Constitution Hill dominates the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham

Constitution Hill lives up to his billing by dominating the Champion Hurdle… as the 1-3 favourite charges to victory by NINE lengths in the feature race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival

  • Constitution Hill entered the race as the clear favourite to come out on top
  • He held his nerve to win the feature race of the day at the Cheltenham Festival 
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Constitution Hill demolished his Unibet Champion Hurdle rivals to register a quite brilliant success on day one of the Cheltenham Festival.

Unbeaten over hurdles for trainer Nicky Henderson and jockey Nico de Boinville, Constitution Hill was sent off the 4-11 favourite and fairly strolled to victory over State Man.

De Boinville flicked the reins on the turn for home and Constitution Hill kicked up a gear, striding up the hill to come home nine lengths clear in a canter.

‘I’m absolutely delighted, he has given me a terrific ride,’ De Boinville told ITV racing afterwards. ‘He just winged every single hurdle, and it was just about when I pushed the button. This race proves how good he is – they all came to beat him today.’

Meanwhile, former jockey Tony McCoy hailed Constitution Hill, claiming: ‘This is the horse of a generation, and a horse we’ll be talking about for generations.

More to follow…


1 Constitution Hill (N de Boinville) 4-11 Fav

2 State Man (P Townend) 7-2

3 Zanahiyr (D N Russell) 66-1

Constitution Hill picked up a dominant win in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham

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