2020 Champion Hurdle tips – Daryl Carter’s video preview

Epatante (right) winning the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton.

2020 Champion Chase Tips

We take a look at the opening Championship race of the Cheltenham Festival and pick out our best bet of the 2020 Champion Hurdle tips in the video below.

Day One at Cheltenham is highlighted by the Champion Hurdle, a Grade One with a long, storied history. Many of the finest horses in the history of the sport have claimed Champion Hurdle glory, with the likes of Flyingbolt, Istabraq and Hurricane Fly shining bright on the roll of honour.

This year’s renewal of the Champion Hurdle is looking incredibly open. Nicky Henderson – the winning-most trainer in this Grade One – has a stranglehold on the market, with Christmas Hurdle winner, Epatante heading the current market.

Triumph Hurdle winner Pentland Hills could also fly the flag for Seven Barrows, as could both Fusil Raffles and Call Me Lord.

Willie Mullins’ Champion Hurdle squad was depleted by injuries to Klassical Dream and Saldier this week. This leaves Sharjah as his leading contender, but Rich Ricci has threatened to unleash Benie Des Dieux in the Champion Hurdle in recent weeks.

Daryl Carter’s written Cheltenham previews can be found over on Racing Tips. However, for CheltenhamFestival.net, Daryl’s recorded this excellent preview of the Champion Hurdle. Listen to his 2020 Champion Hurdle tips here…

Daryl Carter’s 2020 Champion Hurdle Tips