Supreme Novices' Hurdle Race Betting Tips & Odds 2018

13.30 The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race

Day 1 of Cheltenham Champion Day kicks off at 1.30pm with the famous “Cheltenham Roar”, closely followed by the very best hurdling novices around pitching their skills to see who is the best.

The race has long been a sounding board for some of the household names later in their careers and invariably, the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle is a high quality, all-action affair to kick off the 2018 Cheltenham Festival.

Cheltenham Day 4 Betting Offers

Cheltenham Festival betting for this Grade 1 contest is fierce too, as racing fans bid to get the four day week started with a winner. Many bookmakers will have a decent concession or Cheltenham moneyback offer for the famous opener, so keep an eye out for the latest enhanced Cheltenham odds and each-way places.

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Feature Betting Tip

Willie Mullins has won this Cheltenham Festival curtain-raiser three times in the last five years and a record five times overall. He will be hoping that Getabird can get him off to a Festival Flyer.

Getabird is unbeaten in four starts and was a brilliant winner of the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown back in January.

Tolworth hurdle winner Sommerville Boy would be interesting if conditions come up soft (which is likely) – the same can also be said of Kalashnikov, the winner of the Betfair Hurdle.

However, Gordon Elliott’s classy ex-Flat performer MENGLI KHAN is looking like great value at 12/1 in a race where he meets Getabird on more favourable terms than last time.

Main Players

The main Irish player to emerge in recent weeks is unquestionably the Willie Mullins trained Getabird, a fast improving and hugely exciting Rich Ricci owned gelding who jumped and quickened brilliantly to win the Grade 1 Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown in January.

On the UK front, Nicky Henderson’s oddly named but talented Claimantakinforgan is right in the mix, while the Harry Fry trained If The Cap Fits might well be the most interesting improver over hurdles. He won at Kempton Park on Boxing Day in impressive fashion. With the size and scope to keep improving, this horse does very much fit the bill of a horse likely to run a mammoth race in a Supreme and with Noel Fehily riding, he will be in good hands.

Latest Supreme Novices Betting Odds

  • Getabird – 13/8
  • Kalashnikov – 7/2
  • Summerville Boy – 8/1
  • Mengli Khan – 11/1
  • Claimantakinforgan – 11/1
  • Paloma Blue – 12/1
  • First Flow – 12/1
  • Sharjah – 16/1

2017 Supreme Novices Winner: LABAIK – 25/1

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race Card

Cheltenham
Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1)
13:3013.03.2018
Heavy-soft in places
  • 1
    Claimantakinforgan
    J Nico de Boinville T N J Henderson
    235-113
    11-7 6
    144
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  • 2
    Debuchet
    J D E Mullins T Ms M Mullins
    2121-46
    11-7 5
    -
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  • 3
    First Flow
    J David Bass T K C Bailey
    4-4111
    11-7 6
    144
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  • 4
    Getabird
    J R Walsh T W P Mullins
    R1/11-11
    11-7 6
    152
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  • 5
    Golden Jeffrey
    J C O'Farrell T I Jardine
    114205
    11-7 5
    130
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  • 6
    Kalashnikov
    J Jack Quinlan T Miss Amy Murphy
    1-1121
    11-7 5
    154
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  • 7
    Lostintranslation
    J R M Power T C L Tizzard
    4-2216
    11-7 6
    134
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  • 8
    Mengli Khan
    J J W Kennedy T G Elliott
    4-111R2
    11-7 5
    148
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  • 9
    Paloma Blue
    J D N Russell T H de Bromhead
    12-3213
    11-7 6
    142
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  • 10
    Saxo Jack
    J Sean Houlihan T Mrs S Leech
    42125
    11-7 8
    120
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  • 11
    Sharjah
    J P Townend T W P Mullins
    11F7
    11-7 5
    148
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  • 12
    Shoal Bay
    J T Scudamore T C L Tizzard
    1146
    11-7 5
    135
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  • 13
    Simply The Betts
    J Sean Bowen T H Whittington
    1342
    11-7 5
    125
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  • 14
    Slate House
    J Harry Cobden T C L Tizzard
    5/1-1145
    11-7 6
    143
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  • 15
    Summerville Boy
    J N D Fehily T T R George
    12231
    11-7 6
    150
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  • 16
    Trainwreck
    J S W Flanagan T H de Bromhead
    2-61210
    11-7 6
    138
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  • 17
    Us And Them
    J J J Slevin T Joseph P O'Brien
    24-3112
    11-7 5
    136
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  • 18
    Western Ryder
    J R Johnson T W Greatrex
    3-U1142
    11-7 6
    146
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  • 19
    Dame Rose
    J Jonathan Burke T Richard Hobson
    1-131P4
    11-0 5
    140
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  • 20
    Khudha
    J D F O'Regan T A Fleming
    554
    10-13 4
    106
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