Champion Hurdle Odds
Although the Grand National and Cheltenham Gold Cup over the larger obstacles are the standout races of the National Hunt season, the Champion Hurdle also has its hardcore following. The Champion Hurdle odds are certainly the biggest of the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival as the world’s best sprint hurdlers tackle the 2m contest.
It takes fast hurdling and speed to land the Champion Hurdle odds
Many of the best hurdlers in the history of horse racing have won the Champion Hurdle as the horses need to show speed up the Cheltenham hill and ability to clear the eight hurdles at pace to triumph.
No horse has won the Champion Hurdle on more than three occasions, with Istrabraq the latest to achieve this feat between 1998 and 2000. Different horses have won the Champion Hurdle in each of the last six years, which goes to show how difficult it is to win.
Hurricane Run looking to end this streak in the latest Champion Hurdle odds
Hurricane Run is the latest to attempt to successfully defend his Champion Hurdle crown and he is likely to prove tough to beat. Binocular could pose the biggest questions as issues over medication meant that he was unable to attempt to defend the title he won in 2010. Binocular is certainly a talented and quirky horse and on a good day has the speed to pose problems.
Zarkandar, Spirit Son and Grandouet are among the young pretenders attempting to upset the old guard by winning the Champion Hurdle.