Champion 4YO Hurdle

Grade – 1
Course – Punchestown
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles (16F)
Ages – 4yo’s Only
Weights – 11st 0lbs, 7lbs allowance for fillies and mares
Sponsor – Ballymore

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

* 2020 race was cancelled for health and safety reasons

Trends

Age – Race is for 4 year olds only
Price – 5 of the last 11 favourites/joint favourites have won, 8/11 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 3 of the last 11 winners won on their last run before the Champion 4YO Hurdle , 10/11 winners ran within the last 50 days
4/11 winners ran in the Triumph Hurdle (Cheltenham) on their last run, 0 of the 4 won, 2 placed
3/11 winners ran in the 4YO Novices Hurdle (Aintree) on their last run, 1 of the 3 won, 1 placed
Previous Course Form – 4/11 winners had at least 1 previous run at Punchestown, 1/11 winners had at least 1 previous win at Punchestown
Previous Distance Form – 10/11 winners had at least 3 previous runs over 15-17 furlongs, 11/11 had at least 1 previous win over 15-17 furlongs, 7/11 winners had at least 2 previous wins over 15-17 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 11/11 winners had at least 3 previous runs over hurdles, 11/11 winners had at least 1 previous win over hurdles, 8/11 winners had at least 2 previous wins over hurdles
Rating – 10/11 winners were rated 133 or higher
Graded Wins – 8/11 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 11/11 winners had at least 3 runs that season, 11/11 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
1 of the last 11 winners won on their next run after the Champion 4YO Hurdle, 5/11 placed on their next run
4/11 winners ran in the Prix Alain Du Breil (Auteuil) on their next run, 0 of the 4 won, 1 placed
2/11 winners ran in the Elite Hurdle (Wincanton) on their next run, 1 of the 2 won, 0 placed

Cheltenham Festival Run Next Season
2/11 winners ran in the Champion Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 2 won, 0 placed
2/11 winners ran in the County Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 2 won, 0 placed