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The Stayers Hurdle is only of the premier races on Day 3 at the Cheltenham Festival in March
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2020 Stayers' Hurdle Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

DateThursday March 12, 2020
StatusGrade 1
Prize Money£275,000

The Stayers Hurdle is the fourth race on Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival and alhough it might overshowed by the likes of JLT Novices' Hurdle and Ryanair Stakes, it's still one of the most popular betting races throughout the Cheltenham Festival.

There have been plenty of upset results of the Stayers' Hurdle in years gone by and there would be another waiting in the wing this season. 

2019 Stayers' Hurdle result

1stPaisley Park2.70
2ndSam Spinner26.00

2020 Stayers' Hurdle field & odds

3Black Op10.00
4Coquin Mans31.00
6Keeper Hill41.00
7Kilbricken Storm10.00
8Man Of Plenty67.00
9Nautical Nitwit41.00
10Paisley Park2.70
11Petit Mouchoir21.00
12Sam Spinner26.00
14The Mighty Don34.00
15Top Notch11.00
16West Approach21.00

2020 Stayers' Hurdle Best Bet - Supasundae @ 6.50

Supasundae might not be the top on the lips of many punters but the nine-year-old has some quality wins and placing to his name and he's in the right hands for a good result.

Trained by John Harrington, the nine-year-old gelding comes into the Stayers' Hurdle with consecutive placings in the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown and the Hatton's Grace Hurdle. That form should be electric for this and although he hasn't been winning those races, it's all about peaking on the right day.

Punters could be licking the value off Supasundae at 7.00 with bookmakers.

2020 Stayers' Hurdle Best Each - Black Op @ 10.00

Black Op is a new horse on the scene for trainer Tom George and although limited in experince, he's not lacking in ability. The eight-year-old is coming off back-to-back placings, including one at Cheltenham in the Grde 2 Novices'Cup and that form should do him plenty of good over here.

His half-length win over Lostintranslation has stacked up nicely and if there's ever going to be an upset chance in the Stayers' Hurdle, the undercover Black Ops could be your runner.

black op
Black Op lives up to his name. (Getty Images)

2020 Stayers' Hurdle Best Roughie - Top Notch @ 11.00

Punters should always respect Nicky Henderson-trained runners and Top Notch is an experienced runner which looks better as a chaser, but he's still a six-time winner over the hurdles.

His most win came in January when scoring at Kempsey and although the opposition wasn't close to what he faces here, he's a confidence horse and that win will hold him in good stead.

Best Bet: Supasundae - 6.50 @ bet365
Best Each Way: Black Op - 10.00 @ bet365
Best Roughie: Top Notch - 11.00 @ bet365

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