2017 Champion Hurdle Betting Guide - Faugheen favourite to regain crown

Cheltenham Festival Bet

Faugheen is warm favourite for the 2017 Champion Hurdle, as the Willie Mullins-trained superstar aims to recapture the crown he won in sensational fashion in 2015, and with the news 2016 heroine Annie Power will not line up then the 2017 Champion Hurdle Betting is dominated by the Irish raider.

Yanworthcould be a leading contender for the crown and last year's Neptune Novices' Hurdle runner-up will be attempting to build on that effort, while the likes of Petit Mouchoir and Brain Power are just another brace of prominent figures in the betting for what should be a cracking showpiece event on March 14.

Betting on the Champion Hurdle

Champion Hurdle BettingOne of the star attractions of the Cheltenham Festival, the Champion Hurdle is the highlight of the opening day and the betting on the race will soar as we approach the Grade One race on March 10.

As well as having a punt in the 2017 Champion Hurdle Betting market, bookmakers also offer another angle to bet on in the 2m contest with the Betting Without The Favourite proving to be a popular area and this year it will be without Hurricane Fly, who heads the odds and is looking to regain the crown he won in 2011.

Each of the top four in the betting have performed well this season in the Champion Hurdle Trial Races and they are always important for punters to take into account. There are a number of races to keep an eye out for and they include the International Hurdle at Cheltenham and the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton each Boxing Day.

Champion Hurdle Runners and Riders 2017

Like in any horse race there are always specialists either on the horse or who have prepared the horse for the race. Most of those specialists will be at the Festival this and several will have an influence in the Champion Hurdle result this season with the betting looking so tight. The Champion Hurdle Top Trainers gives you a insight to some of those, with a little background information as does the Champion Hurdle top jockeys.

The 2017 Champion Hurdle Runners and riders will be updated at every declaration and will assist you when making selections for the big race.

Champion Hurdle Tips

The Champion Hurdle is of course one of the biggest races of the season and the highlight on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival meaning it is a massive betting event for punters around the world. The Champion Hurdle Tips are well worth checking out before having a bet on the race as we look to help you find the winner of the Champion Hurdle. The race trends show us there are one or two little bits of info that should be taken into account when having a bet on the Champion Hurdle and it could be crucial to check this out before having that all important bet.

Champion Hurdle History

The Champion Hurdle History is long and varied and there are some legendary winners of the race for punters and racing fans to take note of. Some of the legends of the race in recent times include the great Istabraq who remains many people's favourite, the great horse won the race for three consecutive years in 1998, 1999 and 2000. While Hardy Eustace is another legend of the Champion Hurdle having picked up two consecutive wins in 2004 and 2005 and the connections of this year's list of entries will be hoping to add their names to this illustrious list.