Honeysuckle successfully defended her Champion Hurdle crown to take her unbeaten career record to an incredible 15 races… but where did your horse finish if you didn’t back the superstar mare?
With Rachael Blackmore in the saddle, Honeysuckle did her usual thing and powered through the field two out from home to swat aside the likes of Epatante, Zanahiyr and Appreciate It to become the first mare in history to win back-to-back Champion Hurdles.
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Epatante, the winner in 2020, held on gamely to take second in front of Gordon Elliott’s Zanahiyr. Saint Roi was a fast-finishing fourth, with rank outsiders Glory And Fortune and Not So Sleepy next in the finishing order.
Appreciate It, the winner of last year’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, ran out of puff to finish a distant seventh. Adagio, Tommy’s Oscar and Teahupoo were the final three to finish.
1 – Honeysuckle (8/11)
2 – Epatante (16/1)
3 – Zanahiyr (28/1)
4 – Saint Roi (33/1)
5 – Glory And Fortune (150/1)
6 – Not So Sleepy (125/1)
7 – Appreciate It (10/3)
8 – Adagio (28/1)
9 – Tommy’s Oscar (25/1)
10 – Teahupoo (9/1)
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