WATCH: Jessica Harrington on Jezki and the Champion Hurdle

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Antepost favourite Faugheen may be the one currently generating the majority of headlines ahead of this year’s Champion Hurdle but there’s one horse who’s perhaps been slightly overlooked. 

Having suffered a hat-trick of defeats to dual winner Hurricane Fly in the winter the current champion has arguably seen some of the gloss taken off his previous exploits.

But the term ‘spring horse’ was coined for charges like Jezki and it would take a brave person to write-off last year’s hero.

We caught up with his trainer Jessica Harrington at our Cheltenham preview evening in Waterford to get the latest on her stable star and other Festival chances.

Latest Ladbrokes betting:

Champion Hurdle

Faugheen – Evens

The New One – 10/3

Jezki – 9/2

Hurricane Fly – 8/1

Arctic Fire – 18/1

Vaniteux – 33/1

Kitten Rock – 33/1

Bertimont – 150/1

Can’t get enough of Cheltenham? Don’t forget to check out our Festival Lowdown to get all the latest news, stats and tips throughout the four-day feast of racing at Prestbury Park.

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.