Just 5 weeks to the start of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival

Apples Jade

It’s just 5 weeks until the start of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival and what a treat we’re in for!

Gordon Elliott’s Apple’s Jade has potentially been lined up for the Champion Hurdle on Day One of the Festival, and could be up against the likes of Buveur D’air, Laurina and Verdana Blue.

Following her win in the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown, all eyes are on her to feature at Cheltenham and the Champion Hurdle looks to be the race.

Trainer Gordon Elliot, said “”Nothing is concrete but I’d say it’s likely (to be the Champion Hurdle).”

“Before yesterday I would have said that the Mares’ Hurdle was the race to go for but she ran in the Mares’ Hurdle last year and got beat,” Elliott told Racing TV’s Luck On Sunday programme.

“Talking about it last night and looking at the re-runs this morning – I’d prefer to get beat in a Champion Hurdle than a Mares’ Hurdle.

“We’ll all have a view but whatever Michael says will go. Speaking to him this morning, the mare is OK after the race yesterday, we’d be mad not to give it a go.”

The Champion Hurdle takes place on Tuesday 12th March, the first day of the Cheltenham Festival, and Apples Jade is currently the 7/4 antepost favourite at Bet365.

“I watched Buveur D’Air this morning, he’s obviously a very good horse who does what he has to do every day and is a horse I’d love to train but we’ll take him on,” added Elliott.

“Up until yesterday I would have been very nervous but to do what she did yesterday was very good, she loves a battle and I think Cheltenham suits her better than Leopardstown.”

Cheltenham Champion Hurdle Antepost Odds from bet365

Apple’s Jade – 7/4

Buveur D’air – 15/8

Laurina – 7/2

Verdana Blue – 8/1

Samcro – 9/1

Sharjah – 9/1

Melon – 12/1 BAR

*Odds correct at time of publication and are subject to change.  Latest Cheltenham Odds.

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