The Unibet Champion Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race which is open to horses aged four years and above. The race is run on the Old Course and the runners have to jump eight hurdles.
The Champion Hurdle is often run at a fast pace, so it is important that when betting on the race you select a horse which is proven to be able to win in fast paced races.
3.30 Unibet Champion Hurdle (ITV/RTV)
Type: Grade 1 Steeplechase Race
Distance: 2m 1/2f
Age: 4 year olds +
Weight: 11st 2lb (4yo) 11st 10lb (5yo+)
Allowances: 7lb for fillies and mares
Prize Fund: £450,000
- Nicky Henderson and Willie Mullins have each won this four times in the last ten years, Nicky Henderson the last twice with Buveur D’Air
- 6yo and 7yo have each won four times in the last ten years
- Five favourites have won in the last ten years
- Nine winners had won a Grade 1 event
- Seven winners won their previous race
- All winners had won over distance (two C&D)
- Six winners had already run between nine and 12 times