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Mersey Novices Hurdle Trends
Sun, Apr 5th, 2015

Aintree 2015: Mersey Novices Hurdle

The Mersey Novices Hurdle is Grade 2 Hurdle Race run over 2 miles 4 furlongs on Grand National Saturday at Aintree Racecourse. Notable horses on the roll of honour include Simonsig, Wayward Lad, Morley Street and Best Mate.

The 2015  renewal is due to take place on Grand National Saturday 11 April. The race will be shown on UK television by the Channel 4 as part of the build up to the Grand National itself.

Mersey Novices Hurdle Stats

Cheltenham Form: 4 of the last 5 winners ran at the Cheltenham Festival finishing in the first two.

Fate of the Favourite: Three winning favourites in the last decade and overall placings of  3 1 5 3 5 1 2 1 6 1

Winners Market Position: 6 of the last 7 winners have come from the first two in the market. Ten year market position of the winner was  5 1 2 2 7 1 2 1 6 1.

Rating: 6 of the last 8 winners  had a pre-race rating of 148+

Age: No Strong trend

Trainer/Jockey: No Irish trained winners ince 2003. Henderson and Geraghty have teamed up to win the last two of the last four renewals. Nicholls and Walsh have won three of the last 11. Tony McCoy rode Nicholls 4 winner in 11 last year.

Mersey Novices Hurdle Winners 2003-2014

Year

Form

Horse

LTO

OR

Age

Trainer

Jockey

SP

2014

1411

Lac Fontana

22

148

5

Paul Nicholls

A P McCoy 

9-2

2013

2347

Ubak

24

130

5

Gary Moore

Jamie Moore

22-1

2012

1211

Simonsig

31

157

6

Nicky Henderson

Barry Geraghty

4-9

2011

112

Spirit Son

24

149

5

Nicky Henderson

Barry Geraghty

3-1

2010

1111

Peddlers Cross

22

148

5

Donald McCain

Jason Maguire

5-4

2009

1

Bouggler

35

-

4

Emma Lavelle

Noel Fehily

16-1

2008

14214

Elusive Dream

39

152

7

Paul Nicholls

Ruby Walsh

7-2

2007

11122

Tidal Bay

29

149

6

Howard Johnson

Paddy Brennan

14-1

2006

11430

Natal

24

142

5

Paul Nicholls

Ruby Walsh

7-2

2005

1133

Turpin Green

46

130

6

Nicky Richards

Tony Dobbin

14-1

2004

21220

Garde Champetre

16

-

5

Paul Nicholls

Ruby Walsh

9-2

2003

2442

Leinster

23

-

6

Dessie Hughes

Kieran Kelly

12-1


Grand National Meeting 2015 Previous Winners And 10 Year Trends

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