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2023 Champion Hurdle Odds and Entries - 16 entered against Constitution Hill

12 Jan 2023
Jon Vine 12 Jan 2023
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  • Latest odds and betting for the 2023 Champion Hurdle
  • This Grade One headlines day one of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday 14th March
  • 17 horses were entered at the first stage of Champion Hurdle entries
  • Constitution Hill, State Man, Honeysuckle and Vauban featured in the entries
Champion Hurdle Odds and Entries
Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill clear the last hurdle to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle. (Getty)

Champions Day at the Cheltenham Festival is headlined by the Champion Hurdle, the premier two-mile hurdle contest in all of National Hunt racing.

The initial entries for the 2023 Champion Hurdle were revealed at the start of this month. Here's a look through the current Champion Hurdle betting and a rundown of the most likely runners.

2023 Champion Hurdle Odds

Constitution Hill1/3
State Man4/1
Sir Gerhard16/1

*Odds taken on 11/1/23*

2023 Champion Hurdle Entries

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The runaway market leader in the 2023 Champion Hurdle betting is last year's Supreme Novices' Hurdle winner, Constitution Hill. Nicky Henderson's star extended his perfect record to five following dominant victories in the Fighting Fifth and Christmas Hurdles during the first half of the season and Unibet make Constitution Hill their 1/3 favourite.

Reigning and defending two-time champion, Honeysuckle has drifted out to 8/1 after her unbeaten run came to an end in the Hatton's Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse. Honeysuckle will bid to get back on track in the Irish Champion Hurdle next month, where Henry De Bromhead's mare could face fellow Champion Hurdle rivals State Man and Vauban, who finished first and second in the Matheson Hurdle over Christmas.

Along with State Man and Vauban, Willie Mullins has handed Cheltenham Festival entries to Sharjah, Sir Gerhard and Echoes In Rain. Henry De Bromhead could also run Bob Olinger, with Gordon Elliott set to be represented by either Pied Piper or Zanahiyr.

Nicky Henderson could run former winner Epatante and Gerry Feilden winner First Street. Harry Fry has entered up his star mare Love Envoi, with Nigel Twiston-Davies likely to run Greatwood winner I Like To Move It. Other notable Cheltenham Festival entrants include Not So Sleepy, Knappers Hill and Jason The Militant.


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