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Epatante lands big gamble in Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival | Sport

Nicky Henderson at the presentation ceremony after victory with Epatante in the the Champion Hurdle.

Two of jumping’s great survivors combined to devastating effect in the Champion Hurdle here on Tuesday as the mare Epatante gave Nicky Henderson his eighth win in the race, 35 years after the first, with the 40-year-old Barry Geraghty holding her reins. Epatante, too, had survived a scare after suffering …

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Talking Horses: Epatante can give Henderson eighth Champion Hurdle | Sport

The absence of a previous winner makes this feel like a low-quality Champion Hurdle but, with plenty of youth in the line-up, it would be early to jump to that conclusion. Epatante (3.30) appears on a steep upward curve and can prove it by giving Nicky Henderson his eighth success …

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