Sponsored by Sun Bets, this 12 Hurdles race over 3 miles is a Grade 1 feature race on the 3rd day of the Cheltenham festival. This Stayer’s Hurdle, is very much a specialist race, for the stayers, horses over four years old, with a distance of only 3 miles.
Growing in stature and popularity over recent years, this Stayers’ Hurdle has turned out three horses in the last ten years who have remained prominent as multiple winners, Inglis Drever(three), Big Buck’s (four)and Baracouda(two). It’s more difficult this year to predict who will win the Stayer’s Hurdle race, with favourites including Supasundae and Sam Spinner looking promising.
Taking place as the feature race on St Patrick’s Day, March 15th, at 15.30 GMT, all eyes will be on the leading Trainer, Paul Nicholls, with Big Bucks. The 2017 winner of this race was Nichols Canyon ridden by Walsh for trainer Willie Mullins. Jessica Harrington is on form to complete a victory of championship wins with Supasundae, after previously winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the Champion Chase and the Champion Hurdle, during her training career, currently at favourite odds of 7/2.
This feature race at the Cheltenham Festival is eagerly anticipated by participants and spectators alike. The Stayer’s Hurdle race has an enormous amount of prestige and you can guarantee that the horses will fiercely battle things out up to the final furlong.