Supreme Novices Hurdle Betting Odds & Preview – 1.30 pm Cheltenham 2022

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Supreme Novices Hurdle betting is the first action that punters will get to see at the Cheltenham Festival 2022.

This is the big curtain-raiser to the entire four-day Festival from Prestbury Park and therefore this fixture is always highly anticipated.

Our betting experts will take a look at some Supreme Novices Hurdle tips for the latest renewal and in this guide, we also examine the latest Supreme Novices Odds and take a look at some of the key trends for the race.

The Supreme Novices gets underway at 1.30pn on Tuesday, March 15th, 2022 and it is one of the great Grade 1 contests that are happening on the opening day.

The opening day of Cheltenham Festival betting features four Grade 1 fixture, the big feature race of the day being the Champion Hurdle.

Supreme Novices Hurdle Favourites and Outsiders

There was a favourite who delivered the win last year in Supreme Novices betting. That was APPRECIATE IT who took the win for trainer Willie Mullins from an 8/11F SP position.

He became the third winning favourite in the last decade to take the Supreme Novices, and the trend for the race does indicate leaning towards those near the front of the market.

However, those big upsets do happen and only back in 2017 there was a longer priced outsider and the score from 25/1 Supreme Novices betting odds.

It was LABAIK who took the score in the opening race of the Festival that year for trainer Gordon Elliott.

For Supreme Novices Hurdle betting 2022, our experts will not only be taking a look through some of the stronger contenders at the head of the market.

We will also keep a close eye on the longer priced options in the horse racing betting market as well because those each-way chances do also need to be sized up to get a full scope of the picture.

Supreme Novices Hurdle Odds Cheltenham 2022

While we can take a look at the ante-post Supreme Novices Hurdle odds for 2022, the market will likely take on a different complexion closer to the start of the Festival. When the final declarations for the race are in, which happens 48 hours out, punters will know exactly who is going to the start.

For now, here is a list of current Supreme Novices odds taken at the time of writing.

Constitution Hill 2/1
Sir Gerhard 7/2
Dystar Dynamo 10/3
Jonbon 7/2
Pied Piper 12/1
Mighty Potter 14/1
State Man 14/1
Kilcruit 16/1
Three Stripe Life 16/1
El Fabiolo 16/1
33/1 bar

* (odds recorded at 16:12 GMT on January 24th, 2022 at Bet365)

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About the Supreme Novices Hurdle

The Supreme Novices Hurdle is contested at a distance of 2m 1/2f on the old course and it is the race that starts the Cheltenham Festival. As the name suggests, it is only for novices, those horses who hadn’t won in the sphere before the start of the season.

The race is open to runners who are at least 4 years old and there are eight hurdles for the competitors to get over.

The weight is set at 11st 0lb for 4-year-olds while anyone older comes in at 11st 7lb. There is a 7lb allowance for fillies and mares in the Supreme Novices.

This fixture used to be known at the Gloucestershire Hurdle when and from its inaugural edition in 1946 through to 1971, it was held across at least two divisions.

Our experts will be looking through the best Supreme Novices odds and sizing up the key contenders and outsiders for this year’s contest.

Supreme Novices Hurdle contenders – Tuesday, 15th March 2022 1.30 pm

Heading up the ante-post market and therefore one to note for Supreme Novices tips is CONSTITUTION HILL. The Nicky Henderson-trained 5 year old has made an impressive start to life over the hurdles.

He banked a win on his hurdles debut at Sandown and followed up at the venue successfully in early January 2022. Both of those were by wide margins and Constitution Hill is naturally going to pique plenty of interest in Supreme Novices odds.

SIR GERHARD has also been making rapid progress in this sphere. He got off the mark in the sphere immediately for trainer Willie Mullins at Leopardstown on Boxing Day. Sir Gerhard backed that up at the same venue in early February.

Another that has been strong in the Supreme Novices ante-post is DYNAMO DYSART who destroyed a Punchestown field in early January by 19 lengths.

Supreme Novices odds for Dynamo Dysart were immediately cut after that. It’s been a perfect two from two over the hurdles for him and is another of the big contenders for Willie Mullins.

Other early contenders in the market are JONBON and PIED PIPER who both have some reasonable claims if they continue their respective progress in the sphere.

Supreme Novices Hurdle Trends Cheltenham 2022

The Supreme Novices Hurdle trends can’t be ignored when it comes to piecing together betting options. Our experts will be putting together Supreme Novices tips for 2022 out of the trends, history and current market odds.

Among the big Supreme Novices trends is the view of the trainers. Willie Mullins has won six of the last twenty editions of the fixture and five of those have been since 2013 inclusive.

The only other trainers to have won the race more than once in that span are Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls with two each.

Jockey Nico de Bonville is the only rider that’s currently active, to have won the Supreme Novices more than once in the last 20 renewals for the Cheltenham Festival contest.

Some other key trends to consider for Supreme Novices betting includes each of the last 20 winners having had their last victory at a distance of at least two miles, with all also having made between 2 and 6 stars that season.

Each of the last 20 Supreme Novices’ winners had won within 16-121 days of the race and had between 2 – 4 place finishes in the previous 180 days. No Chestnut contender has gotten their nose in front in any of the last twenty editions.

There have been 12 Irish winners in the Supreme Novices Hurdle across the last twenty editions, with the other 8 all from home British horses. Last year’s winner Appreciate It is the only seven years old to have claimed the victory in the last 13 renewals.

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Supreme Novices Hurdle 2021 Review

Once APPRECIATE IT had gotten himself in front before the last at the 2021 Supreme Novices, the race was done and dusted.

He just kept pulling away further and further in a dominant finish to score by a massive 24l from Ballyadam.

Appreciate It fully delivered the goods as easily the highest-rated horse in the line-up. He also bucked an age trend of a 7-year-old not having won the fixture since 2008.

It would have been interesting to see if Ballyadam could have stuck in there better, but he made a bit of howler a couple from home and was 15 lengths down at the last, despite his best efforts to rally.

Taking third at last year’s Supreme Novices’ was For Pleasure from a big 40/1 each quote.

Cheltenham Festival 2022 Day 1 Racecard


Day 1 Cheltenham Festival Races 2022

  • 13:30 The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race
  • 14:10 The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase
  • 14:50 The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase
  • 15:30 The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy
  • 16:10 The Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Race
  • 16:50 The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race
  • 17:30 The National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices’ Steeple Chase


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Supreme Novices Hurdle Last 10 Winners

Year Winner Odds Jockey Trainer
2021 Appreciate It 8/11F Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2020 Shishkin 6/1 Nico de Boinville Nicky Henderson
2019 Klassical Dream 6/1 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2018 Summerville Boy 9/1 Noel Fehily Tom George
2017 Labaik 25/1 Jack Kennedy Gordon Elliott
2016 Altior 4/1 Nice do Boinville Nicky Henderson
2015 Douvan 2/1F Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2014 Vautour 7/2F Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2013 Champagne Fever 5/1 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2012 Cinders And Ashes 10/1 Jason Maguire Donald McCain

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