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2022 Champion Hurdle Entries - Honeysuckle tops list of 23 for day one feature

By Jon Vine
11 Jan 2022
  • Full list of initial entries for the 2022 Champion Hurdle
  • This Grade One takes place on day one of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday 15th March
  • 23 top hurdlers were named in the opening list of entries
  • Honeysuckle, Appreciate It and Epatante could all run
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Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides to victory on Honeysuckle in the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy. (Getty)
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A week after the entries for the three big Grade Ones chases were announced, Cheltenham Festival organisers revealed the entries for the 2022 Champion Hurdle.

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Topping the list of 23 runners was Honeysuckle, who stormed to an impressive victory in the feature Championship race on day one of the meeting last season. Henry De Bromhead has also handed entries to last year's Triumph Hurdle winner, Quilixios and Aspire Tower, who's yet to be seen this season.

Willie Mullins has four entered up, with two-time Champion Hurdle runner-up Sharjah likely to be joined by Saint Roi, Echoes In Rain and reigning Supreme Novices' Hurdle winner, Appreciate It. Gordon Elliott also accounts for four of the 23 entries, with Abacadabras, Teahupoo, Saint Felicien and Zanahiyr all possible runners.

Britain's charge is headed by Nicky Henderson, who's handed entries to former winners Epatante and Buveur D'Air. Paul Nicholls could still run Monmiral. Goshen, Song For Someone, Not So Sleepy and Adagio have also been entered up by British trainers.

Gavin Cromwell has given exciting novice, My Mate Mozzie the option of running in the main event on day one of the Cheltenham Festival. The other surprise entrants are Welsh Champion Hurdle winner, Glory and Fortune, and Ann Hamilton's improving hurdler, Tommy's Oscar.

2022 Champion Hurdle Entries


Name
Trainer
Abacadabras Gordon Elliott
Adagio David Pipe
Appreciate It Willie Mullins
Aspire Tower Henry De Bromhead
Buveur D'Air Nicky Henderson
Cask Mate Noel Meade
Echoes In Rain Willie Mullins
Epatante Nicky Henderson
Glory And Fortune Tom Lacey
Goshen Gary Moore
Honeysuckle Henry De Bromhead
Monmiral Paul Nicholls
My Mate Mozzie Gavin Cromwell
Not So Sleepy Hughie Morrison
Quilixios Henry De Bromhead
Saint Felicien Gordon Elliott
Saint Roi Willie Mullins
Sharjah Willie Mullins
Song For Someone Tom Symonds
Teahupoo Gordon Elliott
Tommy's Oscar Ann Hamilton
Tritonic Alan King
Zanahiyr Gordon Elliott
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