2021 Champion Hurdle Odds and Entries - Epatante tops list of 29 Cheltenham Festival hopefuls
- We bring you the full list of Champion Hurdle entries in 2021
- Epatante will bid to make it back to back wins at the Festival
- Sharjah and Saint Roi feature amongst Willie Mullins' nine entries
- Silver Streak, Song For Someone and Abacadabras have also been entered
Epatante winning the 2020 Champion Hurdle. (Getty)
Despite her shock defeat at Kempton over Christmas, Epatante remains the firm-favourite to retain her Champion Hurdle crown in 2021. This week, 28 horses were entered alongside the defending Champion in the first Championship race at the meeting.
Here's the latest 2021 Champion Hurdle betting, and a look through the latest entries.
2021 Champion Hurdle Odds
*Odds taken from Unibet on 7/1/21*
2021 Champion Hurdle Entries
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Epatante is one of seven Nicky Henderson horses entered in the 2021 Champion Hurdle. Former winner, Buveur D'Air is in, along with former Festival winners Pentland Hills and Dame De Compagnie. Marie's Rock, Allart and Chantry House have also been given an entry.
Silver Streak, who defeated Epatante in stunning fashion in the Christmas Hurdle, will make his third appearance in the feature race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival.
Song For Somone got the better of Silver Streak in the International Hurdle, and Tom Symonds has given his charge the chance to make his Cheltenham Festival debut.
Sharjah and Saint Roi are two of Willie Mullins Champion Hurdle contenders. They could be joined in the field by Cilaos Emery, Burning Victory, Klassical Dream and Saldier, after they were handed entries. Mares' Hurdle contenders, Concertista and Benie Des Dieux have also been handed Champion Hurdle entries.
Gordon Elliott has Abacadabras and Aramax in the mix. Henry De Bromhead accounts for four of the 29 entries, with Aspire Tower, Jason The Militant, Captain Guinness and Mares' Hurdle favourite, Honeysuckle all included.
Goshen and Botox Has could both represent Gary Moore. Darver Star has been entered by Gavin Cromwell, while Ribble Valley and Coeur Sublime have also been given an entry in this year's Champion Hurdle.