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2021 Punchestown Champion Hurdle Odds - Honeysuckle odds-on to remain unbeaten

  • We take a look through the betting for the 2021 Champion Hurdle
  • This Grade One headlines the card on day four of the Punchestown Festival on Friday 30th April
  • 13 horses have been entered into this Grade One
  • Honeysuckle is 4/6 to win with Paddy Power
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Honeysuckle winning the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. (Getty)

The penultimate day of racing at the Punchestown Festival is headlined by the Punchestown Champion Hurdle. This Grade One hurdle is often contested by horses who ran in the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, and it's been won by legends like Istabraq, Faugheen and Hurricane Fly.

13 hurdlers have been entered in this historic race, and it's the all-conquering Honeysuckle who tops the betting.

2021 Punchestown Champion Hurdle Odds


Name
Odds
Honeysuckle4/6
Epatante5/1
Sharjah9/1
Abacadabras9/1
Aspire Tower10/1
Goshen12/1
Jason The Militant12/1
Bar25/1

*Odds taken from Paddy Power on 20/4/21*

2021 Punchestown Champion Hurdle Entries


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Honeysuckle produced the finest performance of her sparkling career at the Cheltenham Festival, powering clear to claim an emphatic victory in the Champion Hurdle. Henry De Bromhead's mare will go for her eleventh-straight victory under rules at Punchestown, and Paddy Power make Honeysuckle their 4/6 favourite.

Nicky Henderson's mare, Epatante ran well to finish third behind Honeysuckle at Cheltenham, and she'll be looking to follow in the footsteps of stablemate Buveur D'Air, the last winner of the Punchestown Champion Hurdle.

Sharjah finished closest to Honeysuckle at Cheltenham, and he'll return for another crack at his rival. Willie Mullins has also handed entries to James Du Berlais, Klassical Dream and Saldier.

Abacadabras could turn out again having won the Aintree Hurdle last time out. Aspire Tower could join stablemate Honeysuckle in the final field, as could Jason The Militant.

Gary Moore's Goshen looks likely to make the trip over to Punchestown. Darver Star and Silver Streak round off the Punchestown Festival betting.

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