The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle race was introduced to the Cheltenham Festival in 2005 and is run over two miles and five furlongs for promising horses in the staying hurdle and chase divisions of the future.
It was initially given Grade 2 status but when the current sponsor Albert Bartlett took over it became a Grade 1. Many people now jokingly refer to it as ‘The Potato Race’. Read on for Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle betting odds, tips and free bets for the 2023 race.
Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Betting Offers and Free Bets
|When:||Friday 17th March, 2:50pm|
|Race Type||Grade 1 Hurdle|
|Weights:||10st 11lbs (4yo), 11st 7lb (5yo+), 7lb allowance for fillies and mares|
|Where to watch?||ITV, Racing UK, Bookmaker Streams|
Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Tips
The Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle is a very tough stamina test for novice hurdlers. The horses that run here often go onto become strong stayers, and if they have the quality, either Stayers Hurdle or Gold Cup contenders in the future.
As the Cheltenham Festival draws closer, we will update this page with our full betting preview, the latest odds for the race, our Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle Tips and any other key info that punters need before they place their bets.
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Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Betting Odds (March Update)
The betting market for this race is really taking shape now, and leading the way we have Corbetts Cross priced up as the 7/2 favourite.
There’s plenty of interesting challengers in behind though, with the likes of Embassy Gardens, Three Card Brag and Hiddenvalley Lake all available at single figure odds.
What Happened in 2022?
Willie Mullins took the Albert Bartlett in style in 2022, with The Nice Guy coming up the hill to win by five lengths. It was a 1-2 for Mullins, with Minella Cocooner, his more fancied runner, chasing the winner home in second place.
Previous Winners of the Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle
- 2022 - The Nice Guy
- 2021 – Vanillier
- 2020 – Monkfish
- 2019 – Minella Indo
- 2018 – Kilbricken Storm
What time is the Albert Bartlett race?
The Albert Bartlett race takes place on the fourth day of Cheltenham Festival. In 2023 the Albert Bartlett ace will be on Friday17th March with a scheduled off-time of 2.50pm.