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Mersey Novices Hurdle Betting
When it comes to the final day of the Grand National Meeting, all eyes will be on the Grand National itself. However, before that race takes place, there are five others on the card, and these include the Mersey Novice Hurdle. Classed as a Grade 1 race, it is one of the premier novice hurdle races to be run at Aintree racecourse and offers bettors the chance to have a winner before the main event of the day.
Mersey Novice Hurdle Odds
Before the race gets underway on Grand National day, we'll have all of the top betting odds on offer for this grade one contest. Whether you're looking to place bets on the win or bet on each-way markets, you can find all the latest betting information on our dedicated page, which will include the live stream.
If you prefer to place your bets prior to the Saturday of the meeting, we have ante-post betting odds, which will feature all of the potential runners until the final cards are confirmed. So if you're looking for longer odds for horses who may shorten in the betting markets, head over to browse our betting markets.
Mersey Novices Hurdle Betting Tips
To accompany our extensive range of betting odds which feature all the racing from Grade 1 races across the Aintree meeting, including Grand National Saturday, we'll have an extensive range of betting tips which will offer insight into who can land a win.
Our tips will include all the key information, including if the horse is a previous winner at Aintree, if they have a good record on the ground type and if they've performed well over hurdles and beaten their opposition. So keep your eyes peeled as the runners are announced and take a look before you place a bet.
About the Mersey Novices Hurdle
The Mersey Novices Hurdle takes place on the final day of the Grand National meeting. A grade one race which is open to horses aged four years and over, it gives novice hurdlers a chance to take to the Aintree course, the race is run over a distance of two and a half miles.
Established in 1977, it was upgraded to Grade 1 status in 2014, having previously been classed as Grade 2. There are eleven hurdles for horses to jump in the race, and it's usually the destination for runners who have taken place in the Ballymore Novices Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
There have been many horses who have won this race, and notably, many of them have been favourites. However, some iconic names to have won the race include Best Mate, Morley Street and Tidal Bay, to name but a few. But the second-place finishers in this race have also gone on to have a strong career, with Might I, Lostintranslation and Splash of Ginge in that category.
Mersey Novices Hurdle Winners
There are many horses who have attempted to win this race, and those who have won at the Cheltenham Festival often tend to hold the most recent mantle for victory. However, if you're looking for the list of previous winners to influence your betting decision, we've noted them below:
- 2022 - Three Stripe Life
- 2021 - My Drogo
- 2019 - Reserve Tank
- 2018 - Black Op
- 2017 - Finian's Oscar
- 2016 - York Hill
- 2015 - Nichols Canyon
Mersey Novices Hurdle Winning Jockeys
Although this novice's hurdle has a strong history, there is no jockey in recent renewals who has won this race more than twice in their career. Even though this race on Grand National Day is still high quality, you have to go back to 2011 and 2012 for Barry Geraghty to land consecutive victories and even further back for the most prolific jockey in Tommy Carmody.
If you're looking for the most recent winning jockeys who could potentially go on to land another winner, we've listed the name here for reference:
- 2022 - Davy Russell
- 2021 - Harry Skelton
- 2019 - Robbie Power
- 2018 - Noel Fehily
- 2017 - Robbie Power
- 2016 - Paul Townend
- 2015 - Ruby Walsh
Mersey novices Hurdle Winning Trainers
Many trainers like to grab a win at Aintree, and this class of race appeals to many who are looking to finish the season on a high. There has been a mixed back of English and Irish trainers who have managed to win this race, including Paul Nicholls, Gordon Elliott and Nicky Henderson, with the latter having two wins to his name.
However, if you're looking for this trend to influence the betting odds, we've listed the most recent winning trainers:
- 2022 - Gordon Elliott
- 2021 - Dan Skelton
- 2019 - Colin Tizzard
- 2018 - Tom George
- 2017 - Colin Tizzard
- 2016 - Willie Mullins
- 2015 - Willie Mullins
Mersey Novice Hurdle Betting Trends
Before placing a bet on the Mersey Novices Hurdle, you will need to pay close attention to the racing trends. One of the most stand-out trends is that in six of the last eight renewals, the favourite has finished in the top spot, so keep your eyes peeled on who will be in that position come race day.
When it comes to betting odds, many winners of this race have also featured in between 3 and 9 races so far this season, which should indicate strong form in the build up whether that is a win or second place finish.
Mersey Novice Hurdle FAQS
Which course is the Mersey Novice Hurdle run on?
The race will take place on the Mildmay Course at Aintree on the final day of the Grand National Festival.
Who won the 2022 Mersey Novices Hurdle?
The race was won by Three Stripe Life, who is trained by Gordon Elliott
How do you bet on the Mersey Novices Hurdle
At Bet UK, you'll find all of the latest on the race, and as we get closer to the Aintree Festival, these will update with the newest information.