Champion Hurdle

Grade – 1
Course – Punchestown
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles (16F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights – 11st 4lbs (4yo), 11st 12lbs (5yo+), 7lbs allowance for fillies and mares
Sponsor – Paddy Power

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

* 2020 race was cancelled for health and safety reasons

Trends

Age – 10 of the last 11 winners were aged between 6 and 8
Price – 8 of the last 11 favourites/joint favourites have won, 10/11 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 6 of the last 11 winners won on their last run before the Punchestown Champion Hurdle , 10/11 winners ran within the last 52 days
7/11 winners ran in the Champion Hurdle (Cheltenham) on their last run, 5 of the 7 won, 1 placed
2/11 winners ran in the Aintree Hurdle (Aintree) on their last run, 0 of the 2 won, 2 placed
Previous Course Form – 8/11 winners had at least 1 previous run at Punchestown, 8/11 winners had at least 1 previous win at Punchestown
Previous Distance Form – 10/11 winners had at least 4 previous runs over 15-17 furlongs, 10/11 had at least 3 previous wins over 15-17 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 10/11 winners had at least 7 previous runs over hurdles, 11/11 winners had at least 3 previous wins over hurdles, 10/11 winners had at least 4 previous wins over hurdles
Rating – 11/11 winners were rated 154 or higher
Graded Wins – 10/11 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1 race
Season Form – 10/11 winners had at least 2 runs that season, 9/11 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
5 of the last 11 winners won on their next run after the Punchestown Champion Hurdle, 5/11 placed on their next run
5/11 winners ran in the Morgiana Hurdle (Punchestown) on their next run, 3 of the 5 won, 2 placed
3/11 winners ran in the Hattons Grace Hurdle (Fairyhouse) on their next run, 1 of the 3 won, 2 placed

Cheltenham Festival Run Next Season
7/11 winners ran in the Champion Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 2 of the 7 won, 1 placed