December Hurdle

Grade – 1
Course – Leopardstown
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles (16F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights
Sponsor – Matheson

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 7 of the last 12 winners were aged between 5 or 6
Price – 6 of the last 12 favourites/joint favourites have won, 10/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 7 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the December Hurdle , 12/12 winners ran within the last 47 days
6/12 winners ran in the Morgiana Hurdle (Punchestown) on their last run, 5 of the 6 won, 0 placed
3/12 winners ran in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle (Newcastle) on their last run, 0 of the 3 won, 1 placed
2/12 winners ran in the Hattons Grace Hurdle (Fairyhouse) on their last run, 1 of the 2 won, 0 placed
Previous Course Form – 11/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Leopardstown, 9/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Leopardstown
Previous Distance Form – 11/12 winners had at least 5 previous runs over 15-17 furlongs, 10/12 had at least 3 previous wins over 15-17 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 11/12 winners had at least 8 previous runs over hurdles, 10/12 winners had at least 3 previous wins over hurdles
Rating – 10/12 winners were rated 156 or higher
Graded Wins – 10/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1 race
Season Form – 12/12 winners had at least 1 run that season, 8/12 winners had a win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
6 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the December Hurdle, 1/12 placed on their next run
11/12 winners ran in the Irish Champion Hurdle (Leopardstown) on their next run, 6 of the 11 won, 1 placed

Cheltenham Festival Run That Season
11/12 winners ran in the Champion Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 2 of the 11 won, 5 placed