Long Distance Hurdle

Grade – 2
Course – Newbury
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 3 Miles (24F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights – 11st 0lbs (7lbs allowance for filles & mares)
Penalties – 4lbs for winners of a class 2 wfa hurdle or class 1 handicap hurdle, 8lbs for winners of a class 1 wfa hurdle (Penalties halved for wins achieved in Novices or Juvenile Hurdles)
Sponsor – Ladbrokes

Grade 2

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 8 of the last 12 winners were aged between 7 and 9
Price – 6 of the last 12 favourites have won, 10/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 6 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Long Distance Hurdle , 8/12 winners ran 174 days or longer ago
5/12 winners ran in the Liverpool Hurdle (Aintree) on their last run
Previous Course Form – 11/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Newbury, 11/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Newbury
Previous Distance Form – 11/12 winners had at least 2 previous runs over 23-25 furlongs, 8/12 had at least 2 previous wins over 23-25 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 10/12 winners had at least 14 runs over hurdles, 12/12 winners had at least 3 wins over hurdles, 10/12 winners had at least 4 wins over hurdles
Rating – 11/12 winners were rated 150 or higher
Grade 1 Wins – 9/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1 race, 10/12 winners had at least 1 win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 5/12 winners had at least 1 run that season, 3/12 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run – 6 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the Long Distance Hurdle, 2/12 placed on their next run
7/12 winners ran in the Long Walk Hurdle (Ascot) on their next run, 5 of the 7 won, 1 placed
4/12 winners ran in the Cleeve Hurdle (Cheltenham) on their next run, 1 of the 4 won, 1 placed
Cheltenham Festival Run That Season – 8/12 winners ran in the Stayers Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 6 of the 8 won, 1 placed