Champion Hurdle Trial

Grade – 2
Course – Haydock
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 1 Mile 7 1/2 Furlongs (15.5F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights – 11st 0lbs (7lbs allowance for filles & mares)
Sponsor – Unibet

Grade 2

Recent Form and Trends

** 2011 & 2013 races abandoned due to frost/snow

Trends

Age – 8 of the last 10 winners were aged 7 or older
Price – 5 of the last 10 winners were favourites, 9/10 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 5 of the last 10 winners won on their last run before the Champion Hurdle Trial, 9/10 winners ran within the last 42 days
5/10 winners ran in the Christmas Hurdle (Kempton) on their last run, 0 of the 5 won, 3 placed
Previous Course Form – 4/10 winners had at least 1 previous run at Haydock, 4/10 winners had at least 1 previous win at Haydock
Previous Distance Form – 10/10 winners had at least 8 previous runs over 15-17 furlongs, 9/10 had at least 3 previous wins over 15-17 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 9/10 winners had at least 8 runs over hurdles, 8/10 winners had at least 3 wins over hurdles
Rating – 9/10 winners were rated 150 or higher
Graded Wins – 9/10 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 10/10 winners had at least 2 runs that season, 7/10 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run – 1 of the last 9 winners won on their next run after the Champion Hurdle Trial, 1/9 placed on their next run
3/9 winners ran in the Kingwell Hurdle (Wincanton) on their next run, 1 of the 3 won, 1 placed
Cheltenham Festival Run That Season – 7/9 winners ran in the Champion Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 7 won, 0 placed