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Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle

The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle is a Grade 1 race for 4 year old and above novices hurdlers, run over a distance of 2 miles ½ furlong on the old course at Cheltenham.

It is the first race run at the festival each year and as such the atmosphere in the build up to the race and the roar that greets the start, play an important part in the way the race is run. The start of the race is at the top of the hill, which ensures the race is run at a fast gallop.

Given the pace of the race, the winning horse will need good stamina at the distance, but will also need enough basic speed to be able to keep up with the pace during the race. The winner will also need to demonstrate sound jumping ability at a fast gallop.

Last time out winners seem to hold a good advantage, unless there was a really good reason why a horse failed to win on it's last start.

2018 Betting Odds

Apple's Shakira12/1
Mengli Khan12/1
Summerville Boy12/1
Duc Des Genievres14/1
Next Destination14/1
Paloma Blue16/1
First Flow25/1
Real Steel25/1
Simply The Betts25/1
Western Ryder25/1
Early Doors33/1
Michael's Mount33/1
Scarlet Dragon33/1
Vision Des Flos33/1
Whiskey Sour33/1
Mind's Eye40/1
Slate House40/1
The Russian Doyen40/1
Us And Them40/1
And The New50/1
Dame Rose50/1
Irish Prophecy50/1
Brahms De Clermont66/1
Play The Game66/1
Shoal Bay66/1
First Figaro100/1
Golden Jeffrey100/1
Saxo Jack200/1
latest odds courtesy of bet365

Past Results

2017 - 14 ran
1LabaikG ElliottJ W Kennedy25/1
2MelonW P MullinsR Walsh3/1j
3River WyldeN J HendersonNico de Boinville8/1
2016 - 14 ran
1Altior N J HendersonNico de Boinville4/1
2Min W P MullinsR Walsh15/8f
3Buveur D'air N J HendersonN D Fehily10/1
2015 - 12 ran
1Douvan W P MullinsR Walsh2/1f
2Shaneshill W P MullinsP Townend9/1
3Sizing John H De BromheadJ J Burke25/1
2014 - 18 ran
1Vautour W P MullinsR Walsh7/2j
2Josses Hill N J HendersonA Tinkler14/1
3Vaniteux N J HendersonB J Geraghty11/1
4Sgt Reckless M R ChannonD Elsworth33/1
2013 - 12 ran
1Champagne Fever W P MullinsR Walsh5/1
2My Tent Or Yours N J HendersonA P McCoy15/8f
3Jezki Mrs J HarringtonR M Power5/1
2012 - 19 ran
1Cinders And AshesD McCain JnrJ M Maguire10/1
2DarlanN J HendersonA P McCoy7/1
3Trifolium C ByrnesD N Russell15/2
4Montbazon A KingR Thornton15/2
2011 - 15 ran
1Al Ferof P F NichollsR Walsh10/1
2Spirit Son N J HendersonB J Geraghty5/1
3Sprinter Sacre N J HendersonA P McCoy11/1
2010 - 18 ran
1Menorah P J HobbsR Johnson12/1
2Get Me Out Of HereJonjo O'NeillA P McCoy9/2
3Dunguib P FentonMr B T O'Connell4/5
4Oscar Whisky N J HendersonB J Geraghty11/1
2009 - 20 ran
1Go Native N MeadeP Carberry12/1
2Medermit A KingR Thornton12/1
3Somersby Miss H C KnightD Elsworth40/1
4Copper Bleu P J HobbsR Johnson14/1
2008 - 22 ran
1Captain Cee Bee E P HartyR Thornton17/2
2Binocular N J HendersonA P McCoy8/1
3Snap Tie P J HobbsR Johnson20/1
4Kalahari King Ferdy MurphyA Dobbin40/1
2007 - 22 ran
1Ebaziyan W P MullinsD J Condon40/1
2Granit Jack P F NichollsR Walsh15/2
3Amaretto RoseN J HendersonM A Fitzgerald2/1
4De SotoP R WebberR Johnson12/1
2006 - 20 ran
1NolandP F NichollsR Walsh6/1
2Straw Bear N J GiffordA P McCoy11/1
3Buena Vista M C PipeT J Murphy14/1
4Sublimity J G CarrP A Carberry16/1
2005 - 20 ran
1ArcalisJ Howard JohnsonG Lee20/1
2Wild Passion N MeadeP Carberry10/1
3Dusky WarblerG L MooreJ E Moore20/1
4Prins Willem J R FanshaweA P McCoy20/1
2004 - 19 ran
1Brave Inca Colin A MurphyB M Cash7/2
2War Of Attrition M MorrisC O'Dwyer33/1
3Fleet StreetN HendersonA Tinkler20/1
4Cardenas C R EgertonJ A McCarthy14/1
2003 - 19 ran
1Back In Front E O'GradyN Williamson3/1
2Kicking King T TaaffeB J Geraghty13/2
3Chauvinist N HendersonM A Fitzgerald20/1
4Keltic BardC MannN Fehily50/1
2002 - 28 ran
1Like-A-Butterfly C RocheC F Swan7/4
2Westender M PipeA P McCoy6/1
3In Contrast P HobbsR Johnson16/1
4Eternal Spring J R FanshaweD Gallagher12/1
2000 - 15 ran
1Sausalito BayN MeadeP Carberry14/1
2Best Mate Miss H KnightJ Culloty6/1
3YoulneverwalkaloneC RocheC O'Dwyer5/4