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
4/14/14/17/27/27/2
Sir GerhardSir Gerhard
Unibet14/1
10/18/114/19/19/19/1
JonbonJonbon
Coral16/1
12/116/112/111/111/111/1
Journey With MeJourney With Me
Bet36516/1
16/114/112/112/112/112/1
Gelino BelloGelino Bello
Unibet16/1
16/1
Classic GetawayClassic Getaway
Bet36520/1
20/114/114/116/116/116/1
Dysart DynamoDysart Dynamo
Coral20/1
16/120/116/114/114/114/1
No Ordinary JoeNo Ordinary Joe
Unibet20/1
16/120/1
Broomfield BurgBroomfield Burg
Unibet20/1
20/120/1
American MikeAmerican Mike
Unibet20/1
20/1
City ChiefCity Chief
Unibet20/1
20/1
O'tooleO'toole
Unibet22/1
20/120/122/120/120/120/1
Off Your RoccoOff Your Rocco
Unibet25/1
16/125/1
Guily BillyGuily Billy
Bet36525/1
25/125/120/120/120/1
Knappers HillKnappers Hill
Bet36528/1
28/120/125/122/122/122/1
Stage StarStage Star
Bet36525/1
25/125/122/122/122/1
Hartur D'oudairiesHartur D'oudairies
Unibet25/1
25/1
SoniginoSonigino
Unibet25/1
25/1
WiseguyWiseguy
Unibet25/1
25/1
The Bomber ListonThe Bomber Liston
Bet36525/1
25/1
Deploy The GetawayDeploy The Getaway
Bet36525/1
25/125/1
State ManState Man
Unibet25/1
25/1
Dark RavenDark Raven
Unibet25/1
25/1
Go DanteGo Dante
betiton25/1
25/125/125/125/1
Frontier GeneralFrontier General
Unibet25/1
25/1
Champ KielyChamp Kiely
Unibet25/1
25/1
Grangeclare WestGrangeclare West
Bet36533/1
33/120/125/125/125/125/1
Three Stripe LifeThree Stripe Life
Unibet33/1
33/125/133/122/122/122/1
I Am MaximusI Am Maximus
Bet36533/1
33/125/133/122/122/122/1
My Mate MozzieMy Mate Mozzie
Bet36533/1
33/125/1
Good Risk At AllGood Risk At All
Coral33/1
25/133/133/128/128/128/1
DoddiethegreatDoddiethegreat
Unibet33/1
25/133/133/133/133/1
Hollow GamesHollow Games
Coral33/1
33/133/125/133/133/133/1
Balco CoastalBalco Coastal
Unibet40/1
25/140/133/133/133/1
Gerri ColombeGerri Colombe
Coral33/1
33/133/133/133/133/133/1
Noble YeatsNoble Yeats
Unibet33/1
33/1
FirestepFirestep
Coral33/1
33/133/133/133/133/133/1
Mr GlassMr Glass
Coral33/1
33/133/133/133/133/133/1
SkytasticSkytastic
Unibet33/1
33/1
I Like To Move ItI Like To Move It
Unibet33/1
33/1
GrangeeGrangee
Unibet33/1
33/133/1
Colonel MustardColonel Mustard
Unibet33/1
33/1
Bring On The NightBring On The Night
Unibet33/1
33/1
Zabeel ChampionZabeel Champion
Unibet33/1
33/1
Gypsy IslandGypsy Island
Unibet33/1
33/1
Elle Est BelleElle Est Belle
Unibet33/1
33/1
Call Of The WildCall Of The Wild
Unibet33/1
33/1
Hidden HeroicsHidden Heroics
Unibet33/1
33/133/133/133/133/1
LasparasLasparas
Unibet33/1
33/1
Nickle BackNickle Back
Coral33/1
33/133/133/133/133/133/1
DerrylindaDerrylinda
Unibet33/1
33/1
Luttrell LadLuttrell Lad
Unibet40/1
33/133/140/133/133/133/1
BallycairnBallycairn
betiton40/1
33/140/140/140/1
Mighty PotterMighty Potter
Unibet40/1
33/140/1
LetsbeclearaboutitLetsbeclearaboutit
Unibet50/1
50/125/125/125/1
Eric BloodaxeEric Bloodaxe
Mr Play40/1
33/140/140/140/140/140/1
Grand JuryGrand Jury
betiton40/1
33/140/140/140/140/140/1
Might IMight I
Unibet50/1
40/150/125/125/125/1
KyntaraKyntara
Bet36550/1
50/133/140/133/133/133/1
Paso DoblePaso Doble
Bet36550/1
50/125/150/133/133/133/1
Hob HouseHob House
Bet36540/1
40/140/1
Henn SeeHenn See
Unibet40/1
40/1
EileendoverEileendover
Unibet40/1
40/1
PetrossianPetrossian
Unibet40/1
40/1
HubriskoHubrisko
Unibet50/1
33/150/140/140/140/1
Chemical EnergyChemical Energy
Unibet50/1
33/150/140/140/140/1
Ballybough NativeBallybough Native
Bet36550/1
50/133/140/140/140/1
BarbadosBarbados
Unibet50/1
50/133/133/133/1
Outlaw PeterOutlaw Peter
Unibet50/1
50/150/125/125/125/1
Walking On AirWalking On Air
Unibet50/1
50/140/150/140/140/140/1
Au FleuronAu Fleuron
betiton50/1
50/140/150/150/150/1
WhatdeawantWhatdeawant
Unibet50/1
50/150/140/140/140/1
RamilliesRamillies
Bet36550/1
50/140/150/150/150/1
WeseekhimhereWeseekhimhere
Unibet66/1
33/166/1
GintoGinto
Unibet50/1
50/150/150/150/150/1
Peking RosePeking Rose
Unibet50/1
50/1
Take TeaTake Tea
Unibet50/1
50/1
Black PoppyBlack Poppy
Unibet50/1
50/1
Vina ArdanzaVina Ardanza
Unibet50/1
50/1
PikarPikar
Unibet50/1
50/150/1
Setme StraightmateSetme Straightmate
Bet36550/1
50/150/1
Authorised SpeedAuthorised Speed
Unibet50/1
50/1
Arctic WarriorArctic Warrior
Unibet66/1
50/166/150/150/150/1
FableFable
Unibet66/1
50/166/1
Flame BearerFlame Bearer
Unibet66/1
50/166/1
Ha D'orHa D'or
Unibet66/1
50/166/1
Mr SaxobeatMr Saxobeat
Unibet66/1
50/166/1
WonderwallWonderwall
Mr Play66/1
50/166/166/166/166/1
Father JohnFather John
Unibet66/1
66/1
The CarpenterThe Carpenter
Bet36566/1
66/166/1
Super SixSuper Six
Mr Play66/1
66/166/166/1
Clondaw HollowClondaw Hollow
Mr Play66/1
66/166/166/1
FlemenstideFlemenstide
Unibet66/1
66/1
Cool JetCool Jet
Mr Play66/1
66/166/166/1
BonttayBonttay
Unibet66/1
66/1
Walk In The StormWalk In The Storm
Unibet66/1
66/1
Flying DemonFlying Demon
Unibet66/1
66/166/1
KalmoorKalmoor
Unibet66/1
66/1
Doctor KenDoctor Ken
Unibet100/1
80/1100/166/166/166/1
Halo Des ObeauxHalo Des Obeaux
Unibet100/1
66/1100/1
Bill BaxterBill Baxter
Mr Play100/1
50/1100/1100/1100/1100/1
Rock LegendRock Legend
Unibet100/1
100/1
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.