2021 Champion Hurdle Odds - Favourite Honeysuckle could face 14 challengers
- We take a look through the betting for the 2021 Champion Hurdle
- The Champion Hurdle is the feature race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival
- 14 horses remained in the field after the seven-day declarations
- Happygolucky is the 9/4 favourite with race sponsors Unibet
Honeysuckle (right) winning the 2020 Mares' Hurdle. (Getty)
The feature championship race on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival is the Champion Hurdle. This Grade One has been won by many superstars of the sport, and it's unbeaten mare Honeysuckle who's risen to the top of the market.
2021 Champion Hurdle Odds
*Odds taken from Unibet on 11.3.21*
2021 Champion Hurdle Entries
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Honeysuckle retained her Irish Champion Hurdle crown in brilliant fashion last time out. Henry De Bromhead's mare is the 9/4 favourite to win the Champion Hurdle with Unibet, with last year's queen of Cheltenham, Epatante the 3/1 second-favourite.
Goshen bounded back into the Champion Hurdle picture at Wincanton, and Gary Moore's star will fly the flag for Britain on day one of the Cheltenham Festival.
Abacadabras and Sharjah could renew rivalries with Honeysuckle in the Champion Hurdle. Henry De Bromhead has three arrows to fire at this prize, with Aspire Tower and Jason The Militant likely to join Honeysuckle in the final field.
James Du Berlais could make his first start for Willie Mullins on this grandest of stages. Saldier and Petit Mouchoir could also run in the Champion Hurdle.
Silver Streak upset Epatante in the Christmas Hurdle and could return for his third crack at the Champion Hurdle. Song For Someone is another dangerous contender for Britain. Not So Sleepy and For Pleasure round off the seven-day entries.