Irish Champion Hurdle 2020

Leopardstown is the venue and will host 4 Grade 1 races on ground that is yielding to soft.

The Novice Hurdle Gr 1 looks like being a go between Latest Exhibition, Elixir d'Ainay and Fury Road who are all around the 3/1 mark and the only advice we can give here is watch the betting!

The Dublin Chase is also Gr 1 and has some of our favourites lining up here.  Chacun Pour Soi is on 5/4 and is attempting to turn the tables on A Plus Tard on 5/2.  We love Min who is on 5/1 and 8 horses in the field.

The Arkle Novice Chase Gr 1 has 7 runners and Notebook is on 7/4 for Henry de Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore with the Joseph O'Brien runner Fakir d'Oudaires is on 9/4.  There's 4 Mullins runners in this so take a pin!

The Champion Hurdle has 9 runners with the unbeaten mare Honeysuckle on 5/4 for de Bromhead and Blackmore with Sharjah the main challenger.  Very good value in the each-ways with two previous winners of this race – Petit Mouchoir on 14/1 who won this in 2017 and is in good form, and Supasundae on a similar quote and the winner in 2018.

In England there's a meeting at Sandown where the feature is the Scilly isles Novices' Chase with the lovely Laurina on 6/4 and Good Boy Bobby on 7/2 who needs to be a good boy and jump straight.


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