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Wincanton Elite Hurdle Stats
Thu, Nov 7th, 2013

The Elite Hurdle run at Wincanton racecourse in early November is a Grade 2 event run as a limited handicap over 2 miles.

Wincanton is trainer Paul Nicholls local track and he has a great record in the race. Zarkandar won the 2012 renewal for Nicholls and later in the 2012-3 season landed the Grade 1 Aintree Hurdle at the Grand National meeting. Previous notable winners include Cheltenham Festival Arkle Challenge Trophy winners Well Chief and Azertyuiop.

The 2013 Elite Hurdle is due to be run on November  9th. The Badger Ales Trophy Chase is run on the same card.

Elite Hurdle Stats

  • Paul Nicholls has trained 5 of the last 11 winners
  • The last 9 winners have been aged between 5 and 7
  • 10 of the last 11 winners were priced at 11-2 or less

Elite Hurdle Winners

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Age

WT

OR

SP

 2012

Zarkandar 

 Jacob,D

 Nicholls, P F

11-10 

163 

100-30 

2011

Celestial Halo (IRE)

 Jacob, D

 Nicholls, P F

7

11-10

160

85-40

2010

Nearby

 Davies, C

 Hobbs, P J

6

10-05

145

11-2

2009

Celestial Halo (IRE)

 Walsh, R

 Nicholls, P F

5

11-10

165

11-4

2008

Chomba Womba (IRE)

 Geraghty, B J

 Henderson, N J

7

10-06

148

11-4

2007

Kings Quay

 Costello, D

 Quinn, J J

5

11-09

133

4-1

2006

Crow Wood

 Costello, D

 Quinn, J J

7

10-01

140

9-2

2005

Royal Shakespeare (FR)

 Lee, G

 Gollings, S

6

11-01

150

5-1

2004

Perouse

 Williams, C

 Nicholls, P F

6

10-05

143

11-1

2003

Well Chief (GER)

 Moore, J

 Pipe, M C

4

10-05

138

5-2

2002

Santenay (FR)

 Murphy, T

 Nicholls, P F

4

11-07

134

15-8

 Check out our Elite Hurdle thread on the forum.

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