Champion Hurdleby Darren Brett
A two mile sprint race for the fastest hurdlers in national hunt racing. An ability to travel well at speed and jump without losing momentum is crucial.
Rock On Ruby after winning the 2012 Champion Hurdle
Champion Hurdle Ten Year Trends
|9/10|| had final prep run within 51 days of Festival|
|9/10||had previously finished at least fourth at the Cheltenham Festival with six out of ten previous winners at the Festival|
|9/10||had won at least one race that season|
|9/10||had between ten and twenty-five runs over hurdles|
|9/10||were aged six to nine|
|7/10||had won last time out|
Champion Hurdle Trends Analysis
From the above trends the two that stand out are the need for a relatively recent prep race and the age of the Winner
to be six to nine.
One of the most well known stats in NH racing was the poor performance of five-year-olds in the Champion Hurdle until Katchit made a hole in that statistic in 2008 but even with his victory horses of that age are still one win from NINETY attempts since the previous five-year-old Winner
See You Then in 1985.
Champion Hurdle Last Ten Winners
|2013||Hurricane Fly||9yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||13/8F|
|2012||Rock On Ruby||7yo||P Nicholls||N Fehily||11/1|
|2011||Hurricane Fly||7yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||11/4F||2010||Binocular||6yo||N Henderson||AP McCoy||9/1|
|2009||Punjabi||6yo||N Henderson||B Geraghty||22/1|
|2008||Katchit||5yo||A King||R Thornton||10/1|
|2007||Sublimity||7yo||J Carr||P Carberry||16/1|
|2006||Brave Inca||8yo||C Murphy||AP McCoy||7/4F|
|2005||Hardy Eustace||8yo||D Hughes||C O'Dwyer||7/1F|
|2004||Hardy Eustace||7yo||D Hughes||C O'Dwyer||33/1|
Table above shows the last ten winners of the race, their age at the time of winning, trainer, jockey and odds (starting price).
Champion Hurdle Preview 2014
Only one Winner
since 2007 has come from a traditional Bumper background with horses that have graduated from the Flat becoming the background to look out for.
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