Long Walk Hurdle
The Long Walk Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt Hurdle race run at Ascot in December over around 3 miles and one furlong. We provide you with all the latest Long Walk Hurdle Odds however if its 48 hours before you may have to check out Todays Racing Odds. The runners have to be four years old and upwards.
The 2017 Long Walk Hurdle was renamed The JLT Reve De Sivola Long Walk Hurdle. Reve De Sivola won the Long Walk three times; in 2012, 2013 and 2014.He was a familiar and much loved staple of the Christmas racing calendar and ran in the Long Walk on five occasions, latterly last December before his sad death earlier this year.
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The Long Walk Hurdle is named after an avenue of trees in Windsor Great Park. It was first run in 1965, and it was initially a handicap race. It became a conditions race in 1971, and it was given Grade 1 status in 1990. Prior to the redevelopment of Ascot Racecourse, which took place during the period 2004–06, the distance of the race was 3 miles and 1½ furlongs.
Historically the Long Walk Hurdle has been a good trial run for the World Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival in March, as four previous winners have gone on to claim victory in Cheltenham, including Big Buck’s in the 2009/10 season. That is well worth noting in the betting as the ante-post favouritein the long walk hurdle odds here could provide a good indicator of what to look for in the betting at Cheltenham.
Baracouda is the most successful horse in the Long Walk Hurdle, winning four times in 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004. When considering the odds for the race there has been a trend for winners of this race to be between 5 and 9 years of age.