2014 Champion Hurdle Betting Guide - Epic field destined for opening day showpiece
Hurricane Fly was sensational when regaining the Champion Hurdle trophy in March, but the Willie Mullins-trained superstar will have his work cut out this season to try and win his third Cheltenham Festival crown on the opening day as a whole host of class acts are set to feature in the Tuesday showpiece.
The Irish raider was victorious on his comeback run when landing the Morgiana Hurdle and followed that up with an authoritative victory over Jezki and Our Conor in the Ryanair Hurdle, before franking the form with that pair by landing his fourth Irish Champion Hurdle crown on the spin.
Our Conor produced a fine display to put a challenge up to the Fly, but last year's Triumph Hurdle victor was just unable to land a blow on the champion, however, connections will feel that a return to Cheltenham could reverse the form in what is bubbling up into a sensational division.
My Tent Or Yours was a taking winner of the Fighting Fifth Hurdle and then showed he is a real contender when battling clear of The New One in a memorable Christmas Hurdle at Kempton Park, but Nigel Twiston-Davies's raider has shown with his win in last season's Neptune that he is a class act around Cheltenham and his win in the International Hurdle was one of note and is a prominent figure in the 2014 Champion Hurdle Betting.
2014 Champion Hurdle Form Guide
We have all the much-needed 2014 Champion Hurdle Form for you to assess for Tuesday's big race on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.
Betting on the Champion Hurdle
One 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 12.
As well as having a punt in the 2014 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 2014
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 2014 Champion Hurdle Runners and riders will be updated at every declaration and will assist you when making selections for the big race. At this stage though we are likely to see all the major players in the betting take their chance at the Festival, they include the likes of Binocular, Hurricane Fly and Zarkandar who are all being well backed at this stage. The final list of runners for the 2014 Champion Hurdle will be made available closer to the race after the 48 hour declaration stage and the comprehensive list will be on offer for punters to study.
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.
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