The Stayers’ Hurdle

Tips and race information ahead of the Stayers' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Horses jump a fence at the Stayers' Hurdle

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DateThursday, March 17th, 2022
Start Time15:05 (GMT+0)
Where to WatchCheltenham live stream
Horses’ Age4+ years
Cheltenham Festival Day 3: Stayers’ Hurdle

The Stayers’ Hurdle is a Group One National Hunt competition, open to horses aged four years and older. It takes place on the 4,785 metre New Course at Cheltenham, consists of 12 hurdles and is one of the most prestigious long-distance horse races in Britain.

The Stayers’ Hurdle is an illustrious event in the National Hunt calendar, and it’s scheduled to occur on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival. It’s the second most popular race at The Festival, somewhat surprisingly given the level of action on offer throughout the week.

More than just an exciting spectacle to watch, the race provides a fantastic opportunity for punters willing to research the field in advance to find favourable odds on the expected runners.

2022 Stayers’ Hurdle: Tips and Predictions

The Stayers’ Hurdle is currently the most open race of the four championship races at the festival. Last season’s winner Flooring Porter is 9/1* to defend his title. He made all the running in the race last year and never seen another rival, it’s unlikely he will be able to do that again this year.

Klassical Dream currently heads the market at 9/2, and he did win the Stayers’ Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival last season on his final run. Buzz could be one to keep your eye on, he won in great style on his reappearance this season at Ascot and if he proves this season that he can stay 3-miles, I’m sure he will have a big chance in this race. Thomas Darby for Olly Murphy produced a brilliant staying performance to beat Paisley Park in the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury. He could be one at a bigger price to look at in the ante-post market.

*Odds correct at time of writing – see below for the latest updated odds.

Stayers’ Hurdle: Betting Odds

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Stayers’ Hurdle: Recent Winners

2021Flooring PorterDE MullinsGP Cromwell
2020Lisnagar OscarAdam WedgeRebecca Curtis
2019Paisley ParkAidan ColemanEmma Lavelle
2018PenhillPaul TownendWillie Mullins
2017Nichols CanyonRuby WalshWillie Mullins
2016ThistlecrackTom ScudamoreColin Tizzard
Source: Wikipedia
Dave has worked in the horse racing industry for over 7 years. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the racing world, including Sir AP McCoy, Sam Twiston-Davies, Emma Spencer, Aidan Coleman, and Nick Scholfield to name a few. Dave has worked at all the major racing festivals in the UK and Ireland, including Royal Ascot, the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National.
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