Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle

Grade – 3
Course – Clonmel
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 3 Miles (24F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights
Sponsor – Mercedes-Benz

Grade 3

Recent Form and Trends

* 2021 race was run at Navan.

Trends

Age – 11 of the last 12 winners were aged 5 or 6
Price – 7 of the last 12 winners were favourites/joint favourites, 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 Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle, 10/12 winners ran within the last 50 days
Previous Course Form – 5/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Clonmel, 2/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Clonmel
Previous Distance Form – 11/12 winners had at least 1 previous runs over 22-24 furlongs, 9/12 had at least 1 previous win over 22-24 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 11/12 winners had at least 2 previous runs over hurdles, 11/12 winners had at least 1 previous win over hurdles
Rating – 6/12 winners were rated 128 or higher (6/12 didn’t have a rating)
Graded Wins – 0/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 11/12 winners had at least 2 runs that season, 11/12 winners had a win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
1 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle, 6/12 placed on their next run
2/12 winners ran in the Michael Purcell Novice Hurdle (Thurles) on their next run, 0 of the 2 won, 1 placed

Rest of The Season Runs
8 of the last 12 winners ran in at least 2 more races that season
1/12 won at least 1 more race that season, 6/12 placed in at least 1 more race that season

Cheltenham Festival Run That Season
5/12 winners ran in the Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 5 won, 3 placed
3/12 winners ran in the Martin Pipe Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 1 of the 3 won, 1 placed