The Champion Hurdle is the featured race on the opening day at the Cheltenham Festival this year and takes place on Cheltenham Tuesday.
The Champion Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race held annually during the Cheltenham Festival in March.
The race is one of the most prestigious and historic events in the National Hunt racing calendar and is run over a distance of about 2 miles and ½ furlong with 8 hurdles to jump.
Its one of the most exciting races of the four day Festival and is one not to be missed.
Constitution Hill odds to win Champion Hurdle
This year Constitution Hill heads the betting markets and really looks the horse to beat once again.
Constitution Hill has been backed heavily since winning this race last year and there is only a sniff of around 4/11 on the horse to win again.
That price is sure to shorten closer to race time and is surely one for the Cheltenham placepot or lucky 15 on day one of the Festival.
The six year old won this race by a huge 22 lengths last year and should have the stamina to once again justify the favourite tag.
Trainer Nicky Henderson has a superb record in the race and it would take a shrewd bettor to back against this monster of a horse.
His winners include Altior, Buveur D’Air, Sprinter Sacre, Long Run, and Bobs Worth so its worth following his horses at Cheltenham.
Henderson has also been the Champion Trainer of National Hunt racing in the UK five times and has trained over 3000 winners in his career.
The rumours coming out of the yard are that they are pleased with the way the horse is prepared for the Cheltenham opener on Day 1 at the Festival and has improved on the gallops over the last two weeks.