Cheltenham Festival tips: Champion Hurdle – Who should I bet on in the 3.30 at Cheltenham today?


TOP Tipster Templegate, along with ITV’s Matt Chapman, have given us their tips for the Champion Hurdle.

The race takes place at 3.30pm today, and is the feature race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival.

Buveur D'Air (left) won the 2018 Champion Hurdle
Buveur D’Air (left) won the 2018 Champion Hurdle
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Who is running in the 2019 Champion Hurdle?

What are the top tips for the race?

We’ve got all of our tipsters to give you their hot fancy for the contest:


APPLE’S JADE is a juicy bet in the Unibet Champion Hurdle.

Gordon Elliott’s star mare has always been good but she’s taken her form to a different level this season.

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Matt Chapman

LAURINA might just be a superstar for Ireland’s champion trainer Willie Mullins. Unbeaten in six starts for Mullins, Laurina has destroyed every horse that has seen her.

And while she’s not faced the test she does today, she might just be a monster in the making. I hope so. Come on Ruby Walsh.​

Wizard Of Odds

APPLE’S JADE is the Apple of my eye. A classy mare who has excelled this season and can serve it up to two-time winner Buveur D’Air.


Just two horses that are the right ag, have won or placed at the Festival and are proven in Grade 1 class — Apple’s Jade and Laurina.

There is very little between them on form but that has been another good race for Willie Mullins with five wins in the past decade, which makes LAURINA the call.

Champion Hurdle tips

TemplegateAPPLE’S JADE  (Click here to compare prices and place your bet)

Matt ChapmanLAURINA  (Click here to compare prices and place your bet)

Wizard Of OddsAPPLE’S JADE  (Click here to compare prices and place your bet)

TrendsLAURINA  (Click here to compare prices and place your bet)


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