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THE STAYER'S HURDLE

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Grade 1 Class 1 Championship Hurdle
over 2 Mile 7 Furlongs 213 Yards

 

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THE RACE

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The 2021 Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle is a Grade 1 championship hurdle race..

The Stayers' Hurdle is the most prestigious 3 mile hurdle race in the whole calendar and is run for long distance hurdlers on the third day of the Cheltenham festival.

First Run in 1972 this is the race that all top class long distance hurdlers are aimed at all season.

The race is open to all horses of the age 4 years and over.

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2021 Race Conditions For 4yo+ which are allotted a rating of 130 or more by the BHA Handicapper following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including the day prior to confirmation. Horses which are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain, Ireland or France may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible providing the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse's racecourse performances up to and including the day prior to confirmation would merit a minimum rating of 130. The decision of the BHA Handicapper shall be final. Weights 4yo 11st 1lb; 5yo+ 11st 10lb Allowances fillies & mares 7lb



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LIST OF ENTRIES

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No Form / Type Name Age Weight Trainer Jockey Rating
1 F1/2P-12• CD • GELDING!! Champ (IRE) 10 11st 10lbs Nicky Henderson Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 163
2 111-PF2• CD • GELDING!! Flooring Porter (IRE) 7 11st 10lbs Gavin Cromwell Danny Mullins 164
3 10-0P22 • GELDING!! Home By The Lee (IRE) 7 11st 10lbs Joseph Patrick O'Brien J J Slevin 150
4 135/-114• C • GELDING!! Klassical Dream (FR) 8 11st 10lbs W. P. Mullins Paul Townend 166
5 165031 • GELDING!! Koshari (FR) 10 11st 10lbs D. M. Christie Jonathan Moore 152
6 F0-35P3• CD • GELDING!! Lisnagar Oscar (IRE) 9 11st 10lbs Rebecca Curtis Adam Wedge 147
7 3P-3331• CD • GELDING!! Paisley Park (IRE) 10 11st 10lbs Emma Lavelle Aidan Coleman 161
8 12P-224• C • GELDING!! Song For Someone (GER) 7 11st 10lbs Tom Symonds Nico de Boinville 151
9 4/121-52• CD • GELDING!! Thyme Hill (GB) 8 11st 10lbs Philip Hobbs Tom O'Brien 161
10 120-211 • MARE!! Royal Kahala (IRE) 7 11st 3lbs Peter Fahey Kevin Sexton 148



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THE 2022 RACE

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Champ. A smart hurdler who was tried over fences, indeed ran in the Gold Cup last season but now returning to hurdles. He won The Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot in good style before being beaten by a class horse and 2019 winner of this race Paisley Park. Good chance.

Flooring Porter. Last year's winner fell first time out this year but showed good form in his second at Leopardstown Christmas hurdle. A live chance of repeating last year's win.

Home By The Lee. A nice young horse who does not really look good enough, Yet!

Klassical Dream. Supreme Novice Hurdle winner in 2019 and only now returns to Cheltenham. Won the Punchestown, Irish equivalent of this race at the Christmas meeting Flooring Porter. looked out of sorts next time as he was the odds-on fav going down to Royal Kahala. A live chance in the race.

Koshari. Way down the field in the Coral Cup last year and would be a surprise winner despite a narrow win at Aintree back in November.

Lisnagar Oscar. Winner of the 2020 race but form has been in and out since then with no wins. Interesting 3rd last time out behind Paisley Park and Champ in the Cleeve Hurdle. Difficult to access but should not be left out of the reckoning.

Paisley Park. Former winner of the race and still retains a lot of his talent. Hadn't won for a while but put that behind him the last time out when a good win in the Cleeve hurdle with Champ and Lisnagar Oscar in behind. A live chance.

Song for Someone. A young improver stepping up to this distance for the first time. Unknown quantity.

Thyme Hill. A top-class racehorse. He won the Ballymore in 2019 but has been seen at his best when running on flatter courses. Could be good enough to win this race. Narrowly defeated by Champ around Christmas time and has been kept for this race. Usually runs well when fresh. Good Chance.

Royal Kahala. Only 9th in last year's mares hurdle but has shown good form this season. Put in another improved performance in the Galmoy Grade 2 over 3 miles and a half furlong when upped in trip. An interesting runner.

 

Selection : Klassical Dream : EW Lisnagar Oscar.

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THE FULL RESULT

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Finished Form / Type Name Age Weight Trainer Jockey Rating
1 111-PF2• CD • GELDING!! Flooring Porter (IRE) 7 11st 10lbs Gavin Cromwell Danny Mullins 164
2 4/121-52• CD • GELDING!! Thyme Hill (GB) 8 11st 10lbs Philip Hobbs Tom O'Brien 161
3 3P-3331• CD • GELDING!! Paisley Park (IRE) 10 11st 10lbs Emma Lavelle Aidan Coleman 161
4 F1/2P-12• CD • GELDING!! Champ (IRE) 10 11st 10lbs Nicky Henderson Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 163
5 135/-114• C • GELDING!! Klassical Dream (FR) 8 11st 10lbs W. P. Mullins Paul Townend 166
6 10-0P22 • GELDING!! Home By The Lee (IRE) 7 11st 10lbs Joseph Patrick O'Brien J.J.Slevin 150
7 165031 • GELDING!! Koshari (FR) 10 11st 10lbs D. M. Christie Jonathan Moore 152
8 120-211 • MARE!! Royal Kahala (IRE) 7 11st 3lbs Peter Fahey Kevin Sexton 148
9 12P-224• C • GELDING!! Song For Someone (GER) 7 11st 10lbs Tom Symonds Nico de Boinville 151
NR 5P-P341 • GELDING!! Melon (GB) 10 11st 10lbs W. P. Mullins -- 159
NR 02-1623• CD • MARE!! Indefatigable (IRE) 9 11st 3lbs Paul Webber -- 146
NR 036060 • GELDING!! Garo de Juilley (FR) 10 -- Sophie Leech -- 124
PU F0-35P3• CD • GELDING!! Lisnagar Oscar (IRE) 9 11st 10lbs Rebecca Curtis Adam Wedge 147

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STEWARDS REPORT

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Permission was given for FLOORING PORTER (IRE) to wear a red hood to be removed at the start.





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