Irish Champion Hurdle

Grade – 1
Course – Leopardstown
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles (16F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights – 11st 10lbs (7lbs allowance for fillies and mares)
Sponsor – Chanelle Pharma

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 9 of the last 12 winners were aged between 6 and 8
Price – 11 of the last 12 winners were favourites/joint favourites, 12/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 11 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Irish Champion Hurdle, 8/12 winners ran within the last 37 days
5/12 winners ran in the December Hurdle (Leopardstown) on their last run, 5 of the 5 won, 0 placed
3/12 winners ran in the Hattons Grace Hurdle (Fairyhouse) on their last run, 3 of the 3 won, 0 placed
Previous Course Form – 9/12 winners had at least 2 previous runs at Leopardstown, 10/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Leopardstown
Previous Distance Form – 10/12 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 9 previous runs over hurdles, 9/12 winners had at least 8 previous wins over hurdles
Rating – 12/12 winners were rated 158 or higher
Graded Wins – 11/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1 race, 12/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 9/12 winners had at least 2 runs that season, 10/12 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
6 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the Irish Champion Hurdle, 3/12 placed on their next run

Rest of The Season Runs
9 of the last 12 winners ran in at least 2 more races that season
7/12 won at least 1 more race that season, 5/12 placed in at least 1 more race that season

Cheltenham Festival Run That Season
9/12 winners ran in the Champion Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 5 of the 9 won, 4 placed
1/12 winners ran in the Stayers Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 1 won, 1 placed
1/12 winners ran in the Mares Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 1 of the 1 won, 0 placed