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’.
|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. In the build up to the race, as they submit their Supreme Novices’ Hurdle tips, this is the page where you can read all about it.
Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Betting Odds (January Update)
The Willie Mullins trained Facile Vega is a strong favourite for the Supreme, with two months to go until the race.
Already odds on, the gelding is a best price of 5/6 with a couple of bookmakers, while Marine Nationale, owned and trained by Barry Connell, is the next best available generally at 5/1.
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 - Constituion Hill
2021 – Appreciate It
2020 – Shishkin
2019 – Klassical Dream
2018 – Summerville Boy