Supreme Novices' Hurdle Odds

This race raises the curtain on the Cheltenham Festival, and therefore generates some keen interest from horse racing enthusiasts and general punters alike. As the opener, a lot of attention will be paid to the betting odds and key trends as customers and bookmakers alike look to get off to a strong start on the opening day. At BetUK, we have Supreme Novices’ betting odds and markets for the first race of Cheltenham 2024.

About The Supreme Novices' Hurdle

The Hurdle is greeted by the famous ‘Cheltenham Roar’, the loud yelling and cheering generated by those in attendance, which has historically been clocked at an impressive 119 decibels. This highlights the anticipation and excitement people feel ahead of the first day of horse racing at festival.

The Hurdle was once made up of two or three separate divisions, although since 1971 it has been run as the single event we still see today. It is a Grade 1 national hunt hurdle, and features eight hurdles across a distance of 2 miles and 0.5 furlongs approximately. When it comes to entry requirements, as the name suggests, only novice hurdlers are allowed to compete. Further stipulations mean that it’s only open to horses aged four years or older.

Supreme Novices' Hurdle Betting Tips 

As the opening race, it’s little wonder that so many people look to place a bet on the event. As part of our comprehensive Cheltenham offering at BetUK, you can also find Supreme Novices' Hurdle betting tips that offer insights based on analysis of the potential competitors, a revision of statistics and key trends, and fluctuation in the markets. These tips give you all the information you need to know before you place a bet on the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.

Cheltenham Supreme Novices' Hurdle Odds 2024

Our up-to-date Supreme Novices’ Hurdle odds mean that you can be at the forefront of betting on the first race of Cheltenham 2024. Explore the available markets to evaluate your wagering options, and then go with your head, heart, or hunch to place a bet on this event. The available markets include outright winners and each-way wagering possibilities. In the ante post odds, there were 70 horses in the betting for the Supreme Novices Hurdle, those at the front of the odds include Royal Bond Novice Hurdle winner - Farren Glory and Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle winner Mystical Power.

Supreme Novices Hurdle Trends

  • Out of the last 15 races, 14 of the winners have been aged 5 or 6.
  • The winner of the race hasn't been at higher odds than 40/1.
  • The winner has only had between 1 to 4 race wins in their career.
  • 11 out of the last 12 winners have won the event on their last run with 10 of those running within two months of the race.

Supreme Novices' Hurdle Winners 

At a relatively short distance, this one is generally about speed and fitness when it comes to establishing a winner. That said, any horses that have a bit of extra stamina to see them compete at the last will also create a large degree of interest. Constitution Hill won convincingly in 2022, leading some to compare him to 1978 winner Golden Cygnet, widely regarded as one of the best hurdlers the Cheltenham Festival has ever seen. Marine Nationale was equally as impressive last year, pushing away from the highly regarded Facile Vega to win the race.

Recent Supreme Novices' Hurdle Winners

  • 2023 - Marine Nationale
  • 2022 - Constitution Hill
  • 2021 - Appreciate It
  • 2020 - Shishkin
  • 2019 - Klassical Dream
  • 2018 - Summerville Boy
  • 2017 - Labaik
  • 2016 - Altior
  • 2015 - Douvan
  • 2014 - Vautour
  • 2013 - Champagne Fever

Supreme Novices' Hurdle Leading Jockeys

There is no better chance for jockeys to get off to a flying start than by winning the opening race of the festival. Since it became standalone in 1972, only one jockey has earned six wins. Step forward Ruby Walsh, one of the sport’s most decorated individuals in British and Irish history. Wins in 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2019 have put him into legend territory. In the previous multi-divisional structure of the race, Tommy Burns was a prominent figure in the saddle.

Recent Supreme Novices' Hurdle Winning Jockeys

  • 2023 - Michael O'Sullivan
  • 2022 - Nico de Boinville
  • 2021 - Paul Townend
  • 2020 - Nico de Boinville
  • 2019 - Ruby Walsh
  • 2018 - Noel Fehily
  • 2017 - Jack Kennedy
  • 2016 - Nico de Boinville
  • 2015 - Ruby Walsh
  • 2014 - Ruby Walsh
  • 2013 - Ruby Walsh

Supreme Novices' Hurdle Top Trainers 

As is a fairly common occurrence across the 28 different races at the festival, Willie Mullins is the standout trainer here. His seven wins span four different decades at this point, with the first coming through Tourist Attraction in 1995, and the most recent coming via Appreciate It in 2021. Ebaziyan in 2007 was another solid win for Mullins, alongside those listed amongst the following.

Recent Supreme Novices' Hurdle Winning Trainers

  • 2023 - Barry Connell
  • 2022 - Nicky Henderson
  • 2021 - Willie Mullins
  • 2020 - Nicky Henderson
  • 2019 - Willie Mullins
  • 2018 - Tom George
  • 2017 - Gordon Elliott
  • 2016 - Nicky Henderson
  • 2015 - Willie Mullins
  • 2014 - Willie Mullins
  • 2013 - Willie Mullins

Supreme Novices' Hurdle FAQs 

When is the Supreme Novices' Hurdle? 

The Hurdle acts as the first race on the first day of the festival. It is scheduled for 13:30 on Tuesday the 12th of March 2024.

Who is the Favourite to Win the 2024 Renewal?

Mystical Power is the early favourite to win the Supreme Novices Hurdle, sitting at 11/4 at the start of February. Once the card drops from 70 horses to the final number, these odds will likely drop significantly if the unbeaten four-year-old travels.

Where Can I Find the Best Odds For the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle?

You can explore our wide range of odds and tips for the Novices’ Hurdle and more, to assist you when it comes to placing your chosen bets on which runners will romp to victory, and which owners and trainers will taste success.

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