Supreme Novices 2019 Tips

Blackbow is the future Mullins #1 horse in this division
Supreme Novices 2019 Tips
The Supreme Novices' Hurdle is a tricky, if not completely impossible, race to take a strong view on a year out, given the number of imponderables.

That said, this year's national hunt flat horses look a particularly strong bunch, reaching a crescendo with an excellent Champion Bumper at Cheltenham. 

Blackbow brought the strongest form to the race going in and, whilst he was ultimately well-held, he travelled exceptionally well through the race (arguably too well) and was still pulling double turning for home.

He looked like an out-and-out two-miler, and I'd be very surprised if this wasn't the route they went down. The Mullins yard usually have a couple of trump-cards to play in the form of unraced types for novice hurdles, but it'll take a particularly good one to knock this bunch of NHF horses off their perch, and I'd surprised if he didn't end up the number one Mullins horse for this division next year. As such, 25/1 looks big and worth taking.
Luke Daniels 15 January 2019

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