Supreme Novices Hurdle Betting Odds Comparison - Cheltenham

15/03/2022 13:30:00

The 2021 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle is going to be the first race of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, with this meeting opener always accompanied by the famous “Cheltenham roar” providing that there are spectators that can be in attendance for this excellent sporting event.

In 2020, Shishkin won the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle for trainer Nicky Henderson who previously saddled Altior to success in 2016, although the favourite for the 2021 Supreme is Ballyadam who runs for trainer Gordon Elliott.

The five-year-old will turn six by the time this race takes place and there were a couple of eye-catching wins at Down Royal and Fairyhouse in the autumn of 2020, with Elliott having previously succeeded with surprise package Labaik.

15/03 13:30Best Odds
Bet365
Coral
Unibet
betiton
Mr Play
Mansionbet
KilcruitKilcruit
Unibet5/1
5/15/15/15/15/15/1
Sir GerhardSir Gerhard
Bet36513/2
13/25/16/15/15/15/1
JonbonJonbon
Coral10/1
10/110/18/18/18/18/1
Dysart DynamoDysart Dynamo
Mr Play18/1
16/114/114/118/118/118/1
Classic GetawayClassic Getaway
Bet36520/1
20/1
Dark RavenDark Raven
betiton20/1
20/120/120/120/120/1
Paso DoblePaso Doble
betiton20/1
20/120/120/120/1
Balco CoastalBalco Coastal
Bet36525/1
25/125/1
Saint FelicienSaint Felicien
Mr Play25/1
25/125/125/1
Grangeclare WestGrangeclare West
Mr Play25/1
25/125/125/125/1
Journey With MeJourney With Me
Bet36533/1
33/125/125/118/118/118/1
Knappers HillKnappers Hill
Unibet33/1
33/120/133/1
Three Stripe LifeThree Stripe Life
Coral33/1
33/133/125/125/125/125/1
Grand JuryGrand Jury
Unibet33/1
33/125/133/125/125/125/1
O'tooleO'toole
Unibet33/1
25/133/1
DoddiethegreatDoddiethegreat
betiton33/1
33/125/133/133/133/1
EileendoverEileendover
Coral33/1
33/133/133/1
Stage StarStage Star
Unibet33/1
33/133/1
Mr GlassMr Glass
Unibet33/1
33/1
Good Risk At AllGood Risk At All
Unibet33/1
33/133/1
HubriskoHubrisko
betiton33/1
33/133/133/133/133/133/1
State ManState Man
betiton33/1
33/133/133/133/1
Bring On The NightBring On The Night
Unibet33/1
33/133/1
Au FleuronAu Fleuron
Unibet33/1
33/1
Ballybough NativeBallybough Native
Unibet33/1
33/1
Artic WarriorArtic Warrior
Unibet33/1
33/133/1
Hob HouseHob House
Unibet40/1
33/140/133/133/133/1
I Am MaximusI Am Maximus
Bet36550/1
50/133/125/125/125/1
Elle Est BelleElle Est Belle
Unibet50/1
33/133/150/133/133/133/1
Deploy The GetawayDeploy The Getaway
Unibet50/1
40/150/140/140/140/1
Hollow GamesHollow Games
betiton50/1
33/150/150/150/150/1
Peking RosePeking Rose
Unibet50/1
50/1
Eric BloodaxeEric Bloodaxe
Bet36550/1
50/1
Complete UnknownComplete Unknown
Unibet50/1
50/150/1
Go DanteGo Dante
Mansionbet50/1
50/150/150/150/150/150/1
Gerri ColombeGerri Colombe
betiton50/1
50/150/150/150/150/1
Belle MetalBelle Metal
Unibet50/1
50/150/1
Walking On AirWalking On Air
betiton50/1
50/150/150/150/150/1
ShallwehaveonemoreShallwehaveonemore
betiton50/1
50/150/150/150/150/1
Me Too PleaseMe Too Please
Unibet50/1
50/150/1
FirestepFirestep
Coral66/1
50/166/150/140/140/140/1
RamilliesRamillies
Mr Play66/1
50/150/166/166/166/1
Ha D'orHa D'or
Unibet66/1
50/166/1
Flame BearerFlame Bearer
Unibet66/1
50/166/1
DerrylindaDerrylinda
Bet36566/1
66/150/1
PetrossianPetrossian
Mr Play66/1
50/166/166/166/166/1
Tax For MaxTax For Max
Bet365100/1
100/150/150/150/150/150/1
WonderwallWonderwall
Bet36566/1
66/166/1
Flying DemonFlying Demon
Bet36566/1
66/166/1
KalmoorKalmoor
Bet36566/1
66/166/1

Can Ferny Hollow Win for Willie Mullins?

Willie Mullins is no stranger to success when it comes to the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, with the Irish handler having scored with Champagne Fever, Vautour, Douvan and Klassical Dream, so perhaps Ferny Hollow is a horse worth following.

Ferny Hollow won the Champion Bumper at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival and we often see horses go on from this nursery race to claim bigger victories, with a recent facile win at Gowran Park and Paul Townend likely to be on board for this renewal.

Appreciate It was second in the 2020 Champion Bumper and the horse landed a straightforward enough win when scoring in the Maiden Hurdle with more to come from a horse that is trained by Willie Mullins so it looks as though the Irish trainer could be mob-handed for this race.

Dusart and Forged In Fire Also Among Supreme Favourites

Dusart is a relatively unknown quantity although this horse will run for Nicky Henderson during the 2020/21 season and the runner was able to score a victory at Newbury Racecourse on 5 November when beating favourite Soaring Glory, with the horse likely to be a good each-way proposition for this encounter.

Forged In Fire is another horse that could rise to the fore between now and the Supreme, with the horse not seen at a racecourse for over a year although he does have strong previous form after beating Ferny Hollow.


The Supreme Novices’ Hurdle is the opening race of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival and it’s usually a hammer and tongs affair where we often see a new superstar of National Hunt racing crowned.

The superstar of 2020 could be Envoi Allen according to the latest prices, with the horse currently trading to win the Supreme on Tuesday 10 March and it’s easy to see why many are starting to back a horse who was so impressive at last year’s Festival.

The horse was well backed to win the 2019 Weatherbys Champion Bumper and duly obliged at odds of 2/1, with the Gordon Elliott-trained horse having enjoyed a narrow victory over Blue Sari.

Since that victory, Envoi Allen has returned to the track and obliged with a victory at Down Royal where Davy Russell was on board, with the horse priced at 1/4 and it appears that all roads now lead to the Supreme.

Elliott was duly impressed by the latest performance, and said: “We think the world of him – we think he could be anything.

“He showed a lot of pace there today. He wouldn’t want to be stepping up in trip too much for the time being. He’s very, very good.

“He was clever – he got in close to one or two, but he learned plenty there.

“I’d imagine we would probably go to Fairyhouse now for the Royal Bond.”

Nevertheless, there’s a long way to go between now and the Festival, with several other horses sure to rise to prominence and that includes Malone Road who is trading between odds of 9/1 and 14/1.

This is another Gordon Elliott horse and the five-year-old has done everything required of him so far, with November victories at Down Royal and Punchestown illustrating that he has plenty of class.

The Gigginstown House Stud have an interesting horse in the form of Abacadabras, with Elliott again the handler for a runner who was able to finish a creditable fourth in the bumper last Festival and connections seem to favour the Supreme Novices’ route with this horse.

After the Bumper, Abacadabras then turned up at Punchestown to finish second in a race, while there have more recently been wins at Gowran Park and Navan to indicate that the horse has a bright future.

Blue Sari was second in the 2019 Bumper and the horse is currently trading at 14/1, with the four-year-old potentially being the great hope for trainer Willie Mullins.

There was a recently facile win at Punchestown in mid-November and it should be noted that there was little between him and Envoi Allen at the Festival last year.