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2023 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.

2023 Champion Hurdle Key Facts

Date Tuesday 15th March, 2023
Time 3:30pm
Course Cheltenham Festival
Status Grade One
Distance 2m
Prize Pool £450k
Age 4YO+

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2023 Champion Hurdle Odds


Name
Odds
Constitution Hill1/3
State Man4/1
Honeysuckle8/1
Vauban9/1
Sir Gerhard16/1
Epatante20/1
Bar25/1

*Odds taken on 11/1/23*

2023 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 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.

2022 Cheltenham Day 1 Photos

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A busy Guinness Village on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A busy Guinness Village on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A busy Guinness Village on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A busy Guinness Village on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A racegoer with badges from many days racing throughout the years on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A racegoer with badges from many days racing throughout the years on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A racegoer with badges from many days racing throughout the years on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A racegoer with badges from many days racing throughout the years on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Bottles of champagne are seen in the champagne bar prior to the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Bottles of champagne are seen in the champagne bar prior to the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as racegoers watch on from the grandstands ahead of the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as racegoers watch on from the grandstands ahead of the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as racegoers are seen near the betting ring ahead of the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as racegoers are seen near the betting ring ahead of the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners and riders compete in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners and riders compete in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners and riders compete in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners and riders compete in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners and riders start in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners and riders start in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill run to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill run to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill clear the last hurdle to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill clear the last hurdle to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill clear the last hurdle to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill clear the last hurdle to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill celebrates after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill celebrates after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill celebrates after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Constitution Hill celebrates after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) clear the last hurdle to win the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) clear the last hurdle to win the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) reacts as they approach the finish line to win Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) reacts as they approach the finish line to win Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) reacts as they approach the finish line to win Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) reacts as they approach the finish line to win Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) clear the last hurdle to win theArkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone (yellow cap, blue dots) clear the last hurdle to win theArkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone celebrates victory after the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone celebrates victory after the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone celebrates victory after the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone celebrates victory after the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone reacts after winning the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Cannon on Edwardstone reacts after winning the Arkle Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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The field take the water-jump in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The field take the water-jump in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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The field take a flight in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The field take a flight in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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The field compete in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The field compete in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Scudamore (green and red cap) riding Gericault Roque after crossing the third last hurdle in the Ultima Handicap Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Scudamore (green and red cap) riding Gericault Roque after crossing the third last hurdle in the Ultima Handicap Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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Runner-up, Jockey Tom Scudamore on Gericault Roque (L) jumps a fence in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Runner-up, Jockey Tom Scudamore on Gericault Roque (L) jumps a fence in the Ultima Handicap Chase on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Scudamore (green and red cap) riding Gericault Roque after crossing the third last hurdle in the Ultima Handicap Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Tom Scudamore (green and red cap) riding Gericault Roque after crossing the third last hurdle in the Ultima Handicap Chase race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A packed Guinness Village during the first day of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A packed Guinness Village during the first day of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A packed Guinness Village during the first day of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A packed Guinness Village during the first day of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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A racegoer adjusts her sunglasses on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

A racegoer adjusts her sunglasses on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Racegoers watch the action from the lawns on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore (C) on hot favourite, Honeysuckle, jump a hurdle during the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore (C) on hot favourite, Honeysuckle, jump a hurdle during the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle to victory in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle to victory in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) approach the finish line before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Jack Kennedy on Zanahiyr (red cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) approach the finish line before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Jack Kennedy on Zanahiyr (red cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) approach the finish line before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Jack Kennedy on Zanahiyr (red cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) approach the finish line before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Jack Kennedy on Zanahiyr (red cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle pose for a photo after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle pose for a photo after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle pose for a photo after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle pose for a photo after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) approach the finish line before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Jack Kennedy on Zanahiyr (red cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) approach the finish line before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Jack Kennedy on Zanahiyr (red cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle look on after crossing the finish line to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachel Blackmore on Honeysuckle look on after crossing the finish line to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle (R) to victory ahead of Aidan Coleman on Epatante (L) in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore (C) reacts as she returns to the winner's enclosure after her victory on Honeysuckle in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore (C) reacts as she returns to the winner's enclosure after her victory on Honeysuckle in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore reacts as she returns to the winner's enclosure after her victory on Honeysuckle in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore reacts as she returns to the winner's enclosure after her victory on Honeysuckle in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore jumps the final hurdle on Honeysuckle on their way to victory in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore jumps the final hurdle on Honeysuckle on their way to victory in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore jumps the final hurdle on Honeysuckle on their way to victory in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore jumps the final hurdle on Honeysuckle on their way to victory in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore on hot favourite, Honeysuckle, walk out onto the course ahead of the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore on hot favourite, Honeysuckle, walk out onto the course ahead of the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Jockey Jack Kennedy and Zanahiyr jump a hurdle during the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Jack Kennedy and Zanahiyr jump a hurdle during the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle celebrates after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle celebrates after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle celebrates after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle celebrates after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) jump the last hurdle before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Paul Townend on Appreciate It (blue and green cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) jump the last hurdle before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Paul Townend on Appreciate It (blue and green cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) jump the last hurdle before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Paul Townend on Appreciate It (blue and green cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle (blue and white cap) jump the last hurdle before Aidan Coleman on Epatante (white cap) and Paul Townend on Appreciate It (blue and green cap) to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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Jockey Tom Scudamore on Adagio (L) and jockey Mark Walsh on Saint Roi (C) jump a hurdle during the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jockey Tom Scudamore on Adagio (L) and jockey Mark Walsh on Saint Roi (C) jump a hurdle during the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, England on March 15, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Honeysuckle reacts during the victory ceremony for the The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Honeysuckle reacts during the victory ceremony for the The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Honeysuckle celebrate during the victory ceremony for the The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Honeysuckle celebrate during the victory ceremony for the The Unibet Champion Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Stable staff of Marie's Rock celebrates after their victory in The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Stable staff of Marie's Rock celebrates after their victory in The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Stable staff of Marie's Rock celebrates after their victory in The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Stable staff of Marie's Rock celebrates after their victory in The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock approach the finish line to win The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock approach the finish line to win The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore celebrates after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race on Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Rachael Blackmore celebrates after winning The Unibet Champion Hurdle race on Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock jumps the last hurdle to win The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock jumps the last hurdle to win The Mares’ Hurdle race during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock (light blue kit) jumps the last hurdle to win The Mares’ Hurdle race before Jack Kennedy on Queens Brook (red cap) during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock (light blue kit) jumps the last hurdle to win The Mares’ Hurdle race before Jack Kennedy on Queens Brook (red cap) during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock (light blue kit) approach the finish line to win The Mares’ Hurdle race before Jack Kennedy on Queens Brook (red cap) during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock (light blue kit) approach the finish line to win The Mares’ Hurdle race before Jack Kennedy on Queens Brook (red cap) during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock (L, light blue kit) jumps the third last hurdle before winning The Mares’ Hurdle race before Jack Kennedy on Queens Brook (red cap) during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville on Marie's Rock (L, light blue kit) jumps the third last hurdle before winning The Mares’ Hurdle race before Jack Kennedy on Queens Brook (red cap) during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville riding Maries's Rock win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Nico de Boinville riding Maries's Rock win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Runners and riders jump the 3rd last during the Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Runners and riders jump the 3rd last during the Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners turn away from the grandstand during The Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners turn away from the grandstand during The Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners turn away from the grandstand during The Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners turn away from the grandstand during The Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners clear the fence on the bend during The Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners clear the fence on the bend during The Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners make their way to the back straight on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A general view as runners make their way to the back straight on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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Champion Hurdle Winners

Year
Winner
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

2022 Champion Hurdle Result

Position
Name
Odds
1st Honeysuckle 8/11f
2nd Epatante 16/1
3rd Zanahiyr 28/1

Champion Hurdle FAQs

When is the Champion Hurdle?

The 2023 Champion Hurdle will be run at 3:30pm on day one of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday 14th 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 2022 Champion Hurdle was again won by Honeysuckle, who remained unbeaten after successfully defending her crown.

Who's the favourite for the Champion Hurdle?

Constitution Hill is the odds-on favourite to remain unbeaten and win the 2023 Champion Hurdle. Defending Champion, Honeysuckle sits third in the ante-post betting, between State Man and Vauban.

Where can I watch the Champion Hurdle?

The 2023 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.