World Hurdleby Darren Brett
3 miles and 12 hurdles at a very decent pace. A specialists race which requires a unique type of horse to win.
World Hurdle Trends
|10/10||returned an SP of 8/1 or less|
|10/10|| finished first or second on all hurdle starts that season|
|10/10|| had no more than four runs since August of that season|
|10/10||had won a Graded hurdle|
|9/10||had previously run at the Cheltenham Festival|
|8/10|| had between eight and twenty runs over hurdles|
|8/10|| were aged six to eight|
World Hurdle Trends Analysis
Shocks are rare in this race with Anzum's 40/1 victory in 1999 something of a one off in recent years so its probably best to focus on the principles in the betting market.
Grade One Or Two winning form and Cheltenham Festival experience also look to be essential criteria and this should narrow the candidates down to a very manageable number.
No horse had won the World Hurdle three years in a row before Big Bucks smashed that record in 2011 but Paul Nicholls' wonder horse defied the stats men yet again when taking the Stayers Hurdle for the fourth consecutive year in 2012.
Unfortunately Big Bucks will not be able to defend his crown in 2013 so who will take over the World Hurdle from one fo the all time greats?
We should perhaps treat the trends for this race with caution given that seven of the years concerned relate to Big Bucks and Inglis Drever's winning years and it may be difficult for any of the new contenders to match up.
World Hurdle Last Ten Winners
Table below shows the last ten winners of the race, their age at the time of winning, trainer, jockey and odds (starting price).
|2013||Solwhit||8yo||C Byrnes||P Carberry||17/2|
|2012||Big Bucks||9yo||P Nicholls||R Walsh||5/6F|
|2011||Big Bucks||8yo||P Nicholls||R Walsh||10/11F|
|2010||Big Bucks||7yo||P Nicholls||R Walsh||5/6F|
|2009||Big Bucks||6yo||P Nicholls||R Walsh||4/11F|
|2008||Inglis Drever||9yo||JH Johnson||D ORegan||11/8F|
|2007||Inglis Drever||8yo||JH Johnson||P Brennan||5/1|
|2006||My Way De Solzen||6yo||A King||R Thornton||8/1|
|2005||Inglis Drever||6yo||JH Johnson||G Lee||5/1|
|JJ ONeill||B Geraghty||9/2|
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