Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Odds
Although the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle could widely be expected to throw up Ladbrokes World Hurdle contenders of the future, this has not proved the case. Of the seven previous winners of the race, Wichita Lineman, Nenuphar Collonges and in particular Bobs Worth have all gone on to have more distinguished careers over fences rather than hurdles.
Back the favourites in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle odds
It may seem like the easy option, particularly given the strength in depth of the races at the Cheltenham Festival, but it does make sense to follow the market in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle odds. In all of the eight showdowns of the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle, the favourite has finished in the first three, which is good news for each-way punters if the starting price of the market leader is around 5/1.
Meanwhile, it may also pay to look at the ante-post Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle odds well in advance of the Cheltenham Festival to ensure that a better price is guaranteed before the actual starting list is confirmed. This could prove an especially shrewd move if the bet placed is on a non-runner, money back offer.
Bank on Tony McCoy in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle odds
Although Ruby Walsh tends to have the better book of Cheltenham Festival rides, it is Tony McCoy that usually comes out on top in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle. McCoy has won the race twice in the first eight runnings, while Walsh is still waiting for his first success.
This bodes well for At Fishers Cross, who is among the market leaders and will be ridden by McCoy.