Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle, is a Grade 1 hurdle race which can be entered by horses aged 4 years and older. The race is run on the New Course and runners have to jump 12 hurdles. It is a race for novice hurdlers 

The race was one of many added in 2005, when the Festival became a four-day meeting. It was a Grade 2 race until 2008.

2.50 Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle  (ITV/RTV)

Type: Grade 1 Hurdle Race

Distance: 3m 

Age: 4 year olds +

Weight: 10st 11lb (4 yo’s) 11st 7lb (5 yo +)

Allowances: 7lb for fillies and mares

Prize Fund: £125,000

2009-2018 Stats


  • Willie Mullins has won the race twice, with three other wins going to Irish trainers


  • 6 and 7yo have won it eight times between them


  • There have been two winning favourites (11/8 and 15/8), with six more races going to double-priced winners including three at 33/1

Form pointers:

  • Five winners had won their previous race, four more had been placed
  • Seven winners had won over the distance, three C&D
  • Eight winners had won two or more races in their last four outings
  • Seven winners had previously won a Graded hurdle

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