Champion Hurdle PreviewA two mile sprint race for the fastest hurdlers in national hunt racing. An ability to travel well at speed and jump without losing momentum is crucial.
Above we will be highlighting an OLBG members tip for each of the runners in the race. To read 100s of tips on this race head over to our main horse racing section on OLBG or install the OLBG tips app by simply searching OLBG in the app stores.
Below we go into the race in much more detail. We will cover stats and trends our expert tipsters have highlighted in forum posts or blogs and pick out some of the key form points they have highlighted.
Hurricane Fly on the way to winning the Champion Hurdle
Champion Hurdle Ten Year TrendsMany of the OLBG members carry out detailed research in the race to uncover the trends of past winners. Micko70's trends from last year have been update for 2017 in the table below.
|9/10||finished in the first 3 on their last completed start|
|8/10||had run between 2 & 4 times since 1st November|
|8/10||were aged between 6 & 8|
|8/10||were rated 162 or higher|
|8/10||had their last run that year|
|5/10||won at least 2 races since 1st November|
Robmull wrote a detailed blog last year entitled Champion Hurdle Key Race Trends - 15 March 2016. The blog looks at the previous ten year winners of the Champion Hurdle and shows how they each scored against the trends.
Champion Hurdle Last Ten Winners
|2016||Annie Power||8yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||5/2F|
|2015||Faugheen||7yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||4/5F|
|2014||Jezki||6yo||Mrs J Harrington||B Geraghty||9/1|
|2013||Hurricane Fly||9yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||13/8F|
|2012||Rock On Ruby||7yo||P Nicholls||N Fehily||11/1|
|2011||Hurricane Fly||7yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||11/4F||2010||Binocular||6yo||N Henderson||AP McCoy||9/1|
|2009||Punjabi||6yo||N Henderson||B Geraghty||22/1|
|2008||Katchit||5yo||A King||R Thornton||10/1|
|2007||Sublimity||7yo||J Carr||P Carberry||16/1|
The table above shows the last ten winners of the race, their age at the time of winning, trainer, jockey and odds (starting price).
Champion Hurdle Top TrainersBelow is a table of how some of the top trainers have fared in the last ten years in the Champion Hurdle:
|Trainer||Runners||Wins||Places||Win LSP||Each Way LSP|
|N Twiston Davies||5||0||2||-5.00||-2.7|
Amazingly Nicky Henderson and Willie Mullins have filled seventeen of the thirty horses that have finished 1-2-3 in the last ten Champion Hurdles.
Henderson's supporters will be doing best however thanks to the big priced victories of Punjabi (22/1) and Binocular (9/1).
David Pipe has been surprisingly quiet in the Champion Hurdle in recent years with only three entries in the last ten runnings.
Champion Hurdle Form Tips and AnalysisWe will be adding tips for the Champion Hurdle from the OLBG forum to this opage as we get nearer the race
Champion Hurdle 2016 Video PreviewSteve and Sam from OLBG had a look at this race last year. A similar preview will be available for 2017 nearer the race.
For more tips on the race please head over to the OLBG Horse Racing tips page