River Don Novices Hurdle

Grade – 2
Course – Doncaster
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 3 Miles 1/2 Furlong (24.5F)
Ages – 5yo’s +
Weights – 10st 12lbs (7lbs allowance for mares)
Penalties – 4lbs for winners of a class 4 hurdle, 7lbs for winners of a class 1-3 hurdle
Sponsor – Albert Bartlett

Grade 2

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 8 of the last 9 winners were aged either 5 or 6
Price – 3 of the last 9 favourites/joint favourites have won, 7/9 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 6 of the last 9 winners won on their last run before the River Don Novices Hurdle , 6/9 winners ran within the last 43 days
Previous Course Form – 3/9 winners had at least 1 previous run at Doncaster, 2/9 winners had at least 1 previous win at Doncaster
Previous Distance Form – 5/9 winners had at least 1 previous run over 23-25 furlongs, 2/9 had at least 1 previous win over 23-25 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 7/9 winners had at least 2 runs over hurdles, 8/9 winners had at least 1 win over hurdles
Rating – 5/9 winners were rated 130 or higher
Graded Wins – 1/9 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 7/9 winners had at least 2 runs that season, 5/9 winners had at least 2 wins that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run – 0 of the last 9 winners won on their next run after the River Don Novices Hurdle, 0/9 placed on their next run
Cheltenham Festival Run That Season – 8/9 winners ran in the Spa Novices Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 8 won, 0 placed