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Champion Hurdle: Top 10 Champion Hurdle.

1 Night Nurse (1977) The greatest hurdler triumphed in the highest-quality Champion Hurdle field of all time, beating Monksfield, Dramatist, Sea Pigeon and Birds Nest 2 Night Nurse (1976) In his first victory in the race, the supreme champion led all the way and beat Birds Nest decisively 3 Persian War (1969) This tough and resolute battler secured the second of his three titles with an impressive four-length victory 4 Istabraq (1998) In the first of his three Champion Hurdle successes, his margin of 12 lengths equalled the record for the race 5 Monksfield (1978) This small entire horse clinched the first of his two titles by beating Sea Pigeon and reigning champion Night Nurse 6 Bula (1972) Fred Winter's best horse put up his greatest performance when triumphing by eight lengths in his second Champion Hurdle 7 Comedy Of Errors (1975) Fred Rimell's best horse regained his Cheltenham crown when breezing home by eight lengths 8 Lanzarote (1974) Gaining his tenth consecutive victory, he beat a below-par Comedy Of Errors by three lengths 9 Sir Ken (1952) This French import initiated his Champion Hurdle hat-trick en route to a 17-race winning streak 10 Monksfield (1979) `Monkey' gained his second championship with a repeat victory over Sea Pigeon af ter a memorable duel Top ten post-war winning performances as rated by JOHN RANDALL
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Mar 15, 2005
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