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Long Walk Hurdle Trends 2014
Mon, Dec 15th, 2014

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.

The 2014 renewal has attracted only five entries at the five day stage.

Long Walk Hurdle Trends

  • Apart from Big Bucks three in a row previous winners since 2002 have been rated between 142 and 165
  • AP McCoy has ridden the winner 3 times since 2002
  • Paul Nicholls has trained Big Bucks to win 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 since 2002

Long Walk Hurdle Winners 2002-2014

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Age

OR

2014

Reve De Sivola

Jacob D

Williams, N

9

2013

Reve De Sivola

Johnson, R

Nicholls, P F

8

160

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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