Long Walk Hurdle

Grade – 1
Course – Ascot
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 3 Miles 1/2 Furlong (24.5F)
Ages – 4yo’s +
Weights – 11st 7lbs (7lbs allowance for filles & mares)
Sponsor – Howden

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 9 of the last 12 winners were aged between 6 and 8
Price – 5 of the last 12 winners were favourites, 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 Long Walk Hurdle, 10/12 winners ran within the last 32 days
8/12 winners ran in the Long Distance Hurdle (Newbury) on their last run, 4 of the 8 won, 2 placed
Previous Course Form – 7/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Ascot, 4/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Ascot
Previous Distance Form – 10/12 winners had at least 3 previous runs over 23-25 furlongs, 10/12 had at least 1 previous win over 23-25 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 10/12 winners had at least 7 runs over hurdles, 12/12 winners had at least 3 wins over hurdles, 10/12 winners had at least 4 wins over hurdles
Rating – 10/12 winners were rated 152 or higher
Grade 1 Wins – 10/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1 race
Season Form – 11/12 winners had at least 1 run that season, 9/12 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 Long Walk Hurdle, 3/12 placed on their next run
8/12 winners ran in the Cleeve Hurdle (Cheltenham) on their next run, 5 of the 8 won, 2 placed

Rest of The Season Runs
11 of the last 12 winners ran in at least 2 more races that season
6/12 won at least 1 more race that season, 6/12 placed in at least 1 more race that season

Cheltenham Festival Run That Season
11/12 winners ran in the Stayers Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 4 of the 11 won, 2 placed