The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle is the Cheltenham Festival’s premier hurdles event for novice stayers. The race is run over a distance of 3 miles and features 12 hurdles. Entry is restricted to racehorses over the age of 4.

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle, also known as the Spa Novices’ Hurdle, was introduced to the Cheltenham Festival in 2005 as part of the festival’s expansion program. The event is used to blood future World Hurdle contenders.

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Betting Odds

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Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (Registered As The Spa Novices' Hurdle) (Grade 1) (Class 1) - 14:50
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Shantou Village 4 7/2 7/2 7/2 4
Barters Hill 9/2 4 9/2 9/2 4
Long Dog 7 6 6 6 6
Gangster 8 7 7 7 15/2
Bleu Et Rouge 10 8 10 10 9
Unowhatimeanharry 14 12 14 12 14
Up For Review 20 14 18 18 16
Open Eagle 28 22 28 28 20
Bachasson 33 25 33 33 25
Balko Des Flos 33 33 33 33 33
Champers On Ice 33 25 33 25 28
Aurillac 40 33 40 33 40
Fagan 40 25 40 40 33
Jonniesofa 50 40 50 50 33
Allysson Monterg 66 50 66 66 66
Definite Outcome 66 50 66 66 50
Solstice Star - - SP - 66
Hit The Highway 100 100 66 66 66
West Approach 125 66 100 100 80
Atlantic Gold 200 150 150 150 100

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Winners

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle has featured a number of quality hurdlers during its short history. The most notable winner of the race to date was 2007 champion Wichita Lineman. This Jonjo O’Neill trained gelding went on to win the William Hill Trophy in 2009, before his career ended prematurely with a fatal fall at the first fence at the 2009 Irish Grand National.