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Haydock Champion Hurdle Trial Stats
Tue, Jan 22nd, 2013

The 2013 Stan James Champion Hurdle traial has been switched from Haydock to Doncaster and is now scheduled for 26 January 2013.

The last horse to win this Champion Hurdle Trial on the way to success in the main event was the mare Flakey Dove in 1994. Inglis Drever did win this in 2005 before going on to win the first of his three World Hurdles. Connections of the 2011 Champion Hurdle runner up Peddlers Cross will be hoping the race may be the start of something similar for their horse as he embarks on a staying hurdling career after an unhappy time over fences.

Other notable horses on the roll of honour include the multiple Aintree Hurdle winner Al Eile and Champion Hurdle winner Rooster Booster. Paul Nicholl's sent Celestial Halo out to win the 2012 renewal.

Haydock Champion Hurdle Stats 2003-2012

  • The last 8 favourites finished in the first 3 with 4 winning
  • Five of the last six winners were aged 5 or 6
  • Winners have been in a OR band between 142 and 168
  • The last 8 winners were trained by 8 different trainers

Haydock Champion Hurdle Trial Winners 2003-2012

Year

Horse

Age

Jockey

Trainer

SP

OR

FoF

2012

Celestial Halo

8

Daryl Jacob

Paul Nicholls

6-5

165

1

2011

No race

2010

Medermit

6

Robert Thornton

Alan King

11-4

158

2

2009

Songe

5

Tom Siddall

Charlie Longsdon

7-1

143

3

2008

No race

2007

Afsoun

5

Mick Fitzgerald

Nicky Henderson

11-8

154

1

2006

Al Eile

6

Timmy Murphy

John Queally

5-1

0

3

2005

Inglis Drever

6

Graham Lee

Howard Johnson

4-5

152

1

2004

Rooster Booster

10

Richard Johnson

Philip Hobbs

5-4

168

1

2003

Flame Creek

7

Seamus Durack

Noel Chance

9-4

142

3

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