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Ballymore Novices Hurdle Tips 2020 - The Big Breakaway EW

  • The Ballymore Novices' Hurdle starts at 13:30 on Wednesday, 11th March 2020
  • Hard to pick holes in anything Envoi Allen does (favourite). Each way bet is The Big Breakaway
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Mark Walsh riding City Island celebrates winning the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle race during Ladies Day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Conrad Castleton 11 Mar 2020
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Novices Hurdle Betting Tips, Preview & Prediction

It’s very hard to pick holes in anything ENVOI ALLEN has achieved thus far. Gordon Elliott’s budding star has looked a real powerhouse during his blemish-free career, and is clearly going to make the headline in National Hunt racing for many seasons to come. 

I’ve already backed Envoi Allen and he features in a couple of my multiples. However, from a betting standpoint at this moment in time, he offers little value at such a short price. And, being horse racing, there’s always the chance of an upset. So, I’m going to have a second bet in this year’s Ballymore and the one who appeals at an each-way price is THE BIG BREAKAWAY.

Colin Tizzard’s charge has blown his rivals away in securing back-to-back victories at Newbury and Chepstow. We don’t yet know how well Robbie Power’s mount will respond to pressure, and this is a steep step up in Grade. Yet, my eyes are telling me that The Big Breakaway is a very talented animal. He could even be as good as Envoi Allen.

Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Key Facts

Date: Wednesday March 11, 2020
Time: 1:30pm
Track: Cheltenham
Distance: 3200m
Status: Grade 1
Prize Money: £125,000

Ballymore Novices' Hurdle FAQs

When is the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle?

The 2020 Novices' Hurdle marks the first race at 13:30 of Day 2 at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday 11th March 2020.

What time is the Novices' Hurdle 2020?

The Ballymore Novices' Hurdle kicks off Day 2 (Ladies Day) at Cheltenham Festival. The race is scheduled for 13:30.

Who won the 2019 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle?

City Island won the 2019 Novices' Hurdle with a starting price of 8/1.

Who will win the Novices' Hurdle 2020?

It's hard to see past favourite Envoi Allen, but our pro tipsters have picked an each-way bet with better value.



Hard to pick holes in anything Envoi Allen does (favourite). Each way bet is The Big Breakaway
Ballymore Novices' Hurdle: Envoi Allen To Win @5/4 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Ballymore Novices' Hurdle: The Big Breakaway Each-Way @6/1 at BetVictor - 1 Unit

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