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Find out everything you need to know about the opening race on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival here. Find the latest Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle odds, and discover the history of the race.

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Odds Winner- Favourites 2022

Below you will find the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle odds for the race in 2022. The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle favourites 2022 table will also consider odds from all of the leading sportsbooks available online chosen by our experts. Visit this page, if you want to get more info on Cheltenham Odds. 

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Tips & Favourites

There are a couple of outstanding selections that are among the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle favourites 2022. You can learn more about those runners below.


Kilcruit will be the clear favourite in the for the 2022 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle. The six-year-old trained by Willie Mullins, and owned by Miss M A Masterson, has won three from five starts. He was denied a first Festival winner in 2021, as he finished half a length behind Sir Gerhard in the Champion Bumper, but he is the clear favourite to reverse that form in 2022.

He returned to the track after that defeat at Punchestown, as he won the Supporting Irish Store Sales Champion INH Flat Race, which was a Grade 1. It will be fascinating to watch his odds over the next 12 months, as they could shorten depending on how he takes to the hurdles.


Jonbon is also a leading contender according to the Ballymore Novices’ odds. He is a slightly bigger price than the favourite but is held in high regard by trainer Nicky Henderson.

The five-year-old French-bred horse has only run on two occasions to date, but has won on both occasions. His first run came at Dromahane in a maiden in November.

He was certainly the star of the day on that occasion, as he won by 15 lengths. His progression was clear to see on his first start this season at Newbury, as he won the BetVictor Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race by four and a quarter lengths with Nico De Boinville onboard.

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Cheltenham Festival

In this section, we will look back at the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle and the history that it has enjoyed at the Cheltenham Festival.

That includes looking at famous winners of the race, and the records that are essential reading before making Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle tips in 2022.

Racing History

The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle was established in 1971, and previously went by the name of the Aldsworth Hurdle.

It wasn’t until 2006 that Ballymore Properties began to sponsor the race. The race is run over a distance of two miles and five furlongs and is for novice hurdlers.

Prize Money

The race is one of the most profitable for owners, with the 2021 winner getting £52,735 of the £93,750 purse.

The purse was slowly lower for the 2021 renewal, as winning connections in 2020 receiving £70,337 following Envoi Allen’s victory.

Famous Winners

There have been some standout winners of the race down the years. Last year’s winner was Bob Olinger for trainer Henry De Bromhead. It was the first time that Rachel Blackmore had rode the winner in this race.

Meanwhile, other famous winners in recent history include Samcro, Yorkhill and Faugheen.

The New One was also a famous winner of this race, as he won the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, before going on to claim success in the Aintree Hurdle 12 months later.


The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle is another race at the Cheltenham Festival that has been dominated by the team of Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins. Both trainer and jockey have won on four occasions with the same rides.

The first of their successes came with Fiveforthree in 2008, before further success followed with Mikael d’Haguenet, Faugheen and Yorkhill. However, trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies will be looking for a fourth win in the race in 2022.

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle – FAQs

You can find many questions that you need to answer before looking at the latest Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle tips right here.

What Time is the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Cheltenham 2022?

This race will be the opening one on the second day of the meeting. It will get underway at 1:30 pm.

Who Won the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Last Year?

Bob Olinger won the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle in 2021. The De Bromhead-trained horse won by seven and a half lengths from Gaillard Du Mesnil.

Which Horse is the Favourite to Win in 2022?

The early ante-post markets list Kilcruit as the favourite to win this huge race in 2022.

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