead 3rd to before 6th, blundered 8th, led narrowly after 2 out, soon hard pressed, edged right approaching last, headed narrowly flat, rallied to regain lead final strides BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 40
102ndNKLatest Exhibition (IRE)7149Nolan, PaulCooper, Bryan J9/26.492.37
mid-division, tracked leaders after 3 out, challenged turning in, upsides last, soon ridden, kept on and every chance flat, just held near finish BF IP MIN 1.52 BF IP MAX 680
53rdNSEFury Road (IRE)6144Elliott, GordonRussell, D N5/15.722.54
held up in touch, chased leaders after 2 out, every chance on inside last, ridden to lead narrowly flat, edged right, kept on, headed final strides BF IP MIN 1.54 BF IP MAX 940
194th1.25Thyme Hill6150Hobbs, P JJohnson, Richard4/1 (Fav)5.202.27
mid-division on outside, headway and close up before 2 out, driven to challenge when not much room and switched left before last, ridden and every chance when not clear run again flat, kept on, held near finish BF IP MIN 2 BF IP MAX 1000
85th10Janidil (FR)6149Mullins, W PWalsh, M P16/129.007.88
held up behind, switched inside and headway after 2 out, soon chased leaders, ridden and no extra before last, weakened flat BF IP MIN 8.4 BF IP MAX 1000
166th2.5Sempo (IRE)6142OBrien, Joseph PatrickSlevin, J J12/116.545.07
mid-division, driven to chase leaders after 2 out, ridden and not pace to challenge between last 2, weakened last BF IP MIN 8 BF IP MAX 1000
187th4.5The Wolf (FR)6132Murphy, OllyColeman, A100/1339.4544.00
towards rear on outside, outpaced when blundered 2 out, never a threat BF IP MIN 190 BF IP MAX 1000
78th0.5House Island (IRE)6142Webber, P RSheehan, Gavin66/1152.3825.07
prominent, led or disputed lead 3rd to before 6th, with leader, lost place when ridden after 2 out, weakened before last BF IP MIN 110 BF IP MAX 1000
49th0.75Foxy Jacks (IRE)6129Morris, M FEnright, P T100/1210.9226.43
mid-division, ridden after 2 out, never near leaders, weakened last BF IP MIN 50 BF IP MAX 1000
110th2.5Aione (FR)7138Mullins, W PMullins, D E33/151.7712.96
held up towards rear, not fluent 4 out, headway on wide outside after next, ridden and unable to go with leaders turning in, weakened last BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000
1711th13The Cashel Man (IRE)8147Henderson, N JMcGrath, Jeremiah25/180.1614.50
mid-division, chased leaders after 5th to next, soon behind, no danger after BF IP MIN 55 BF IP MAX 1000
1312th1Oscar Academy (IRE)7129Cromwell, Gavin PatrickMoore, J M100/1274.0344.47
in touch on outside, led before 6th, headed after 2 out, weakened before last BF IP MIN 48 BF IP MAX 1000
1413th15Ramses De Teillee (FR)8151Pipe, D EScudamore, Tom12/115.004.30
tracked leaders, effort 2 out, soon ridden and one pace, weakened before last BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000
1514th3.25Redford Road6140Twiston-Davies, N ATwiston-Davies, Sam40/193.4517.38
towards rear, ridden after 2 out, never a threat BF IP MIN 85 BF IP MAX 1000
2PUCat Tiger (FR)6140Nicholls, P FMaxwell, David50/1171.7126.22
held up behind, mistake 3rd, headway into mid-division after 5th, lost place 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before last BF IP MIN 100 BF IP MAX 1000
3PUCobblers Way (IRE)6146Bromhead, Henry DeBlackmore, Rachael14/117.004.50
tracked leaders, driven after 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression in 8th when pulled up quickly before last BF IP MIN 14 BF IP MAX 1000
6PUHarry Senior (IRE)6144Tizzard, C LPower, R M16/129.926.40
in touch on inside, blundered and lost place 5th, soon behind, no danger after, pulled up before 8th BF IP MIN 22 BF IP MAX 1000
9PUKiltealy Briggs (IRE)6136Snowden, JamieHeskin, A P100/1267.7734.00
mid-division on outside, headway after 3 out, weakened after next, behind when pulled up before last BF IP MIN 190 BF IP MAX 1000
11PULieutenant Rocco (IRE)5139Tizzard, C LCobden, Harry33/172.0115.89
led narrowly to 3rd, tracked leaders on inside, lost place before 2 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before last BF IP MIN 20 BF IP MAX 1000
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Previous Winners
DateGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOdds
Soft1965/1
Good To Soft20650/1
Soft20733/1
Good15616/1
Good19811/1
Soft19714/1
Good18533/1
Soft13611/8
Good2067/1
Good18615/8
Good19733/1
Good To Soft1768/1
Good To Soft1879/1
Good To Soft20611/8
Good197Evens
Good1859/1

 

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Race Schedule

START TIMESRACEDISTANCETYPE
13:30The JCB Triumph Hurdle2m abt 1fHurdle
14:10The County Handicap Hurdle Race2m abt 1fHurdle
14:50The Albert Bartlett  Novices’ Hurdle Raceabt 3mHurdle
15:30The Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase (Grade 1)3m abt 2½ fChase
16:10The St. James’s Foxhunter Chase3m abt 2½ fChase
16:50The Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Steeple Chase2m abt ½fChase
17:30Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle2m abt 4½ fHurdle

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