Aintree Hurdle Odds
Aintree Hurdle Odds
The Aintree Hurdle betting will be a fantastic market as always with the best hurdles in training set to clash in Liverpool and we will have the prices available as soon as the bookmakers release them.
Day 1 - Thursday 3rd April 2020 - 3.25pm - Aintree Hurdle - Grade 1 - 2m4f
The Aintree Hurdle prices will be here when available...
Aintree Hurdle Tips
The Aintree Hurdle is without doubt one of the biggest races of the season with some of the best hurdlers in the UK and Ireland heading to Liverpool for a thrilling Grade 1 race during the Grand National meeting.
Our selection for the Aintree Hurdle will be here when available.
What is the Aintree Hurdle?
The Aintree Hurdle is always a hugely popular race with the intermediate trip of 2m4f ensuring it stands alone in the UK in the spring.
There is no Grade 1 race over the 2m4f trip for the boys at the Cheltenham Festival and that ensures the Aintree affair tends to attract a high level of competition and big fields. Horses that perhaps don't quite have the speed for a Champion Hurdle or the stamina for a Stayers Hurdle get their chance to shine over 2m4f.
Buveur D'Air is one horse to have done the famous Champion Hurdle/Aintree Hurdle double back in 2017 and we can once again expect a similar standard of winner when the field assembles in 2020.
The history of the Aintree Hurdle
The first Aintree Hurdle took place in 1976 when it was run over over a trip of just over 2m5f and it has been won by some legendary horses in the intervening years.
The race distance was shortened to the 2m4f trip in 1988 where it has remained ever since and there have been some memorable renewals of the famous contest. There are some stand out names on the roll of honour including Dawn Run in 2984 and Istabraq who won in 1999 for Aidan O'Brien as he proved himself one of the greatest hurdlers ever.
Annie Power was another popular winner back in 2016 as she won for Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh in emphatic fashion to complete the Champion Hurdle'Aintree Hurdle double that year.
What happened in the 2019 Aintree Hurdle?
The field for the 2019 race was fantastic as Buveur D'Air started an odds on favourite to bounce back from his Champion Hurdle fall with another win in Liverpool. It didn't work out though for the Nicky Henderson star as he failed to out-battle Supasundae in soft ground in a superb race.
Faugheen had to be pulled up having been well fancied, while his stablemate Melon failed to fire which left Supasundae as the deserving winner for Jessica Harrington and Robbie Power at 15/2.
Recent Winners of the Aintree Hurdle
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Who is the most iconic winner of the Aintree Hurdle?
We have already mentioned some of the famous names to have crossed the line first in the Aintree Hurdle but there is no doubt that it is the legendary Morley Street who belongs at the top of the tree. The Toby Balding trained star won the race a remarkable four times on the bounce between 1990-1993 to etch his name into the history of one of the great races.
The chestnut also added a Champion Hurdle to his CV in 1991 but it was in Liverpool over the intermediate trip where we saw Morley Street at his best and he will go down as one of the great hurdlers of all time as a result.
Are there any trials for the Aintree Hurdle?
The Aintree Hurdle is a special race over 2m4f as we see a clash of speed taking on stamina with potential horses from the Champion Hurdle at 2m as well as contenders from the 3m Stayers Hurdle from Cheltenham meeting in the middle.
We will have all the key trial race results, including those two Cheltenham contests on this page as and when the results become available.
Who is the most successful jockey in the Aintree Hurdle?
Ruby Walsh swept all before him during his career and that was the case in the Aintree Hurdle with five wins to his name in the race. Walsh picked up wins on Ilnamar (2002), Sacundai (2003), Asian Maze (2006), Zarkandar (2013) and Annie Power (2016).
Who is the most successful trainer in the Aintree Hurdle?
Toby Balding comes top of the pile in this category with his four wins with Morley Street and one with Beech Road in 1989 making five victories for the famous handler.