The Class 1 Novices’ Hurdle Race is the third race that takes place on Jump Sunday at Kempton Down Racecourse every year.
Jump Sunday is Kempton Park Racecourse’s first National Hunt event following a summer of intense flat racing, with a fantastic seven-race card including an excellent combination of hurdle races and steeplechase, including the Class 1 Novices’ Hurdle Race and the Class 1 Hurdle Race.
Kempton Park Racecourse is one of Britains most prestigious racecourses, which, thanks to its excellent all-weather track and facilities, hosts a large number of flat and jump meetings throughout the year.
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About The Race
The Class 1 Novices’ Hurdle Race is a Class 1 National Hunt Great British Breeders hurdle race for novices that serves as the third race of Jump Sunday annually at Kempton Park Racecourse.
Open to horses aged four years old and above, The Class 1 Novices’ Hurdle Race runs exactly 2 miles of Kempton Park Racecourse and features a number of hurdles for the horses to jump.
A generous prize pool worth £16,000 was up for grabs last time out, which was split between the first four race finishers as follows:
1st place – 15/2 Mrs Hyde (IRE) – £9,112
2nd place – 13/8 Fidelio Vallis (FR) – £3,419
3rd place – 5/1 Sangha River (IRE) – £1,712
4th place – 7/5 For Pleasure (IRE) – £853
The Class 1 Hurdle Race is penned in the Kempton Park racing diary for 14:22 on Sunday the 19th of October 2021.
Class 1 races attract some of the best horses and jockeys in the sport, so you know you’re in for a treat when The Class 1 Novices’ Hurdle Race takes place during Jump Sunday at Kempton Park Racecourse.
Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race at Kempton Park’s Jump Sunday meeting at Kempton Park Racecourse last time out in October 2020 (ordered by saddlecloth number):
- Fidelio Vallis (FR) – second-place finish – 13/8 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
- For Pleasure (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 7/5 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Harry Bannister and trained by Alex Hales
- Gorham’s Cave (GB) – fifth-place finish – 250/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Joshua Moore and trained by Gary Moore
- Sangha River (IRE) – third-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman and trained by Oisin Murphy
- Cherry Cola (GB) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 10-7 – assigned jockey James Best and trained by Sheena West
- Mrs Hyde (IRE) – first-place finish – 15/2 starting price – weighing in at 10-7 – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Brian Ellison
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Odds for The Class 1 Novices’ Hurdle Race at Kempton Park Racecourse last time out ranged from 7/5 for the race favourite For Pleasure up to 250/1 for the longest outsider Gorham’s Cave who managed a fifth-place finish.
This edition of the race was won by 15/2 priced Mrs Hyde, who transformed £10 outright backing stakes into £85 in returns, £75 in profits.
Here are the previous 4 winners of The Class 1 Novices’ Hurdle Race at Kempton Park’s Jump Sunday Race Day, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:
The winner of The Class 1 Novices’ Hurdle Race last time out at Kempton Park Racecourse for Jump Sunday was 15/2 priced Mrs Hyde, ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Brian Ellison.
13/8 priced second-favourite Fidelio Vallis finished a length and three-quarters behind Mrs Hyde in second place, followed by 5/1 priced Sangha River in third place and 7/5 priced race favourite For Pleasure in fourth.
The only other runner to take part in this edition of the race was 250/1 long outsider Gorham’s Cave who finished in fifth and last place.
On Jump Sunday at Kempton Park Racecourse in 2019, 5/4 priced race favourite Pacify, ridden by jockey Gavin Sheehan and trained by Jamie Snowden, won The Class 1 Novices’ Hurdle Race.
8/1 priced Cardigan Bay finished a length and three-quarters behind Pacify in second place, followed by 100/1 long outsider Aweeminit in third place and 50/1 priced outsider Touchthesoul in fourth.
Three other runners participated in this race, including 2/1 priced second-favourite Longhouse Sale who finished second from last place in sixth.
Ridden by jockey Gavin Sheehan and trained by Oisin Murphy, 5/2 priced third-favourite Itchy Feet finished first in the 2018 edition of The Class 1 Novices’ Hurdle Race on Jump Sunday at Kempton Park Racecourse.
9/4 priced second-favourite Grand Sancy finished two and a quarter lengths behind Itchy Feet in second place, followed by 6/5 race favourite Leapaway in third place and 16/1 outsider Higgs in fourth.
These were the only four runners to participate in this edition of The Class 1 Novices’ Hurdle Race.
Back in 2017, the winner of The Class 1 Novices’ Hurdle Race on Kempton Park’s Jump Sunday was 4/6 priced race favourite Amour De Nuit, ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Paul Nicholls.
9/4 priced Listen To The Man finished two and three-quarter lengths behind Amour De Nuit in second place, followed by 33/1 priced outsider Cockney Wren in third place and 13/2 priced New Agenda in fourth.
The only other runner in this edition of the race was 33/1 priced Saxo Jack who completed the race successfully in fifth place.