Ballymore Novices Hurdle Betting Odds Comparison - Cheltenham

16/03/2022 13:30:00

The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle has had a string of notable winners over the past years, with Faugheen triumphing in 2014, while Samcro was successful in 2018 before Envoi Allen scored in 2020 and it will be intriguing to which contenders line up at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival to compete in this race.

The Ballymore is run over two miles and five furlongs, with this having been in operation at the Cheltenham Festival meeting since 1971 and there is a clear market leader at the time of writing, with Willie Mullins bidding for a fifth success in the race.

16/03 13:30Best Odds
Bet365
Coral
Unibet
betiton
Mr Play
Mansionbet
KilcruitKilcruit
Coral4/1
4/14/14/14/14/14/1
Sir GerhardSir Gerhard
Unibet12/1
10/18/112/18/18/18/1
JonbonJonbon
Coral16/1
12/116/112/112/112/112/1
Journey With MeJourney With Me
Bet36516/1
16/114/112/112/112/112/1
Dysart DynamoDysart Dynamo
Mr Play20/1
16/120/114/120/120/120/1
Classic GetawayClassic Getaway
betiton20/1
20/120/116/120/120/120/1
Broomfield BurgBroomfield Burg
Bet36520/1
20/1
Knappers HillKnappers Hill
Bet36528/1
28/120/116/120/120/120/1
Grangeclare WestGrangeclare West
Mr Play25/1
20/125/125/125/1
O'tooleO'toole
Unibet25/1
20/125/125/125/125/1
Dark RavenDark Raven
Unibet25/1
25/1
Balco CoastalBalco Coastal
Bet36525/1
25/125/1
Deploy The GetawayDeploy The Getaway
Bet36525/1
25/125/1
Belle MetalBelle Metal
Unibet25/1
25/1
DoddiethegreatDoddiethegreat
Bet36525/1
25/125/1
Paso DoblePaso Doble
Mr Play25/1
25/125/125/125/1
I Am MaximusI Am Maximus
Bet36533/1
33/125/133/122/122/122/1
Three Stripe LifeThree Stripe Life
Bet36533/1
33/125/133/125/125/125/1
LasparasLasparas
Unibet33/1
33/125/125/125/1
DerrylindaDerrylinda
Unibet33/1
33/1
Ballybough NativeBallybough Native
Unibet33/1
33/1
Au FleuronAu Fleuron
Unibet33/1
33/1
SkytasticSkytastic
Unibet33/1
33/1
EileendoverEileendover
Unibet33/1
33/1
Elle Est BelleElle Est Belle
Unibet33/1
33/1
GrangeeGrangee
Bet36533/1
33/133/1
Eric BloodaxeEric Bloodaxe
Bet36533/1
33/1
Good Risk At AllGood Risk At All
Unibet33/1
33/1
Bring On The NightBring On The Night
Unibet33/1
33/1
Gerri ColombeGerri Colombe
Unibet40/1
33/133/140/133/133/133/1
Hollow GamesHollow Games
betiton40/1
33/133/133/140/140/140/1
BallycairnBallycairn
betiton40/1
33/140/140/140/1
Grand JuryGrand Jury
betiton40/1
33/140/133/140/140/140/1
Hob HouseHob House
Unibet40/1
40/140/1
Artic WarriorArtic Warrior
Unibet40/1
40/1
Stage StarStage Star
Unibet50/1
33/150/1
Mr GlassMr Glass
Mansionbet50/1
40/150/140/150/150/150/1
RamilliesRamillies
Bet36550/1
50/140/1
Take TeaTake Tea
Unibet50/1
50/1
GintoGinto
Mansionbet50/1
50/150/150/150/150/1
HubriskoHubrisko
Unibet50/1
50/1
Peking RosePeking Rose
Unibet50/1
50/1
LetsbeclearaboutitLetsbeclearaboutit
Unibet50/1
50/1
FlemenstideFlemenstide
Unibet50/1
50/1
PetrossianPetrossian
Unibet50/1
50/1
Chemical EnergyChemical Energy
Bet36550/1
50/150/1
Flame BearerFlame Bearer
Bet36550/1
50/150/1
Noble YeatsNoble Yeats
Unibet50/1
50/1
WhatdeawantWhatdeawant
Bet36550/1
50/150/1
Ha D'orHa D'or
Unibet66/1
50/166/1
FableFable
Unibet66/1
50/166/1
WonderwallWonderwall
Unibet66/1
50/166/166/166/166/1
Father JohnFather John
Unibet66/1
66/1
KalmoorKalmoor
Unibet66/1
66/1
Flying DemonFlying Demon
Unibet66/1
66/166/1
Largy FixLargy Fix
Unibet100/1
100/1

Can Mullins Score With Appreciate It?

Willie Mullins has won with Yorkhill, Faugheen, Mikael d'Haguenet and Fiveforthree in this race and perhaps Appreciate It will be the fifth victory for the Irish handler, with the horse being sent off favourite for the 2020 Champion Bumper at last year’s Festival before finishing second to Ferny Hollow.

The horse was promising enough for punters to be excited about his prospects this season, with the same runner having shown up at Fairyhouse to win a Maiden Hurdle although it will be interesting to see how Mullins’ charge acts against better opposition.

Ferny Hollow was the winner of the 2020 Bumper and this is another horse that is part of the Mullins yard, although this horse lined up in the recent Maiden Hurdle at Gowran Park and perhaps he will make more appeal at the prices.

Ballyadam Also Among Ballymore Favourites

Gordon Elliott has scored victories in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle with Samcro and Envoi Allen, with the trainer now bidding for a hat-trick and perhaps Ballyadam is the horse who will deliver the latest success. The horse has only exclusively run in Ireland thus far, although there have been lots of impressive performances.

This season, Ballyadam has obliged as favourite in two races at Down Royal and Fairyhouse respectively, with Bravemansgame and Bob Olinger among the other runners who could be in contention.


The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle takes place on Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival and the 2020 renewal will occur on Wednesday 11 March, with this race also known as the Baring Bingham Novices’ Hurdle.

The distance is two miles and five furlongs, with the race having been inaugurated in 1971 and it’s a real test of stamina, with the horses having to tackle the Cheltenham Old Course and this is an encounter which is open to four-year-olds and upwards.

Trainer Martin Brassil pulled off something of a coup when winning the 2019 Ballymore with City Island, with Gordon Elliott having won the race for the first time in 2018 with the highly-rated Samcro.

Previous winners include The New One, Faugheen and Yorkhill, with horses often going on to the Champion Hurdle after performing well in this encounter.

Envoi Allen is currently trading as the favourite for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and the same applies to the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, with some bookmakers going as short as 3/1 about the winner of last year’s Bumper.

Gordon Elliott might opt to re-route the horse for this encounter and the five-year-old has not been beaten over six races during his short career, with the latest impressive performance taking place at Down Royal when triumphing by over six lengths.

Naturally, Envoi Allen can’t run in every race and him switching to the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle could open the door to Andy Dufresne who is named after the character in the Shawshank Redemption.

This is another Gordon Elliott-trained horse that comes from the JP McManus stable and there have been wins at Borris House, Down Royal and Navan, with the five-year-old open to further progression.

At this point in proceedings, it’s hard to work out the definite runners for the Ballymore and many horses will have multiple entries at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, with Thyme Hill likely to be among them and he’s quoted at a best price 14/1 to land the spoils.

The Philip Hobbs horse finished third in the Bumper at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival and has made a big impression already in the current season thanks to star performances at Chepstow and Cheltenham.