Baring Bingham Novices' Hurdle Race Card

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

1st
Paul Townend

Sir Gerhard

Age: 7
Weight: 11.5
OR: 151
J:
 
Paul Townend
T:
 
W P Mullins
travelled strongly and jumped well, towards rear, headway into midfield after 3rd, tracked leaders after 4th, pressed leader going easily before 2 out, pushed along to lead before last, ridden and kept on run-in, comfortably
2nd
Davy Russell

Three Stripe Life

Age: 6
Weight: 11.5
OR: 144
J:
 
Davy Russell
T:
 
Gordon Elliott
held up in rear, headway into midfield after 4th, mistake 4 out, tracked leaders going easily 3 out, pushed along after 2 out, 4 lengths down and ridden when left in second last, held but kept on run-in
3rd
Danny Mullins

Whatdeawant

Age: 6
Weight: 11.5
OR: N/A
J:
 
Danny Mullins
T:
 
W P Mullins
disputed lead at steady pace, tracked leader after 2nd, dropped to midfield after 4th, ridden 2 out, soon outpaced, left in modest third last, kept on
4th
Nico de Boinville

I Am Maximus

Age: 6
Weight: 11.5
OR: 134
J:
 
Nico de Boinville
T:
 
Nicky Henderson
towards rear on inner, tracked leaders after 2nd, lost position after 3rd, dropped to rear after 4th, pushed along briefly 4 out, ridden after 3 out, beaten after 2 out, left in modest fourth last

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,

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