Cheltenham Festival 2020: Champion Hurdle preview, tv schedule, race time, tips, runners and riders and odds

THE Champion Hurdle is the main race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival and we've got you covered for this year's renewal.

To get you in the mood for the race at Prestbury Park – here's all you need to know.

When is the Champion Hurdle, what's the distance and which sort of horses can enter?

The 2020 Champion Hurdle will take place on Tuesday, March 10 at 15:30 (3:30pm).

It's a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race, run over two miles, for horses aged four years and upwards.

It is first major race of the Cheltenham Festival, all building up to the Gold Cup on Friday.

Who is running in the 2020 Champion Hurdle?

How can I watch the race?

The race will be broadcast live on Racing TV and ITV.

ITV1 is on Sky channel 103 and Virgin channel 103.

You can watch Racing TV on Sky Channel 426 and Virgin Media Channel 536.

You can also listen to the race live on talkSPORT.

Who won the Champion Hurdle in 2019?

Espoir D'Allen (16-1) shot clear to win by an impressive 15 lengths.

Melon (20-1) came home again in second with Silver Streak (80-1) in third.

Which jockeys and trainers have won the Champion Hurdle the most? 

Nicky Henderson is the leading trainer having won the race SEVEN times.

Henderson has won the race with See You Then (1985, 1986, 1987), Punjabi (2009), Binocular (2010) and Buveur D'Air (2017, 2018).

Jockey Ruby Walsh has four victories to his name thanks to Hurricane Fly (2011, 2013), Faugheen (2015) and Annie Power (2016).

What are the top tips for the race? 

Champion Hurdle tips

Trends – Epatante (Bet now)

Templegate – Darvers Star (Bet now)

Matt Chapman – Pentland Hills and Supasundae (Bet now)


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