Mersey Novices Hurdle

Grade – 1
Course – Aintree
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles 4 Furlongs (20F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Sponsor – Betway

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

* 2020 race was cancelled for health and safety reasons

Trends

Age – 9 of the last 11 winners were aged either 5 or 6
Price – 6 of the last 11 favourites/joint favourites have won, 8/11 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 7 of the last 11 winners won on their last run before the Mersey Novices Hurdle , 10/11 winners ran within the last 35 days
6/11 winners ran in the Ballymore Novices Hurdle (Cheltenham) on their last run, 3 of the 6 won, 1 placed
Previous Course Form – 1/11 winners had at least 1 previous run at Aintree, 0/11 winners had at least 1 previous win at Aintree
Previous Distance Form – 9/11 winners had at least 1 previous run over 20-21 furlongs, 7/11 had at least 1 previous win over 20-21 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 10/11 winners had at least 3 runs over hurdles, 10/11 winners had at least 1 win over hurdles, 7/11 winners had at least 3 wins over hurdles
Rating – 8/11 winners were rated 148 or higher
Graded Wins – 6/11 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 10/11 winners had at least 3 runs that season, 10/11 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
4 of the last 11 winners won on their next run after the Mersey Novices Hurdle, 3/11 placed on their next run
7/11 winners ran in the Champion Novices Hurdle (Punchestown) on their next run, 2 of the 7 won, 3 placed

Aintree Festival Run Next Season
5/11 winners ran again at the next Aintree Festival, 1 of the 5 won, 0 placed