Cheltenham Festival 2020: Ballymore Novices' Hurdle preview, tv schedule, race time, tips, runners and riders and odds

THE Ballymore Novices' Hurdle is the opening race on day two of the Cheltenham Festival and we have you covered for this year's race.

Here's all you need to know to get you in the mood for the big race at Prestbury Park.

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

The 2020 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle will take place on Wednesday, March 11 at 13.30 (1.30pm).

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

Who is running in the 2020 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle?

How can I watch the race?

The race will be broadcast live on Racing TV and ITV 4.

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

You can also listen to the race live on talkSPORT.

Who won the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle in 2019?

City Island (8-1) stayed on best to beat Champ (9-2) in second and Bright Forecast (25-1) in third.

Which jockeys and trainers have won the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle the most? 

Willie Mullins leads the trainers' wins with four, courtesy of Fiveforthree (2008), Mikael d'Haguenet (2009), Faugheen (2014), and Yorkhill (2016).

Jockey Ruby Walsh has also won the race four times on the same four horses.

What are the top tips for the race? 

Ballymore Novices' Hurdle tips

Trends – Envoi Allen (Bet now)

Matt Chapman – The Big Breakaway (Bet now)

Templegate – Envoi Allen (Bet now)


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