Paddy Power Champion Hurdle runners, betting and tips for Punchestown 2021

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It’s the final race of the season for the speediest hurdlers in the game – and the 2021 Paddy Power Champion Hurdle looks set to be an absolute cracker. Paddy’s even dangled the carrot of a £100K bonus in front of the British runners to win the race!

The Paddy Power Champion Hurdle typically features horses that ran in the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. The upcoming race will be no different with Honeysuckle looking to follow up her Prestbury Park triumph and the likes of Epatante, Sharjah, Goshen and Aspire Tower among the other seven entries.

Faugheen – ridden by our very own Ruby Walsh – was the most recent horse to do the double way back in 2015, while the last renewal of this race in 2019 was won by the popular Buveur D’Air.

It’s the feature race on the fourth and penultimate day of the 2021 Punchestown Festival and a cool €147,500 is up for the grabs for connections of the winning horse – more than enough for a round of Guinnesses to celebrate.

PADDY POWER CHAMPION HURDLE ENTRIES AND RUNNERS

Abacadabras 7 12-0 Gigginstown House Stud Mrs Denise Foster Jack Kennedy

Aspire Tower 5 12-0 Robcour Henry de Bromhead Robbie Power

Darver Star 9 12-0 SSP Number Twentytwo Syndicate Gavin Cromwell Jonathan Moore

Goshen 5 12-0 Steven Packham Gary Moore Jamie Moore

Jason The Militant 7 12-0 Peter Michael Henry de Bromhead Darragh O’Keeffe

Sharjah 8 12-0 Mrs S Ricci W P Mullins TBC

Epatante 7 11-7 John P McManus Nicky Henderson Mark Walsh

Honeysuckle 7 11-7 Kenneth Alexander Henry de Bromhead Rachael Blackmore

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PADDY POWER CHAMPION HURDLE BETTING

Honeysuckle – 8/13
Epatante – 11/2
Sharjah – 8/1
Goshen – 10/1
Abacadabras – 11/1
Aspire Tower – 25/1
Jason The Militant – 25/1
Darver Star – 80/1

Click HERE for Paddy Power’s latest odds for the Paddy Power Champion Hurdle.

*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.

PADDY POWER CHAMPION HURDLE TIPS

Ruby Walsh: “Cheltenham Champion Hurdle winner HONEYSUCKLE is the star attraction and I fancy her to follow up ahead of the other mare and 2019 Cheltenham Champion Hurdle winner, Epatante.”

Mick Fitzgerald: “SHARJAH has the ground conditions absolutely perfect for him and it could be his opportunity at a nice price to beat her – or at least finish second.”

Paddy Power: “HONEYSUCKLE is simply just too good. Goshen, Aspire Tower and Jason The Militant will make it a proper gallop which plays into her hands. Her jumping at Cheltenham was poetry in motion, more of the same please!”

*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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