Champion Hurdle Betting

The Champion Hurdle is the year's most keenly anticipated hurdles event and the short distance hurdles highlight of the Cheltenham Festival.

In recent years this race has produced a number of upsets, with antepost favourites faring poorly as outsiders galloped to victory.

Champion Hurdle Betting

A number of trends have emerged in Champion Hurdle betting results in the recent years:
Age: Winners of the Champion Hurdle tend to range in age from 5- to 8-years-old.
Odds: Antepost favourites rarely get priced below 3/1, and rarely go on to win the Champion Hurdle. Winners tend to come from a wide odds margin, with winners priced over 20/1 not unusual.
Jockey: No jockey has developed a knack for winning the Champion Hurdle.
Trainer: The big stables have likewise struggled to win this race on a consistent basis, and you can't ignore the smaller enterprises when placing your Champion Hurdle bets.

Champion Hurdle Race Facts

The Champion Hurdle is the premier short-distance hurdles event on the planet. The Grade 1 race is run as the feature race of the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival, covers a distance of 2 miles 110 yards and features eight hurdles.

The Champion Hurdle is the third leg of the Hurdling Triple Crown. Any horse who wins the Champion Hurdle after winning the Fighting Fifth Hurdle and the Christmas Hurdle earlier in the season wins a £1,000,000 bonus.

Champion Hurdle Odds

You can access the best price for every entry in the Champion Hurdle using the Champion Hurdle Odds aggregator below:

Cheltenham - Cheltenham
Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) (Class 1) - 16:00
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Zarkandar 6
Grandouet 17/2
Binocular 14
Cinders And Ashes 24
Rock On Ruby 37
Countrywide Flame 41
Khyber Kim 99
Balder Succes 199
Hurricane Fly NQ