Champion Hurdle

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.

Hurricane Fly - Champion Hurdle
Hurricane Fly

Champion Hurdle Ten Year Trends

9/10 had final prep run within 51 days of Festival
9/10had previously finished at least fourth at the Cheltenham Festival with six out of ten previous winners at the Festival
9/10had won at least one race that season
9/10were aged six to nine
8/10had between ten and twenty runs over hurdles
7/10had 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.

Champion Hurdle Last Ten Winners

2014Jezki6yoMrs J HarringtonB Geraghty9/1
2013Hurricane Fly9yoW MullinsR Walsh13/8F
2012Rock On Ruby7yoP NichollsN Fehily11/1
2011Hurricane Fly7yoW MullinsR Walsh11/4F
2010Binocular6yoN HendersonAP McCoy9/1
2009Punjabi6yoN HendersonB Geraghty22/1
2008Katchit5yoA KingR Thornton10/1
2007Sublimity7yoJ CarrP Carberry16/1
2006Brave Inca8yoC MurphyAP McCoy7/4F
2005Hardy Eustace8yoD HughesC O'Dwyer7/1F

The 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 Tips 2015

A tip for this race will be added later in the season.

Champion Hurdle Odds 2015

A full list of the runners and the 2015 Champion Hurdle Odds will appear here later in the season.

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