Yes, this year’s Champion Hurdle lacks quality.
But I don’t understand the misery from racing fans regarding the race.
It may not have a top notch animal in there but this race is a puzzle for punters to solve. If we can solve it, then we’re getting paid out at a decent price, too. Stop your winging and go find the winner. It’s what racing is all about.
We’ve a long, hard look at the race and have come out the other side with the opinion that the winner is easily found.
Champion Hurdle Tips
The fourth race of the day is the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Scheduled for Tuesday 12th March at 15:30pm and there’s a total of 27 confirmed entries this year that Dual winner Buveur D’Air will have to see off as he bids for a hat-trick in the Grade 1 contest at Cheltenham.
Over the years, this race has been known as the climax of the National Hunt season for two-mile hurdlers and this years Champion Hurdle is no different – a fascinating contest in store for race goers to possibly catch a glimpse of history in the making!
Tips, runners, riders and the odds: My best ante-post bet for day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival. A sensational line up for the 2019 Champion Hurdle this year as Buveur D’Air bids to make it a third win for himself and for trainer Nicky Henderson who, incidentally, has 6 runners entered in this race.
Tactics will play a huge part in this one! Currently hot favorite at 5/4 for this race, he is My Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Hot Tip despite defeat to stablemate Verdana Blue (Currently 8/1) in a recent outing however, it remains to be seen whether Verdana Blue can uphold the form shown back in March.
Honourable mentions must go to the respected Gordon Elliot trained duo Apples Jade (7/1) and Samcro (14/1).
The latter’s efforts in recent times have cast some doubt over his ability but has been nursing an injury since he met the selection – it remains to be seen whether he will be ruled out of this one.
ONE TO WATCH: Apples jade is also entered in the Mares’ Hurdle and is currently hot favorite for that race, opening at evens and backed into 10/11.
A slight Market Mover is Supasundae, going from 16/1 down slightly to 12/1 and who could be in with an each-way shout but is very much dependent on ground type.
Should there be testing conditions, Supasunday would fancy its chances having already headed many of these rivals in the Irish Champion Hurdle last season. Hot Tip: Buveur D’Air 5/4
Market Mover: Supasundae from 16/1 to 12/1