2022 Ballymore Novices Hurdle Racecard Betting Odds

The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle gets things under way on Day Two of the 2022 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.

Bet365888sportUnibetMansionBetCoral
Sir Gerhard5/14/15/15/15/1
Constitution Hill12/1-10/110/110/1
Dysart Dynamo12/111/110/111/112/1
Jonbon8/110/114/117/216/1
Kilcruit12/114/116/110/112/1
Journey With Me16/111/114/114/114/1
Mighty Potter12/114/114/116/116/1
Classic Getaway16/114/114/114/114/1
Stage Star20/120/120/114/114/1
Statuaire16/1-20/1--
Largy Debut20/1-16/1--
Ginto16/1-20/1--
No Ordinary Joe-18/120/1--
O'toole20/116/120/120/120/1
City Chief--20/1--
Balco Coastal20/1-20/120/1-
Blazing Khal20/1-20/120/1-
My Mate Mozzie20/1-25/120/1-
State Man20/1-25/1--
Lossiemouth16/1-25/125/125/1
Knappers Hill25/122/125/122/120/1
Whatdeawant25/1-20/125/125/1
Hollow Games20/114/125/128/133/1
Horantzau D'airy--25/1--
Sonigino--25/1--
Three Stripe Life25/1-25/125/125/1
American Mike--25/1--
Champ Kiely--25/1--
Frontier General--25/1--
Grangeclare West25/125/133/122/120/1
Hartur D'oudairies--25/1--
Zabeel Champion--25/1--
Grangee16/1-40/1--
Mr Glass25/1-28/128/133/1
Dark Raven33/1-25/1--
Gerri Colombe33/1-33/125/133/1
Grand Jury20/1-40/128/140/1
Might I40/1-25/133/133/1
Lasparas--33/1--
Harald Hardrad--33/1--
Jpr One--33/1--
I Like To Move It--33/1--
Impervious33/1-33/1--
Indigo Breeze--33/1--
Kandoo Kid--33/1--
Top Bandit--33/1--
Skytastic33/1-33/1--
Noble Yeats--33/1--
North Lodge--33/1--
Nikini--33/1--
Gypsy Island--33/1--
Freedom To Dream33/1-33/1--
Gringo d'Aubrelle--33/1--
Farout--33/1--
Firestep33/133/133/133/133/1
Doddiethegreat--33/133/1-
Elle Est Belle--33/1--
Dawn Rising--33/1--
Deploy The Getaway33/133/133/1--
Derrylinda--33/1--
Colonel Mustard--33/1--
Chemical Energy33/1-33/1--
Call Of The Wild--33/1--
Bring On The Night--33/1--
Ashe Tree Meadow--33/1--
Ballycairn----33/1
Silent Revolution--33/1--
Broomfield Burg33/133/140/1--
Good Risk At All40/1-40/133/133/1
I Am Maximus66/1-33/125/125/1
Paso Doble50/1-50/125/125/1
Adamantly Chosen50/1-50/125/125/1
Eric Bloodaxe50/1-33/133/140/1
Eileendover--40/1--
Crowns Major--40/1--
Henn See--40/1--
Ash Tree Meadow--40/1--
Barrichello--40/1--
Petrossian--40/1--
Springwell Bay--40/1--
Hob House40/1-40/1--
Vina Ardanza--40/1--
Nickle Back33/1-66/133/133/1
Hubrisko33/1-50/1--
Brave Kingdom--50/140/140/1
Off Your Rocco50/133/150/1--
Sam's Choice40/1-50/1--
Current Mood40/1-50/1--
Gelino Bello40/1-50/1--
Walking On Air50/1-50/140/140/1
Go Dante66/1-66/125/125/1
Hardkore66/1-33/1--
Luttrell Lad66/1-66/133/133/1
Weseekhimhere33/1-66/1--
Wetakecareofourown--50/1--
Wiseguy--50/1--
Washington--50/1--
Minella Cocooner--50/1--
Letsbeclearaboutit--50/1--
Life In The Park50/1-50/1--
Hunters Yarn50/1-50/1--
In From The Cold--50/1--
Setme Straightmate50/1-50/1--
Stumptown--50/1--
Surfman--50/1--
Take Tea--50/1--
Olympic Man--50/1--
Pikar--50/1--
Peking Rose--50/1--
Ramillies50/1-50/1--
Boothen Boy50/1-50/1--
Complete Unknown--50/1--
Barbados--50/1--
Barony Legends---50/150/1
Authorised Speed--50/1--
Black Poppy--50/1--
Ballybough Native50/1-50/1--
Doctor Ken50/1-66/1--
Brief Times50/1-66/1--
Guily Billy50/1-66/1--
Ha D'or50/1-66/1--
The Bomber Liston50/1-66/1--
Mr Saxobeat50/1-66/1--
Wonderwall50/1-80/1--
Walk In The Storm--66/1--
Mosala--66/1--
Kincardine--66/1--
Jumping Jet--66/1--
Kalmoor--66/1--
The Carpenter66/1-66/1--
Super Six--66/1--
Universal Dave--66/1--
Raymond Tusk--66/1--
Saint Sam--66/1--
Pull Again Green--66/1--
Hermes Boy--66/1--
Father John--66/1--
Flame Bearer--66/1--
Flemenstide--66/1--
Flying Demon66/1-66/1--
Fable--66/1--
Cool Jet--66/1--
Bonttay--66/1--
Kyntara100/1-100/133/133/1
Halo Des Obeaux66/1-100/1--
Bill Baxter50/1-100/1-100/1
Au Fleuron100/1-100/1--
Arctic Warrior100/1-100/1--
Hidden Heroics100/1-100/1--
Largy Fix--100/1--
Monishter Are Mwee--100/1--
Rock Legend--100/1--
Outlaw Peter--100/1--
Party Central--100/1--

The six-year-old is likely to come into this race off the back of three consecutive wins, with Harry Cobden riding him to victory at Exeter at the beginning of November before triumphing twice in succession at Newbury, with the charge particularly impressive when obliging in the MansionBet Challow Novices' Hurdle on 29 December.

That ten-length victory over Star Gate has seen Bravemansgame shorten considerably for the Ballymore and it was a Grade 1 success over a similar distance and on soft ground, with the horse as short as 3/1 and potentially going shorter as we get closer to race day.

However, this is a race that takes some winning and Appreciate It is trading at 8/1, with the Willie Mullins horse also trading as favourite to win the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and it’s plausible that the Irish raider will be tilted at the Day One opener rather than this race although the trainer will keep all options open for now.

Bob Olinger looks a likelier runner in the Ballymore and Henry de Bromhead looks to have a horse capable of challenging over this distance, having seen him score a victory at Navan just before Christmas when tearing up the field to win a Maiden Hurdle.

However, it’s hard to know exactly how good the horse is considering that he was sent off as the 1/8 favourite on that occasion, with the six-year-old relatively untested although a second-placed finish behind Ferny Hollow on his previous outing at Gowran Park suggests he could go close in this race.