Michael Purcell Novice Hurdle

Grade – 3
Course – Thurles
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles 4 Furlongs (20F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights
Sponsor – Markaye Contracts Ltd

Grade 3

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 10 of the last 12 winners were aged 5 or 6
Price – 1 of the last 12 favourites/joint favourites have won, 9/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 5 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Michael Purcell Novice Hurdle , 10/12 winners ran within the last 46 days
3/12 winners ran in the Golden Cygnet Novice Hurdle (Leopardstown) on their last run, 1 of the 3 won, 2 placed
Previous Course Form – 2/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Thurles, 2/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Thurles
Previous Distance Form – 10/12 winners had at least 1 previous run over 19-21 furlongs, 4/12 had at least 1 previous wins over 19-21 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 10/12 winners had at least 3 previous runs over hurdles, 12/12 winners had at least 1 previous win over hurdles, 3/12 winners had at least 2 previous wins over hurdles
Rating – 6/12 winners were rated 132 or higher (6/12 didn’t have a hurdle rating)
Graded Wins – 2/12 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, 12/12 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
4 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the Michael Purcell Novice Hurdle, 3/12 placed on their next run
4/12 winners ran in the Festival Novice Hurdle (Fairyhouse) on their next run, 1 of the 4 won, 2 placed
2/12 winners ran in the Sefton Novices Hurdle (Aintree) on their next run, 0 of the 2 won, 1 placed

Cheltenham Festival Run That Season
1/12 winners ran in the Coral Cup at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 1 won, 0 placed
2/12 winners ran in the Martin Pipe Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 1 of the 2 won, 0 placed