2017 Supreme Novices Hurdle Betting Tips PT 2- By A.J. Ryder on February 22, 2017 18:48 GMT
Sent off at a 9/4 price tag that day, Moon Racer put in a real good performance with Tom Scudamore in the irons. You can expect him to continue to build on his quality form and he will be especially fresh coming into this race since he has been off the track since mid-November.
Punters will find Moon Racer trading as the clear second favourite with a price hovering around a 5/1 margin.
Next up we have the aforementioned Ballyandy, a six-year-old son of Kayf Tara who has plenty of experience and a full ten starts under rules. He is notable for having won last year's Champion Bumper by a nose over Battleford when sent off at a 5/1 margin. He was well beaten on his first two races of this season by Moon Racer and then was bested by half a length by Messire Des Obeaux at Sandown in early December.
Ultimately, Ballyandy was able to grab a victory at Newbury in the Grade 3 Betfair Hurdle. He toppled a tough group of 16 to deliver as the 3/1 betting favourite. This sets him up nicely for the Supreme Novices and he will be bang in form to make an impression here.
The bookmakers seem to be struggling to figure out how to price Ballyandy, however, with some listing him as low as a 6/1 margin while others go as high as a 10/1 price tag.
Bunk Off Early isn't just well-monikered, he also has plenty of credibility towards making an impression in the Supreme Novices. He trades at a pretty solid each way price of around 9/1 with most major bookmakers and you'll note that he hasn't finished outside of the top three in the past two years but he's only had two races over fences so far after winning on the flat. That includes a full five races and his last outing was a quality second place behind Bacardys in the Grade 1 Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown two weeks ago.
He captured his maiden win at Leopardstown as well with a victory against a massive field of 24 contenders – ultimately delivering at a 7/4 listing.