2023 Top Novices Hurdle Betting Odds at Aintree racecourse

Friday, 14 April 2023

Luccia was boasting an impressive record coming into the 2023 Cheltenham Festival, although the five-year-old was unable to continue her winning streak and will now line up against the boys in the Top Novices’ Hurdle. Trainer Nicky Henderson will be expecting a solid performance and she will go up against Inthepocket who runs for trainer Henry de Bromhead.

Gordon Elliott’s Found A Fifty hasn’t been out of the first two in his three appearances at a racecourse this season, with You Wear It Well running for trainer Jamie Snowden in this encounter that takes place over two miles and half a furlong. This is a Grade 1 race with plenty of depth, with Altobelli and Tahmuras other runners worthy of consideration.

2023 Top Novices’ Hurdle Tips

Can Luccia benefit from a mares’ allowance at Aintree Racecourse? She will be carrying 11-0 compared to the 11-7 of her male rivals, with Nico De Boinville on board a runner who was sent off as favourite to win the Mares’ Novice Hurdle at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival, although she was unable to beat three of her adversaries and could only finish fourth in the final shake-up.

The horse was the 6/4 favourite on this occasion and she was beaten by You Wear It Well who was sent off at 16/1 and will now take her place in this Aintree showdown, with Jamie Snowden confident of another strong showing. After all, she beat Magical Zoe by nearly three lengths in that encounter and perhaps the bookies still haven’t reacted.

You Wear It Well has won four of her five races this season and will also enjoy the mares’ allowance in this race, with Hermes Allen the only horse to have beaten the filly in the Coral Callow Novices’ Hurdle on New Year’s Eve. There is plenty to be gained from considering the two female market leaders, although Inthepocket will hope to improve on his Cheltenham showing.

Henry de Bromhead’s charge finished fourth to Marine Nationale in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and that could end up being strong form considering that he wasn’t too far behind favourite Facile Vega, with the JP McManus-owned charge second to Il Etait Temps in the Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle and perhaps this is the horse to beat.