Baring Bingham Novices' Hurdle Race Card

Ballymore Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (Registered as The Baring Bingham) (GBB Race)

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Hermes Allen

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Paul Nicholls
Age: 6
Weight: 11-7
OR: 149
Days: 74

Hermes Allen

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DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
31/12/22NBY20.5Sft11-71
11/11/22CHL21Gd11-21
15/10/22STR22Gd11-41
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Impaire Et Passe

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W P Mullins
Age: 5
Weight: 11-7
OR: N/A
Days: 59

Impaire Et Passe

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DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
15/01/23PUN16Hy11-41
20/12/22NAA19Sft11-71
27/03/22NCY12.5Sft9-71
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Gaelic Warrior

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W P Mullins
Age: 5
Weight: 11-7
OR: N/A
Days: 57

Gaelic Warrior

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DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
17/01/23CLO17Hy11-91
06/12/22TRM16Sft11-121
15/03/22CHL16.5GS11-12
05/06/21AUT15Hy10-83
15/05/21AUT15Hy10-63

Ballymore Novices Hurdle Tips

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First race of Ladies day

The Baring Bigham Novices’ hurdle is the opening contest on day two of the Cheltenham festival. The second day of the meeting is Ladies day which always leads to a loud atmosphere and the first race of the day is usually treated by the traditional roar.

The race is open to novice hurdlers aged who are aged four years and older and they tackle a trip of 2 miles and five furlongs over the old Cheltenham course, with 10 hurdles to tackle along the way.

There is £70,000 prize money given to the winner in the Grade one contest.

History of the Baring Bingham Novices’ hurdle

The race was added to the festival in 1971 and was in them days called the Aldsworth Hurdle.

After three renewals of the race, Sun Alliance took over sponsorship in 1974 and named the race all the way up until 2006, They were then replaced Ballymore properties until 2009 when the race was supported by Neptune Investment Management. In 2018, Ballymore resumed sponsorship of the race.

The actual race title of ‘Baring Bingham Novices’ hurdle’ is named after Baring Bingham, who was a property developer and bought Prestbury Park in 1898. Not only that but it was Bingham who was the brains behind the first ever Cheltenham festival and organised the first ever one, all the way back in 1902.

Recent years

The race has been dominated in recent years by Ireland, who have won eight of the last 12 renewals.

In 2018, City Island saw off favourite Champ for another Irish success, for Mark Walsh and Martin Brassil.

Irish trainer Willie Mullins has won the race on four occasions, most recently in 2016 and those four winners mean he has the outright most victories in the race. All four winners were ridden by Ruby Walsh, which means he is also the outright most successful jockey in the race.

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh:

Fiveforthree (2008)

Mikael d'Haguenet (2009)

Faugheen (2014)

Yorkhill (2016)

Whilst the race open to horses as young as four, it may be worth looking to the older ones when searching for your 2020 winner, specifically horses aged six, as they have won 8 of the last nine editions.

As well as that, it’s obviously worth noting anything that is in the field for Willie Mullins and with no Ruby Walsh in 2020, whatever is ridden by now stable jockey Paul Townend, will surely need to be treated with serious respect, as well as other Irish challengers from Gordon Elliot and the likes.

The English record is poor in the race however Nigel Twiston-Davies has been successful on two occasions and if you’re looking for something closer to home, you might want to check out anything he chooses to run,

Ballymore Novices Hurdle Winners

Year Winner Age SP Trainer Jockey
2022 Sir Gerhard 7 8/11 Willie Mullins Paul Townend
2021 Bob Olinger 6 6/4 Henry de Bromhead Rachael Blackmore
2020 Envoi Allen 6 4/7 Gordon Elliott Davy Russell
2019 City Island 6 8/1 Martin Brassil Mark Walsh
2018 Samcro 6 8/11 Gordon Elliott Jack Kennedy
2017 Willoughby Court 6 14/1 Ben Pauling David Bass
2016 Yorkhill 6 3/1 Willie Mullins Ruby Walsh
2015 Windsor Park 6 9/2 Dermot Weld Davy Russell
2014 Faugheen 6 6/4 Willie Mullins Ruby Walsh
2013 The New One 5 7/2 Nigel Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies

Finding Tips For The Ballymore Novices' Hurdle

If you’re looking for our thoughts on who you should back in the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle take a look at our Day 2 Tips page to see everything, we’re backing for this race at the Cheltenham Festival.

You can also see all the latest odds for this race on our Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Odds page allowing you to see which bookmakers are offering the best price on each horse in the race.