Champion Hurdle

Grade – 1
Course – Cheltenham (Old Course)
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles 1/2 Furlong (16.5 Furlongs)
Ages – 4yo +
Weights – 11st 2lb (4yo), 11st 10lb (5yo+), 7lb allowance for fillies and mares
Sponsor – Unibet

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 9 of the last 12 winners were aged between 6 and 8
Price – 5 of the last 12 winners were favourites/joint favourites, 6/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 11/12 winners won or placed on their last run before Cheltenham, 9/12 won on their last run, 9/12 ran within the last 51 days
3/12 winners ran in the Irish Champion Hurdle (Leopardstown) on their last run, 2 of the 3 won, 0 placed
3/12 winners ran in the Contenders Hurdle (Sandown) on their last run, 3 of the 3 won
Previous Course Form – 10/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Cheltenham, 6/12 had at least 1 previous win at Cheltenham
Previous Distance Form – 11/12 winners had at least 7 runs over 15-17 furlongs, 11/12 had at least 5 wins over 15-17 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 10/12 winners had at least 8 previous runs over hurdles, 10/12 had at least 5 wins over hurdles
Rating – 10/12 winners were rated 162 or higher
Grade 1 Wins – 10/12 winners had at least 1 previous grade 1 win
Season Form – 11/12 winners had at least 2 runs that season, 12/12 had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run – 7 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the Champion Hurdle, 2/12 placed on their next run
5/12 winners ran in the Champion Hurdle (Punchestown) on their next run, 4 of the 5 won, 1 placed
3/12 winners ran in the Aintree Hurdle (Aintree) on their next run, 2 of the 3 won, 0 placed
Next Cheltenham Festival Run – 8/12 winners ran in the Champion Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 1 of the 8 won, 2 placed.