Future Champions Novice Hurdle

Grade – 1
Course – Leopardstown
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles (16F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights – 11st 12lbs (5yo+), 11st 9lbs (4yo)
Sponsor – Paddy Power

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 11 of the last 12 winners were aged 4 or 5
Price – 5 of the last 12 winners were favourites/joint favourites, 8/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 7 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Future Champions Novice Hurdle , 11/12 winners ran within the last 35 days
7/12 winners ran in the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle (Fairyhouse) on their last run, 3 of the 7 won, 2 placed
Previous Course Form – 5/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Leopardstown, 3/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Leopardstown
Previous Distance Form – 12/12 winners had at least 2 previous runs over 15-17 furlongs, 10/12 winners had at least 3 previous runs over 15-17 furlongs, 12/12 had at least 1 previous win over 15-17 furlongs, 9/12 winners had at least 2 previous wins over 15-17 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 9/12 winners had at least 2 previous runs over hurdles, 12/12 winners had at least 1 previous win over hurdles
Rating – 6/12 winners were rated 140 or higher
Graded Wins – 7/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 9/12 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 Future Champions Novice Hurdle, 5/12 placed on their next run
6/12 winners ran in the Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle (Leopardstown) on their next run, 1 of the 6 won, 2 placed

Rest of The Season Runs
12 of the last 12 winners ran in at least 1 more race that season
4/12 won at least 1 more race that season, 6/12 placed in at least 1 more race that season

Cheltenham Festival Run That Season
6/12 winners ran in the Supreme Novices Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 1 of the 6 won, 3 placed