2020 Champion Hurdle - Buveur D'Air well supported after recent Sandown win

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2020 Champion Hurdle Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


DateTuesday March 11, 2020
Time3:30pm
TrackCheltenham
Distance3200m
StatusGrade 1
Prize Money£400,000
Age4YO+

The 2020 Champion Hurdle features a quality field headed by Buveur D'Air. The Nicky Henderson-trained runner has attracted plenty of attention in betting markets and he's the one all the challengers have to beat.

Strong hopes will be with Apple's Jade, Laurina and Samcro. It's an even betting field and there's plenty of value on offer.

2019 Champion Hurdle result


Placing
Horse
Odds
1stEspoir D'Allen17.00
2ndMelon21.00
3rdSilver Streak81.00

2020 Champion Hurdle betting field and odds


#
Horse
Odds
1Brain Power26.00
2Buveur D'Air3.30
3Espoir D'Allen15.00
4Global Citizen41.00
5Melon15.00
6Sharjah15.00
7Silver Streak41.00
8Apple's Jade2.75
9Laurina4.20
10Verdana Blue26.00

2020 Champion Hurdle Best Bet - Buveur D'Air @ 2.87


The eight-year-old is looking to go back-to-back at the Cheltenham Festival after winning the Champion Hurdle in 2018. That win was a quality result from the son of Crillon, which has been primed for this with a win at Sandown.

Considering he ran as a 1.20 chance on that occasion, punters are getting good odds with the 2.87 on offer. That's because of Apple's Jade and Laurina being in the field, but he's more than capable of handling them.

Looks the strongest winning hope in the field.

Buveur D'Air
Buveur D'Air (green) at Kempton Park. (Getty Images)

2020 Champion Hurdle Best Each Way - Apple's Jade @ 3.00


Apple's Jade is a classy winner of 13 from 19 starts and the seven-year-old comes into the Champion Hurdle with four consecutive victories. The son of Saddler Maker has been one of the more consistent jumpers in recent history and he can turn the tables on his Cheltenham defeat last season.

He has earned punters plenty of money over the last few years and with a win percentage of 68.43%, backing him in the 2019 Champion Hurdle wouldn't be the worst bet during the Cheltenham Festival.

Best Bet: Buveur D'Air - 2.87 @ bet365
Best Each Way: Apple's Jade - 3.00 @ bet365
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