Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Betting Tips & Odds 2018

14.50 The Albert Bartlett  Novices’ Hurdle Race

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle which takes place in Day 4 of Cheltenham Festival 2018 is a three mile hurdle race for first season horses with stamina and class to burn. In 2017, Willie Mullins landed the lion’s share of a £125,000 prize with his Penhill, a talented horse now firmly in the picture for the Stayers Hurdle on the Thursday.

In second was Monalee, now a serious contender for the RSA Chase or the “Four Miler”, so the Albert Bartlett is an important platform for future stars and the 2018 race is certain to bring more cream in equine form to the top of the staying divisions over hurdles and fences.

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Albert Bartlett  Novices’ Feature Betting Tip

An attritional test for any horse with experience being the key to this race.

Every winner of the race has had at least five runs which rules out leading contenders Santini and Duc Des Genievres. Both have shown very good form and are exciting individuals for the future but a race of this nature may prove too much with the pair having only had three runs apiece in their whole lives.

Chef Des Obeaux has been rather impressive since stepped up to 3m and his ability to handle testing ground will always aid him in paying his way through the deep winter ground. Drier conditions would be a slight concern.

Poetic Rhythm won the Grade 1 Challow Hurdle in tenacious style at the expense of Mulcahys Hill and he has to be considered with him possessing enough experience.

At the current betting odds, a chance is taken on WHITE MOON as he looked a very good prospect before having excuses when well beaten by On The Blind Side at Sandown. The step up to 3m is in his favour and ground should pose no issue.

Main Players

This race is going to be very hot this year and the Irish hold a strong hand with the likes of Cracking Smart, Next Destination, Samcro and Getabird all in the conversation to take their chance here.

Nicky Henderson’s On The Blind Side has course form and seems to find plenty for pressure, along with a touch of class. At 10/1 in a few places, he could be the one to bet on.

At bigger prices, the likes of Colin Tizzard’s Slate House and Willie Mullins’ Ballyward are of some interest at 25/1. But to be on the safe side, make sure to look out for alternative ‘NRNB’ (Non-Runner No Bet) Cheltenham betting markets, because the novice hurdle fields won’t form properly until much closer to the Festival.

The Albert Bartlett  Novices’ Hurdle Latest Betting Odds

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  • Next Destination – 5/1
  • Cracking Smart  – 6/1
  • On The Blind Side – 10/1
  • Samcro – 16/1
  • Mr Whipped – 16/1
  • Getabird – 16/1
  • Poetic Rhythm – 20/1
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2017 ALBERT BARTLETT WINNER – PENHILL 10/1

Albert Bartlett  Novices’ Hurdle Betting Odds

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race Card

Cheltenham
Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (Registered As The Spa Novices' Hurdle)
14:5016.03.2018
Soft-heavy in places
  • 1
    Ballyward
    J P Townend T W P Mullins
    2/1-41
    11-5 6
    142
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  • 2
    Beyond The Law
    J R M Power T M F Morris
    043114
    11-5 6
    139
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  • 3
    Calett Mad
    J D A Jacob T N A Twiston-Davies
    2-11541
    11-5 6
    142
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  • 4
    Chef Des Obeaux
    J N D Fehily T N J Henderson
    7/2-2111
    11-5 6
    150
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  • 5
    Chris's Dream
    J M P Walsh T H de Bromhead
    10-6211
    11-5 6
    142
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  • 6
    Crucial Role
    J R Johnson T H D Daly
    142212
    11-5 6
    139
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  • 7
    Dortmund Park
    J D N Russell T G Elliott
    1-16114
    11-5 5
    140
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  • 8
    Enniscoffey Oscar
    J L P Aspell T Miss E C Lavelle
    2-47311
    11-5 6
    142
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  • 9
    Fabulous Saga
    J D E Mullins T W P Mullins
    123117
    11-5 6
    145
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  • 10
    Kilbricken Storm
    J Harry Cobden T C L Tizzard
    5-13113
    11-5 7
    143
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  • 11
    Mr Whipped
    J J McGrath T N J Henderson
    1-1112
    11-5 5
    145
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  • 12
    Mulcahys Hill
    J A P Heskin T W Greatrex
    27-1124
    11-5 6
    147
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  • 13
    Ok Corral
    J B J Geraghty T N J Henderson
    12/121
    11-5 8
    144
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  • 14
    Paisley Park
    J Nick Scholfield T Miss E C Lavelle
    2-122
    11-5 6
    142
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  • 15
    Poetic Rhythm
    J P J Brennan T F O'Brien
    330-131
    11-5 7
    148
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  • 16
    Real Steel
    J D J Mullins T W P Mullins
    2-1F5
    11-5 5
    147
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  • 17
    Robin Waters
    J Harry Skelton T D Skelton
    1331
    11-5 5
    138
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  • 18
    Santini
    J Nico de Boinville T N J Henderson
    1-11
    11-5 6
    150
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  • 19
    Talkischeap
    J Wayne Hutchinson T A King
    33-1141
    11-5 6
    142
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  • 20
    Tower Bridge
    J J J Slevin T Joseph P O'Brien
    4-11041
    11-5 5
    142
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