Neptune Novices Hurdle Race Betting Tips & Odds 2018

13.30 Ballymore Properties Novices’ Hurdle Race

Some big names have won this top class Novice Hurdle contest over 2 miles 5 furlong, including the likes of Faugheen and two-time Champion Hurdler Hardy Eustace.

In 2017, Willoughby Court produced a strong staying performance to out-battle the classy and more speedy Neon Wolf, with Messire Des Obeaux back in 3rd in a very good renewal of the race.

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Willoughby Court is now among the favourites for the JLT Novices Chase and this year’s renewal is looking to be a hugely exciting one, with several big names set to clash.

Ballymore Properties Novices’ Feature Betting Tip

SAMCRO is the headline act in the opening race on Ladies’ Day and understandably so.

Gordon Elliott’s exciting six-year-old extended his unbeaten record to six with an eye-catching display in the Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown last month. Cheltenham bookmakers rate him an 8/11 chance to take top honours.

Willie Mullins’ Next Destination is three-from-three this season after winning the Grade One Lawlor’s Of Naas Novice Hurdle over two-and-a-half miles on his last start.

Next Destination finished fourth in last season’s Champion Bumper and could expose any chinks in Samcro’s armour if they were to appear.

The Alan Spence-owned On The Blind Side, who is three from three over hurdles, having also won his bumper and a point-to-point race, has not been seen out since landing a Grade Two race at Sandown Park in December. Nicky Henderson will be hoping his runner can lower the colours of the hot favourite.

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Gordon Elliott’s Samcro is the horse everyone is talking about this winter and so far, that has been with good reason because this Gigginstown owned six-year-old looks to be a top class jumper in the making.  At top Cheltenham betting odds of 2/1, Samcro is the one the punters are siding with in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle.

Nicky Henderson’s course winner On The Blind Side is second in the betting at 7/1 and also appears have have the required talent to figure highly, while Next Destination at 8/1 is the one the Willie Mullins followers will be latching onto, but he could run in the Albert Bartlett race over three miles instead.

At bigger Cheltenham odds, the Amy Murphy trained Kalashnikov could be an each way alternative at 25/1. He lost a shoe in a key Cheltenham trial race but still came 2nd, so is worth giving another chance.

Neptune Novices Hurdle Race Latest Betting Odds

  • Sacro – 2/1
  • On The Blind Side – 7/1
  • Next Destination – 8/1
  • Getabird – 14/1
  • Hear No Evil – 25/1
  • Kalashnikov – 25/1
  • Ainchea – 33/1
  • Burrows Saint – 33/1
  • Debuchet – 33/1
  • Jetz – 33/1
  • Slate House – 33/1
  • Cap Soleil – 40/1

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Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Race Betting Odds

Neptune Novices Hurdle Race Card

Ballymore Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (Registered as The Baring Bingham)
Soft-heavy in places
  • 1
    Ahead of The Curve
    J James Corbett T S Corbett
    11-7 6
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  • 2
    Aye Aye Charlie
    J Conor Shoemark T F O'Brien
    11-7 6
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  • 3
    Black Op
    J N D Fehily T T R George
    11-7 7
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  • 4
    Brahma Bull
    J D J Mullins T W P Mullins
    11-7 7
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  • 5
    J P J Brennan T F O'Brien
    11-7 6
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  • 6
    Diablo De Rouhet
    J M D Grant T J Hughes
    11-7 5
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  • 7
    Duc Des Genievres
    J P Townend T W P Mullins
    11-7 5
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  • 8
    J D A Jacob T B Pauling
    11-7 5
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  • 9
    Knight In Dubai
    J Harry Skelton T D Skelton
    11-7 5
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  • 10
    Mind's Eye
    J D N Russell T H de Bromhead
    11-7 6
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  • 11
    Next Destination
    J R Walsh T W P Mullins
    11-7 6
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  • 12
    J J W Kennedy T G Elliott
    11-7 6
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  • 13
    J D E Mullins T W P Mullins
    11-7 5
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  • 14
    Vision Des Flos
    J R M Power T C L Tizzard
    11-7 5
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