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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 Betting Odds Winner- Favourites 2021

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Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Tips & Favourites

There are a couple of outstanding selections that are among the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle favourites 2021. You can learn more about those runners below.


The outright favourite in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle odds is Bravemansgame. The six-year-old has made an excellent impression during his career so far, and has even been compared to the great Denman.

His record speaks for itself, as he has won on three from four appearances so far this season. The only race that he didn’t win came at Chepstow, where he finished second behind Soaring Glory after a 294-day break from the track.

Since that first run, his dominance over two miles and four and a half furlongs has been clear to see. His last two runs have been over that distance. Both runs came at Newbury, as he won by seven and a half lengths in November, before going on to win by ten lengths the following month.

The only question mark that will be hanging over the Paul Nicholls-trained horse is whether he has the stamina for Cheltenham, as Bravemansgame is yet to run at the home of jumps racing.

Appreciate It

The current Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle odds suggest that Appreciate It could be Bravemansgame’s nearest contender.

However, that could change depending on the route that trainer Willie Mullins decides to take, as he could also declare for the Supreme Novices’ Chase.

The seven-year-old has shown excellent form so far this season, as he has won on both stars in Ireland.

The most recent of those saw Appreciate It win by nine lengths at Leopardstown. However, the distances that he has run over could be an indicator that the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle may be the route taken by connections.

Appreciate It hasn’t run over a distance nearer to two miles and five furlongs since the victory at Leopardstown in 2019.

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 2021.

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 2019 winner getting £70,338 in prize money. The total purse for the event that year stood at £125,000.

That purse was also the same for the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle in 2020, with Envoi Allen’s connections receiving £70,337 after his impressive win.

Famous Winners

There have been some standout winners of the race down the years. Last year’s winner was the Gordon Elliott-trained Envoi Allen.

The then-six-year-old was regularly mentioned in Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle tips 12 months ago. 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 this year.

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle – FAQs

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

What Time is the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Cheltenham 2021?

The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle will be the opening race of the second day of the festival. The race will get underway at 13:30.

Who Won the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Last Year?

The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle odds successfully predicted the winner last year, as Envoi Allen won after being set off as the 4/7 favourite.

Which Horse is the Favourite to Win in 2021?

The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle odds currently have Bravemansgame as the favourite. However, the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle odds also have Appreciate It as a joint-favourite.

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