The best two-mile mile novice hurdlers come together for the Sky Bet Supreme Novice Hurdle which serves as the curtain raiser for the Cheltenham betting bonanza.
As the starting tapes go up for this big race it is always accompanied by the traditional ‘Cheltenham roar’. Read on for Supreme Novices’ Hurdle odds, tips and free bets.
Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Betting Offers and Free Bets
|When:||Tuesday 14th March, 1.30pm|
|Distance:||Two-miles & half a furlong|
|Race Type||Grade 1 Novice Hurdle|
|Weights:||10st 13lb (4yo), 11st 7lb (5yo+), 7lb allowance for fillies & mares|
|Where to watch?||ITV, Racing UK, Bookmaker Streams|
Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Tips
A big betting heat to kick off the meeting, and of course, our resident Freebets horse racing tipsters will be on hand to bring you their thoughts ahead of this contest and other on the day on our Cheltenham day 1 tips page.
More Cheltenham Tips
Check out our predictions and tips for all the other Cheltenham Day 1 races:
- Arkle Novice Chase Tips.
- Ultima Handicap Chase Tips
- Champion Hurdle Tips
- Mares Hurdle Tips
- Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Tips
- National Hunt Chase Tips
Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Betting Odds
Facile Vega is going to go off as favourite for the first race of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival.
Paul Townend will ride the Willie Mullins trained runner, while the likes of Il Etait Temps and Marine Nationale will be behind in the betting, a race dominated by Irish runners at the head of the market.
What Happened in 2022?
The Supreme has delivered some big performances over the years, and the victory of Constitution Hill in the 2022 running of the race may just go down as one of the best ever.
Prior to the race, this looked a strong field, but they were no match for the Nicky Henderson trained runner, who ran out the winner by 22 lengths.
It really was a performance to kick start the 2022 Cheltenham Festival in style.
Supreme Novices Hurdle Key Race Stats
- 9 of the past 12 winners were amongst the top three in the betting.
- 11 of the last 12 winners were aged 5 or 6.
- Appreciate It bucked a poor winning trend for 7-year-olds in 2021
- 10/12 winners were rated 144 or higher
Previous Winners of the Supreme Novices Hurdle
- 2022 - Constitution Hill
- 2021 – Appreciate It
- 2020 – Shishkin
- 2019 – Klassical Dream
- 2018 – Summerville Boy
Supreme Novices Hurdle FAQs
What distance is the Supreme Novice Hurdle?
The Supreme Novice Hurdle is ran over the minimum distance for a hurdles race, which is two miles.
When is the Supreme Novice Hurdle?
The Supreme Novice Hurdle is on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival, this year taking place on Tuesday 14th March.
What is the Supreme Trial Novices' Hurdle
The Supreme Trial Novice Hurdle is a trial race for the big one, taking place at the Cheltenham November Meeting.