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2024 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.

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Key Facts

Date Friday 15th March, 2024
Time 2:50pm
Course Cheltenham Festival
Status Grade One
Distance 3m
Prize Pool £130k
Age 4YO+

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Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Odds

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Tips

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

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Result

1st Stay Away Fay 18/1
2nd Affordale Fury 150/1
3rd Sandor Clegane 28/1

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Day Card

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

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

2022 Stay Away Fay
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 2024 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle will take place at 2:50pm on day four of the Cheltenham Festival on Friday 15th March.

Who won the Albert Bartlett?

Paul Nicholls' Stay Away Fay won the 2023 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle.

Where can I watch the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle?

The 2024 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.