2023 Bristol Novices Hurdle Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Saturday, 16 December 2023

Shanagh Bob hasn’t put a foot wrong so far in his career and has a strong chance of continuing in the same vein when lining up in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse. The five-year-old goes up against a number of talented runners and that includes Destroytheevidence and Illico De Cotte.

Cadell and Dripsey Moon are operating at a slightly bigger price and there are lots of lively each-way contenders including Yes Day and Kerryhill. We will see enough runners lining up to ensure that there are a lot of extra places available through each-way betting, with the going certain to be on the soft side for this race.

2023 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Tips

Can Shanagh Bob oblige for favourite backers on Saturday? The five-year-old was able to score at Plumpton Racecourse in a previous outing when claiming a seven-length victory against five other rivals, although this represents a step up again and perhaps there is a case for going for a selection that is trading at a bigger price for this encounter.

Destroytheevidence has enjoyed successive wins coming into the race and has more experience than the favourite, with three victories in the previous five encounters. Kim Bailey saddles a horse that has been hitting the frame on a regular basis, with both of the most recent successes coming at Kempton Park.

Illico De Cotte could deliver for trainer Dan Skelton and the five-year-old was second in a previous outing. At Lingfield Racecourse on 21 November, the horse was beaten very narrowly over two miles, three and a half furlongs, with Harry Skelton on board a charge that should be well suited to this Cheltenham trip along with the going conditions.

Cadell has finished in the first two home in each of the previous three encounters, with the latest effort coming at Kelso where the runner was narrowly behind winner Kerryhill. However, there was previously a strong showing at the same course when finishing first out of seven runners and there was a margin of victory by nearly four lengths.