Sharp Novices Hurdle 2021

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When is The Sharp Novices Hurdle 2021?

The Sharp Novices Hurdle is the penultimate race on day 3 of the  November Meeting at Cheltenham.  Sponsored by Sky Bet, the race is run as the Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle.

It takes place on Sunday 14th November 2020 with the race starting at 3.35pm at Cheltenham Racecourse.

At 2 mile and a half furlong, this Grade 2 race is open to horses aged 4 years and older.

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


Sharp Novices Hurdle Previous Winners

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
Cheltenham2m½fGood To Soft552/111-71430(0)15d
Cheltenham2m½fGood To Soft845/411-71500(0)27d
Cheltenham2m½fGood To Soft855/211-700(0)40d
Cheltenham2m½fGood To Soft1048/111-01260(0)24d
Cheltenham2m½fGood To Firm762/111-001(0)223d
Cheltenham2m½fGood To Soft744/110-121220(0)24d


Sharp Novices Hurdle Stats and Trends

Sharp Novices Hurdle

12 Year Trends and Statistics

  • Age – 11 of the last 12 winners were aged between 4 and 5.
  • Sex – All of the last 12 winners were geldings.
  • Country – 6 of the last 12 winners were bred in Ireland, 4 in Great Britain and 2 in France.
  • Colour – 10 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 – 9 of the last 12 winners started as favourite and only 11 were in the first 3 in the betting.
  • Headgear – None of the last 12 winners wore any headgear. 
  • Weight Carried – All of the last 12 winners carried between 11st and 11st 7lb.
  • Days Since Last Run – 10 of the last 12 winners had run between 18 and 52 days ago. 
  • Last Run Form – 10 of the last 12 winners had won last time out, all of them finished in the first 2 last time.

Sharp Novices Hurdle Results

Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle (Registered As The Sharp Novices Hurdle) (Grade 2) (GBB Race)
Distance: 2m½f (3607 yards +53 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £14807 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 6    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 4 mins 13.96s   Avg OR: 115     Median OR: 137

1st For Pleasure (IRE) 14/1
2nd Third Time Lucky (IRE) Evens (fav)
3rd Jungle Junction (IRE) 6/1

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
31stFor Pleasure (IRE)511-0144Hales, A MBannister, Harry A A14/116.966.20
jumped left, made all, soon well clear, mistake 2 out, reduced lead and 4 lengths ahead last, edged right flat, kept finding, stayed on BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 32
62nd3.75Third Time Lucki (IRE)511-0129Skelton, DanielSkelton, HarryEvens (Fav)2.001.52
held up in rear, went 4th from 3rd, still going well from 3 out, went 2nd after 2 out, closed and 4 lengths down last, ridden flat, unable to close gap BF IP MIN 1.14 BF IP MAX 1000
43rd13Jungle Junction (IRE)511-0136Harrington, Mrs JohnPower, R M6/17.332.85
keen early, held up, not fluent 3rd, went 3rd from final bend, no impression, mistake and well held last BF IP MIN 7.4 BF IP MAX 1000
24th4Fidelio Vallis (FR)511-0138Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry9/26.002.38
held up, chased clear leader (winner) 4th, still going well from 3 out until lost 2nd after 2 out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 3.45 BF IP MAX 1000
15th13Courtandbould (IRE)611-0141OBrien, FergalBrennan, P J9/26.412.55
not always fluent and jumped left at times, chased clear leader (winner) from 1st, lost 2nd 4th, weakened after 2 out BF IP MIN 5.9 BF IP MAX 1000
56th26Lessankan (GER)511-00Twiston-Davies, N ATwiston-Davies, Sam150/1376.3877.99
2nd when not fluent 1st, lost place before 3rd, tailed off from 4 out BF IP MIN 270 BF IP MAX 1000

Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle (Registered As The Sharp Novices Hurdle) (Grade 2)
Distance: 2m½f (3607 yards +69 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £18224 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 5    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 4 mins 10.60s   Avg OR: 83     Median OR: 135

1 Hang In There (IRE) 6/1
2 Pacify 7/2
3 Ecco 6/4 (fav)

5 ran  Distances: 3, 14
Time: 4m 10:60s

Full Results

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
41stHang In There (IRE)511-0135Lavelle, Miss E CWedge, Adam6/18.393.65
made most on inside, driven turning in, ridden after last, stayed on well BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 14.5
12nd3Pacify711-5TT140Snowden, JamieSheehan, Gavin7/25.102.52
tracked leaders, challenged on long run before 2 out, outpaced turning in, ridden and edged left after last, kept on but always held in clear 2nd flat BF IP MIN 3.35 BF IP MAX 1000
23rd14Ecco411-0141Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry6/4 (Fav)2.541.54
tracked leaders on inside, ridden and outpaced by front pair turning in, no impression in modest 3rd before last BF IP MIN 2.34 BF IP MAX 1000
34th2.5Eden Du Houx (FR)511-0TT0Pipe, D EScudamore, Tom6/17.863.15
raced wide, with winner, outpaced before 2 out, soon lost place and ridden, no danger after BF IP MIN 4.4 BF IP MAX 1000
55th15Scardura (IRE)511-00Mulholland, N PTwiston-Davies, Sam9/26.202.72
held up in touch in rear, tracked leaders before 2 out, soon driven and outpaced, ridden before last, never on terms, weakened flat BF IP MIN 3.05 BF IP MAX 1000

Sharp Novices Hurdle Tips

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It is probably wise to concentrate on those at the head of the betting market, THIRD TIME LUCKI, COURTANDBOULD and FIDELIO VALLIS, all three are progressive and should make their prescence felt.

How did we do?

All three of the above were in the final lineup.

Keith's Tip on the day:

FIDELIO VALLIS 15:35 Cheltenham 4/1 – Progressive novice who has won two of his last three. Should prove hard to catch if allowed to make the running.

FIDELIO VALLIS was up thee chasing the winner with 2 flights to go but he weakened out of contention finishing 4th. THIRD TIME LUCKI went second 2 out but was unable to catch the winner, COURTANDBOULD weakened to a distance 5th after being in contention with 2 to jump. 

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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