2023 Ballymore Novices Hurdle Betting Odds & Racecard

The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle gets things under way on Day Two of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival, with Bravemansgame trading as the current favourite to land victory in this two mile five furlong encounter, with the Paul Nicholls horse currently looking like the one to beat.

Bet365Unibet
Facile Vega7/210/3
American Mike9/110/1
Redemption Day12/112/1
Gaelic Warrior14/114/1
James's Gate20/18/1
Hunters Yarn-16/1
Impulsive Dancer16/116/1
Demandrivingdouvan16/1-
Grangeclare West-20/1
Lisnagar Fortune20/120/1
No Risk No Fun-20/1
Uncle Phil-20/1
Jet Powered25/120/1
Henri The Second25/125/1
Dr Eggman-25/1
Demandringdouvan-25/1
Firestep-25/1
An Tobar25/125/1
Benaud-25/1
Clonshire River-25/1
Foxfire Glow-25/1
The Model Kingdom-25/1
Seabank Bistro33/125/1
Arctic Bresil33/125/1
I Am Fortunata33/125/1
Klarc Kent25/133/1
Issuing Authority33/133/1
Barry The Butcher-33/1
Dark Raven-33/1
Deeply Superficial33/1-
Gitche Gumee-33/1
Absolute Notions33/133/1
Special Cadeau-33/1
Stellar Story-33/1
The Mediator33/133/1
Park Hill Dancer33/133/1
N/R-33/1
Nick Rockett-33/1
Weveallbeencaught-33/1
Rath Gaul Boy33/140/1
Hiddenvalley Lake33/140/1
Lookaway40/133/1
Madmansgame40/133/1
Klitschko-40/1
Embassy Gardens-40/1
Mercurey40/140/1
Music Drive-40/1
Sir Jimmy Mac50/140/1
Firm Footings40/150/1
Maximilian50/150/1
Icare D'aubrelle-50/1
Il Etait Temps-50/1
Twinjets-50/1
Shanbally Kid50/150/1
Sandor Clegane-50/1
Rosy Redrum-66/1
Top Speed100/133/1
Night And Day80/1100/1
Russian Ruler-100/1
Clear The Runway-100/1


The 2023 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle is the opening race on Day Two of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival. It’s always an exciting contest over two miles and five furlongs, with several horses trading at a similar price at the time of writing. It’s worth noting that some of the Ballymore betting favourites are also entered for other races until closer to the Festival.

When it comes to 2023 Cheltenham Festival betting, we would recommend comparing the horse racing odds and the early favourite is Journey With Me. This runner is trained by Henry de Bromhead, with the six-year-old having won the Pigsback.com Maiden Hurdle on 29 December at Leopardstown Racecourse.

Journey With Me could be a decent each-way shout and it looks likely that we’ll see him line up in this race, although Gordon Elliott could have a Cheltenham Festival winner in the form of Ginto who has been racking up the victories during his short National Hunt career.

The six-year-old racked up a couple of wins at Navan before obliging at Naas, with the latest of these coming in a Novice Hurdle under Jack Kennedy on 2 January. This was a Grade 1 race over two miles and four furlongs which suggests that the Ballymore could well be an intended target this time around.

Sir Gerhard is trading anywhere between 4/1 and 8/1 in the 2023 Ballymore betting odds and that comes down the bookies who are offering Cheltenham Non Runner No Bet. This is a promotion where punters can get money back if their horse doesn’t line up for the race in question and it’s well worth taking this offer.