Winter Novices Hurdle

Grade – 2
Course – Sandown
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles 4 Furlongs (20F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights – 11st 0lbs (7lbs allowance for fillies & mares)
Penalties – 4lbs for winners of a class 4 hurdle, 7lbs for winners of a class 1-3 hurdle
Sponsor – Ballymore

Grade 2

Recent Form and Trends

*The 2010 race was abandoned due to snow

Trends

Age – 9 of the last 11 winners were aged either 4 or 5
Price – 3 of the last 11 favourites have won, 8/11 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 5 of the last 11 winners won on their last run before the Winter Novices Hurdle , 11/11 winners ran within the last 34 days
Previous Course Form – 1/11 winners had at least 1 previous run at Sandown, 0/11 winners had at least 1 previous wins at Sandown
Previous Distance Form – 7/11 winners had at least 1 previous run over 19-21 furlongs, 5/11 had at least 1 previous win over 19-21 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 10/11 winners had at least 2 runs over hurdles, 9/11 winners had at least 1 win over hurdles
Rating – 9/11 winners were rated 129 or higher
Grade 1-3 Wins – 3/11 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 11/11 winners had at least 1 run that season, 9/11 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run – 3 of the last 11 winners won on their next run after the Winter Novices Hurdle, 2/11 placed on their next run
9/11 winners ran in the Challow Novices Hurdle (Newbury) on their next run, 3 of the 9 won, 2 placed
Cheltenham Festival Run That Season – 7/12 winners ran in the Ballymore Novices Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 7 won, 1 placed