State Man will bid to confirm his standing as the nation’s slickest over sticks in the Irish Champion Hurdle.
The feature on day two of the Dublin Racing Festival looks likely to feature a small-but-select cast, with stablemate Impaire Et Passe and dual Cheltenham Festival winner Bob Olinger also set to run.
State Man cruised to a 4¾l defeat of Honeysuckle in last year’s renewal, but dominance in Ireland means little as the equine freak that is Constitution Hill lies in wait at the Cheltenham Festival.
You can run the rule over our Irish Champion Hurdle odds on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key details about this year’s renewal can be found below.
Irish Champion Hurdle 2024 date and start time
The Irish Champion Hurdle is set to take place at Leopardstown on Sunday, February 4. The post time is scheduled for 14:45. You can watch the race live on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app or on ITV.
Irish Champion Hurdle 2024 runners and riders
Bob Olinger (Rachael Blackmore)
Fils D’oudairies (Jack Kennedy)
Impaire Et Passe (Daryl Jacob)
State Man (Paul Townend)
Echoes In Rain (TBC)
Irish Champion Hurdle 2024 betting
Irish Champion Hurdle odds are on paddypower.com and prices for the leading contenders can be seen on our snazzy widgets below.
State Man is the favourite with Paddy Power to win the Irish Champion Hurdle after a comfortable success in the Matheson Hurdle over C&D last time out.
Impaire Et Passe is next in our betting but Willie Mullins’ second string has 3¼l from the Matheson to find with his stablemate.
*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change
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