Ballymore Novices Hurdle (Baring Bingham Novice Hurdle)

Grade – 1
Course – Cheltenham (Old Course)
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles 5 Furlongs (21 Furlongs)
Ages – 4yo +
Weights – 10st 12lb (4yo), 11st 7lb (5yo+), 7lb allowance for fillies and mares
Sponsor – Ballymore

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 12 of the last 12 winners were aged 5 or 6
Price – 5 of the last 12 favourites have won, 8/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 10 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Ballymore Novices Hurdle, 12/12 winners at least placed on their previous run, 9/12 winners ran within the last 66 days
Previous Course Form – 2/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Cheltenham, 2/12 winners had a previous win at Cheltenham
Previous Distance Form – 12/12 winners had at least 1 previous run over 19-21 furlongs, 8/12 winners had at least 2 previous runs over 19-21 furlongs, 12/12 winners had a least 1 win over 19-21 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 12/12 winners had at least 2 runs over hurdles, 10/12 winners had at least 3 runs over hurdles, 11/12 winners had at least 2 previous wins over hurdles
Rating – 11/12 winners were rated 146 or higher
Graded Wins – 9/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 11/12 had at least 3 runs that season, 12/12 had at least 1 win that season, 11/12 had at least 2 wins that season.

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
7 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after Cheltenham, 2/12 winners placed on their next run
5/12 ran in the Champion Novice Hurdle (Punchestown) next time out, 2 of the 5 won, 1 placed
3/12 ran in the Mersey Novice Hurdle (Aintree) next time out, 3 of the 3 won

Next Cheltenham Festival Run
3/12 ran in Champion Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival run, 1 of the 3 won, 2 placed
1/12 ran in the JLT Novices Chase at the next Cheltenham Festival, 1 of the 1 won
1/12 ran in the Arkle Chase at the next Cheltenham Festival, 1 of the 1 won