Sharp Novices Hurdle 2018-05-04T16:39:12+00:00

Sharp Novices Hurdle

Grade – 2
Course – Cheltenham
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles 1/2 Furlong (16.5F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights – 11st 0lbs (7lbs allowance for filles & mares)
Penalties – 4lbs for winners of a class 4 hurdle, 7lbs for winners of a class 1-2 hurdle
Sponsor – SkyBet

Grade 2

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 11 of the last 12 winners were aged 4 or 5
Price – 4 of the last 12 favourites have won, 9/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 10 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Sharp Novices Hurdle , 9/12 winners ran within the last 40 days
Previous Course Form – 4/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Cheltenham, 3/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Cheltenham
Previous Distance Form – 10/12 winners had at least 3 previous runs over 15-17 furlongs, 9/12 had at least 2 previous wins over 15-17 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 7/12 winners had at least 2 runs over hurdles, 12/12 winners had at least 1 win over hurdles
Rating – 5/12 winners were rated 125 or higher (7/12 didn’t have a rating)
Graded Wins – 4/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 11/12 winners had at least 1 run that season, 11/12 winners had at least 1 win that season

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R Number of Runs
W Number of Wins

Future Form

Trends

Next Run – 2 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the Sharp Novices Hurdle, 5/12 placed on their next run
Cheltenham Festival Run That Season – 6/12 winners ran in the Supreme Novices Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 1 of the 6 won, 0 placed