The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle is the third race run on the last day of the Cheltenham Festival, run over three miles. There are many trials for the Albert Bartlett run over the course of the National Hunt season, but be wary that many horses hold dual entries at the Cheltenham Festival for this race run over three miles and the Neptune Novices' Hurdle run over two and a half miles.
|Result||Cheltenham - 18th Nov 2012||Age||Jockey||Trainer|
|1st||Coneygree 8/1||5||M Batchelor||M Bradstock|
|2nd||Bondage 4/1||5||A McCoy||G Elliott|
|3rd||According To Trev 10/1||6||S Twiston-Davies||N Twiston-Davies|
This was an impressive seven length victory for the Mark Bradstock trained five year old Coneygree who won from pillar to post at odds of 8/1. He's a half brother to Carruthers and he should stay the three miles of the Albert Bartlett and beat some promising sorts here.
|Result||Cork - 9th Dec 2012||Age||Jockey||Trainer|
|1st||Road To Riches 2/5F||5||P Carberry||N Meade|
|2nd||Dushrembrandt 16/1||6||P Enright||R Tyner|
|3rd||Beachdale Lad 6/1||5||T Treacy||J Harrington|
This three mile hurdle was won rather cosily by the favourite abeit making a hash of the final flight. He'll need to improve further to come into the Albert Bartlett reckoning.
|Result||Cheltenham - 15th Dec 2012||Age||Jockey||Trainer|
|1st||Coneygree 11/10F||5||M Batchelor||M Bradstock|
|2nd||Aerial 4/1||6||R Walsh||P Nicholls|
|3rd||Midnight Appeal 16/1||7||R Thornton||A King|
Coneygree enhanced his reputation near the head of the ante-post betting for the Abert Bartlett by winning his second Cheltenham trial this Autumn.
|Result||Navan - 16th Dec 2012||Age||Jockey||Trainer|
|1st||Pont Alexandre 3/1||4||R Walsh||W Mullins|
|2nd||Busty Brown 8/1||6||P Carberry||N Meade|
The Willie Mullins trained four year old routed his rivals, albeit helped by odds on favourite Don Cossack taking a tumble.
|Result||Newbury - 29th Dec 2012||Age||Jockey||Trainer|
|1st||Taquin Du Seuil 13/8F||5||A McCoy||J O'Neill|
|2nd||Easter Day 9/2||4||N Schofield||P Nicholls|
This was a good win for the well fancied favourite trained by Jonjo O'Neill.
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