The Unibet Champion Hurdle Tips

  • 28/12/2019
  • 15:30
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The opening day of the Festival features a full seven races. Find all of our Cheltenham day 1 tips here to get full coverage of Champion Day.

2020 Champion Hurdle Tips

The first outsider I wasnt to back is SUPASUNDAE, who’s bound to come on following that encouraging return at Leopardstown. Jessica Harrington’s charge has only run in Grade Ones since winning the Coral Cup. Over two miles, Supasundae’s record is impeccable, winning three top-level races, while placing second on four of his other five outings. This will be the first time the former Festival winner has run in the Champion Hurdle and, despite his advancing years, I feel Supasundae is still capable of challenging for the victory.

I almost went for Ballyandy as my second selection, but I feel SILVER STREAK is the better option at their current odds. Sure, Evan Williams’ charge was fortunate to place last year. Yet, his performances since that third prove his performance was no misnomer. Adam Wedge’s mount made a terrible error three from home at Kempton and still got within five lengths of Epatante. Silver Streak loves Cheltenham, Williams is enjoying one of his best seasons to date and the uphill finish will suit him more than the current market leader. The gap between the two could be much closer in this year’s Champion Hurdle, and I’m confident in putting up Silver Streak as the second of my each-way Champion Hurdle tips.



The UniBet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy

The most prestigious race on Champions Day is undoubtedly the Champion Hurdle, a two-mile Grade One which has been won by some of the fastest and most famous horses ever to jump an obstacle. The roll-on honor for the Champion Hurdle reads like a who’s who of National Hunt racing – with three-time winners Hatton’s Grace, Persian War and Istabraq standing out amongst their peers. 

Spectators will want to make sure their have their place in the stands before this historic contest starts, as witnessing a Champion Hurdle is an occasion racing fans will never forget.

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