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International Hurdle Cheltenham ( old Bula) trends
Sun, Dec 16th, 2012

The Bula or now International Hurdle at Cheltenham is a Grade 2 event over 2 miles 1 furlong. It is seen as a pointer to the Champion Hurdle. Binocular and Rooster Booster have doubled up in this and the Champion Hurdle within the last decade.

StanJames.com International Hurdle Result 2012

Pos.

Horse

SP

Age

Jockey

Trainer

1

Zarkandar (IRE)

6-5

5

R Walsh

P F Nicholls

2

Grandouet (FR)

5-2

5

B J Geraghty

N J Henderson

3

Rock On Ruby (IRE)

5-2

7

N Fehily

H Fry

4

Mad Moose (IRE)

66-1

8

S Twiston-Davies

N A Twiston-Davies

5

Minella Theatre (IRE)

150-1

9

A Thornton

Mrs L Hill

6

One Cool Shabra (IRE)

33-1

4

R P Treacy

P O Brady

7

Red Riverman

100-1

4

D Crosse

N A Twiston-Davies

International Hurdle Stats

  • Last 6 winners rated 148+
  • 3 of last 6 renewals won by 4 year olds
  • 2 of last 4 trained by Nicky Henderson
  • Philip Hobbs has trained 3 of the last 10
  • This is a very good race for favourites 7 of last 10 have won

International Hurdle Winners 2002-2011

Year

Horse

Age

Jockey

Trainer

     OR

SP

FAV

2011

Grandouet

4

Barry Geraghty

N J Henderson

164

5-2

1,4

2010

Menorah

5

Richard Johnson

Philip Hobbs

162

7-4

1

2009

Khyber Kim

7

Paddy Brennan

N Twiston-Davies

155

12-1

2

2008

Binocular

4

Tony McCoy

N J Henderson

152

Evens

1

2007

Osana

5

Paddy Brennan

David Pipe

148

7-1

4, PU

2006

Detroit City

4

Richard Johnson

Philip Hobbs

165

4-6

1

2005

Harchibald

6

Paul Carberry

Noel Meade

0

10-11

1

2004

Back in Front

7

Davy Russell

Edward O'Grady

0

5-2

1

2003

Rigmarole

5

Robert Thornton

Paul Nicholls

150

25-1

5

2002

Rooster Booster

8

Richard Johnson

Philip Hobbs

165

11-8

1

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