The Albert Bartlett novices hurdle is a real test of stamina for young horses. The race is over three miles, with the famous Cheltenham Hill at the end.
Many of these horses will have only had a handful of starts in their career which makes this test even tougher.
This is the race before the Cheltenham Gold Cup and those who bet on Cheltenham would love a timely winner here.
The Albert Bartlett could be the toughest novice race of the entire festival to work out. These horses are all young and inexperienced, while also being asked to do something that is not easy, which is to run over three miles and finish uphill.
Any horse who runs well in this race will go on to either be a very strong staying hurdler or chaser in the future.
A horse who has that written all over him is our tip here, and the horse is Barbados Bucks.
The Paul Nicholls runner has slowly worked up the rankings, and put up his best performance so far when winning at Kempton in January.
He’s never ran at graded level of any type, so this is a big step up but he looks more than capable of handling that.
Stattler and Fakiera head the betting for the Albert Bartlett, the first named is the 5/1 favourite for the contest while the second named is in behind at 13/2.
Torygraph is 8/1 alongside Barbados Bucks at the same price, while Alaphilippe rounds off the main contenders at 10/1.
There will be people out there looking further down the betting list, as there are many horses in the race who are unexposed, both in terms of the races they have ran and the distance.
*Odds correct at time of writing