Fighting Fifth Hurdle

Grade – 1
Course – Newcastle
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles 1/2 Furlong (16.5F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights – 11st 7lbs (7lbs allowance for fillies & mares)
Sponsor – BetVictor

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 8 of the last 12 winners were aged 6 or older
Price – 4 of the last 12 favourites/joint favourites have won, 9/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 7 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Fighting Fifth Hurdle , 6/12 winners ran within the last 49 days
Previous Course Form – 4/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Newcastle, 4/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Newcastle
Previous Distance Form – 12/12 winners had at least 3 previous runs over 16-17 furlongs, 12/12 had at least 2 previous wins over 16-17 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 11/12 winners had at least 5 runs over hurdles, 10/12 winners had at least 4 wins over hurdles
Rating – 10/12 winners were rated 151 or higher
Grade 1 Wins – 8/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1 race, 12/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1 or 2 race
Season Form – 6/12 winners had at least 1 run that season, 4/12 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run – 4 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the Fighting Fifth Hurdle, 4/12 placed on their next run
8/12 winners ran in the Christmas Hurdle (Kempton) on their next run, 3 of the 8 won, 2 placed
Cheltenham Festival Run That Season – 10/12 winners ran in the Champion Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 2 of the 10 won, 4 placed