Cheltenham Champion Hurdle Betting


Cheltenham Day 1 – Tuesday 13th March 2018

Cheltenham Champion Hurdle Day is perhaps the most eagerly anticipated on the horse racing calendar and with good reason, because it provides one of the most exciting and genuinely top class days of action you will find anywhere in the world.

A betting bonanza on Cheltenham Champion Day gets underway with the Supreme Novices Hurdle, traditionally scheduled for 1.30pm, then moving onto the Arkle Trophy Chase at 2.05pm for a quickfire Grade 1 double.

Following the Ultima Handicap Chase at 2.40pm it’s time for the big race of the day, the Stan James sponsored Champion Hurdle which is scheduled to go off at 3.30pm at the Prestbury Park racecourse in Gloucestershire.

Champion Hurdle Latest Odds

Time Champion Day Races – Cheltenham Day 1 Type See All Odds
13.30 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race Hurdle Race Odds
14.10 Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase Chase Race Odds
14.50 Festival Handicap Steeple Chase Chase Race Odds
15.30 Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Hurdle Race Odds
16.10 David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle Race Hurdle Race Odds
16.50 National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup Chase Race Odds
17.30 Novices’ Handicap Chase Chase Race Odds

*Subject to ante-post terms, other prices available for NRNB markets.

Buveur D’Air – 4/6 fav

Faugheen – 6/1

Melon – 8/1

Yorkhill – 10/1

My Tent Or Yours – 16/1

Defi Du Seuil – 20/1

Min – 25/1

Apple’s Jade – 25/1

Limini – 33/1

Arctic Fire – 33/1

Mick Jazz – 33/1

Wicklow Brave – 33/1

The New One – 40/1

Ch’tibello – 50/1

Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Race Card

Cheltenham
Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1)
15:3013.03.2018
Heavy-soft in places
  • 1
    Buveur D'Air
    J B J Geraghty T N J Henderson
    111-111
    11-10 7
    169
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  • 2
    Ch'tibello
    J Harry Skelton T D Skelton
    132-422
    11-10 7
    154
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  • 3
    Charli Parcs
    J N D Fehily T N J Henderson
    1F6-200
    11-10 5
    144
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  • 4
    Elgin
    J Wayne Hutchinson T A King
    7-41161
    11-10 6
    161
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  • 5
    Faugheen
    J R Walsh T W P Mullins
    211/1P2
    11-10 10
    167
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  • 6
    Identity Thief
    J S W Flanagan T H de Bromhead
    U460-62
    11-10 8
    149
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  • 7
    John Constable
    J L P Aspell T Evan Williams
    0F-1162
    11-10 7
    156
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  • 8
    Melon
    J P Townend T W P Mullins
    122-135
    11-10 6
    160
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  • 9
    Mick Jazz
    J D N Russell T G Elliott
    31-3513
    11-10 7
    156
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  • 10
    My Tent Or Yours
    J Aidan Coleman T N J Henderson
    24222-1
    11-10 11
    162
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  • 11
    Wicklow Brave
    J Mr P W Mullins T W P Mullins
    1033/71-
    11-10 9
    164
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  • 12
    Yorkhill
    J D J Mullins T W P Mullins
    1112-86
    11-10 8
    155
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  • 13
    Verdana Blue
    J Non Runner T N J Henderson
    43-5130
    11-3 6
    145
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Champion Hurdle Runners & Riders 2018

Buveur D’air is the defending Champion Hurdler, owned by JP McManus and will be ridden by his retained jockey Barry Geraghty. The pair are very much the favourites to win the Cheltenham Champion Day showpiece contest.

Second favourite in the Cheltenham Champion Hurdle betting odds is the Willie Mullins trained Faugheen, ridden by Ruby Walsh – the bookies favourite to be once again crowned top Cheltenham Festival jockey for  2018.

Melon and Yorkhill are also high in the Champion Hurdle odds for top Irish trainer Willie Mullins, with jockey Paul Townend set to be given the choice of the pair.

Ruby Walsh suffered a broken leg in the early part of the 2017-2018 National Hunt season, but he has been recovering very well from the resulting operation and the Irish iron man and Cheltenham favourite is expected to be back in the saddle in the early part of the Spring.

Walsh is very much the key man at the Mullins stable and after a rather horrid spell for the outfit before and over Christmas, they’ve now begun to turn a corner as we move steadily into the new year.

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Champion Day 1 Betting Tips

The obvious choice for any Cheltenham Day 1 tips is Nicky Henderson’s stable star BUVEUR D’AIR in the Champion Hurdle. A young horse with a superb engine who, in his two starts so far this season (en route to defending his 2017 Champion Hurdle crown) has looked even better!

Even if his main challenger Faugheen does turn up at his absolute best, he will still have a real battle on his hands to deny the younger, more consistent JP McManus owned horse.

From those horses further down the Champion Hurdle betting lists, THE NEW ONE makes some each-way appeal Champion Hurdle odds of 40/1 if the ground comes up soft, while My Tent Or Yours would look big at 16/1 on the day if the ground was good to soft or better so

Horse Racing Tips

2017 Champion Hurdle Results

2017 Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1 – Class 1 – £400,000 Prize Money)

  • 1st – BUVEUR D’AIR (5/1)
  • 2nd – My Tent Or Yours (16/1)
  • 3rd – Petit Mouchoir (6/1)

Noel Fehily produced a memorable ride to score a big win on Buveur D’Air in the 2017 Cheltenham Champion Hurdle, who ran out a comprehensive winner of the race and returning at very generous Champion Hurdle odds of 5/1.

The winner found a sustained turn of foot up the famous Cheltenham hill to deny the evergreen and gallant My Tent Or Yours.

Petit Mouchoir led them a merry dance but didn’t jump the best and paid for those errors late on.

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