Cheltenham’s Champion Hurdle is always a cracking watch and tends to be worth a bet, with the favourite emerging victorious just twice in the last eight runnings, both times through Ruby Walsh and Hurricane Fly.
Here at Ladbrokes, we’re giving you the chance to have a say in our Cheltenham price enhancements, so cast a vote in the poll below the lucky Champion Hurdle contender will feature in our fantastic Festival countdown boosts.
Vote in our poll below and for a limited time only on Monday March 9 we’ll be enhancing the price of the public’s chosen runner!
Faugheen Last year’s Neptune Hurdle winner goes into the race off the back of eight wins on the spin under rules since joining up with Willie Mullins in May 2013, each of them coming by at least three-and-three-quarter lengths.
The New One: Finished a close third in this last year despite being badly hampered by a faller, having taken the Neptune 12 months earlier. Five wins out of five since.
Jezki: Defending title holder who went on to deny Hurricane Fly a fifth consecutive Punchestown Champion Hurdle, but has been beaten by the same horse in each of his three outings this term.
Hurricane Fly: Two-time winner looking for one last hoorah to join five historic horses, including Hatton’s Grace and Istabraq, on three Cheltenham Champion Hurdle victories.
Arctic Fire: Slashed in price after being put up by the Racing Post’s Pricewise column, but has something to find on stablemate Hurricane Fly.
Kitten Rock Ferociously consistent gelding from Listed level to Grade 2 this term, but would be only the second five-year-old to take this in 30 years.
Vaniteux: Has claimed three runners-up prizes in a row at the track since November, behind Garde La Victoire, The New One and 2012 Champion Hurdler Rock On Ruby. Career best effort needed.
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