Hardy Eustace Novice Hurdle

Grade – 2
Course – Fairyhouse
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles (16F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights – 10st 10lbs (4yo), 11st 6lbs (5yo+), 7lbs allowance for mares
Sponsor – Paddy Kehoe Suspended Ceilings

Grade 2

Recent Form and Trends

* 2020 race was cancelled for health and safety reasons

Trends

Age – 10 of the last 11 winners were aged 5 or 6
Price – 7 of the last 11 favourites/joint favourites have won, 11/11 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 5 of the last 11 winners won on their last run before the Hardy Eustace Novice Hurdle, 9/11 winners ran within the last 35 days
3/11 winners ran in the Supreme Novices Hurdle (Cheltenham) on their last run, 0 of the 3 won, 0 placed
3/11 winners ran in the Kingsfurze Novice Hurdle (Naas) on their last run, 2 of the 3 won, 1 placed
Previous Course Form – 6/11 winners had at least 1 previous run at Fairyhouse, 4/11 winners had at least 1 previous win at Fairyhouse
Previous Distance Form – 10/11 winners had at least 3 previous runs over 15-17 furlongs, 8/11 had at least 2 previous wins over 15-17 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 9/11 winners had at least 3 previous runs over hurdles, 8/11 winners had at least 2 previous wins over hurdles
Rating – 9/11 winners were rated 132 or higher
Graded Wins – 4/11 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 9/11 winners had at least 3 runs that season, 9/11 winners had at least 2 wins that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
3 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the Hardy Eustace Novice Hurdle, 4/12 placed on their next run
6/12 winners ran in the Herald Champion Novice Hurdle (Punchestown) on their next run, 2 of the 6 won, 2 placed
4/12 winners ran in the Alanna Homes Champion Novice Hurdle (Punchestown) on their next run, 0 of the 4 won, 1 placed

Cheltenham Festival Run Next Season
2/12 winners ran in the Champion Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 1 of the 2 won, 0 placed