The 2018 Cheltenham Festival is now just a few months away as many of the stars of the national hunt scene look set to race for prize money that has now reached £4,590,000 meaning over £1,000,000 on offer each day. One of the key races on day one looks to be the clash between the returning Faugheen and current champion Buveur D’air.
Both horses are Champion hurdle winners in recent years which makes the clash ever more exciting. Buveur D’air is on an 8 race win streak with the latest coming in the Christmas hurdle at Kempton over Christmas. He is clearly the star hurdler over this distance from the UK and will likely take all the beating. The latest Cheltenham festival 2018 odds on Paddy Power have him as the clear favourite.
Faugheen returned to the track in November from a near 2 year absence but looked to have retained all his ability in beating Jezki by 16 lengths. However he followed this with a lacklustre run and now has questions to answer but is still being aimed at the race as he looks to regain his title. Check out the quiz below and test your knowledge on some of the horses that will be heading to Cheltenham in just a few months’ time.