Christmas Hurdle

Grade – 1
Course – Kempton
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles (16F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights – 11st 7lbs (7lbs allowance for filles & mares)
Sponsor – Ladbrokes

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 8 of the last 12 winners were aged either 5 or 6
Price – 7 of the last 12 favourites/joint favourites have won, 11/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 7 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Christmas Hurdle , 9/12 winners ran within the last 41 days
5/12 winners ran in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle (Newcastle) on their last run, 3 of the 5 won, 1 placed
Previous Course Form – 7/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Kempton, 7/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Kempton
Previous Distance Form – 10/12 winners had at least 6 previous runs over 15-17 furlongs, 10/12 had at least 5 previous wins over 15-17 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 11/12 winners had at least 6 runs over hurdles, 10/12 winners had at least 5 wins over hurdles, 11/12 winners had at least 4 wins over hurdles
Rating – 9/12 winners were rated 157 or higher
Grade 1 Wins – 8/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1 race, 11/12 winners had at least 1 win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 11/12 winners had at least 1 run that season, 7/12 winners 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 Christmas Hurdle, 2/12 placed on their next run
3/12 winners ran in the Contenders Hurdle (Sandown) on their next run, 2 of the 3 won, 1 placed
2/12 winners ran in the Champion Hurdle (Leopardstown) on their next run, 1 of the 2 won, 0 placed
Cheltenham Festival Run That Season – 9/12 winners ran in the Champion Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 2 of the 9 won, 1 placed