Champion Hurdle

QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle Betting 2016

Nicky Henderson's Sign Of A Victory is set to take his place in the Scottish Champion Hurdle on Saturday afternoon and the Seven Barrows inmate could face a classy field in what is a fascinating race on a sensational Scottish Grand National card at Ayr this weekend.

Irving will be aiming to recapture his best form and is a prominent figure in the betting, whilst I Shot The Sheriff was a fine winner last time out and has to be a leading player, with the likes of Calipto, Gassin Golf and Cheltenian adding significant depth to what should be a thrilling event north of the border.

2015 QTS Champion Hurdle Betting

2015 Racecard

No.RunnerDetailsRatingOdds
1IrvingIrving
N Scholfield
P Nicholls
7 yrs / 164 lbs
9-F1P2
157

CommentIrving

Season not progressed as planned but Fighting Fifth winner could still go close

2BertimontBertimont (FR)
H Skelton
D Skelton
5 yrs / 158 lbs
-12627
151

CommentBertimont

Creditable seventh in the Champion Hurdle but improvement needed to score off this mark

3Sea LordSea Lord (IRE)
A P McCoy
J Ferguson
8 yrs / 155 lbs
126-43
148

CommentSea Lord

Returned to form with good third at Musselburgh but bit more needed to win this

4Sign Of A VictorySign Of A Victory (IRE)
A Tinkler
N Henderson
6 yrs / 154 lbs
12-144
147

CommentSign Of A Victory

Return to better ground should be a huge boost and there's a handicap in him off this mark

5CheltenianCheltenian (FR)
R Johnson
P Hobbs
9 yrs / 153 lbs
4-3328
146

CommentCheltenian

Better than ever even at nine, and each-way possibilites, but seems high enough in weights

6CaliptoCalipto (FR)
S Twiston-Davies
P Nicholls
5 yrs / 149 lbs
43-24P
142

CommentCalipto

Pulled up Imperial Cup latest but return to good ground could be just what he needs

7Gassin GolfGassin Golf
T Scudamore
R Lee
6 yrs / 148 lbs
222P31
141

CommentGassin Golf

Up 6lb for Newbury win, and tackles better company, but he's unexposed in the cheekpieces

8Violet DancerViolet Dancer
L Aspell
G L Moore
5 yrs / 147 lbs
493210
140

CommentViolet Dancer

Betfair Hurdle winner who may be allowed a fairly easy time in front; not ruled out

9Cinders And AshesCinders And Ashes
W Renwick
D McCain
8 yrs / 147 lbs
/P-83C
140

CommentCinders And Ashes

Back to competitive form last month; this 2012 Supreme Novices' winner could build on that

10Pearl CastlePearl Castle (IRE)
D Pratt
J J Quinn
5 yrs / 146 lbs
17-564
139

CommentPearl Castle

Of interest judged on his Galway Hurdle sixth; Newcastle could have put him right for this

11Roman FlightRoman Flight (IRE)
A Coleman
D Dennis
7 yrs / 146 lbs
7119F9
139

CommentRoman Flight

Has the ground in his favour and not handicapped out of it, but disappointing last time

12IfandbutwhynotIfandbutwhynot (IRE)
J J Burke
D O'Meara
9 yrs / 145 lbs
222122
138

CommentIfandbutwhynot

Handicapped to the hilt but Jonathan Burke removes a valuable 3lb

13I Shot The SheriffI Shot The Sheriff (IRE)
P Townend
A Martin
8 yrs / 145 lbs
2F/211
138

CommentI Shot The Sheriff

Easy h'cap win 12 days ago; strong claims under penalty if handling different conditions

14HandiworkHandiwork
S Bowen
S Gollings
5 yrs / 144 lbs
2490-2
135

CommentHandiwork

Good second over hurdles last month but more is needed from out of the handicap

15Cool MacavityCool Macavity (IRE)
N De Boinville
N Henderson
7 yrs / 144 lbs
-1P848
132

CommentCool Macavity

5lb wrong at weights but still feared judged on last April's win in a Punchestown handicap

Recent Winners of the Scottish Champion Hurdle