13:30 Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle Race Card

Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle Runners & Entries 2024

Below you will find the runners & entries for the Supreme Novices Hurdle for this years Cheltenham Festival.

As a reminder, this is a full list of entires, but there are further declarations 5 days before the race, and final declarations 48 hours before.

Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

1st
Rachael Blackmore

Slade Steel

Age: 6
Weight: 11.5
OR: 147
J:
 
Rachael Blackmore
T:
 
Henry De Bromhead
took keen hold early, prominent, pushed along and briefly led before last, ridden and clear with one other run-in, edged right and bumped inside final 110yds, soon led again, won going away
2nd
Mark Walsh

Mystical Power

Age: 5
Weight: 11.5
OR: 148
J:
 
Mark Walsh
T:
 
W P Mullins
towards rear, waiting for room after 3 out, headway after 2 out, led last, soon went clear with winner, edged left and bumped inside final 110yds, soon headed, no extra towards finish
3rd
Jack Kennedy

Firefox

Age: 6
Weight: 11.5
OR: N/A
J:
 
Jack Kennedy
T:
 
Gordon Elliott
midfield, steady headway when not fluent 3 out, pushed along when hampered and outpaced before last, soon stumbled, rallied and went third inside final 110yds, did well in the circumstances
4th
Mr T Costello

Asian Master

Age: 7
Weight: 11.5
OR: N/A
J:
 
Mr T Costello
T:
 
W P Mullins
raced wide, in touch with leaders, outpaced on turn before last, rallied and went fourth inside final 110yds, soon no extra

Supreme Novices Hurdle Tips

Ascot - June 18 2024
Ascot 13:30
5(9)
Silvestre De Sousa

Charyn

J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: Roger Varian
Silvestre De Sousa

Charyn

bet365
£10.00 Returns £43.33
10/3
betfred
£10.00 Returns £43.33
10/3
ladbrokes
£10.00 Returns £43.33
10/3
william_hill
£10.00 Returns £43.33
10/3
betfair
£10.00 Returns £40.00
3/1
betvictor
£10.00 Returns £40.00
3/1
betway
£10.00 Returns £40.00
3/1
coral
£10.00 Returns £40.00
3/1
midnite
£10.00 Returns £40.00
3/1
paddy_power
£10.00 Returns £40.00
3/1
skybet
£10.00 Returns £40.00
3/1
betMGM
£10.00 Returns £37.50
11/4
betuk
£10.00 Returns £37.50
11/4
grosvenor
£10.00 Returns £37.50
11/4
10/3
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 116
Days: 31
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
18/05/24NBY8Gd9-22
26/04/24SAN8GS9-31
23/03/24DON8Sft9-21
26/08/23GOO8Sft9-03
02/08/23GOO8Sft9-33
Ascot 15:25
6(5)
William Buick

Notable Speech

J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
William Buick

Notable Speech

bet365
£10.00 Returns £21.00
11/10
betfair
£10.00 Returns £21.00
11/10
betfred
£10.00 Returns £21.00
11/10
betMGM
£10.00 Returns £21.00
11/10
betuk
£10.00 Returns £21.00
11/10
betvictor
£10.00 Returns £21.00
11/10
betway
£10.00 Returns £21.00
11/10
coral
£10.00 Returns £21.00
11/10
grosvenor
£10.00 Returns £21.00
11/10
ladbrokes
£10.00 Returns £21.00
11/10
midnite
£10.00 Returns £21.00
11/10
paddy_power
£10.00 Returns £21.00
11/10
skybet
£10.00 Returns £21.00
11/10
william_hill
£10.00 Returns £21.00
11/10
11/10
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 122
Days: 45
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
04/05/24NMK8Gd9-21
06/04/24KEM8St/Slw9-91
21/02/24KEM8St/Slw9-71
27/01/24KEM8St/Slw8-101
Ascot 14:45
12(6)
Tom Marquand

Big Evs

J: Tom Marquand
T: Michael Appleby
Tom Marquand

Big Evs

william_hill
£10.00 Returns £55.00
9/2
betfred
£10.00 Returns £50.00
4/1
betvictor
£10.00 Returns £50.00
4/1
betway
£10.00 Returns £50.00
4/1
coral
£10.00 Returns £50.00
4/1
ladbrokes
£10.00 Returns £50.00
4/1
midnite
£10.00 Returns £47.50
15/4
bet365
£10.00 Returns £45.00
7/2
skybet
£10.00 Returns £45.00
7/2
betMGM
£10.00 Returns £43.33
10/3
betuk
£10.00 Returns £43.33
10/3
grosvenor
£10.00 Returns £43.33
10/3
betfair
£10.00 Returns £37.50
11/4
paddy_power
£10.00 Returns £37.50
11/4
9/2
Age: 3
Weight: 9-1
OR: 113
Days: 33
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
16/05/24YOR5Gd9-91
03/11/23SNA5Fm8-101
15/09/23DON5Sft9-31
25/08/23YOR5GF8-314
02/08/23GOO5Sft9-31
Ascot 14:05
6(6)
James Doyle

Catalyse

J: James Doyle
T: Richard Fahey
James Doyle

Catalyse

ladbrokes
£10.00 Returns £130.00
12/1
william_hill
£10.00 Returns £130.00
12/1
bet365
£10.00 Returns £120.00
11/1
betfair
£10.00 Returns £120.00
11/1
betfred
£10.00 Returns £120.00
11/1
betvictor
£10.00 Returns £120.00
11/1
betway
£10.00 Returns £120.00
11/1
coral
£10.00 Returns £120.00
11/1
midnite
£10.00 Returns £110.00
10/1
paddy_power
£10.00 Returns £110.00
10/1
betMGM
£10.00 Returns £100.00
9/1
betuk
£10.00 Returns £100.00
9/1
grosvenor
£10.00 Returns £100.00
9/1
skybet
£10.00 Returns £95.00
17/2
12/1
Age: 2
Weight: 9-3
OR: N/A
Days: 16
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
02/06/24HAM6Gd9-71
Ascot 16:40
13(5)
Saffie Osborne

Ouzo

J: Saffie Osborne
T: Jamie Osborne
Saffie Osborne

Ouzo

william_hill
£10.00 Returns £290.00
28/1
bet365
£10.00 Returns £260.00
25/1
betfair
£10.00 Returns £260.00
25/1
betfred
£10.00 Returns £260.00
25/1
betMGM
£10.00 Returns £260.00
25/1
betuk
£10.00 Returns £260.00
25/1
betvictor
£10.00 Returns £260.00
25/1
betway
£10.00 Returns £260.00
25/1
coral
£10.00 Returns £260.00
25/1
grosvenor
£10.00 Returns £260.00
25/1
ladbrokes
£10.00 Returns £260.00
25/1
midnite
£10.00 Returns £260.00
25/1
paddy_power
£10.00 Returns £260.00
25/1
skybet
£10.00 Returns £260.00
25/1
28/1
Age: 8
Weight: 9-5
OR: 106
Days: 123
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
16/02/24MEY9Gd9-101
12/01/24MEY9Gd8-101
08/09/23ASC8Gd9-61
27/08/23GOO8Sft9-63
20/08/23SAN8Gd9-1111
Ascot 16:05
10(4)
William Buick

Zanndabad

J: William Buick
T: Mrs C O'Leary
William Buick

Zanndabad

bet365
£10.00 Returns £55.00
9/2
william_hill
£10.00 Returns £55.00
9/2
betfred
£10.00 Returns £50.00
4/1
betvictor
£10.00 Returns £50.00
4/1
betway
£10.00 Returns £50.00
4/1
coral
£10.00 Returns £50.00
4/1
ladbrokes
£10.00 Returns £50.00
4/1
midnite
£10.00 Returns £50.00
4/1
betfair
£10.00 Returns £45.00
7/2
betMGM
£10.00 Returns £45.00
7/2
betuk
£10.00 Returns £45.00
7/2
grosvenor
£10.00 Returns £45.00
7/2
paddy_power
£10.00 Returns £45.00
7/2
skybet
£10.00 Returns £45.00
7/2
9/2
Age: 5
Weight: 9-6
OR: 94
Days: 39
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
10/05/24CHS18.5GF8-93
24/03/24ASC19.5Gd11-72
03/02/24MUS15.5GS10-42
02/12/23FAI20Sft11-218
23/08/23YOR16.5GF9-117
Ascot 17:15
6(11)
Jim Crowley

Naqeeb

J: Jim Crowley
T: William Haggas
Jim Crowley

Naqeeb

bet365
£10.00 Returns £170.00
16/1
coral
£10.00 Returns £170.00
16/1
midnite
£10.00 Returns £170.00
16/1
william_hill
£10.00 Returns £170.00
16/1
betfair
£10.00 Returns £150.00
14/1
betfred
£10.00 Returns £150.00
14/1
betvictor
£10.00 Returns £150.00
14/1
betway
£10.00 Returns £150.00
14/1
ladbrokes
£10.00 Returns £150.00
14/1
paddy_power
£10.00 Returns £150.00
14/1
betMGM
£10.00 Returns £130.00
12/1
betuk
£10.00 Returns £130.00
12/1
grosvenor
£10.00 Returns £130.00
12/1
skybet
£10.00 Returns £130.00
12/1
16/1
Age: 4
Weight: 9-10
OR: 103
Days: 32
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
17/05/24YOR14Gd9-36
03/05/24NMK12Gd9-53
06/10/23ASC14Gd9-33
09/09/23HAY14Gd9-71
23/08/23KEM12St/Slw9-51
Carlisle - June 17 2024
Carlisle 14:30
1(7)
Oisin Orr

Whimsy

J: Oisin Orr
T: Anthony McCann
Oisin Orr

Whimsy

bet365
£10.00 Returns £23.75
11/8
betway
£10.00 Returns £23.75
11/8
william_hill
£10.00 Returns £23.75
11/8
midnite
£10.00 Returns £23.00
13/10
betfair
£10.00 Returns £22.50
5/4
betfred
£10.00 Returns £22.50
5/4
betMGM
£10.00 Returns £22.50
5/4
betuk
£10.00 Returns £22.50
5/4
coral
£10.00 Returns £22.50
5/4
grosvenor
£10.00 Returns £22.50
5/4
ladbrokes
£10.00 Returns £22.50
5/4
paddy_power
£10.00 Returns £22.50
5/4
skybet
£10.00 Returns £22.00
6/5
betvictor
£10.00 Returns £21.00
11/10
11/8
Age: 5
Weight: 9-11
OR: 72
Days: 2
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
15/06/24YOR12GS9-52
03/06/24GOW9.5Gd8-73
17/05/24LEO12Gd8-92
05/05/24SLI10.5Y/Sft8-22
27/04/24NAV13Gd/Y9-85
Carlisle 15:00
8(7)
Rowan Scott

Bushfire

J: Rowan Scott
T: Gemma Tutty
Rowan Scott

Bushfire

bet365
£10.00 Returns £80.00
7/1
betway
£10.00 Returns £75.00
13/2
midnite
£10.00 Returns £75.00
13/2
william_hill
£10.00 Returns £75.00
13/2
betfair
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
betfred
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
betMGM
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
betuk
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
betvictor
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
coral
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
grosvenor
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
ladbrokes
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
paddy_power
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
skybet
£10.00 Returns £60.00
5/1
7/1
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: 65
Days: 14
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
03/06/24WET10GF8-74
01/05/24PON10Sft9-58
18/04/24RIP10Hy8-87
02/04/24PON10Hy9-43
14/10/23YOR10.5Sft9-110
Carlisle 13:30
8(9)
Dougie Costello

Malham Tarn Cove

J: Dougie Costello
T: Steph Hollinshead
Dougie Costello

Malham Tarn Cove

betway
£10.00 Returns £60.00
5/1
william_hill
£10.00 Returns £60.00
5/1
bet365
£10.00 Returns £55.00
9/2
betfair
£10.00 Returns £55.00
9/2
betfred
£10.00 Returns £55.00
9/2
betMGM
£10.00 Returns £55.00
9/2
betuk
£10.00 Returns £55.00
9/2
betvictor
£10.00 Returns £55.00
9/2
coral
£10.00 Returns £55.00
9/2
grosvenor
£10.00 Returns £55.00
9/2
ladbrokes
£10.00 Returns £55.00
9/2
midnite
£10.00 Returns £55.00
9/2
paddy_power
£10.00 Returns £55.00
9/2
skybet
£10.00 Returns £55.00
9/2
5/1
Age: 5
Weight: 9-5
OR: 51
Days: 24
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
24/05/24BAT5.5Gd9-01
15/05/24BAT5.5Gd9-02
07/11/23NCS7St9-38
30/10/23NCS6St9-25
16/09/23BAT5.5GS9-64
Carlisle 14:00
6(2)
Phil Dennis

John Kirkup

J: Phil Dennis
T: David Thompson
Phil Dennis

John Kirkup

bet365
£10.00 Returns £75.00
13/2
betfair
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
betfred
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
betMGM
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
betuk
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
betvictor
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
coral
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
grosvenor
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
ladbrokes
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
paddy_power
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
william_hill
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
betway
£10.00 Returns £65.00
11/2
midnite
£10.00 Returns £65.00
11/2
skybet
£10.00 Returns £55.00
9/2
13/2
Age: 9
Weight: 9-8
OR: 54
Days: 7
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
10/06/24CRL7Gd8-93
28/05/24RED6Sft10-136
02/05/24RED5Sft9-85
24/04/24CAT5Sft9-83
03/04/24CAT6Hy8-76
Chepstow - June 17 2024
Chepstow 14:48
2(3)
Sean D Bowen

Albert Cee

J: Sean D Bowen
T: James Owen
Sean D Bowen

Albert Cee

betMGM
£10.00 Returns £50.00
4/1
betuk
£10.00 Returns £50.00
4/1
grosvenor
£10.00 Returns £50.00
4/1
betfair
£10.00 Returns £47.50
15/4
paddy_power
£10.00 Returns £47.50
15/4
betvictor
£10.00 Returns £46.00
18/5
bet365
£10.00 Returns £45.00
7/2
betfred
£10.00 Returns £45.00
7/2
betway
£10.00 Returns £45.00
7/2
coral
£10.00 Returns £45.00
7/2
ladbrokes
£10.00 Returns £45.00
7/2
midnite
£10.00 Returns £45.00
7/2
skybet
£10.00 Returns £45.00
7/2
william_hill
£10.00 Returns £45.00
7/2
4/1
Age: 4
Weight: 9-9
OR: 75
Days: 226
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
04/11/23NMK6Hy9-47
25/09/23LEI6GS9-111
18/04/23LIN7St9-52
05/04/23KEM6St/Slw9-92
03/11/22CFD6St9-104
Chepstow 13:18
1(1)
Mr Eireann Cagney

Beautiful Crown

J: Mr Eireann Cagney
T: Jack Jones
Mr Eireann Cagney

Beautiful Crown

betfair
£10.00 Returns £25.00
6/4
paddy_power
£10.00 Returns £25.00
6/4
william_hill
£10.00 Returns £25.00
6/4
betfred
£10.00 Returns £23.75
11/8
betMGM
£10.00 Returns £23.75
11/8
betuk
£10.00 Returns £23.75
11/8
betvictor
£10.00 Returns £23.75
11/8
betway
£10.00 Returns £23.75
11/8
coral
£10.00 Returns £23.75
11/8
grosvenor
£10.00 Returns £23.75
11/8
ladbrokes
£10.00 Returns £23.75
11/8
midnite
£10.00 Returns £23.75
11/8
bet365
£10.00 Returns £22.50
5/4
skybet
£10.00 Returns £22.00
6/5
6/4
Age: 6
Weight: 11-7
OR: 60
Days: 7
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
10/06/24LIN8St9-41
26/09/23LIN8St9-212
13/09/23KEM12St/Slw9-67
31/08/23BAT8GS9-73
24/08/23CFD8St9-34
Chepstow 15:55
2(2)
Taylor Fisher

Galactic Glow

J: Taylor Fisher
T: Joe Tickle
Taylor Fisher

Galactic Glow

bet365
£10.00 Returns £75.00
13/2
betfair
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
betfred
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
betMGM
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
betuk
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
grosvenor
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
paddy_power
£10.00 Returns £70.00
6/1
betvictor
£10.00 Returns £65.00
11/2
betway
£10.00 Returns £65.00
11/2
coral
£10.00 Returns £65.00
11/2
ladbrokes
£10.00 Returns £65.00
11/2
midnite
£10.00 Returns £65.00
11/2
skybet
£10.00 Returns £65.00
11/2
william_hill
£10.00 Returns £60.00
5/1
13/2
Age: 7
Weight: 9-10
OR: 56
Days: 24
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
24/05/24BAT10Gd9-310
20/05/24WDR10GF9-87
06/05/24BAT8Sft9-62
19/04/24BAT11.5Gd9-96
16/09/23BAT8GS9-82

Opening race of Champions Day

The Supreme Novices Hurdle is the first race of the Cheltenham Festival. Because of this, there is a lot of excitement surrounding the race and it its traditionally met with the ‘Cheltenham Roar’, an echoing cheer from the crowd that signifies the start of the 4 day long festival.

The Supreme Novices Hurdle, formerly known as the ‘Gloucestershire Hurdle’, is run over a distance of around 2 miles and ½ Furlong. It’s only open to horses four years or older and features eight hurdles to be jumped throughout the race.

History of the Supreme Novices Hurdle

When the race was still named the Gloucestershire Hurdle it was split into two or three separate divisions meaning there could be more than one winner. Once such trainer who achieved great success in this race was Vincent O’Brien who managed to have an impressive 10 winners over an eight-year spell in the 50’s.

The race was renamed in 1974 to the Lloyds Bank Champion Hurdle after a sponsorship from the bank. The first time it was named the Supreme Novices Hurdle was in 1978 when it was sponsored by Waterford Crystal which continued throughout the 80’s until 1990.

The race is now currently Sponsored by the UK bookmaker Sky Bet. If you’re betting on the race, Sky Bet could be a good choice as they will more than likely doing some interesting offers and Price Boosts around the event and festival as a whole.

Recent years

Since the race was renamed the Supreme Novices Hurdle, there have been 41 winners. The most recent victor was Shishkin, who dominated the field in 2020. Trained by Nicky Henderson and ridden by Nico de Boinville, Shishkin marked a break in the dominance of the "deadly duo" of Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins.While Walsh and Mullins still hold the record for most wins with six each, they haven't won the race since 2019. Their impressive list of victories includes:

  • Ruby Walsh:
    • Noland (2006)
    • Al Ferof (2011)
    • Champagne Fever (2013)
    • Vautour (2014)
    • Douvan (2015)
    • Klassical Dream (2019)
  • Willie Mullins:
    • Tourist Attraction (1995)
    • Ebaziyan (2007)
    • Champagne Fever (2013)
    • Vautour (2014)
    • Douvan (2015)
    • Klassical Dream (2019)

It will be interesting to see if they can return to their winning ways at the upcoming Cheltenham Festival. However, with strong competition emerging, the race remains wide open.

Supreme Novices Hurdle Past Winners


Year Winner Jockey / Trainer SP
2023
Marine Nationale
Michael O'Sullivan / Barry Connell
9/2
2022
Constitution Hill
Nico de Boinville / Nicky Henderson
9/4f
2021
Appreciate It
Paul Townend / Willie Mullins
8/11f
2020 Shishkin
Nico de Boinville / Nicky Henderson
6/1
2019
Klassical Dream
Ruby Walsh / Willie Mullins
6/1
2018
Summerville Boy
Noel Fehily / Tom George
9/1
2017 Labaik
Jack Kennedy / Gordon Elliott
25/1
2016 Altior
Nico de Boinville / Nicky Henderson
4/1
2015
Douvan
Ruby Walsh / Willie Mullins
2/1f
2014 Vautour
Ruby Walsh / Willie Mullins
7/2f
2013
Champagne Fever
Ruby Walsh / Willie Mullins
5/1
2012
Cinders And Ashes
Jason Maguire / Donald McCain
10/1
2011
Al Ferof
Ruby Walsh / Paul Nicholls
10/1
2010 Menorah
Richard Johnson / Philip Hobbs
12/1
2009
Go Native
Paul Carberry / Noel Meade
12/1
2008
Captain Cee Bee
Robert Thornton / Eddie Harty
17/2
2007 Ebaziyan
Davy Condon / Willie Mullins
40/1
2006 Noland
Ruby Walsh / Paul Nicholls
6/1
2005 Arcalis
Graham Lee / Howard Johnson
20/1
2004
Brave Inca
Barry Cash / Colm Murphy
7/2f
2003
Back In Front
Norman Williamson / Edward O'Grady
3/1f
2002
Like-A-Butterfly
Charlie Swan / Christy Roche
7/4f
Festival Cancelled
2000
Sausalito Bay
Paul Carberry / Noel Meade
14/1

Supreme Novice Hurdle FAQs

Finding Tips for the Supreme Novices Hurdle

If you’re looking for our thoughts on who you should back at the Supreme Novice Hurdle take a look at our Day 1 Tips page to see everything we’re backing for this opening race at the Cheltenham Festival.

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