Sefton Novices Hurdle

Grade – 1
Course – Aintree
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 3 Miles 1/2 Furlong (24.5F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights – 10st 10lbs (4yo), 11st 4lbs (5yo +)
Sponsor – Doom Bar

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

* 2020 race was cancelled for health and safety reasons

Trends

Age – 10 of the last 11 winners were aged either 6 or 7
Price – 3 of the last 11 favourites have won, 6/11 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 3 of the last 11 winners won on their last run before the Sefton Novices Hurdle , 9/11 winners ran within the last 35 days
4/11 winners ran in the Spa Novices Hurdle (Cheltenham) on their last run, 1 of the 4 won, 1 placed
Previous Course Form – 0/11 winners had at least 1 previous run at Aintree, 0/11 winners had at least 1 previous win at Aintree
Previous Distance Form – 6/11 winners had at least 1 previous run over 24+ furlongs, 5/11 had at least 1 previous win over 24+ furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 9/11 winners had at least 3 runs over hurdles, 11/11 winners had at least 1 win over hurdles, 8/11 winners had at least 2 wins over hurdles
Rating – 9/11 winners were rated 138 or higher
Graded Wins – 4/11 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
5 of the last 11 winners won on their next run after the Sefton Novices Hurdle, 2/11 placed on their next run

Aintree Festival Run Next Season
4/11 winners ran in the Liverpool Hurdle at the next Aintree Festival, 1 of the 4 won, 1 placed