Champion Hurdle Review

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I honestly don’t know what to make of the race. BUVEUR D’AIR didn’t travel with his normal zest and the fact he only just won from MELON with MICK JAZZ not far back in third suggests to me thaty he’s ran below par.

Hard to know what to make of the rest of the runners in all honest truth.

If there’s one horse I’d like to follow next time out it would be the 100-1 shot CHARLI PARCS. He was sent off in the lead at a cracking pace to unsettle or stop FAUGHEEN from getting an early and easy lead. And he was successful but that came at a cost when he had no more to give before three out and was eventually pulled-up. But he showed me enough to that point to think he could win a nice handicap hurdle on ground with good in the description. He clearly goes well on the better ground and his mark of 144 is a very winnable one too. The races that really spring to mind are the Swinton Hurdle and the Scottish Champion Hurdle. I think the former race is more likely to yield his ideal conditions and that Haydock track suits horses that race up with the pace who can really travel well throughout the race. Given connections prepare for him to be backed.

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