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Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle

13:30 Cheltenham Festival

2024-03-12

Winner: £75,964.5

Runners: 38

Going:

No. of hurdles: 8

Distance: 2m0f87y

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The Supreme Novices' Hurdle is the first race on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. It is the premier race during the jumps season for the speedier novice hurdlers as it is run over the minimum trip of 2m. As a result the Grade 1 presents a fierce test of accurate jumping at speed. It has been won by some of the most promising horses in recent history, including Altior, Vautour and Douvan, who all went on to win multiple Grade 1 races.

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14(0)
551
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Helvic Dream

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T: Noel Meade
7
11-7
0
130
1(0)
16P4
silk
Absurde

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T: W P Mullins
6
11-7
0
145
24(0)
52-1
silk
Mistergif

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T: W P Mullins
5
11-7
0
141
23(0)
111220
silk
Lookaway

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T: Neil King
7
11-7
137
149
35(0)
178-51
silk
Western Diego

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T: W P Mullins
7
11-7
0
138
3(0)
2-411
silk
Asian Master

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T: W P Mullins
7
11-7
0
149
13(0)
13-124
silk
Helnwein

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T: Alan King
6
11-7
121
128
21(0)
-22213
silk
King Of Kingsfield

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T: Gordon Elliott
6
11-7
0
148
2(0)
01
silk
Anotherway

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T: W P Mullins
5
11-7
0
154
37(0)
11-111
silk
Dysart Enos

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T: Fergal O'Brien
6
11-0
131
144
11(0)
11-114
silk
Firefox

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T: Gordon Elliott
6
11-7
0
144
4(0)
11-211
silk
Ballyburn

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T: W P Mullins
6
11-7
0
165
34(0)
12-211
silk
Tullyhill

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T: W P Mullins
6
11-7
0
152
32(0)
7/2-
silk
Supersundae

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T: W P Mullins
5
11-7
0
105
15(0)
122-12
silk
Ile Atlantique

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T: W P Mullins
6
11-7
0
153
31(0)
13-112
silk
Slade Steel

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T: Henry De Bromhead
6
11-7
0
155
29(0)
15
silk
Recoup

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T: Fergal O'Brien
5
11-7
0
127
30(0)
1-23
silk
Shoot The Blues

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T: Barry Connell
7
11-7
0
132
8(0)
1P6
silk
Daddy Long Legs

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T: W P Mullins
5
11-7
0
138
12(0)
3-17
silk
Gold Dancer

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T: W P Mullins
5
11-7
0
128
10(0)
0-1122
silk
Favour And Fortune

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T: Alan King
6
11-7
136
142
5(0)
10-212
silk
Beat The Bat

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T: Harry Fry
6
11-7
132
137
9(0)
0-7124
silk
D Art D Art

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T: Thomas Cooper
5
11-7
0
130
NR(0)
3-1114
silk
Booster Bob

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T: Olly Murphy
6
11-7
124
127
17(0)
112
silk
Jango Baie

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T: Nicky Henderson
5
11-7
139
148
26(0)
12
silk
No Flies On Him

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T: E J O'Grady
5
11-7
0
141
33(0)
21P1
silk
Tellherthename

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T: Ben Pauling
5
11-7
135
139
36(0)
11-111
silk
Brighterdaysahead

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T: Gordon Elliott
5
11-0
0
156
16(0)
211F
silk
Intense Approach

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T: John C McConnell
5
11-7
0
18(0)
111
silk
Jeriko Du Reponet

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T: Nicky Henderson
5
11-7
132
140
28(0)
174
silk
Primoz

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T: Lucinda Russell
6
11-7
0
122
22(0)
041
silk
Kings Hill

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T: Paul John Gilligan
5
11-7
0
133
20(0)
52-21
silk
Jimmy Du Seuil

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T: W P Mullins
5
11-7
0
131
25(0)
111
silk
Mystical Power

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T: W P Mullins
5
11-7
0
151
27(0)
5
silk
No More Bolero

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T: David Bridgwater
5
11-7
0
96
NR(0)
424P
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Kimy

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T: Thomas Mullins
4
10-4
0
127
19(0)
2-2123
silk
Jigoro

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T: Gordon Elliott
5
11-7
0
141
6(0)
1
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Billericay Dickie

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T: W P Mullins
5
11-7
0
133

Verdict

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Past 10 Supreme Novices' Hurdle Winners

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Year Horse Previous Form Age Price Trainer Jockey
2023 Marine Nationale 1111 6 9/2 Barry Connell Michael O’Sullivan
2022 Constitution Hill 11 5 9/4J Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville
2021 Appreciate It 12-111 7 8/11F Willie Mullins Paul Townend
2020 Shishkin 1-F11 6 6-1 Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville
2019 Klassical Dream 24P-11 5 6-1 Willie Mullins Ruby Walsh
2018 Summerville Boy 1-2231 6 9/1 Tom George Noel Fehily
2017 Labaik 11RR6 6 25/1 Gordon Elliott Jack Kennedy
2016 Altior 6-1111 6 4/1 Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville
2015 Douvan 21-11- 5 2/1F Willie Mullins Ruby Walsh
2014 Vautour 22-111 5 7/2J Willie Mullins Ruby Walsh

Supreme Novices' Hurdle Key Trends and Stats

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Key trends

  • Rated within 8lb of RPR top-rated, ten winners in last ten runnings
  • Adjusted RPR of at least 154, 9/10
  • Previously contested a Graded race, 9/10
  • Won last time out, 9/10
  • Ran within the last 66 days, 8/10
  • Won at least 50 per cent of hurdle starts, 7/10

Other factors

  • Only one winner had come via the Flat. Five of the other nine started their careers in bumpers, where they had earned an RPR of at least 110. Three started over hurdles in France, while another went hurdling straight from a point-to-point.
  • Only one winner had run in the Champion Bumper (Appreciate It second in 2020).

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