2023 Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Friday, 17 March 2023

There is always a Gordon Elliott-trained runner who is knocking around at the top of the Cheltenham Festival betting and the Irish handler has the first three in the current Cheltenham betting odds when it comes to the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle. Ginto has recorded three consecutive wins and that explains why the horse is favourite.

Minella Crooner is a stablemate who looks as though he is always staying on well although there have been a couple of blots on his copybook, with Hollow Games trading at a slightly bigger price and the horse has been in the frame on his previous three outings.

17/03 14:50Best Odds
Bet365
Unibet
888sport
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Hiddenvalley LakeHiddenvalley Lake
Bet36511/2
5/15/15/1
Embassy GardensEmbassy Gardens
Bet3657/1
9/25/15/1
Corbetts CrossCorbetts Cross
Bet36510/1
8/17/17/1
Three Card BragThree Card Brag
Bet3659/1
8/18/18/1
Sandor CleganeSandor Clegane
Bet36512/1
8/19/18/1
Absolute NotionsAbsolute Notions
Bet36514/1
12/110/18/1
Hermes AllenHermes Allen
Unibet25/1
11/225/15/1
Favori De ChampdouFavori De Champdou
Unibet14/1
10/114/110/1
American MikeAmerican Mike
Bet36514/1
12/114/112/19/1
Grey DawningGrey Dawning
Unibet20/1
14/120/112/1
Rock My WayRock My Way
Unibet20/1
16/120/116/1
Cool SurvivorCool Survivor
Unibet25/1
14/125/114/1
WeveallbeencaughtWeveallbeencaught
Bet36525/1
20/125/116/1
LetsbeclearaboutitLetsbeclearaboutit
Bet36525/1
20/122/120/1
Dawn RisingDawn Rising
Bet36525/1
20/125/120/1
MaximilianMaximilian
Unibet33/1
20/133/120/1
IrokoIroko
Unibet33/1
20/133/120/1
Stay Away FayStay Away Fay
Unibet28/1
20/128/125/1
Seabank BistroSeabank Bistro
Unibet28/1
22/128/125/120/1
Shanbally KidShanbally Kid
Unibet33/1
20/133/125/1
Ginny's DestinyGinny's Destiny
Unibet40/1
20/140/120/1
Princess ZoePrincess Zoe
Bet36533/1
25/133/120/1
Deep CaveDeep Cave
Unibet50/1
20/150/120/1
Harmonya MakerHarmonya Maker
Unibet33/1
25/133/125/1
Ho My LordHo My Lord
Unibet40/1
25/140/133/1
Eabha GraceEabha Grace
888sport33/1
33/133/133/1
You Wear It WellYou Wear It Well
Unibet33/1
33/133/133/1
Regal BlueRegal Blue
888sport33/1
33/133/133/1
Inis OirrInis Oirr
Unibet50/1
28/150/128/1
Chianti ClassicoChianti Classico
Unibet40/1
33/140/133/1
Hurricane HighwayHurricane Highway
Unibet50/1
25/150/133/1
Saint DavySaint Davy
Unibet50/1
28/150/133/1
Walk In The BriseWalk In The Brise
Bet36540/1
33/140/133/1
Monty's StarMonty's Star
Unibet50/1
33/150/133/1
Search For GlorySearch For Glory
Unibet66/1
25/166/133/1
Grangeclare WestGrangeclare West
Bet36550/1
33/150/125/1
Jungle ProseJungle Prose
Unibet50/1
33/150/133/1
Quais De ParisQuais De Paris
Bet36550/1
33/150/133/1
Will DoWill Do
Bet36550/1
33/150/133/1
Firm FootingsFirm Footings
Bet36550/1
40/140/140/1
Affordale FuryAffordale Fury
Bet36550/1
40/150/133/1
Saint PalaisSaint Palais
Unibet100/1
25/1100/133/1
Present SoldierPresent Soldier
Bet36566/1
33/166/133/128/1
Stellar StoryStellar Story
Unibet50/1
50/1
Grove RoadGrove Road
Bet36550/1
50/150/150/1
Henri The SecondHenri The Second
Unibet66/1
50/166/140/1
ImagineImagine
Unibet66/1
50/166/140/1
Churchills BoyChurchills Boy
Unibet66/1
40/166/150/1
Feel Good IncFeel Good Inc
Unibet66/1
40/166/150/1
Grand SoirGrand Soir
Unibet66/1
50/166/133/1
Passing WellPassing Well
Unibet100/1
40/1100/140/1
De LegislatorDe Legislator
Bet36566/1
50/166/150/1
Mr VangoMr Vango
Unibet66/1
50/166/150/1
Spanish HarlemSpanish Harlem
888sport66/1
40/166/166/1
ScarfaceScarface
Unibet100/1
40/1100/150/1
Shomen UchiShomen Uchi
Unibet100/1
40/1100/150/1
Thomas MorThomas Mor
Unibet100/1
40/1100/150/1
Serious OperatorSerious Operator
Unibet100/1
40/1100/150/1
Phantom GetawayPhantom Getaway
Bet36566/1
50/166/166/1
Bob CigarBob Cigar
Bet36566/1
66/166/166/1
ZettabyteZettabyte
Unibet100/1
50/1100/166/1
Collectors ItemCollectors Item
Unibet100/1
50/1100/166/1
Heezer GeezerHeezer Geezer
Bet365100/1
66/166/150/1
Idalko BihoueIdalko Bihoue
Unibet100/1
50/1100/166/1
StorminhomeStorminhome
Unibet100/1
50/1100/166/1
TwinjetsTwinjets
Unibet150/1
50/1150/150/1
Sir ArgusSir Argus
Unibet100/1
66/1100/150/125/1
FirestreamFirestream
Unibet100/1
66/1100/150/1
SantonitoSantonito
Bet365100/1
66/1100/166/1
Park This OnePark This One
Unibet100/1
66/1100/166/1
Well DickWell Dick
Unibet100/1
66/1100/166/1
ThecompanysergeantThecompanysergeant
Unibet100/1
66/1100/180/1
The Wounded KneeThe Wounded Knee
Unibet100/1
66/1100/1100/1
Step AboveStep Above
Unibet100/1
66/1100/1100/1
Kilbeg KingKilbeg King
Unibet100/1
66/1100/1100/1
Mahons GloryMahons Glory
Unibet100/1
100/1100/1
HemlockHemlock
Unibet150/1
66/1150/1100/1
TechnologyTechnology
Unibet150/1
66/1150/1100/1

There are lots of lively each-way betting outsiders who are lining up for the 2022 Albert Barlett Novices’ Hurdle. John McConnell is a lesser-known trainer when it comes to National Hunt horse racing, although he could have a rare Cheltenham Festival winner in the form of Bardenstown Lad.

The seven-year-old has won four of his previous five renewals, with the horse most recently obliging at odds-on when winning the Scottish Stayers’ Hurdle although that didn’t tell us a great deal considering there were only a couple of horses in the race. However, the horse also won a Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse back in October.

From an each-way betting perpective, this horse looks to be a great pick, although Ginto will be stepping up in trip after recording three victories over a distance of two miles and four furlongs. These three wins were recorded at Navan, so the big question is whether he will step up in trip successfully and also act at Cheltenham.

Hollow Games has managed to run further than two miles and four furlongs this season, finishing third in a Novices’ Hurdle at Leopardstown Racecourse, with the runner finishing just behind a rival for the 2022 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle, with Minella Crooner having caught the eye a great deal this season.

The Elliott-trained runner has won three of his five outings this season, with the latest effort being at Leopardstown over two miles and six furlongs. Previously to this, it was a comfortable win in a Maiden Hurdle over three miles on soft ground, although the horse still has plenty to prove.

Willie Mullins has an interesting runner in the form of The Nice Guy and the horse has collected a spate of wins along the way. The seven-year-old won a Maiden Hurdle at Naas by seven lengths, with the horse being sent off as the 6/5 betting favourite and this could represent a tasty each-way betting price.


The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle is known affectionately as “The Potato Race” due to the sponsor being known for producing that vegetable, with this being a stamina-sapping three mile encounter over hurdles which is a fantastic encounter.

This is often a stepping stone to the Stayers’ Hurdle and Thyme Hill is currently likely to go off as favourite, with the six-year-old having won on three consecutive encounters this season and there’s plenty to like about the Philip Hobbs-trained charge.

Richard Johnson is likely to be on board for Hobbs and the horse triumphed in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle on 19 November when obliging as the 11/8 favourite, with the runner beating Champagne Well by a distance of five lengths.

Previously to this, there had been a success at Chepstow, while there was also a festive victory at Newbury and the horse previously finished in an impressive third place against winner Envoi Allen in the Champion Bumper at last year’s Festival.

Speaking of Envoi Allen, the world is the horse’s oyster as far as the Festival is concerned. After a 234-day break, there was a triumph in a modest race at Down Royal before further successes at Fairyhouse and Naas.

Gordon Elliott hasn’t worked out the best race for Envoi Allen just yet but it would be no surprise to see him pitch up for this encounter and odds of 12/1 about the charge would be a huge price if it were to line up in this race.

Elliott will sure to have lively contenders in this race, with Fury Road having scored a hat-trick of recent successes when obliging at Down Royal, Navan and Limerick.

Then we have another Elliott-trained charge in the form of Abacadabras, with the six-year-old having finished in the first two of his previous five races.

Since finishing fourth in the Bumper at last year’s Cheltenham Festival, there was a second-placed finish at the Punchestown Festival although there were successes at Gowran Park, Navan and Leopardstown.

Colin Tizzard also has several entries in the race, with The Big Breakaway having the best claims at this point in time, with the five-year-old yet to taste defeat and there have been impressive performances at Chepstow and Newbury.