Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Betting

Beginning in 2005, the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle was created with a three mile race track, including twelve hurdles. Given the distance of the track, this one of the more long distance options for novice runners to participate in.

Also known as the Spa Novices Hurdle, this race is among the more recent Cheltenham races at the Cheltenham Festival, having been created in 2005 as part of the extension of the Festival. As with some other races, it had originally started as a Grade 2 race, but has since been improved to a Grade 1. This race acts as a warm-up to the Cheltenham Gold Cup which is the biggest race of the entire festival meeting.

14:10 - County Hurdle 15:30 - Gold Cup

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Odds

You can browse all the latest odds for the Albert Bartlett Hurdle, with the markets being updated to reflect the latest news in the build-up to the event. As you get closer to the event, you will find that all the runners are not guaranteed to run, becoming a non-runner, whilst others can suffer injuries etc.

Analyse and compare the odds of each race/hurdle listed in the odds element, examining any notable trends or changes in the odds leading up to the event.

Insights into betting on the Novices' Hurdle

Last year’s Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle winner was awarded to The Nice Guy, with the jockey being Sean O’Keeffe and Willie Mullins as the trainer. There have been very few favourites to win this race in previous years, showcasing how competitive this race can be.

Willie Mullins looks to be the most successful trainer based on the previous ten years, so one of their horses could be worth considering when looking at your bet selections.

Looking at the trends from the previous winners of the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle, the majority of winners have been trained in Ireland, showing the dominance of the Irish trainers in this specific race.

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle is set-up to be a tight clash, as there has never really been a consistent favourite in past races. From the previous six years, trainer Willie Mullins, has had a winning horse in this race on three occasions.

Albert Bartlett Hurdle: Recent Winners

YearWinnerJockey & Trainer
2023Stay Away FayPaul Nicholls & Harry Cobden
2022The Nice GuySean O'Keeffe & Willie Mullins
2021VanillierMark Walsh & Gavin Cromwell
2020MonkfishPaul Townend & Willie Mullins
2019Minella IndoRachael Blackmore & Henry de Bromhead
2018Kilbricken StormHarry Cobden & Colin Tizzard
2017PenhillPaul Townend & Willie Mullins


  • The most common winning age is six years old.
  • The leading jockey likely to run is Paul Townend.
  • The leading trainer is Willie Mullins with three winners.

Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle FAQs

What is the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle?

As part of the Day 4 schedule, the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle is a Grade 1 Cheltenham race that has been designed for long distance novice runners. The actual length of the course rises up to three miles, with twelve hurdles to jump.

Who is the favourite for the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle in 2024?

In the ante post betting odds, there are three horses that sit under 20/1 in the betting odds for this race, they are: Fact To File, Tullyhill and Ballyburn. If you're looking to back a horse in the Ante post odds, these are the three favourites.

How to pick a winning horse in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle?

There is guaranteed strategy for successfully predicting winning horses; however, you can use general Albert Bartlett Novices’ tips to take a structured approach to your betting selections.

How long is the Albert Bartlett Hurdle?

This is one of the more long distance races at the Cheltenham Festival, with the distance of the track meeting up to three miles. It also contains twelve hurdles throughout.

What happened in the 2023 rendition of the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle?

The 2023 Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle saw one of the shock results of the Cheltenham Festival as the 18/1 horse Stay Away Fay was victorious. However, perhaps an ever bigger shock was the horse that finished in second place as Affordale Fury defied the odds and secured a 2nd place finish at odds of 150/1!

Where can I find tips for the Albert Bartlett Hurdle?

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