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.
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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2017 WINNER – WILLOUGHBY COURT 16/1
Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Race Betting Odds
Neptune Novices Hurdle Race Card
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1Ahead of The CurveJ James Corbett T S Corbett212P3411-7 6137
2Aye Aye CharlieJ Conor Shoemark T F O'Brien14-3F4311-7 6134
3Black OpJ N D Fehily T T R George1/19-41211-7 7150
4Brahma BullJ D J Mullins T W P Mullins111111-7 7-
5CoolanlyJ P J Brennan T F O'Brien3P1-1211-7 6-
6Diablo De RouhetJ M D Grant T J Hughes76512211-7 5127
7Duc Des GenievresJ P Townend T W P Mullins13211-7 5148
8GowiththeflowJ D A Jacob T B Pauling122111-7 5137
9Knight In DubaiJ Harry Skelton T D Skelton21-513411-7 5137
10Mind's EyeJ D N Russell T H de Bromhead22-211011-7 6137
11Next DestinationJ R Walsh T W P Mullins142-11111-7 6150
12SamcroJ J W Kennedy T G Elliott111-11111-7 6155
13ScarpetaJ D E Mullins T W P Mullins3111-7 5134
14Vision Des FlosJ R M Power T C L Tizzard1-342111-7 5147