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2024 Champion Hurdle Tips, Odds and News

The feature Championship race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival is the Unibet Champion Hurdle. First run at Cheltenham back in 1927, this two mile Grade One has been won by all of the best hurdlers to ever grace the sport, and a thrilling renewal of the Champion Hurdle is all-but-guaranteed.

Champion Hurdle Key Facts

Date Tuesday 12th March, 2024
Time 3:30pm
Course Cheltenham Festival
Status Grade One
Distance 2m
Prize Pool £450k
Age 4YO+

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Champion Hurdle Odds

Champion Hurdle Tips

Read our full guide to the Champion Hurdle here leading up to the Cheltenham Festival.

2023 Champion Hurdle Runners

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.

Champion Hurdle Result

Position
Name
SP
1st Constitution Hill 4/11f
2nd State Man 6/1
3rd Zanahiyr 66/1

Champion Hurdle Day Card

Time
Title
Status
Distance
1:30pm Supreme Novices' Hurdle Grade One 2m
2:10pm Arkle Challenge Trophy Novice's Chase Grade One 2m
2:50pm Ultima Handicap Chase Grade Three Handicap 3m
3:30pm Champion Hurdle Grade One 2m
4:10pm Mares' Hurdle Grade One 2m 4f
4:50pm Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Grade Three Handicap 2m
5:30pm National Hunt Chase Grade Two 3m 6f

Champion Hurdle History

The highlight on day one of the Cheltenham Festival is the Champion Hurdle. This Championship race was first run at Cheltenham in 1927, and the Champion Hurdle has been won by many of the sport's greatest names.

Brown Jack won the second running of the Champion Hurdle in 1928. He went on to win the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot for six years on the bounce, as well as victories in the Goodwood Cup, Doncaster Cup and the Ebor.

Insurance was the first two-time winner of the Champion Hurdle, securing back to back wins in 1932 and '33. National Spirit repeated that feat in the late 1940s, before the great Hatton's Grace reeled off a hat-trick of Champion Hurdle triumphs between 1949 and 1951.

The following year, Sir Ken began his own sequence of three Champion Hurdle wins. Other three-time winners include Persian War, See You Then and Instabraq, who secured his hat-trick of victories right at the end of the 20th century.

Four jockeys have won the Champion Hurdle on four separate occasions. Tim Molony rode both Hatton's Grace and Sir Kien, Gold Cup winning jockey Ruby Walsh rode four winners for Willie Mullins, scoring on Faugheen, Annie Power and twice aboard the great Hurricane Fly.

Three of Barry Geraghty's four victories came on Nicky Henderson horses. Henderson is the most successful trainer in the history of the Champion Hurdle, having saddled the winner eight times Whenever you read any Cheltenham Festival tips, Nicky Henderson's name will appear regularly.

Hardy Eustace stole the hearts of the nation with back-to-back Champion Hurdle wins in the mid-2000s. Hurricane Fly was the next superstar to come out of the Champion Hurdle, handing Willie Mullins his first and second victories in 2011 and '13.

Buveur D'Air then secured back-to-back wins for Geraghty and Henderson in 2017 and '18. With his former winner on the sidelines, Henderson turned to top mare Epatante in 2020, and she powered home under Geraghty to secure an impressive victory over four of Ireland's best.

For the second year in a row, a mare reigned supreme at Cheltenham, as unbeaten Honeysuckle powered to a superb victory in the Champion Hurdle. Henry De Bromhead's star extended her unbeaten record into a 15th race in 2022, as Honeysuckle successfully defended her Champion Hurdle crown.

2023 Cheltenham Day One Photos

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: The first racegoer through the gates runs to find the best spot during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: The first racegoer through the gates runs to find the best spot during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Dressed for the occasion during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Dressed for the occasion during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nicky Henderson arrives during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nicky Henderson arrives during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nicky Henderson arrives during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nicky Henderson arrives during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nicky Henderson arrives during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nicky Henderson arrives during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: In the Guinness Village during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: In the Guinness Village during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nicky Henderson arrives during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nicky Henderson arrives during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Racegoers in the grandstand during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Racegoers in the grandstand during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale after winning The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale after winning The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend riding El Fabiolo clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend riding El Fabiolo clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend riding El Fabiolo clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend riding El Fabiolo clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend riding El Fabiolo clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend riding El Fabiolo clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend riding El Fabiolo clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend riding El Fabiolo clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: El Fabiolo ridden by Paul Townend jumps the last ahead of Jonbon ridden by Aidan Coleman on their way to winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: El Fabiolo ridden by Paul Townend jumps the last ahead of Jonbon ridden by Aidan Coleman on their way to winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: El Fabiolo ridden by Paul Townend jumps the last ahead of Jonbon ridden by Aidan Coleman on their way to winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: El Fabiolo ridden by Paul Townend jumps the last ahead of Jonbon ridden by Aidan Coleman on their way to winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Marine Nationale after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Marine Nationale after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Derek Fox riding Coach Rambler (L) win The Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Derek Fox riding Coach Rambler (L) win The Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Racegoers keep an eye on the action during The Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Racegoers keep an eye on the action during The Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates on board Constitution Hill after winning the the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates on board Constitution Hill after winning the the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates on board Constitution Hill after winning the the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates on board Constitution Hill after winning the the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates on board Constitution Hill after winning the the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy ahead of State Man ridden by Paul Townend during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates on board Constitution Hill after winning the the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy ahead of State Man ridden by Paul Townend during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates on board Constitution Hill after winning the the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates on board Constitution Hill after winning the the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Constitution Hill ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last on their way to winning the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Constitution Hill ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last on their way to winning the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates after riding Constitution Hill to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates after riding Constitution Hill to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates after riding Constitution Hill to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates after riding Constitution Hill to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville after riding Constitution Hill to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville after riding Constitution Hill to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville after riding Constitution Hill to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville after riding Constitution Hill to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle (L) clear the last to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle (L) clear the last to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle (L) clear the last to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle (L) clear the last to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore on board Honeysuckle leads Jonathan Burke on board Love Envoi to win the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore on board Honeysuckle leads Jonathan Burke on board Love Envoi to win the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle (L) clear the last to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle (L) clear the last to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry De Bromhead celebrates alongside Jockey Rachael Blackmore and Wife Heather De Bromhead after Honeysuckle won the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry De Bromhead celebrates alongside Jockey Rachael Blackmore and Wife Heather De Bromhead after Honeysuckle won the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry De Bromhead celebrates alongside Jockey Rachael Blackmore and Wife Heather De Bromhead after Honeysuckle won the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry De Bromhead celebrates alongside Jockey Rachael Blackmore and Wife Heather De Bromhead after Honeysuckle won the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore on board Honeysuckle leads Jonathan Burke on board Love Envoi to win the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore on board Honeysuckle leads Jonathan Burke on board Love Envoi to win the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore poses after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on board Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore poses after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on board Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore poses after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on board Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore poses after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on board Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry De Bromhead celebrates alongside Jockey Rachael Blackmore and Wife Heather De Bromhead after Honeysuckle won the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry De Bromhead celebrates alongside Jockey Rachael Blackmore and Wife Heather De Bromhead after Honeysuckle won the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore poses alognside Trainer Henry De Bromhead (R) and Owner Kenny Alexander(C) after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on board Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore poses alognside Trainer Henry De Bromhead (R) and Owner Kenny Alexander(C) after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on board Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry de Bromhead (C) celebrates after Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry de Bromhead (C) celebrates after Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates alongside Trainer Henry De Bromhead after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on board Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates alongside Trainer Henry De Bromhead after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on board Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry de Bromhead (C) celebrates with wife Heather (L) after Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry de Bromhead (C) celebrates with wife Heather (L) after Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore on board Honeysuckle leads Jonathan Burke on board Love Envoi to win the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore on board Honeysuckle leads Jonathan Burke on board Love Envoi to win the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan on board Jazzy Matty on their way to winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan on board Jazzy Matty on their way to winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan on board Jazzy Matty on their way to winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan on board Jazzy Matty on their way to winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan on board Jazzy Matty on their way to winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan on board Jazzy Matty on their way to winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Constitution Hill ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last on their way to winning the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Constitution Hill ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last on their way to winning the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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Champion Hurdle Winners

Year
Winner
2023 Constitution Hill
2022 Honeysuckle
2021 Honeysuckle
2020 Epatante
2019 Epsoir D'Allen
2018 Buveur D'Air
2017 Buveur D'Air
2016 Annie Power
2015 Faugheen
2014 Jezki
2013 Hurricane Fly
2012 Rock Of Ruby
2011 Hurricane Fly
2010 Binocular
2009 Punjabi
2008 Katchit
2007 Sublimity
2006 Brave Inca
2005 Hardy Eustace
2004 Hardy Eustace
2003 Rooster Booster
2002 Hors La Loi III

Champion Hurdle FAQs

When is the Champion Hurdle?

The 2024 Champion Hurdle will be run at 3:30pm on day one of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday 12th March.

What is the Champion Hurdle?

The Champion Hurdle is the feature Championship race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival. It was first staged in 1927 and is run over a two-mile trip.

Who won the Champion Hurdle?

The 2023 Champion Hurdle was won in fantastic style by Nicky Henderson's Constitution Hill, who maintained his unbeaten record with an emphatic victory.

Who's the favourite for the Champion Hurdle?

Constitution Hill is the odds-on favourite to remain unbeaten and win the 2024 Champion Hurdle. 

Where can I watch the Champion Hurdle?

The 2024 Champion Hurdle will be shown live on ITV Racing. If you want to watch the race live on your mobile or tablet, check out our Live Streaming page.