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Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle

The Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle Race is the first race that takes place at Kempton Park Racecourse for The May Bank Holiday Raceday every Spring.

The May Bank Holiday Raceday is a thrilling day of National Hunt horse racing that offers a magnificent seven-race card on the first Monday of May every year including its highest value race, The VIP Handicap Chase, at 16:40.

The next edition of The May Bank Holiday Raceday is scheduled to take place on Monday the 3rd of May 2021. For all of The May Bank Holiday Raceday’s news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

About The Race

The Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle Race is a Class 4 National Hunt hurdle race for novices that serves as the opening race of The May Bank Holiday Raceday at Kempton Park Racecourse every year.

Open to horses aged four years old and above, The Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle Race runs precisely 2 miles of Kempton Park Racecourse and features a number of high hurdles for the runners to jump.

£6,300 was in the purse last time out, which was shared between the first four finishers in the following fashion:

1st place – 7/1 Vision Clear (GER) – £4,094

2nd place – 9/4 Tiffin Top (GB) – £1,202

3rd place – 12/1 Mystic Court (IRE) – £601

4th place – 9/2 West Coast Flyer (GB) – £301

The Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle Race will begin at 13:45 on Monday the 3rd of May 2021.

Runners

The runners that compete in The Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle Race always do an exceptional job at opening The May Bank Holiday Raceday at Kempton Park Racecourse with a bang.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race at Kempton Park’s May Bank Holiday Raceday at Kempton Park Racecourse last time out in 2019 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Tiffin Top (GB) – second-place finish – 9/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-1 – ridden by jockey Adrian Heskin and trained by Alan King
  2. Lantiern (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 11/4 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Gavin Sheehan and trained by Harry Whittington
  3. Ledbury (IRE) – ninth-place finish – 100/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Brendan Powell and trained by John Jenkins
  4. Mystic Court (IRE) – third-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Daryl Jacob and trained by Ben Pauling
  5. War Drums (GB) – eighth-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Jamie Moore and trained by Paul Webber
  6. West Coast Flyer (GB) – fourth-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Leighton Aspell and trained by Oliver Sherwood
  7. Toshima (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 50/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-8 – ridden by jockey Ciaran Gethings and trained by Robert Stephens
  8. Twist (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-8 – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson
  9. Vision Clear (GER) – first-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-8 – ridden by jockey Joshua Moore and trained by Gary Moore

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Odds

With such talented horses, jockeys and racehorse trainers involved, odds for races like The Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle Race are always generous.

Last time out, odds for The Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle Race ranged from 9/4 for the race favourite Tiffin Top to 100/1 for the longest outsider Ledbury.

This edition of The Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle Race was won by 7/1 priced Vision Clear, who turned £10 outright backing stakes into £80 in returns, £70 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle Race at The May Bank Holiday Raceday, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

(2020 edition abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic)

2019

The winner of The Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle Race last time out at Kempton Park racecourse for The May Bank Holiday Raceday was 7/1 German horse Vision Clear, ridden by jockey Joshua Moore and trained by Gary Moore.

9/4 priced race favourite Tiffin Top finished just a neck behind Vision Clear in second place, followed by 12/1 priced Mystic Court in third place and 9/2 priced West Coast Flyer in fourth.

2018

6/5 race favourite Eskendash finished first in The Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle Race at Kempton Park Racecourse in 2018, ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Pam Sly.

9/4 second-favourite Choix Des Armes finished six lengths behind Eskendash in second place, followed by 5/2 priced third-favourite Movie Set in third place and 50/1 outsider Atalanta’s Gold in fourth.

2017

At The May Bank Holiday Raceday in 2017, the winner of The Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle Race was 8/11 race favourite American Gigolo, ridden by jockey Noel Fehily and trained by Charlie Mann.

7/2 second-favourite New Agenda finished just a length behind American Gigolo in second place, followed by 50/1 outsider Sixties Idol in third place and 6/1 priced Sir George Somers in fourth.

2016

The 2016 edition of The Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle Race at Kempton Park Racecourse for The May Bank Holiday Raceday was won by 9/2 priced third-favourite Debece, ridden by jockey Alan Johns and trained by Tim Vaughan.

9/1 priced Le Capricieux finished eight lengths behind Debece in second place, followed by 7/4 priced race favourite Mr Kite in third place and 50/1 outsider Whatsthatallabout in fourth.

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