Festival Novice Hurdle

Grade – 2
Course – Fairyhouse
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles 4 Furlongs (20F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights
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Grade 2

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 10 of the last 12 winners were aged 5 or 6
Price – 3 of the last 12 favourites/joint favourites have won, 4/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 5 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Festival Novice Hurdle , 10/12 winners ran within the last 51 days
4/12 winners ran in the Michael Purcell Novice Hurdle (Thurles) on their last run, 2 of the 4 won, 1 placed
Previous Course Form – 5/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Fairyhouse, 3/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Fairyhouse
Previous Distance Form – 11/12 winners had at least 1 previous run over 19-21 furlongs, 6/12 had at least 1 previous win over 19-21 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 11/12 winners had at least 3 previous runs over hurdles, 11/12 winners had at least 1 previous win over hurdles
Rating – 9/12 winners were rated 123 or higher
Graded Wins – 3/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 11/12 winners had at least 3 runs that season, 11/12 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run – 0 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the Festival Novice Hurdle, 3/12 placed on their next run
4/12 winners ran in the Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle (Punchestown) on their next run, 0 of the 4 won, 1 placed
5/12 winners ran in the Champion Novice Hurdle (Punchestown) on their next run, 0 of the 5 won, 0 placed
Cheltenham Festival Run Next Season – 6/12 winners ran in the RSA Chase at the next Cheltenham Festival, 1 of the 6 won, 1 placed
2/12 winners ran in the Stayers Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 2 won, 0 placed