2021 Champion Hurdle Odds and Entries - Epatante tops list of 27 Cheltenham Festival hopefuls
- We bring you the full list of Champion Hurdle entries in 2021
- Epatante will bid to make it back to back wins at the Festival
- Sharjah and Saint Roi feature amongst Willie Mullins' nine entries
- Silver Streak, Song For Someone and Abacadabras have also been entered
Epatante winning the 2020 Champion Hurdle. (Getty)
Despite her shock defeat at Kempton over Christmas, Epatante remains the firm-favourite to retain her Champion Hurdle crown in 2021. This week, 28 horses were entered alongside the defending Champion in the first Championship race at the meeting.
Here's the latest 2021 Champion Hurdle betting, and a look through the latest entries.
2021 Champion Hurdle Odds
*Odds taken from Unibet on 7/1/21*
2021 Champion Hurdle Entries
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Epatante is one of six Nicky Henderson horses entered in the 2021 Champion Hurdle. Former two-time winner, Buveur D'Air is in, along with Marie's Rock, Call Me Lord, Buzz and Verdana Blue.
Silver Streak, who defeated Epatante in stunning fashion in the Christmas Hurdle, will make his third appearance in the feature race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival.
Song For Somone got the better of Silver Streak in the International Hurdle, and Tom Symonds has given his charge the chance to make his Cheltenham Festival debut.
Sharjah and Saint Roi are two of Willie Mullins' Champion Hurdle contenders. They could be joined in the field by Saldier and Concertista. Mullins has also handed an entry to French recruit James Du Berlais, a two-time Grade Three winner in France.
Gordon Elliott has Abacadabras and Petit Mouchoir in the mix. Henry De Bromhead accounts for three of the 29 entries, with Aspire Tower, Jason The Militant and Mares' Hurdle favourite, Honeysuckle all included.
Gary Moore has thrown Goshen an entry. Sceau Royal, Not So Sleepy, Ribble Valley and Ballyandy could also run. Coeur Sublime and Beacon Edge could represent Ireland.
Alex Hales has handed novice For Pleasure a Champion Hurdle entry. American trainer, Keri Brion has also handed a surprise entry to former Michael Bell and Harry Fry inmate, Winston C.