SUPREME NOVICES HURDLE INFO
Date: Tuesday (13:20) 14 MARCH 2023
Type: Grade 1 National Hunt Hurdle Race
Distance: 2 Miles 1/2 Furlongs
The Supreme Novices Hurdle will be run on Tuesday 14 March at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival and bookmakers have already made available their Cheltenham antepost betting markets. This gives players the chance to get in early to secure a better price about their runner of choice, beating the queues and grabbing a share of the value.
Odds are updated every 2 hours. Please check odds on the operator’s website before placing a bet.
A Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race, it is contested over the two miles trip at the Prestbury Park course with eight hurdles to be jumped by the field before they can be in contention to join an elite list of winners. The contest has a history that can be traced all the way back to 1946 when the opener was won by Prince Rupert for Ron Smyth and Ted Smyth. Last year’s renewal saw Klassical Dream come out on top under the ride of Ruby Walsh for star trainer Willie Mullins.
With the early betting available, our team of horse racing tipsters and sports betting experts preview the Supreme Novices Hurdle 2022 with the aim of helping you get the 2023 Cheltenham Festival off to a winning start. Read on as we focus on stats and trends, early favourites past winners and we even put forward a handy betting guide that should help you beat the bookies.
Traders at all major bookmakers have priced up a number of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival races, including the Supreme Novices Hurdle. The antepost markets offers allows punters to get on their runner of choice well in advance of the final field being announced. Betting at this stage often gives us a better price than will be available to backers leaving it to nearer the time or waiting until the decision of the final declarations.
The main risk associated with antepost betting is you may back a horse to win a certain race and it could be entered into a completely different contest. It may even suffer an injury and bypass the Cheltenham Festival completely. In both instances you would lose your stake money without ever getting a run for your cash. That’s why many experienced backers prefer to keep their stakes low in the antepost market and then go in higher when non-runner no bet becomes available.
This promotion is added closer to the off time and specifies that if your horse doesn’t run in the race you backed it to win your money will be refunded. You can then back another horse in the same race, look at a different contest or withdraw back to your bank. Non-runner no bet takes away a bit of the risk associated with antepost betting but it won’t be available until a few weeks before the Cheltenham Festival 2022 gets underway. Also, take a a look at numerous Cheltenham races free bet promos – their name speak for themselves offering you an incredible value.
Antepost betting is great if you can predict which race a horse is going to run in. When the final declarations have been announced, bookmakers cut the odds of every horse involved. The risk if you may back a horse to win the Supreme Novices, such as Envoi Allen, only to see it entered into a different contest entirely. Weigh up the risk vs the reward and time your bet to perfection. You want the best possible odds with the lowest chance of your runner missing the race.
Live betting and live streaming exists on all major UK and Irish horse racing and that extends to the 2023 Cheltenham Festival. You can watch the action live on ITV Racing or through the live streaming service offered by a major bookmaker, such as Coral. This is an HD quality stream with expert commentary that can be viewed through your desktop computer, mobile site or tablet device. This ensures you will never again be forced to miss the festival or check a results website for an update on your bets. No more backing blind.
As the Cheltenham Festival 2023 approaches you will find major bookmakers offering an ever-increasing number of specials, promotions, deals and Supreme Novices Hurdle offers to both new and existing customers. These are updated and refreshed regularly to ensure they are competitive and attractive to punters.
You’ll find an updated list below as and when new offers come in, but we can get a feel for what to expect by looking back and promos that were popular last year. These included free bets, enhanced odds, extra places each-way and money back for fallers.
2019 Klassical Dream
2018 Summerville Boy
2013 Champagne Fever
2012 Cinders And Ashes
2011 Al Ferof
Winner: Shishkin (Nicky Henderson)
Shishkin was weak in the betting in the hours leading up to the 2020 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, but belied odds of 6/1 to just win under Nico de Boinville for trainer Nicky Henderson and owners Joe and Marie Donnelly. Backers of this horse who drifted in the market before the off had nervous moments too, as the 9/4 favourite Asterion Forlonge – owned by the same people and trained by Willie Mullins – jumped out markedly to his right and hampered several rivals before fading to finish fourth.
De Boinville wisely switched Shsihkin out of danger, however, and went right around the outside of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle field which contained 14 other runners. It proved to be a shrewd move as he produced the six-year-old to challenge at the last and then engaged in a ding-dong tussle with 11/4 second-favourite Abacadabras all the way to the line. Shishkin just prevailed in a photo finish by a head over the Gordon Elliott trained and Gigginstown House Stud owned runner. The font two pulled 11 lengths clear of Philip Hobbs’ JP McManus owned horse Chantry House in third.
Henderson and De Boinville both expect Shishkin to bulk up and grow over the summer, but neither would be drawn after the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on whether he would remain over the smaller obstacles and go for the 2022 Champion Hurdle or be sent novice chasing next season. He showed a really likeable, gutsy attitude to win and, when you consider how much ground was forfeited in avoiding trouble, this is a performance which can be upgraded with the future in mind.
The above list of Supreme Hurdle winners show Klassical Dream won last year’s Supreme Novices Hurdle for the experienced and successful partnership of Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh. That booking ensured Klassical Dream attracted plenty of attention in the build up to the off and it proved to be shrewd money as he lived up to expectations and landed backers a healthy profit.
It was a fascinating race but there could be no doubting we were left with a deserving champion that day as Klassical Dream made his way towards the winner’s enclosure. That result meant Willie Mullins had won four of the last seven renewals of this race and he had Ruby Walsh in the saddle on each occasion. If you see the pair working closely together again this year on a talented horse you can be sure you’ll get a run for your stake money.
When following the Natioanal Hunt horse racing season in the UK and Ireland between the latter parts of 2020 and early exchanges of 2022 you will notice several Cheltenham Festival trials scheduled, including trials for the Supreme Novices Hurdle. These are important when planning your bets as they offer an update on horse’s form, times, jockey bookings and even distances.
Below you’ll find a list of stats on the Cheltenham Festival key trials which will be updated regularly throughout the season. Visit this page for updates.