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 – 9 of the last 12 winners were aged between 4 and 6
Price – 7 of the last 12 winners were favourites/joint favourites, 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 International Hurdle , 9/12 winners ran within the last 35 days
3/12 winners ran in the Ascot Hurdle (Ascot) on their last run, 1 of the 3 won, 1 placed
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 – 11/12 winners had at least 5 previous runs over 15-17 furlongs, 12/12 had at least 2 previous wins over 15-17 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 12/12 winners had at least 7 runs over hurdles, 12/12 winners had at least 3 wins over hurdles, 11/12 winners had at least 4 wins over hurdles
Rating – 11/12 winners were rated 156 or higher
Grade 1 Wins – 7/12 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 – 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, 5/12 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
2/12 winners ran in the Kingwell Hurdle (Wincanton) on their next run, 1 of the 2 won, 1 placed

Rest of The Season Runs
9 of the last 12 winners ran in at least 2 more races that season
4/12 won at least 1 more race that season, 5/12 placed in at least 1 more race that season

Cheltenham Festival Run That Season
7/12 winners ran in the Champion Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 7 won, 1 placed