Albert Bartlett Hurdle Odds 2023


Vanillier won last year’s Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle for Gavin Cromwell.

A Grade 1 novice hurdle for the stayers, which can often throw up a surprise winner, including when The Nice Guy ran out the 18/1 winner for Willie Mullins last season. 

This looks like a typically open renewal, with Corbetts Cross and Three Card Brag currently joint-favourites at 10/3. However, there looks to be plenty in with chances with Embassy Garden, Hiddenvalley Lake and Favori De Champdou all arriving in good form. 

Corbetts Cross is another Irish runner who has recently been purchased by JP McManus, who also bought Champion Bumper winner A Dream To Share before the Festival. Corbetts Cross made a winning start for Emmett Mullins last time and should be better at this longer distance. 

Minella Indo (50/1) and Kilbricken Storm (33/1) have been other surprise winners of the race, and it could pay to look further down the betting in a race with its fair share of shocks.

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Corbetts Cross 10/3

Three Card Brag 10/3

Embassy Gardens 15/2

Hiddenvalley Lake 15/2 

Favori De Champdou 10/1

Sandor Clegane 12/1

Letsbeclearaboutit 14/1

Monty’s Star 16/1

Seabank Bistro 18/1

Stay Away Fay 18/1

Dawn Rising 20/1

Shanbally Kid 20/1

Search For Glory 22/1

Weveallbeencaught 22/1

Rock My Way 25/1

Thomas Mor 40/1

Saint Palais 50/1

Chianti Classico 66/1

Affordale Fury 80/1

Idalko Bihoue 80/1

Albert Bartlett Hurdle Odds and Entries 2023

Corbetts Cross, Three Card Brag and Embassy Gardens are all last-time out winners who come into the race with great chances. Corbetts Cross is proven at the distance despite winning over shorter last time. Three Card Brag is yet to tackle this distance, and although Embassy Gardens did win at this trip, it was a weak-looking race, and he still has questions to answer. 

Rock My Way was a game winner over 2 miles and 4 furlongs at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day, and this winning pointer should relish this extra distance. However, he has only had two runs under rules and is another who may need more time and experience. 

Monty’s Star beat Hiddenvalley Lake when they met last time, but the former is almost double the price of his reopposing counterpart and can be considered at those odds. He also represents a yard and owner who won this race with Minella Indo.

Betting on the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle is the most recent of the three big novice hurdles to be introduced at the Cheltenham Festival. The long distance novice event has already produced two subsequent Cheltenham Gold Cup winners in Bobs Worth (2011) and Minella Indo (2019).

As with most of the recent additions to the Cheltenham Festival programme, Irish-trained horses have prospered. They have now won it five times in the last six years so it is no surprise to see them dominating the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle betting in 2023. Willie Mullins trains ante-post favourite Embassy Gardens while his closest market rival is Corbetts Cross, in the care of Grand National winning trainer Emmet Mullins.

If you are having a bet on the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle you should look for a horse with proven stamina. Ten of the last twelve Albert Bartlett winners had at least one previous victory over three miles. The last favourite to win this race was At Fishers Cross in 2013. There have been plenty of shock results including Minella Indo (2019) at 50-1 and Berties Dream (2010), Very Wood (2014) and Kilbricken Storm (2018) all at 33-1.

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Corbetts Cross could be another shrewd purchase for JP McManus, who had his 70th Cheltenham Festival success earlier this week. He looks sure to be better back at this longer distance and has experience in handicap company, which can often help in this challenging race.  

Irish trainers have had five of the last six winners in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle, and they once again dominate the head of the betting in a familiar theme to the week. Stay Away Fay for Paul Nicholls looks the best of the British entries, but he has only had two runs over hurdles, and his lack of experience in a big field such as this could count against him. 

Bobs Worth and Minella Indo are two recent winners of the race who have gone on to win the Gold Cup at Cheltenham, so the winner of this race is one to keep an eye on at future Festivals.