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Betting Odds for the Ballymore Novices Hurdle

When looking for Ballymore Novices Hurdle Odds, you will find the horses who are deemed the most likely to win the race. You'll find these odds may change closer towards the time when the racecard is actually finalised. Any bets placed before the event is known as an ante post bet and will be refunded if the race falls under the No Runner No Bet offer at BetUK.

As the first race of the day, this is the race that has the most room to move in regards to betting odds on the day as a lot of bettors place a bet on a race during the day but a lot of people focus on the first race of the day throughout the morning and we see dramatic changes.

In 2024, the ante post odds favour two horses Ballyburn and Readin Tommy Wrong, the former has the best odds at the time of writing with odds of 10/3, of course the market is subject to change but for those looking at Ballymore Novices Hurdle betting for the ante post market, there are over 90 horses for the open race of the second day of the festival, also known as Ladies day.

Ballymore Novices Hurdle Winner Trends

The Ballymore Novices Hurdle has ran in the last 21 years, Irish trained runners have won on 14 occasions with GB winning 7 times. However, Ireland have had just over 100 runners and the most previous winners while GB have had 78 more runners than Ireland but 6 less winners and only one more placement. For this reason, Ballymore Novices Hurdle tips tend to feature Irish trained runners due to their previous success.

It can also be found that the winners of the Challow Novices Hurdle will race (and often place) in either the Supreme Novices Hurdle or the Ballymore Novices Hurdle. With that in mind, the biggest trends you'll find regarding the Ballymore Novices Hurdle are:

  • Have won at Cheltenham before (If they had run)
  • Finished first or second in their previous race
  • Has between 1-3 hurdle race wins.
  • In the last five races, four of the favourites have won. City Island was the exception at 8/1 in 2019.

Ballymore Novices Hurdle Previous Winner Odds

YearHorse & TrainerOdds
2023Impaire Et Passe - Willie Mullins5/2
2022Sir Gerhard - Willie Mullins8/11F
2021Bob Olinger - Henry De Bromhead6/4F
2020Envoi Allen - Gordon Elliott4/7F
2019City Island - Martin Brassil8/1
2018Samcro - Gordon Elliott8/11F
2017Willoughby Court - Ben Pauling14/1
2016Yorkhill - Willie Mullins3/1
2015Windsor Park - Dermot Weld9/2
2014Faugheen - Willie Mullins6/4F
2013The New One - Nigel Twiston-Davies7/2

Baring Bingham Ballymore Novices Hurdle FAQs

What grade is the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle?

The Baring Bingham Ballymore Novices Hurdle is a grade one race raced on the Old Course with a distance of 2m 5f.

What is the prize money of the Ballymore Novices Hurdle?

The prize money for this race is £90,000.

Which age range has won the most Ballymore Novices Hurdle?

Typically, six-year-olds perform best in the Ballymore Novices Hurdle. Eight successive six-year-olds won the race before Sir Gerhard was a rare winner from the age of seven. Last year's winner Impaire Et Passe was the first 5-year old winner in 10 years when he bested the likes of Gaelic Warrior and Champ Kiely last year.

Who is the favourite for the Ballymore Novices Hurdle?

The favourite in the Ballymore Novices Hurdle odds is Ballyburn, who sits at the top of the ante post betting odds, narrowly ahead of A Dream To Share and Fact To File. All three horses are in good form and could be registered into a number of races, it is likely that these horses if entered into one of these races will begin the race at significantly lower odds.

Who should I back for the Ballymore Novices Hurdle in 2024?

If you're looking for a horse to back in the opening race of day two, then you'll look to back a six-year old horse in the top six of the betting for the Ballymore Novices Hurdle, history suggests that matching these two bits of criteria alongside a horse that has finished first or second in their last race is the best way to pick a winner out of the Novices Hurdle odds for the race. As it stands, we don't know the final racecard for the event, so it would be difficult to pick a winner in this race of the Cheltenham Festival.

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