Christmas Hurdle

Grade – 1
Course – Leopardstown
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 3 Miles (24F)
Ages – 5yo’s +
Weights – 11st 7lbs (4yo), 11st 10lbs (5yo+), 7lbs allowance for fillies and mares
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Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 11 of the last 12 winners were aged between 5 and 7
Price – 7 of the last 12 favourites/joint favourites have won, 10/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 6 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Christmas Hurdle , 12/12 winners ran within the last 36 days
10/12 winners ran in the Hattons Grace Hurdle (Fairyhouse) on their last run, 5 of the 10 won, 3 placed
Previous Course Form – 8/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Leopardstown, 5/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Leopardstown
Previous Distance Form – 9/12 winners had at least 1 previous run over 23-25 furlongs, 5/12 had at least 1 previous wins over 23-25 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 11/12 winners had at least 6 previous runs over hurdles, 11/12 winners had at least 3 previous wins over hurdles
Rating – 10/12 winners were rated 148 or higher
Graded Wins – 11/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1 race
Season Form – 10/12 winners had at least 2 runs that season, 7/12 winners had a win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
4 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the Christmas Hurdle, 4/12 placed on their next run
5/12 winners ran in the Galmoy Hurdle (Gowran Park) on their next run, 1 of the 5 won, 2 placed

Cheltenham Festival Run That Season
5/12 winners ran in the Stayers Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 5 won, 3 placed
2/12 winners ran in the Mares Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 2 won, 2 placed
1/12 winners ran in the Champion Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 1 won, 0 placed