The Challow Novices’ Hurdle is a Grade 1 race run over 2 miles and 4½ furlongs with 10 hurdles to be negotiated.
Run annually at Newbury, it’s seen as a stepping stone to the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
It’s a race that Paul Nicholls likes to target with his novice hurdlers, saddling the winner of the race on five occasions, including for the last three years.
The Ditcheat trainer targets the race this year with Captain Teague and Farnoge, both whom have excellent chances.
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Challow Novices’ Hurdle Tips
The Challow Hurdle is a strong race for favourites, with eight of the last 13 being successful.
Challow Hurdle Betting Tips & Stats Guide
What Happened Last Year?
Hermes Allen was an easy winner of the 2022 Challow Hurdle, adding to trainer Paul Nicholls’ excellent record in the race.
Sent off the 11/10 favourite, Hermes Allen cruised through the race and ran out a comfortable five-length winner from You Wear It Well in 2nd place.
The next stop for Hermes Allen was the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, where he could only finish a disappointing 6th, despite being the favourite for the race.
When & Where Is The 2023 Challow Novices’ Hurdle?
This year’s Challow Novices’ Hurdle will be run at Newbury on Saturday, December 30, with the race scheduled to go off at 3:00pm, and shown live on ITV Racing.
Recent Challow Hurdle Winners
The Challow Hurdle is typically won by a high-class horse, with past winners including Bindaree, Denman, and Wichita Lineman
Below are the last five winners of the Challow Novices’ Hurdle.
When is the 2023 Challow Novices’ Hurdle?
This year's Challow Novices’ Hurdle will be run on Saturday, December 30 at 3:00pm.
Where is the Challow Novices’ Hurdle run?
The Challow Novices’ Hurdle is run annually at Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire, near London.
Which jockey has ridden most Challow Hurdle winners?
Tony McCoy won the Challow Hurdle on six occasions - Classified in 2001, Coolnagorna in 2002, Wichita Lineman in 2006, Backspin in 2010, Taquin du Seuil in 2012, and Captain Cutter in 2013.