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Long Walk Hurdle Trends 2013
Sat, Dec 21st, 2013

The Long Walk Hurdle run at Ascot just before Christmas is a Grade 1 hurdle over three miles.

It is one of the strongest pointers to the following years World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Here are the decared runners snipped from the 2013 Long Walk Hurdle racecard:

Long Walk Hurdle Trends

  • Before Big Bucks three in a row previous winners were since 2002 were rated between 142 and 165
  • AP McCoy has ridden the winner 3 times since 2002
  • Paul Nicholls has trained Big Bucks to win the last three renewals but has had no other winner in the race
  • Floyd (1990), Deano's Beano (2002) and Baracouda (2004) have been the only winners aged older than 8 since 1970  
  • There have been 7 winning favourites in the last decade

Long Walk Hurdle Winners 2002-2012

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Age

OR

2012

Reve De Sivola

Johnson, R

Williams, N

7

149

2011

Big Bucks (FR)

Walsh, R

Nicholls, P F

8

174

2010

Big Bucks (FR)

McCoy, A P

Nicholls, P F

7

174

2009

Big Bucks (FR)

Walsh, R

Nicholls, P F

6

174

2008

Punchestowns (FR)

Geraghty, B J

Henderson, N J

5

160

2007

Lough Derg (FR)

Scudamore, T

Pipe, D E

7

142

2006

Mighty Man (FR)

Johnson, R

Daly, H D

6

165

2005

My Way De Solzen (FR)

Thornton, R

King, A

5

149

2004

Baracouda (FR)

McCoy, A P

Doumen, F

9

0

2003

Baracouda (FR)

Doumen, T

Doumen, F

8

0

2002

Deanos Beeno

McCoy, A P

Pipe, M C

10

155

 

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