Supreme Novices’ Hurdle latest odds and tips for Cheltenham Festival 2021

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Metier My Drogo Supreme Novices' Hurdle

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The Cheltenham Festival 2021 will get underway with the traditional curtain-raiser – the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. Run on the Old Course at a distance of just over 2m, the field – made up of horses aged four years or older – will have to negotiate eight flights as they vie for a share of the £125,000 prize pot.

There may be no iconic ‘Cheltenham Roar’ to accompany the start of the Grade 1 contest this year due to a lack of fans on site, but the competition remains as fierce as ever. Appreciate It looks the horse to beat according to the betting markets, although there are a number of contenders hoping to challenge the Willie Mullins-trained charger.

A huge number of entries were lodged for the 2021 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, although it will be a select field that eventually lines up at the post. Thanks to Paddy’s non-runner money back offer, there’s no risk of losing out if your pick withdraws.

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle odds

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Appreciate It Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

6/1
Metier Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

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Ballyadam Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

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Soaring Glory Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

12/1
Bob Olinger Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

12/1
Blue Lord Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

14/1
Thedevilscoachman Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

16/1
Dreal Deal Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

16/1
Ganapathi Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

20/1
Irascible Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

20/1
Bareback Jack Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

25/1
Keskonrisk Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Atholl Street Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

25/1
Gowel Road Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

25/1
Teahupoo Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Third Time Lucki Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Rayapour Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
For Pleasure Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Guard Your Dreams Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Haut En Couleurs Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Galopin des Champs Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Any News Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Benson Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Gipsy de Choisel Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Mighty Blue Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
On To Victory Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Champagne Gold Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Fifty Ball Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Stoners Choice Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Cadzand Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Jungle Boogie Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Shakem Up arry Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Pipesmoker Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Micro Manage Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Qualismart Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Irish Poseidon Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Witness Protection Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Grumpy Charley Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Robins Dream Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Raf Tavel Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

66/1
Great Bear Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

66/1
Numbers Man Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

66/1
Alko Rouge Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

80/1
Do Your Job Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle antepost tips

Ruby Walsh:APPRECIATE IT has the pace to win at 2m and we know he stays further as he won a 2m4f bumper. He’s a good jumper and ticks all the right boxes. All you have to worry about really is whether you’ll back him at the price. Maybe he’ll be better value on the day.

“I don’t think Paul Townend will have a difficult decision to make among Willie’s other runners to see who he might ride in the Supreme Novices Hurdle. If I was still riding, that’s who I would be on.”

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Appreciate It Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

Frank Hickey:MY DROGO has impressed me but is unlikely to go to Cheltenham if the ground is soft or worse. He’s a big chasing-type with loads of ability and he might be one for the Marsh Chase next year. If the ground is testing on the opening day and he is running, I wouldn’t put a line through him at all. He’s still very unexposed.

“As all Paddy Power’s Cheltenham Races are ‘Non-Runner, Money Back’ then I would pick My Drogo because if the ground isn’t suitable he won’t run – and you get your stake refunded.”

16/1
My Drogo Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

Appreciate It Patrick Mullins Leopardstown February 1, 2020

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Matt Chapman: “What I love about the Champion Bumper runner-up Appreciate It is that he will stay much further than two miles but he has the speed to land the Supreme.

“He jumps for fun and is a great big horse who will make a chaser one day.”

6/4
Appreciate It Supreme Novices Hurdle - Non Runner Money Back

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When is the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle?

The Supreme Novices’ Hurdle kicks off Cheltenham Festival 2021 on Tuesday March 16. The race is scheduled to start at 13.20.

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle winners at last five festivals

2020 – Shishkin (Horse), Nico de Boinville (Jockey), Nicky Henderson (Trainer)

2019 – Klassical Dream, Ruby Walsh, Willie Mullins

2018 – Summerville Boy, Noel Fehily, Tom George

2017 – Labaik, Jack Kennedy, Gordon Elliott

2016 – Altior, Nico de Boinville, Nicky Henderson

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL‘S BIG RACES

March 16 – 13.20 – Supreme Novices’ Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 16 – 13.55 – Arkle Chase latest odds and tips

March 16 – 15.05 – Champion Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 17 – 13.20 – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 17 – 13.55 – Festival Novices’ Chase latest odds and tips

March 17 – 15.05 – Queen Mother Champion Chase latest odds and tips

March 18 – 13.20 – Marsh Novices’ Chase latest odds and tips

March 18 – 14.30 – Ryanair Chase latest odds and tips

March 18 – 15.05 – Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 19 – 13.20 – Triumph Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 19 – 14.30 – Albert Bartlett Novices’ Chase latest odds and tips

March 19 – 15.05 – Gold Cup latest odds and tips

March 19 – 16.15 – Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase latest odds and tips

Cheltenham Festival Day One schedule

13:20 – Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 87y

13.55 – Arkle Chase (Grade 1) 1m 7f 199y

14.30 – Ultima Handicap Chase (Grade 3) 3m 1f

15.05 – Champion Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 87y

15.40 – Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 3f 200y

16.15 – Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m 87y

16.50 – National Hunt Chase (Grade 2) 3m 5f 201y

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