International Hurdle

Grade – 2
Course – Cheltenham
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles 1 Furlong (17F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights – 11st 0lbs (7lbs allowance for filles & mares)
Penalties – 4lbs for winners of a class 2 wfa hurdle or class 1 handicap hurdle, 8lbs for winners of a class 1 wfa hurdle (Penalties halved for wins achieved in Novices or Juvenile Hurdles)
Sponsor – Unibet

Grade 2

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 8 of the last 12 winners were aged between 4 and 6
Price – 8 of the last 12 favourites/joint favourites have won, 9/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 8 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the International Hurdle , 9/12 winners ran within the last 35 days
3/12 winners ran in the Greatwood Hurdle (Cheltenham) on their last run, 3 of the 3 won
Previous Course Form – 10/12 winners had at least 2 previous runs at Cheltenham, 7/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Cheltenham
Previous Distance Form – 10/12 winners had at least 5 previous runs over 16-17 furlongs, 12/12 had at least 2 previous wins over 16-17 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 11/12 winners had at least 7 runs over hurdles, 11/12 winners had at least 3 wins over hurdles, 10/12 winners had at least 4 wins over hurdles
Rating – 11/12 winners were rated 157 or higher
Grade 1 Wins – 8/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1 race, 12/12 winners had at least 1 win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 10/12 winners had at least 1 run that season, 8/12 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
2 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the International Hurdle, 6/12 placed on their next run
3/12 winners ran in the Christmas Hurdle (Kempton) on their next run, 0 of the 3 won, 2 placed

Cheltenham Festival Run That Season
9/12 winners ran in the Champion Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 9 won, 3 placed