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Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Betting

Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Betting

Day 2 – Wed 11th March 2020 – 1.30pm – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle – Class 1 – 2m5f

The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle is the race that opens the second day of the Cheltenham Festival. It is run over 2 miles and 5 furlongs, and it is reserved for novice staying hurdlers that are aged four years or more. In 2019 the winner was City Island which was trained by Martin Brassil.

2019 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Result

Horse/SPAgeJockeyTrainer
1stCity Island 8/16M WalshM Brassil
2ndChamp 9/27B GerraghtyN Henderson
3rdBright Forecast 25/15N D’BoinvilleB Pauling

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle History

The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle opens the second day of the Cheltenham Festival. This race is popular, having produced some very impressive winners in recent years. The likes of Mikael D’Haguenet and Peddlers Cross have not only won this race but have also been key contenders in the World Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival. 

The race has changed name recently as it was previously known as the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle and then the Royal & Sun Alliance. It has run over a distance of 2 miles and 5 furlong. Favourites have been struggling here as the ante-post favourites haven’t won from 2000 to 2009. Mikael D’Haguenet broke this run with a win in 2009.