Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Betting Odds
The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy – 15:30PM
The Unibet Champion Hurdle is the feature race on Champion Day (Day 1) of the Cheltenham Festival and it provides the ultimate test of speed and hurdle jumping fluency over the minimum two mile trip.
Last year, the Nicky Henderson trained Buveur D’Air produced a career best performance to beat fellow JP McManus owned My Tent Or Yours and in 2018.
Both of those horses are set to take their chances again in the 2018 Champion Hurdle, along with two or three other main threats to the Champion Hurdling crown.
Who will be the next name etched onto the Champion Hurdle ‘Roll of Honour’?
Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Race Card
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1Buveur D'AirJ B J Geraghty T N J Henderson111-11111-10 7169
2Ch'tibelloJ Harry Skelton T D Skelton132-42211-10 7154
3Charli ParcsJ N D Fehily T N J Henderson1F6-20011-10 5144
4ElginJ Wayne Hutchinson T A King7-4116111-10 6161
5FaugheenJ R Walsh T W P Mullins211/1P211-10 10167
6Identity ThiefJ S W Flanagan T H de BromheadU460-6211-10 8149
7John ConstableJ L P Aspell T Evan Williams0F-116211-10 7156
8MelonJ P Townend T W P Mullins122-13511-10 6160
9Mick JazzJ D N Russell T G Elliott31-351311-10 7156
10My Tent Or YoursJ Aidan Coleman T N J Henderson24222-111-10 11162
11Wicklow BraveJ Mr P W Mullins T W P Mullins1033/71-11-10 9164
12YorkhillJ D J Mullins T W P Mullins1112-8611-10 8155
13Verdana BlueJ Non Runner T N J Henderson43-513011-3 6145
With a perfect build up to a successful defence of his crown so far in the 2017-2018 National Hunt season, Buveur D’Air is the clear odds on betting favourite to win a second Champion Hurdle, which would mark him down as one of the rare few horses who can pull of that feat.
Meanwhile, Faugheen will be hoping to emulate Hurricane Fly and Comedy Of Errors as the only horses to win, lose and then regain the Champion Hurdle, but he needs to re-find his best form.
The best of the Irish could turn out to be Melon, an improving young horse with bags of talent and priced at odds of around 8/1 he looks decent Champion Hurdle betting tip too.
Latest Champion Hurdle Odds:
Buveur D’Air – 4/6
Faugheen – 5/1
Melon – 8/1
My Tent Or Yours – 16/1
Defi Du Seuil – 25/1
Apple’s Jade – 25/1
Mick Jazz – 33/1
The New One – 40/1
2017 Champion Hurdle Winner: BUVEUR D’AIR, 5/1 SP
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