艾帕坦特勇夺障碍赛马冠军 Epatante lands Champion Hurdle victory
The favourite Epatante gave owner JP McManus a birthday to remember with victory in the Champion Hurdle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.
Barry Geraghty had the 2-1 shot, trained by Nicky Henderson, well-placed throughout in Tuesday’s showpiece race.
After jumping the last strongly, the six-year-old mare ran on up the hill to beat Sharjah into second.
There was another Grade One victory for jockey Rachael Blackmore aboard Honeysuckle in the Mares’ Hurdle.