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Christmas Hurdle Kempton Trends
Sat, Dec 22nd, 2012

The second and third home in the 2011 Christmas Hurdle at Kempton ( Rock on Ruby and Overturn) went on to fill the first two places in the 2012 Champion Hurdle but in general winning the race has not been a great pointer to the Champion Hurdle success. Only three winners have followed up at Cheltenham in the same season ( Lanzaraote, Dawn Run & Kribensis ) - the last double was in 1989-90. The 2010 Champion Hurdle winner Binocular has won the last two renewals ( both run in the 2011 calendar year).

Christmas Hurdle Result 2012

Pos

Dist

Horse

Trainer

Age

Jockey

SP

1st

Darlan

N J Henderson

5

A P McCoy

3-1

2nd

Raya Star (IRE)

A King

6

R Thornton

8-1

3rd

Dodging Bullets

P F Nicholls

4

R Walsh

8-1

4th

Countrywide Flame

J J Quinn

4

D F O'Regan

6-4F

5th

Cinders And Ashes

D McCain Jnr

5

J M Maguire

11-2

6th

19

Punjabi

N J Henderson

9

B J Geraghty

14-1

PU

Get Me Out Of Here (IRE)

Jonjo O'Neill

8

R P Mclernon

25-1

 Christmas Hurdle Stats

  • Noel Meade has trained 4 of the last 8 winners
  • 9 of the last 10 winners aged between 5 and 7
  • Tony McCoy has ridden 3 of the last 5 winners
  • Favourites have won 5 of the last 10
  • The last 5 winners have been rated 161+

Christmas Hurdle Winners 2002-2011

Year

Horse

Age

Jockey

Trainer

OR

SP

FOF

2011

Binocular

7

Tony McCoy

Nicky Henderson

164

5-4

1

2010

Binocular

7

Tony McCoy

Nicky Henderson

171

13-8

1

2009

Go Native

6

Davy Condon

Noel Meade

164

5-2

3

2008

Harchibald

9

Paul Carberry

Noel Meade

162

7-1

F

2007

Straw Bear

6

Tony McCoy

Nick Gifford

161

9-2

2

2006

Jazz Messenger

6

Niall Madden

Noel Meade

140

10-1

4

2005

Feathard Lady

5

Ruby Walsh

Colm Murphy

137

6-4

1

2004

Harchibald

5

Paul Carberry

Noel Meade

145

8-11

1

2003

Intersky Falcon

6

Liam Cooper

Jonjo O'Neill

160

11-4

2

2002

Intersky Falcon

5

Charlie Swan

Jonjo O'Neill

162

Evens

1

 

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