Poll: Who do you think will win today’s Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham?

Nail your colours to the mast.

Ruby Walsh celebrated last year but will he triumph this time?
Ruby Walsh celebrated last year but will he triumph this time?
Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

THE 2016 CHELTENHAM festival finally rolls around today will all eyes on the big race of the day – the Champion Hurdle at 3.30pm.

So we want to know who’s your money on?

First the ante-post favourite Faugheen was ruled out with a ligament injury and then another Willie Mullins horse Arctic Fire was withdrawn last month.

It leaves a fascinating contest in store with Annie Power the favourite followed closely by Nichols Canyon and Identity Thief.

Let us know your fancy.

Poll Results:

Annie Power (1299)
Identity Thief (421)
Nichols Canyon (327)
The New One (242)
My Tent Or Yours (182)
Other (108)

Tell us who and why in the comment section

What are they
really like?

Rare insights on sport's biggest names from the writers who know them best. Listen to Behind the Lines podcast.

Become a Member

The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add!

Just how many races can Willie Mullins win at Cheltenham this year?

Unflappable 16-year-old admits it’s a dream come true to ride at Cheltenham

About the author:

Fintan O'Toole

Read next: