2022 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle: the runners, the odds, the verdict | Horse Racing News

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Constitution Hill: has looked tremendously exciting in two starts this campaign

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The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (1.30) opens the Cheltenham Festival and this year’s contest is as eagerly anticipated as ever. Willie Mullins and Nicky Henderson both dominate the front end of the market – Ireland’s champion trainer is represented by Dysart Dynamo, Kilcruit and Bring On The Night, while Henderson has two smart prospects in the line-up in Constitution Hill and Jonbon.

1.30 Cheltenham, Tuesday: Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle racecard and betting

Easy win on hurdle start; seemingly the Mullins third string but he could be anything

Trainer: Willie Mullins
Jockey: Bryan Cooper
Odds: 25-1

Scooted clear in the Grade 1 Tolworth and he’s an exciting prospect for his top trainer

Trainer: Nicky Henderson
Jockey: Nico de Boinville
Odds: 5-2

Has won his four starts in impressive fashion and he’s a key player for Willie Mullins

Trainer: Willie Mullins
Jockey: Paul Townend
Odds: 9-4

Unbeaten two-time Grade 2 winner; there can be optimism there’s more left in the tank

Trainer: Nicky Henderson
Jockey: Aidan Coleman
Odds: 9-2

Two-time novice winner but his best form is a long way below the level required today

Trainer: Colin Tizzard
Jockey: Brendan Powell
Odds: 100-1

Goes up in grade but has potential at the top level given his bumper exploits

Trainer: Willie Mullins
Jockey: Patrick Mullins
Odds: 13-2

Grade 1 win last time; not the finished article but he is in excellent hands to progress

Trainer: Gordon Elliott
Jockey: jack kennedy
Odds: 17-2

Ran well when Grade 2 runner-up latest but his limitations are likely to be exposed today

Trainer: Gary Moore
Jockey: Joshua Moore
Odds: 50-1

Beat useful sort on hurdle debut in November but bundles to find against the pick of these

Trainer: Paul Nicholls
Jockey: Harry Cobden
Odds: 80-1

The verdict

Constitution Hill

This is a cracker to get the festival under way and Constitution Hill is the one who can be roared home in front.

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