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Haydock Prestige Novices Hurdle Winners
Tue, Feb 12th, 2013

The Grade 2 Prestige Novices Hurdle is one of the last trials for the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and now shares the same sponsor.

The race has Grade 2 status in its own right and last years winner Brindisi Breeze doubled up in the Grade 1 event at Cheltenham. Other notable horses on the roll of honour include the World Hurdle winner Iris's Gift and the 2012 Grand National winner Neptune Collonges.

The 2013 renewal is scheduled to take place at Haydock Park racecourse on the 16 February.

Prestige Novices Hurdle Stats 2003-2012

  • The now absent Howard Johnson had been trainer to follow
  • It may pay to continue to follow northern based trainers (have won the last 3)
  • Winners have been rated between 130 and 152
  • 6 of the last 10 winners has an SP of 9-4 or less ( but none of last 3)
  • Just one winner older than 6 in the decade

Prestige Novices Hurdle Winners 2003-2012

Year

Horse

Age

Jockey

Trainer

OR

Odds

2012

Brindisi Breeze (IRE)

6

Campbell Gillies

L V Russsell

140

9-2

2011

Back In Focus (IRE)

6

Brian Hughes

H Johnson

-

16-1

2010

Wymott (IRE)

6

Jason Maguire

Donald McCain

130

4-1

2009

Tarablaze

6

Tony McCoy

Philip Hobbs

138

1-5

2008

Tazbar (IRE)

6

Phil Kinsella

Keith Reveley

137

5-4

2007

Chief Dan George (IRE)

7

Alan Dempsey

James Moffatt

130

9-1

2006

Neptune Collonges (FR)

5

Christian Williams

Paul Nicholls

152

2-11

2005

Mephisto (IRE)

6

Timmy Murphy

H Johnson

-

9-4

2004

Royal Rosa (FR)

5

Graham Lee

H Johnson

142

9-4

2003

Iris's Gift

6

Barry Geraghty

Jonjo O'Neill

142

8-13

Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Odds

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