Kennel Gate Novices Hurdle

Grade – 2
Course – Ascot
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 1 Mile 7 1/2 Furlongs (15.5F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights – 11st 0lbs (7lbs allowance for filles & mares)
Penalties – 4lbs for winners of a class 4 hurdle, 7lbs for winners of a class 1-3 hurdle
Sponsor – Howden

Grade 2

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 11 of the last 11 winners were aged either 4 or 5
Price – 6 of the last 11 favourites have won, 9/11 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 10 of the last 11 winners won on their last run before the Kennel Gate Novices Hurdle, 10/11 winners ran within the last 43 days
Previous Course Form – 5/11 winners had at least 1 previous run at Ascot, 3/11 winners had at least 1 previous win at Ascot
Previous Distance Form – 10/11 winners had at least 2 previous runs over 15-17 furlongs, 8/11 had at least 2 previous wins over 15-17 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 7/11 winners had at least 2 runs over hurdles, 10/11 winners had at least 1 win over hurdles, 4/11 winners had at least 2 wins over hurdles
Rating – 5/11 winners were rated 136 or higher
Season Form – 7/11 winners had at least 2 runs that season, 10/11 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
5 of the last 11 winners won on their next run after the Kennel Gate Novices Hurdle, 3/11 placed on their next run
2/11 winners ran in the Tolworth Hurdle (Sandown) on their next run, 1 of the 2 won, 1 placed
2/11 winners ran in the Dovecote Novices Hurdle (Kempton) on their next run, 1 of the 2 won, 1 placed

Rest of The Season Runs
10 of the last 11 winners ran in at least 2 more races that season
6/11 won at least 1 more race that season, 6/11 placed in at least 1 more race that season

Cheltenham Festival Run That Season
7/11 winners ran in the Supreme Novices Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 7 won, 2 placed