Bristol Novices Hurdle

Grade – 2
Course – Cheltenham
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 3 Miles (24F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights – 10st 12lbs (7lbs allowance for fillies & mares)
Penalties – 4lbs for winners a class 4 hurdle, 7lbs for winners of a class 1-3 hurdle
Sponsor – Albert Bartlett

Grade 2

Recent Form and Trends

* 2008 race was abandoned due to heavy rain

Trends

Age – 9 of the last 11 winners were aged 5 or 6
Price – 7 of the last 11 favourites/joint favourites have won, 10/11 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 6 of the last 11 winners won on their last run before the Bristol Novices Hurdle , 10/11 winners ran within the last 41 days
4/11 winners ran in the Hyde Novices Hurdle (Cheltenham) on their last run
Previous Course Form – 7/11 winners had at least 1 previous run at Cheltenham, 5/11 winners had at least 1 previous win at Cheltenham
Previous Distance Form – 8/11 winners had at least 1 previous run over 23-25 furlongs, 6/11 had at least 1 previous win over 23-25 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 10/11 winners had at least 2 runs over hurdles, 10/11 winners had at least 1 win over hurdles
Rating – 8/11 winners were rated 132 or higher
Grade 2 Wins – 3/11 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 2 race
Season Form – 11/11 winners had at least 1 run that season, 9/11 winners had at least 1 win that season, 6/11 winners had at least 2 wins that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
3 of the last 11 winners won on their next run after the Bristol Novices Hurdle, 0/11 placed on their next run
2/11 winners ran in the Challow Novices Hurdle (Newbury) on their next run, 0 of the 2 won, 0 placed
2/11 winners ran in the Classic Novices Hurdle (Cheltenham) on their next run, 1 of the 2 won, 0 placed
2/11 winners ran in the Leamington Novices Hurdle (Warwick) on their next run, 0 of the 2 won, 0 placed

Cheltenham Festival Run That Season
9/11 winners ran in the Spa Novices Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 2 of the 9 won, 2 placed