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.
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
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1BallywardJ P Townend T W P Mullins2/1-4111-5 6142
2Beyond The LawJ R M Power T M F Morris04311411-5 6139
3Calett MadJ D A Jacob T N A Twiston-Davies2-1154111-5 6142
4Chef Des ObeauxJ N D Fehily T N J Henderson7/2-211111-5 6150
5Chris's DreamJ M P Walsh T H de Bromhead10-621111-5 6142
6Crucial RoleJ R Johnson T H D Daly14221211-5 6139
7Dortmund ParkJ D N Russell T G Elliott1-1611411-5 5140
8Enniscoffey OscarJ L P Aspell T Miss E C Lavelle2-4731111-5 6142
9Fabulous SagaJ D E Mullins T W P Mullins12311711-5 6145
10Kilbricken StormJ Harry Cobden T C L Tizzard5-1311311-5 7143
11Mr WhippedJ J McGrath T N J Henderson1-111211-5 5145
12Mulcahys HillJ A P Heskin T W Greatrex27-112411-5 6147
13Ok CorralJ B J Geraghty T N J Henderson12/12111-5 8144
14Paisley ParkJ Nick Scholfield T Miss E C Lavelle2-12211-5 6142
15Poetic RhythmJ P J Brennan T F O'Brien330-13111-5 7148
16Real SteelJ D J Mullins T W P Mullins2-1F511-5 5147
17Robin WatersJ Harry Skelton T D Skelton133111-5 5138
18SantiniJ Nico de Boinville T N J Henderson1-1111-5 6150
19TalkischeapJ Wayne Hutchinson T A King33-114111-5 6142
20Tower BridgeJ J J Slevin T Joseph P O'Brien4-1104111-5 5142