THE NAVAN NOVICE HURDLE IS SEEN AS A PATTERN TRIAL RACE FOR THE BALLYMORE OR ALBERT BARTLETT NOVICES HURDLE AT CHELTENHAM
The Navan Novice Hurdle is a Grade 1 race run over a trip of two miles and four furlongs. The race takes place at Navan each December and always attracts a top class field of entries. It is a key race on the National Hunt calendar as well as being an important trial for the the staying novice hurdle races at the Cheltenham Festival.
We have seen some very impressive winners of this race in recent years with Willie Mullins the trainer to follow. Mullins has trained the likes of Bellshill, Pont Alexandre and Mikael D'Haguenet to success at Naavn which highlights the calibre of horses to keep an eye on.
Past Winners Of the Navan Novice Hurdle And Their Performances At Cheltenham That Season
2018 - Easy Game - 8th in the Ballymore
2017 - Next Destination - 3rd in the Ballymore
2016 - Death Duty - Unseated in the Albert Bartlett
2015 - Bellshill - 13th in the Supreme
2014 - No More Heroes - 3rd in the Albert Bartlett