Challow Novices Hurdle

Grade – 1
Course – Newbury
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles 4 1/2 Furlongs (20.5F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights – 11st 7lbs (7lbs allowance for filles & mares)
Sponsor – Betway

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 9 of the last 12 winners were aged either 5 or 6
Price – 6 of the last 12 favourites have won, 9/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 9 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Challow Novices Hurdle, 11/12 winners ran within the last 45 days
4/12 winners ran in the Hyde Novices Hurdle (Cheltenham) on their last run
3/12 winners ran in the Winter Novices Hurdle (Sandown) on their last run
Previous Course Form – 3/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Newbury, 3/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Newbury
Previous Distance Form – 11/12 winners had at least 1 previous run over 19-21 furlongs, 11/12 had at least 1 previous win over 19-21 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 10/12 winners had at least 2 runs over hurdles, 12/12 winners had at least 1 win over hurdles, 8/12 winners had at least 2 wins over hurdles
Rating – 9/12 winners were rated 137 or higher
Grade 2 Wins – 8/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 2 race
Season Form – 10/12 winners had at least 2 runs that season, 12/12 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run – 2 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the Challow Novices Hurdle, 5/12 placed on their next run
2/12 winners ran in the Classic Novices Hurdle (Cheltenham) on their next run, 1 of the 2 won, 0 placed
Cheltenham Festival Run That Season – 3/12 winners ran in the Spa Novices Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 3 won, 0 placed
5/12 winners ran in the Neptune Novices Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 6 won, 5 placed