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Unibet Champion Hurdle Tips - Cheltenham 2021

Unibet Champion Hurdle Tips 2021 – Day 1, 15:30

The 2021 Champion Hurdle now has a more open look to it after the 2020 winner Epatante suffered a shock defeat over Kempton over Christmas, but she had valid excuses that day (found to be in season) and seems sure to be primed by her excellent trainer to make a bold bid to redeem her dented reputation with conditons to suit.

Best betting tips by Stephen Harris – Day 1, 15:30

Bets Horse Odds Bookmaker Champion Hurdle Tips
#1 Epatante   Read Preview here
#2 Sharjah   Read Preview here

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 10th March 2020

Champion Hurdle 2021 Preview

Detailed race preview coming soon…


Champion Hurdle 2021 Trends

  • 10 of the last 12 winners were 6, 7 or 8 years of age
  • 9 of the last 12 winners won on their last race prior to Cheltenham
  • 10 of the last 12 winners had raced at least 1 time previously at Cheltenham
  • 10 of the last 12 winners had previously raced at least 6 times over hurdles

Champion Hurdle Tips 2021

Epatante, Champion Hurdle Tip #1

The reigning champion hurdler won a substandard renewal in bad ground in 2020, but could do no more than win impressively and returned better than ever to win the Grade 1 Fighting Fifth at Newcastle in November. She is thought to be best on decent ground (where her devasting turn of foot is seen to maximum effect), and seems sure to head to Cheltnham in March as one of the bankers of the week to retain her crown (with Aidan Coleman now replacing the retired Barry Geraghty in the saddle).

Tip Horse Odds Bookmaker Bet
#1  Epatante BET

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 10th March 2020


Sharjah, Champion Hurdle Tip #2

Willie Mullins warrior returned from 5 months off with a cracking effort to win the Grade 1 hurdle at Leopardstown over Christams, travelling strongly and finding typically strongly to land that valuable prize. He has three lengths to find on 2020 running here with Epatante, but might get a more positive ride this time and is an each-way alternative to his old rival.

Tip Horse Odds Bookmaker Bet
#2 Sharjah BET

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 10th March 2020



Champion Hurdle Winners

J P McManus has enjoyed fantastic recent success in the Champion hurdle, with his colours carried to victory six times since 2010. He Buveur D’Air was an impressive winner in 2017 and 2018, while many punters will be hoping the top class Epatante can retain her crown in 2021 after landing an almighty raceday gamble with ease in 2020.

Last 5 Champion Hurdle Winners

Year Horses Jockey Trainer
2020 Epatante B Geraghty N Henderson
2019 Espoir D’allen M P Walsh G P Cromwell
2018 Buveur D’Air  B Geraghty N Henderson
2017 Beveur D’Air N Fehily N Henderson
2016 Annie Power  R Walsh W Mullins

Unibet Champion Hurdle Race 2021 Conditions

Race Information
Location Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham England
Race Type Hurdle Race
Distance 2 Miles 1/2 Furlong
Age 4 yo+
Weight 11st 2lb (4yo), 11st 10lb (5yo+), 7lb allowance fillies, mares

FAQs about the Unibet Champion Hurdle race

Who will win the Unibet Champion Hurdle?

Our racing expert Stephen Harris’ favourite for the Unibet Champion Hurdle race is Epatante. We invite you to read his preview to understand why Stephen has picked this horse.

What time is the Unibet Champion Hurdle race?

The Unibet Champion Hurdle race will be the fourth race of day 1. The race start is scheduled for 15:30.

What day is the Unibet Champion Hurdle race at Cheltenham festival 2021?

The Unibet Champion Hurdle race will take place on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival (Day 1 – Champions Day), Tuesday 16th of March 2021.

Who won the Unibet Champion Hurdle last year?

The 2020 Unibet Champion Hurdle was won by Epatante.


Cheltenham Tips 2021, Tuesday 16th March, Day 1 Schedule & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:30 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Tips
2:10 Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Tips
2:50 Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase Tips
3:30 Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Tips
4:10 Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Tips
4:50 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Tips
5:30 National Hunt Challenge Chase Tips

Cheltenham Tips 2021, Wednesday 17th March, Day 2 Schedule & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:30 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Tips
2:10 Festival Novices’ Chase Tips
2:50 Coral Cup Hurdle Tips
3:30 Queen Mother Champion Chase Tips
4:10 Glenfarcias Cross Country Chase Tips
4:50 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Tips
5:30 Weatherbys Champion Bumper Tips

Cheltenham Tips 2021, Thursday 18th March, Day 3 Schedule & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:30 Marsh Novices Chase Tips
2:10 Pertemps Network Final Tips
2:50 Ryanair Chase Tips
3:30 Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle Tips
4:10 Brown Advisory Stable Plate Tips
4:50 Daylesford Mares Novices Hurdle Tips
5:30 Kim Muir Challenge Cup Tips

Cheltenham Tips 2021, Friday 19th March, Day 4 Schedule & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:30 JCB Triumph Hurdle Tips
2:10 County Handicap Hurdle Tips
2:50 Albert Bartlett Novice’s Hurdle Tips
3:30 Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips
4:10 Foxhunter Steeple Chase Tips
4:50 Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase Tips
5:30 Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Tips

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