2022 Champion Hurdle Racecard Betting Odds

The Champion Hurdle is the championship race on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival and whilst there are three other Grade 1s to get excited about on Tuesday, this is the one that will really get racing fans going. With a massive purse of £400,000 this two-mile (two miles and 110 yards to be exact) hurdle attracts the very best of the best and is the most prestigious hurdling event of the season. Read on as we give you a little more information about the race itself and also make our predictions for what will happen in the 2022 race.

Bet365Spreadex888sportUnibetMansionBetCoral
Honeysuckle4/54/58/118/114/54/5
Sharjah9/110/115/28/19/110/1
Ferny Hollow14/112/112/114/111/112/1
Epatante14/114/111/114/112/114/1
Appreciate It14/114/114/116/112/110/1
Bob Olinger---25/1-12/1
Zanahiyr20/120/122/125/120/120/1
Buzz20/1--20/125/1-
Echoes In Rain25/122/122/125/122/125/1
Adagio25/125/118/133/122/120/1
Teahupoo25/120/1-33/120/125/1
Klassical Dream25/1--40/120/1-
Saint Felicien25/1--33/1--
Blue Lord33/133/128/133/125/1-
Black Tears--28/133/1--
Aramon---40/128/125/1
Envoi Allen--28/140/125/1-
Saldier40/125/1-40/125/125/1
Haut En Couleurs33/133/128/133/128/133/1
Concertista--33/133/128/1-
Darasso---33/1--
Boothill---33/1--
Sceau Royal---33/1--
Quilixios33/133/140/150/125/125/1
Saint Roi33/133/133/140/133/1-
Abacadabras50/133/140/150/125/116/1
Gauloise25/1--50/1--
Monmiral50/140/140/150/128/120/1
Jeff Kidder40/133/140/150/128/140/1
Aspire Tower66/133/133/133/133/133/1
Allmankind---40/1--
Pentland Hills40/1--40/140/1-
Not So Sleepy33/1--50/1--
Jason The Militant33/1--50/1--
Shewearsitwell50/140/140/150/140/140/1
Gaillard Du Mesnil50/1--50/1-33/1
Buveur D'air40/1--50/1--
French Aseel50/1-50/1-50/150/1
Belfast Banter----50/1-
Ballyadam---50/150/1-
Samarrive---50/1--
Zabeel Champion---50/1--
Jungle Boogie50/1--50/1--
Gypsy Island50/1--50/1--
Goshen50/1-50/166/150/140/1
Dusart---66/140/1-
Stormy Ireland66/1--66/133/1-
Soaring Glory100/150/1-100/133/133/1
Youmdor---66/1--
Kilcruit---66/1--
Langer Dan66/1--66/1--
Felix Desjy---66/1--
Duffle Coat---66/1--
Gabynako---66/1--
Brewin'upastorm---66/1--
Copperless66/1--66/166/166/1
Bear Ghylls66/1--100/1--
Telmesomethinggirl100/1--100/150/1-
Tritonic100/1-80/1100/180/166/1
Metier100/1-80/1100/166/1-
Milkwood80/1--100/1--
Jesse Evans100/1--100/1--
Onemorefortheroad100/1---100/1-
Petit Mouchoir---100/1--
Tax For Max---100/1--
Skyace---100/1--
Dreal Deal100/1--100/1--
Gentleman de Mee---100/1--
Hob House---150/1--
Fable---250/1--
Walk In The Storm---250/1--

There’s little doubt that the Champion Hurdle is the biggest race of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival Day One, with some of the leading hurdlers competing over two miles for the honour of being crowned champion hurdler and it’s always an epic tussle.

It was Epatante who triumphed in the 2020 Champion Hurdle when receiving a mares allowance and it appears likely that she’ll take her place in this race in a bid to land back-to-back triumphs for an encounter that always takes plenty of winning.

The Nicky Henderson charge did show some chinks in the armour recently when having her colours lowered by Silver Streak in the Ladbrokes Christmas Hurdle and that defeat has seen Epatante’s betting odds drift when it comes to winning the 2022 Champion Hurdle although she’s still clear favourite.

Epatante was sent off as 1/5 favourite for that Kempton encounter and had previously looked fairly comfortable when winning the Betfair Fighting Fifth Hurdle at 8/11, although there is always danger lurking when it comes to the Champion Hurdle and there has been money coming for some of the other pretenders to the crown.

Silver Streak must be given some strong consideration after that victory at Kempton, with trainer Evan Williams previously seeing his horse perform admirably when finishing second to Song For Someone at Cheltenham on 12 December.

The horse has twelve lengths to find on Epatante after finishing sixth in last season’s Champion Hurdle and it will be interesting to see whether the money comes for this runner on the day.

Sharjah is also a leading 2022 Champion Hurdle contender and the Willie Mullins hope finished an admirable second behind Epatante in last year’s Cheltenham Festival renewal, with jockey Patrick Mullins obliging on this horse in the Matheson Hurdle when being sent off at odds of 11/2.