• Home
  • Ireland
  • Punchestown Festival

2022 Champion Stayers' Hurdle Tips - 14/1 outsider could spring a surprise at Punchestown

Last updated: 28 Apr 2022
Jon Vine 28 Apr 2022
Share this article
Or copy link
success image
  • Tips and odds for the 2022 Champion Stayers' Hurdle
  • This Grade One headlines the action on day three of the Punchestown Festival on Thursday 28th April
  • Klassical Dream is the favourite to defend his crown
  • Vanillier is our each way selection at 14/1
Vanillier could be a big player on his return to hurdling at Punchestown. (Getty)

Day three at the Punchestown Festival is headlined by the Champion Stayers' Hurdle. Many of National Hunt racing's finest stayers have won this Grade One and Klassical Dream will attempt to become just the third back-to-back winner on Thursday.

We've taken a look through the latest betting for the 2022 Champion Stayers' Hurdle and picked out our best Punchestown Festival betting tips.

2022 Champion Stayers' Hurdle Odds

Klassical Dream6/4
Sire Du Berlais11/2
Paisley Park7/1
Ashdale Bob14/1

2022 Champion Stayers' Hurdle Runners

Klassical Dream2022 Champion Stayers' Hurdle FavouriteGET 6/4 HERE
+18 only. Gamble Responsibly. Ts and Cs apply. Ladbrokes is operated by LC International Limited (Suite 6, Atlantic Suites, Gibraltar) and licensed (ref 54743) and regulated by the British Gambling Commission for persons gambling in Great Britain. For persons gambling outside Great Britain, Ladbrokes is licensed (ref 010, 012) by the Government of Gibraltar and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner.

Klassical Dream bolted up on his first start of the season in this race 12 months ago. After winning another Grade One over Christmas, Willie Mullins' star has disappointed on his last two starts, but that hasn't stopped Ladbrokes from installing the defending champion as their 6/4 favourite.

Sire Du Berlais finally made the breakthrough at Grade One level by winning at Aintree last time out and he sits second in the betting. Fellow ten-year-old, Paisley Park has roared back to form in recent starts at Cheltenham and Emma Lavelle's star makes the trip over from England for the first time.

Thedevilscoachman dropped back to hurdling to win the Boyne Hurdle last time out and will step up to three miles for the first time. Vanillier also makes the transition back to hurdles, having struggled to maintain his form over the larger obstacles.

Ashdale Bob and Gentlemansgame will take up their entries on Thursday. Former Mares' Novices' Hurdle winner, Concertista rounds off the field.

2022 Champion Stayers' Hurdle Tips

Vanillier E/W2022 Champion Stayers' Hurdle TipsGET 14/1 HERE
18+ only. T&Cs apply. Stay in Control. Gamble Responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.

Klassical Dream's best performances in recent seasons have come on the back of lengthy breaks. Mullins' star has been extremely underwhelming since that reappearance win over Christmas, so I'd be inclined to take him on at his current price.

The two ten-year-olds, Sire Du Berlais and Paisley Park are respected, but both travel to Punchestown at the end of long, hard seasons. Thedevilscoachman has plenty of potential as a staying hurdler, but I worry that the ground may be a little too quick for him.

With three paid places available, I fancy a punt on former Albert Bartlett winner, VANILLIER

Gavin Cromwell's charge has been campaigned over fences this season. Although Vanillier did manage to win a Grade Two here at Punchestown, his jumping left a lot to be desired and Keith Donoghue's mount has been found out in recent starts at Leopardstown, Naas and Cheltenham.

Vanillier should be much happier back over the smaller obstacles. He likes decent ground and boasts valuable winning form around this track. 14/1 is a decent each way price.


Vanillier couldn't show his class consistently over fences. This return to hurdling should suit and a big performance wouldn't be a surprise.

2022 Champion Stayers' Hurdle Tips: Vanillier Each-Way @14/1 at bet365 - 5 Units
@14/1 - 5 Units
Bet £10 Get £30
with bonus code NEWBONUS

Available to new customers only. Make a qualifying deposit of £5 or more and claim the offer within 30 days of registering your account to qualify for 300% of that amount in Bet Credits, up to a maximum of £30 in Bet Credits. Once released, your Bet Credits will be held in your account balance and are non-withdrawable. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Registration required. Time limits and T&Cs apply.

Bet at bet365

Top Betting Sites

special-offer-1Betting offers

Upcoming Events