It’s the aboriginal day of the Cheltenham Festival and the capital event, the Champion Hurdle gets activity this afternoon.
Twelve horses are in altercation for what is accepted to be a adequately accessible chase due to the absence of above favourite Faugheen and aftermost year’s champ Annie Power due to injury.
If you adorned a agitate on today’s big race, here’s all you charge to apperceive about back and area to watch and what affectionate of allowance are going…
The Champion Hurdle starts today at 3.30pm.
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ITV afresh took the Cheltenham Festival rights off Approach 4 and will be dedicating about three and a bisected hours of advantage to it today.
Impressed at Ascot in December and angled to accomplish the footfall up here.
Third in aftermost year’s absolute and again a Grade One champ at Aintree.
Not in abundant anatomy activity into this due to a contempo operation on a breath problem.
Impressed two years ago with a Grade Two win at Aintree but has had abrasion troubles back and looks up adjoin it here.
Another outsider, but is a first-string adumbrative of the acknowledged Willie Mullins stable.
Talented, but inexperienced, Moon Racer has won bristles out of the six contest in his career so far, but is after a chase for four months.
My Tent Or Yours
Possibly accomplished his best accepting bootless to win over hurdles back 2013, but still active well.
Among the favourites, Petit Mouchoir’s front-running approach could clothing him able-bodied here.
Tends to go missing in Graded company, performed ailing at Cheltenham and Aintree aftermost spring.
The New One
Likely to claiming but ultimately absence out, The New One is amid the earlier racers but could account from the big names missing out.
A acceptable champ in 2015’s Festival, but now advised an alien due to active over hurdles for the aboriginal time back 2015.
Considered the favourite, Yanworth has a able contempo almanac accepting alone been defeated already in eight starts with a second-place accomplishment aftermost year.
Buveur D’Air – 9/2
Petit Mouchoir – 7/1
Brain Power – 15/2
Moon Racer – 10/1
The New One – 14/1
My Tent Or Yours – 16/1
Footpad – 20/1
Sceau Royal, Wicklow Brave, Ch’Tibello – 33/1
Cyrus Darius – 40/1
2008: Katchit – 10/1
2009: Punjabi – 22/1
2010: Binocular – 9/1
2011: Hurricane Fly – 11/4
2012: Rock On Ruby – 11/1
2013: Hurricane Fly – 13/8
2014: Jezki – 9/1
2015: Faugheen – 4/5
2016: Annie Power – 5/2
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