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 – 10 of the last 12 winners were aged 7 or older
Price – 5 of the last 12 winners were favourites, 10/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 4 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Long Distance Hurdle , 8/12 winners ran 174 days or longer ago
3/12 winners ran in the Liverpool Hurdle (Aintree) on their last run, 2 of the 3 won, 1 placed
2/12 winners ran in the West Yorkshire Hurdle (Wetherby) on their last run, 0 of the 2 won, 0 placed
Previous Course Form – 9/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Newbury, 9/12 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 1 previous win over 23-25 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 9/12 winners had at least 11 runs over hurdles, 12/12 winners had at least 3 wins over hurdles, 9/12 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, 11/12 winners had at least 1 win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 5/12 winners had at least 1 run that season, 2/12 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
5 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the Long Distance Hurdle, 1/12 placed on their next run
8/12 winners ran in the Long Walk Hurdle (Ascot) on their next run, 4 of the 8 won, 1 placed
3/12 winners ran in the Cleeve Hurdle (Cheltenham) on their next run, 1 of the 3 won, 0 placed

Rest of The Season Runs
9 of the last 12 winners ran in at least 2 more races that season
7/12 won at least 1 more race that season, 2/12 placed in at least 1 more race that season

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