Herald Champion Novice Hurdle

Grade – 1
Course – Punchestown
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles 1/2 Furlong (16.5F)
Ages – 5yo’s +
Weights – 11st 12lbs , 7lbs allowance for mares
Sponsor – Herald

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 10 of the last 12 winners were aged 5 or 6
Price – 5 of the last 12 favourites/joint favourites have won, 9/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 6 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Herald Champion Novice Hurdle , 10/12 winners ran within the last 49 days
3/12 winners ran in the Supreme Novices Hurdle (Cheltenham) on their last run, 1 of the 3 won, 1 placed
3/12 winners ran in the Rathbarry & Glenview Studs Novice Hurdle (Fairyhouse) on their last run, 1 of the 3 won, 2 placed
Previous Course Form – 8/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Punchestown, 6/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Punchestown
Previous Distance Form – 10/12 winners had at least 3 previous runs over 15-17 furlongs, 10/12 had at least 2 previous wins over 15-17 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 10/12 winners had at least 4 previous runs over hurdles, 12/12 winners had at least 1 previous win over hurdles, 7/12 winners had at least 3 previous wins over hurdles
Rating – 9/12 winners were rated 142 or higher
Graded Wins – 7/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 12/12 winners had at least 3 runs that season, 9/12 winners had at least 2 wins that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run – 4 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the Herald Champion Novice Hurdle, 1/12 placed on their next run
3/12 winners ran in the WKD Hurdle (Down Royal) on their next run, 2 of the 3 won, 0 placed
Cheltenham Festival Run That Season – 3/12 winners ran in the Champion Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 2 of the 3 won, 0 placed