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2023 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Tips, Odds and News

The second Grade One race on day four's card at the Cheltenham Festival is the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle. This is the third and final top-level race for novice hurdlers at the meeting, and it's run over a grueling three-mile trip, to test the stamina of younger horses.

2023 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Key Facts

Date Friday 17th March, 2023
Time 2:50pm
Course Cheltenham Festival
Status Grade One
Distance 3m
Prize Pool £130k
Age 4YO+

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2023 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Odds

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2023 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Tips

Our guide to the Albert Bartlett will be published in the weeks leading up to the Cheltenham Festival.

2022 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Result

Position
Name
SP
1st The Nice Guy 18/1
2nd Minella Cocooner 9/2
3rd Bardenstown Lad 20/1

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Day Card

Time
Title
Status
Distance
1:20pm Triumph Hurdle Grade One 2m
1:55pm County Hurdle Grade Three Handicap 2m
2:30pm Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Grade One 3m
3:05pm Gold Cup Grade One 3m 2f
3:40pm Foxhunter Chase Class Two 3m 2f
4:15pm Mares' Chase Grade Two 2m 4f
4:50pm Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Class Two Handicap 2m 4f

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Fashion on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Fashion on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Fashion on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Fashion on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: In the Guinness Village on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: In the Guinness Village on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: In the Guinness Village on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: In the Guinness Village on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Racegoers relax before the start of racing on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Racegoers relax before the start of racing on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Racegoers relax before the start of racing on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Racegoers relax before the start of racing on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Racegoers relax before the start of racing on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Racegoers relax before the start of racing on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Footballer John Terry with his wife Toni on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Footballer John Terry with his wife Toni on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Footballer John Terry with his wife Toni on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Footballer John Terry with his wife Toni on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Footballer John Terry with his wife Toni (L) on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Footballer John Terry with his wife Toni (L) on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Footballer John Terry with his wife Toni (L) on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Footballer John Terry with his wife Toni (L) on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Trainer Paul Nicholls and guest arrive at the track on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Trainer Paul Nicholls and guest arrive at the track on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Trainer Paul Nicholls and guest arrive at the track on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Trainer Paul Nicholls and guest arrive at the track on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line before Jack Kennedy (R, white cap) on Pied Piper to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line before Jack Kennedy (R, white cap) on Pied Piper to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line before Jack Kennedy (R, white cap) on Pied Piper to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line before Jack Kennedy (R, white cap) on Pied Piper to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line before Jack Kennedy (R, white cap) on Pied Piper to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line before Jack Kennedy (R, white cap) on Pied Piper to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line before Jack Kennedy (R, white cap) on Pied Piper to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line before Jack Kennedy (R, white cap) on Pied Piper to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban approach the finish line to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban approach the finish line to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line before Jack Kennedy (R, white cap) on Pied Piper to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line before Jack Kennedy (R, white cap) on Pied Piper to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line before Jack Kennedy (R, white cap) on Pied Piper to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line before Jack Kennedy (R, white cap) on Pied Piper to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line before Jack Kennedy (R, white cap) on Pied Piper to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line before Jack Kennedy (R, white cap) on Pied Piper to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line before Jack Kennedy (R, white cap) on Pied Piper to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line before Jack Kennedy (R, white cap) on Pied Piper to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban (L, pink kit) approach the finish line to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban acknowledge the crowd following their victory in The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban acknowledge the crowd following their victory in The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban acknowledge the crowd following their victory in The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on Vauban acknowledge the crowd following their victory in The JCB Triumph Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend riding State Man (yellow) clear the last to win The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend riding State Man (yellow) clear the last to win The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend riding State Man (yellow) clear the last to win The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend riding State Man (yellow) clear the last to win The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend (L, yellow kit) on State Man approach the finish line to win The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend (L, yellow kit) on State Man approach the finish line to win The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend (L, yellow kit) on State Man approach the finish line to win The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend (L, yellow kit) on State Man approach the finish line to win The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend (L, yellow kit) on State Man looks on after crossing the finish line to win The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend (L, yellow kit) on State Man looks on after crossing the finish line to win The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend (L, yellow kit) on State Man looks on after crossing the finish line to win The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend (L, yellow kit) on State Man looks on after crossing the finish line to win The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on State Man celebrates after their victory in The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on State Man celebrates after their victory in The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on State Man celebrates after their victory in The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on State Man celebrates after their victory in The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on State Man celebrates after their victory in The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on State Man celebrates after their victory in The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on State Man celebrates after their victory in The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on State Man celebrates after their victory in The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on State Man celebrates after their victory in The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on State Man celebrates after their victory in The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on State Man celebrates after their victory in The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend on State Man celebrates after their victory in The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Racegoers on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Racegoers on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Racegoers on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Racegoers on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Racegoers on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Racegoers on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend riding State Man (yellow) clear the last to win The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Paul Townend riding State Man (yellow) clear the last to win The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: A Cheltenham sign is seen during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: A Cheltenham sign is seen during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: A Cheltenham sign is seen during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: A Cheltenham sign is seen during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Sean O'Keeffe (R, black and white cap) on The Nice Guy clear the last before Paul Townend (white cap) on Minella Cocooner to win The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Sean O'Keeffe (R, black and white cap) on The Nice Guy clear the last before Paul Townend (white cap) on Minella Cocooner to win The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Sean O'Keeffe (R, black and white cap) on The Nice Guy clear the last before Paul Townend (white cap) on Minella Cocooner to win The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Sean O'Keeffe (R, black and white cap) on The Nice Guy clear the last before Paul Townend (white cap) on Minella Cocooner to win The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Sean O'Keeffe on The Nice Guy celebrates after their victory in The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Sean O'Keeffe on The Nice Guy celebrates after their victory in The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Sean O'Keeffe on The Nice Guy celebrates after their victory in The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Sean O'Keeffe on The Nice Guy celebrates after their victory in The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: A general view of jockeys and horses running in The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: A general view of jockeys and horses running in The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard clear the last ahead of Robbie Power on Minella Indo to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard clear the last ahead of Robbie Power on Minella Indo to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard clear the last ahead of Robbie Power on Minella Indo to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard clear the last ahead of Robbie Power on Minella Indo to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard (red) clear the last to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard (red) clear the last to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard (red) clear the last to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard (red) clear the last to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard (red) clear the last to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard (red) clear the last to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard (red) clear the last to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard (red) clear the last to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard (red) clear the last to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard (red) clear the last to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard (red) clear the last to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard (red) clear the last to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard (red) clear the last to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard (red) clear the last to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard (L, red) clear the last to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard (L, red) clear the last to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard looks on after winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard looks on after winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard looks on after winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard looks on after winning The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore kisses the Gold Cup after riding A Plus Tard to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore kisses the Gold Cup after riding A Plus Tard to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard (red) clear the last to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard (red) clear the last to win The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on day four of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Spectators are seen in the grandstand as they watch The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Spectators are seen in the grandstand as they watch The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Spectators are seen in the grandstand as they watch The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Spectators are seen in the grandstand as they watch The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Spectators are seen in the grandstand as they watch The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Spectators are seen in the grandstand as they watch The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Spectators are seen in the grandstand as they watch The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Spectators are seen in the grandstand as they watch The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle race during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Daniel Jacob and Zambella jump the third last with Sam Coltherd and Maid O'Malley (4) on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Daniel Jacob and Zambella jump the third last with Sam Coltherd and Maid O'Malley (4) on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Daniel Jacob and Zambella jump the third last with Sam Coltherd and Maid O'Malley (4) on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Daniel Jacob and Zambella jump the third last with Sam Coltherd and Maid O'Malley (4) on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: MC O'Donovan and Lord Schnitzel jump the 3rd last in the St. James's Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: MC O'Donovan and Lord Schnitzel jump the 3rd last in the St. James's Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: MC O'Donovan and Lord Schnitzel jump the 3rd last in the St. James's Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: MC O'Donovan and Lord Schnitzel jump the 3rd last in the St. James's Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Daniel Jacob and Zambella jump the third last with Sam Coltherd and Maid O'Malley (4) on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Daniel Jacob and Zambella jump the third last with Sam Coltherd and Maid O'Malley (4) on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Daniel Jacob and Zambella jump the third last with Sam Coltherd and Maid O'Malley (4) on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Daniel Jacob and Zambella jump the third last with Sam Coltherd and Maid O'Malley (4) on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Mark Walsh and Elimay (3) jump the 3rd last on their way to victory in the Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Chase on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Mark Walsh and Elimay (3) jump the 3rd last on their way to victory in the Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Chase on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Mark Walsh and Elimay (3) jump the 3rd last on their way to victory in the Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Chase on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Mark Walsh and Elimay (3) jump the 3rd last on their way to victory in the Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Chase on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18:  Runners and riders jump the third last in the Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Chase on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Runners and riders jump the third last in the Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Chase on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18:  Runners and riders jump the third last in the Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Chase on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Runners and riders jump the third last in the Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Chase on day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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Albert Bartlett History

Originally known as the Spa Novices' Hurdle, this Grade One hurdle was added to the Cheltenham Festival schedule in 2005. 

Albert Bartlett took over sponsorship of the race in 2007, and it's been known as the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle ever since.

The Albert Bartlett is known as being one of the most difficult races at the Cheltenham Festival. For novice hurdlers, this three-mile trip can be very testing. It's also a tricky race for punters, as there have been plenty of upsets down the years.

AP McCoy is the most successful jockey in the Albert Bartlett, with the last of his three wins coming onboard At Fishers Cross for Rebecca Curtis in 2013.

Weapon's Amnesty ended his first season over hurdles with victory in the 2009 Albert Bartlett. Charles Byrnes star would go on to win the RSA Chase as the following Festival.

Bob's Worth also completed the Albert Bartlett, RSA Chase double, winning both races in 2011 and '12. In 2013, Nicky Henderson's star powered up Cleeve Hill once again, winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup under Barry Geraghty.

Unowhatimeanharry handed young trainer Harry Fry his first Festival winner in the 2016 Albert Bartlett. Two years later, Colin Tizzard was celebrating, as Harry Cobden guided Kilbricken Storm to a surprise win.

Penhill handed Willie Mullins his first Albert Bartlett victory in 2017, before going on to win the Stayers' Hurdle on his return to Cheltenham 12 months later.

Henry De Bromhead celebrated an unlikely winner in 2019, when 66/1 outsider Minella Indo triumphed under Rachael Blackmore.

Punters had a much better time of things in 2020, as the four most-fancied runners occupied the top four places, with Willie Mullins' Monkfish coming out on top.

Vanillier then sprung a surprise in the 2021 Albert Bartlett, carrying odds of 40/1 into the winners' enclosure. 

Albert Bartlett Winners

Year
Winner
2022 The Nice Guy
2021 Vanillier
2020 Monkfish
2019 Minella Indo
2018 Kilbricken Storm
2017 Penhill
2016 Unowhatimeanharry
2015 Martello Tower
2014 Very Wood
2013 At Fishers Cross
2012 Brindisi Breeze
2011 Bobs Worth
2010 Berties Dream
2009 Weapon's Amnesty
2008 Nenuphar Collonges
2007 Wichita Lineman
2006 Black Jack Ketchum
2005 Moulin Riche

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle FAQs

What is the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle?

The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle is race staged during the Cheltenham Festival. This Grade One is open only to novice hurdlers, and the trip is three miles.

When is the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle?

The 2023 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle will take place at 2:50pm on day four of the Cheltenham Festival on Friday 17th March.

Who won the Albert Bartlett?

18/1 shot The Nice Guy won the 2022 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle.

Where can I watch the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle?

The 2023 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle will be shown live on ITV Racing. If you want to stream the race live on your mobile or tablet then visit our Live Streaming page for more details.