Here’s all you need to know about the curtain-raiser to get you in the mood.

When is the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, what’s the distance and which sort of horses can enter?

The 2019 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle will take place on Tuesday, March 12 at 13.30 (1:30pm).

It’s a Grade 1 National Hunt novices’ hurdle run over two miles, for novices aged four years and upwards.

Who is running in the 2019 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle?

Runners are still emerging for the race but Betfair Hurdle winner Al Dancer tops the entries so far. Angels Breath and Mister Fisher could form a strong team for Nicky Henderson while Paul Nicholls has chances with the likes of Grand Sancy.

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How can I watch the race?

The race will be broadcast live on Racing TV and ITV.

ITV1 is on Sky channel 103 and Virgin channel 103.

You can watch Racing TV on Sky Channel 426 and Virgin Media Channel 536.

What are the latest odds?

  • 11-4 Al Dancer
  • 7-2 Fakir Doudairies
  • 15-2 Elixir De Nutz
  • 8-1 Angels Breath
  • 12-1 Mister Fisher, Aramon, Grand Sancy
  • 14-1 Klassical Dream
  • 16-1 Champagne Platinum
  • 20-1 bar

Who won the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle in 2018?

Summerville Boy (9-1) came with a thundering rattle to get up in the 2018 renewal, just getting the better of Kalashnikov (5-1).

Which jockeys and trainers have won the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle the most? 

Willie Mullins is the leading trainer, having won the race five times. Ruby Walsh is the winningmost jockey, also with five victories. The pair have teamed up three times, with Champagne Fever, Douvan and Vautour.

What are the top tips for the race? 

That’s a good question!

Check back here nearer the time for all the tips.

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