2013 Result

Champion Hurdle Result 2013

Hurricane Fly became the first horse since Comedy of Errors to regain the Champion Hurdle crown as the well-backed 13/8 favourite stormed to a two-and-a-half length success over last year's winner Rock On Ruby in what was a memorable renewal of the Cheltenham Festival highlight.

Rock On Ruby set the early fractions at a blistering gallop and some in the field including Cinders And Ashes were unable to live with the pace and were struggling a long way out, whilst Grandouet's fate was decided when he fell down the back straight, but Ruby Walsh was always just behinds the leader and pounced in the closing stages.

Coming alongsides Rock On Ruby turning for home, Willie Mullins' stable star kicked clear and jumped the last with aplomb before sprinting clear of a gallant runner-up in Rock On Ruby and Countrywide Flame, who completed the placings.

Champion Hurdle Result 2013

4:00 Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Grade 1 Cl1 2m110y
1. Hurricane Fly - R Walsh - W P Mullins 13/8 Fav
2. Rock On Ruby - N Fehily - H Fry 11/2
3. Countrywide Flame - D O'Regan - J J Quinn 16/1
9 Ran