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Supreme Novice Hurdle 2012 Stats
Mon, Mar 12th, 2012

A quick run through the stats for the Supreme Novice Hurdle:

Form: 8 out of the last 10 Supreme winners have won last time out. Menorah 2010 and Arcalis 2005 were the exceptions.

Last Run: 9 out of the last ten have had a run within 45 days. Captain Cee Bee was the odd one out.

Age / Weight : No strong trend.

Jockey/Trainer:  Tony McCoy rides the favourite, Darlan. Tony has finished placed in 3 of the last 4 renewals. All three horses traded at evens or less in running.  Darlan's trainer Nicky Henderson has won the race twice (River Ceiriog (1986), Flown (1992)). It is twenty years since his last win but he did send out two (Spirit Son and Sprinter Sacre) of the first three home in 2011.

Ruby Walsh and Paul Nicholls combined for two wins in the last ten years . Paul Carberry and Noel Meade have also combined to win two of the last eleven runnings of the race (Sausalito Bay (2000) & Go Native (2009)). Willie Mullins (Tourist Attraction (1995), Ebaziyan (2007)) has also saddled two winners of the race.

Starting Price : A decade ago this was a favourites race but the recent trend has been towards longer prices with 5 of the last 7 winners going off 10/1 or bigger, including Ebaziyan at 40/1. Favourites have finished 1 1 1 0 5 3 2/0/0 5 3 4 since 2002.

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