Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Tips

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The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle is the second of three Group One races on Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival.

Novice hurdlers will have their stamina tested over three miles, and the race will take place on Friday 17th March, 2022.

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2024 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Tips

Our Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle tips are available with ante-post selections and updated betting tips once the final field is known.

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Key Facts

DateFriday March 15, 2024
StatusGrade 1
Prize Money£130,000

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Winners

Famous winners of the Albert Bartlett include Wichita Lineman, Unowhatimeanharry and future Gold Cup winner, Bob's Worth.

2023Stay Away Fay
2022The Nice Guy
2021 Vanillier
2019Minella Indo
2018Kilbricken Storm
2015Martello Tower
2014Very Wood
2013At Fisher's Cross
2012Brindisi Breeze
2011Bob's Worth
2010Bertie's Dream
2009Weapon's Amnesty
2008Nenuphar Collonges
2007Wichita Lineman
2006Black Jack Ketchum
2005Moulin Riche

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle History

Registered as the Spa Novices' Hurdle, Albert Bartlett has sponsored this important Group One ever since the 2008 Cheltenham Festival. 

The Albert Bartlett was introduced to the meeting in 2005, with Francois Doumen's Moulin Riche taking out the first edition.

Jonjo O'Neill then claimed back-to-back winners in the Albert Bartlett, the only trainer to ever achieve that feat, when Black Jack Ketchum and Wichita Lineman won in 2006 and '07.

Future RSA Novices' Chase winner, Weapon's Amnesty won the 2009 renewal of the Albert Bartlett.

Bob's Worth then won this three-mile hurdle in 2011, before going on to win the RSA in 2012 and the Cheltenham Gold Cup the following year.

Since then, the Albert Bartlett has become a bit of a lottery. Several winners have carried long odds to victory. The longest-price winner was Minella Indo, who went off at 50/1 ahead of the 2019 renewal of the Albert Bartlett.

In 2020, Willie Mullins became just the second trainer to win the Albert Bartlett twice, when Monkfish saw off Latest Exhibition and Fury Road in what was a thrilling renewal.

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle FAQs

When is the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle?

The Cheltenham Albert Bartlett is the third race on Day Four of the Cheltenham Festival on Friday, March 15th. The race takes place before the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

What time is the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle?

The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle is due off at 2.50pm on Friday, March 15th. The testing Grade 1 contest for the very best long-distance novice hurdlers is run over 3m, with 12 hurdles to jump.

Who will win the Cheltenham Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle?

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