Spa Novices Hurdle (Albert Bartlett)


The Spa Novices Hurdle, better known now as the Albert Bartlett Hurdle, is a Grade 1 race for 5-year-olds and upwards over 3 miles and 12 hurdles and was first run as a Grade 2 on 18th March 2005, when the Festival was extended to 4 days, and won by Moulin Riche (9/1) ridden by Robert Thornton.
Early history:-The inaugural running of the Spa Novices Hurdle took place on 18th March 2005 when won by Moulin Riche (9/1) owned by Jean-Claude Seroul, trained by Francois Doumen and ridden by Robert Thornton, beating Over The Creek (5/1) ridden by Timmy Murphy and Brewster (9/4 fav) ridden by Richard Johnson.
Over the entire history of the race 21% of favourites have been successful, placing the race 20th of the 28 current races.
Over the entire history of the race a level stake bet of £10 on every favourite would have resulted in a £90 loss, placing the race 14th of the current 28 races.
Over the entire history of the race the Irish have been successful 53% of occasions, placing the race 8th of the 28 current races.
Spa Novices Hurdle (Albert Bartlett) Grade 1 3 miles
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
2005 MOULIN RICHE Robert Thornton Francois Doumen (Fr) Jean-Claude Seroul 9/1
2006 BLACK JACK KETCHUM Tony McCoy Jonjo O'Neill Mrs Gay Smith Evens fav
2007 WITCHITA LINEMAN Tony McCoy Jonjo O'Neill Mr John P McManus 11/8 fav
2008 NENUPHAR COLLOGNES Robert Thornton Alan King Top Brass Partnership 9/1
2009 WEAPONS AMNESTY Davy Russell Charles Byrnes (Ire) Gigginstown House Stud 8/1
2010 BERTIES DREAM Andrew Lynch Paul John Gilligan (Ire) Half A Keg Syndicate 33/1
2011 BOBS WORTH Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson The Not Afraid Partners 15/8 fav
2012 BRINDISI BREEZE Campbell Gillies Lucinda Russell Mr Sandy Seymour 7/1
2013 AT FISHERS CROSS Tony McCoy Rebecca Curtis Mr John P McManus 11/8 fav
2014 VERY WOOD Paul Carberry Noel Meade (Ire) Gigginstown House Stud 33/1
2015 MARTELLO TOWER Adrian Heskin Margaret Mullins (Ire) Mr Barry Connell 14/1
2016 UNOWHATIMEANHARRY Noel Fehily Harry Fry Harry Fry Racing Club 11/1
2017 PENHILL Paul Townend Willie Mullins (Ire) Mr Tony Bloom 16/1
2018 KILBRICKEN STORM Harry Cobden Colin Tizzard A Selway, P Wavish 33/1
2019 MINELLA INDO Rachael Blackmore Henry De Bromhead (Ire) Mr Barry Maloney 50/1
2020 MONKFISH Paul Townend Willie Mullins (Ire) Mrs Susannah Ricci 5/1
2021 VANILLIER Mark Walsh Gavin Cromwell (Ire) Mrs H M Keaveney 14/1
2022 THE NICE GUY Sean O'Keeffe Willie Mullins (Ire) Mr Malcolm Denmark 18/1
2023 STAY AWAY FAY Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls Chris Giles, Dave Staddon 18/1
2024 STELLAR STORY Sam Ewing Gordon Elliott (Ire) Gigginstown House Stud 33/1