Supreme Novices Hurdle Ante-Post Selection

Supreme Novices Hurdle

The Supreme Novices Hurdle every season is one of the most highly anticipated races of the festival with it being the first contest of the four day meeting and every punter looking to get off to a fast start against the bookies.

This year's renewal looks to be one of the strongest races for the last few years with almost 10 horses with really strong chances of taking the Grade One.

This obviously is not a good thing from a punting perspective as we want to be able to locate our banker but in this case there does not look to be one.

This is why SkyBet's offer of bet £10 on the first race of the festival and if your horse loses you will receive your money back as cash is very appealing.

This risk free offer is exactly what you want in this event with it being so hard to choose your winner but we are going to have a go anyway.

Cheltenham - March 10 2020
Cheltenham 13:30
Paul Townend

Asterion Forlonge

Paul Townend
W P Mullins
Age: 6
Weight: 11-7
OR: 155

The selection we are going for is the Willie Mullins trained Asterion Forlonge who has sprung out of nowhere for the Cheltenham hall of fame trainer and looks certain to head into this event.

The unbeaten six year old could be the only horse entering the contest that has never been beaten with him landing his sole point to point in 2018 and since then landing his bumper and two runs over timber.

He is a gelding that has gone under the radar for Mullins who has a superb record in this contest winning five of the last 13 renewals of the Grade One.

This season over hurdles he has shown a superb attitude, winning at Naas on his jumps debut seeing off a decent Gordon Elliott trained runner who has since franked the form.

From just the one run over flights he headed to the Dublin Racing festival at Leopardstown in the Grade One Pharma Novice Hurdle and caused a shock when taking the race.

He saw off some of the elite in the novice hurdling division this season and off the back of that run he firmly enters calculations showing a gritty and determined nature that he will need up the hill at Cheltenham.

The owners also field the favourite in the Supreme with Shishkin but at double the price of the Henderson horse he is worth taking a chance on.


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