Champion Hurdle Betting Odds Comparison - Cheltenham

15/03/2022 15:30:00

Leading trainer Nicky Henderson has something of a stranglehold when it comes to recent Champion Hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival, with the six-time champion trainer having scored in 2017 and 2018 with Buveur d’Air, while he returned to the winners’ enclosure two years later when scoring with Epatante.

Epatante was sent off as 2/1 favourite for the 2020 Champion Hurdle and it’s likely that the filly will be trading at an even shorter price should she make it to the 2021 Champion Hurdle, with Henderson expecting a strong challenge from his stable star who will receive a mares allowance for this encounter.

15/03 15:30Best Odds
Bet365
Coral
Unibet
betiton
888sport
Mr Play
Mansionbet
HoneysuckleHoneysuckle
888sport2/1
7/47/47/47/42/17/47/4
Bob OlingerBob Olinger
Unibet10/1
8/110/110/19/18/19/19/1
Ferny HollowFerny Hollow
888sport12/1
10/112/110/110/112/110/110/1
Appreciate ItAppreciate It
Unibet12/1
10/110/112/110/112/110/110/1
Echoes In RainEchoes In Rain
Coral16/1
12/116/111/112/112/112/1
EpatanteEpatante
Bet36516/1
16/116/116/114/114/114/114/1
SharjahSharjah
888sport20/1
16/116/116/118/120/118/118/1
QuilixiosQuilixios
Unibet20/1
20/120/120/118/116/118/118/1
AbacadabrasAbacadabras
Bet36525/1
25/114/125/116/116/116/116/1
Stormy IrelandStormy Ireland
Unibet20/1
20/1
MonmiralMonmiral
Unibet25/1
20/125/120/120/120/120/1
ZanahiyrZanahiyr
Mansionbet28/1
25/125/116/128/125/128/128/1
Jeff KidderJeff Kidder
Coral33/1
25/133/120/122/122/122/1
Envoi AllenEnvoi Allen
Bet36525/1
25/125/1
Blue LordBlue Lord
Bet36533/1
33/125/125/125/125/125/1
Black TearsBlack Tears
Bet36533/1
33/125/1
Haut En CouleursHaut En Couleurs
Unibet33/1
33/133/122/133/122/122/1
GoshenGoshen
888sport40/1
33/120/140/125/140/125/125/1
ConcertistaConcertista
Bet36540/1
40/125/133/1
Benie Des DieuxBenie Des Dieux
888sport33/1
33/1
SaldierSaldier
Bet36533/1
33/1
BoothillBoothill
Unibet33/1
33/1
Cape GentlemanCape Gentleman
Unibet33/1
33/1
Aspire TowerAspire Tower
Bet36550/1
50/133/140/133/125/133/133/1
Saint RoiSaint Roi
888sport40/1
33/140/133/140/133/133/1
GauloiseGauloise
Unibet50/1
25/150/1
AdagioAdagio
Unibet50/1
40/133/150/133/140/133/133/1
TelmesomethinggirlTelmesomethinggirl
Unibet40/1
40/1
Pentland HillsPentland Hills
Bet36540/1
40/140/1
ShewearsitwellShewearsitwell
Bet36550/1
50/140/133/140/140/140/1
TritonicTritonic
888sport66/1
50/133/150/128/166/128/128/1
Gypsy IslandGypsy Island
Bet36550/1
50/1
French AseelFrench Aseel
Unibet50/1
50/150/150/150/150/150/150/1
Gaillard Du MesnilGaillard Du Mesnil
Unibet50/1
50/150/1
SamarriveSamarrive
Unibet50/1
50/150/1
DusartDusart
Unibet50/1
50/1
BallyadamBallyadam
Unibet66/1
50/166/150/150/150/150/1
Belfast BanterBelfast Banter
Bet36566/1
66/150/150/150/150/1
KilcruitKilcruit
Unibet66/1
66/1
YoumdorYoumdor
Unibet66/1
66/1
Bear GhyllsBear Ghylls
Bet36566/1
66/166/1
Langer DanLanger Dan
Bet36566/1
66/166/1
GabynakoGabynako
Bet36566/1
66/166/1
Duffle CoatDuffle Coat
Unibet66/1
66/1
MilkwoodMilkwood
Mansionbet66/1
66/166/166/166/166/1
SkyaceSkyace
Bet365100/1
100/150/1
Soaring GlorySoaring Glory
Unibet100/1
66/1100/1
MetierMetier
Unibet100/1
66/1100/1100/1100/1100/1100/1
Tax For MaxTax For Max
Unibet100/1
100/1
Dreal DealDreal Deal
Unibet100/1
100/1100/1
CopperlessCopperless
Mr Play100/1
100/1100/1100/1
FableFable
Unibet250/1
250/1

2021 Champion Hurdle Betting & Racecard

A year ago, the six-year-old ran a blinder to beat Sharjah by three lengths and the signs are encouraging for a double, with Aidan Coleman on board in the recent Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle Racecourse, with the horse obliging easily at 8/11 although it wasn’t a particularly huge field for her seasonal reappearance.

Which Horses Can Stop Epatante From Winning Champion Hurdle?

There is no such thing as a Cheltenham Festival banker and Epatante will be opposed by plenty of punters who want to secure a bigger price and also might be drawn to several other talented horses in the race who will be going off at a bigger price.

We haven’t yet seen what Goshen can deliver this season although there’s little doubt that we could be looking at a potential superstar, with Gary Moore’s runner having looked the winner in the 2020 JCB Triumph Hurdle, although there have been recent teething problems.

The horse blew up at Haydock Racecourse on 26 September, while punters also had their fingers burnt after seeing the horse beaten at Goodwood, although there is still time for Goshen to deliver on the track.

Saint Roi could be a big contender in this race and the Willie Mullins-trained charge landed the spoils at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival when scoring a success in the County Hurdle at odds of 11/2.

Saint Roi was sent off as odds-on favourite to win the Morgiana Hurdle at 10/11 before being beaten by Abacadabras, although there could be no stopping Epatante in this race.


We could be treated to a vintage renewal of the Champion Hurdle in 2020, with the 2019 race having been won by Espoir D’Allen against most people’s expectations when the JP McManus horse won at odds of 16/1.

The March encounter saw Melon come home at 20/1 and Silver Streak actually made a place at odds of 80/1, with favourite Apples Jade struggling to convince and there was no sign of Buveur d’Air considering that then horse fell during the race.

Indeed, many expected Laurina to take up the running although the 1-2-3 ended up being a shock and it just goes to show that top-class horse racing can still be an unpredictable business.

Buveur D’Air is still a two-time Champion Hurdle winner after triumphing in 2017 and 2018. It would appear that the Nicky Henderson charge is likely to line up again in this race and there are very few horses who are able to win three times.

At the age of 9, the horse certainly won’t be regarded as too old and perhaps he would have won last March if he had managed to stay on his feet, with Paddy Power offering a big price of 6/1 about him triumphing.

Saldier is the head of the market for a 2020 Champion Hurdle success with most firms, with Willie Mullins appearing to have a gem on his hands considering that there was an impressive win at Punchestown in November.

The horse was a relative unknown a year ago, although the runner ran into fifth in the 2019 Triumph Hurdle and then won the Four Year Old Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival to really announce himself on the scene.

That was over two miles on soft ground and that explains why punters are keen to get with a horse who could be the new superstar in the same way that we saw with Faugheen in the Rich Ricci colours.

Saldier’s win in the Morgiana Hurdle was something of a shock considering that Klassical Dream was sent off as the 2/5 favourite, with the winner having Danny Mullins on board and obliging at 7/1.

Perhaps we can make allowances for Klassical Dream considering that last year’s Supreme Novices’ winner was having a first outing of the season and might come on leaps and bounds for the run.

Indeed, it was a string of victories for the five-year-old last season and he could be a fierce contender in the Champion Hurdle providing that he rediscovers some form.

Pentland Hills was been tipped up in some quarters and there was everything to like about the horse’s performance in the 2019 Triumph Hurdle, with the charge having had just one outing previously to this.

The fact that the horse won at Aintree a few weeks later suggests that he might be the each-way value for this race and Nicky Henderson could have a serious runner on his hands.