Throwback Race Of The Day For Wednesday - 02/02/22

Honeysuckle

Today we are taking a look back at the 2021 renewal of the Irish Champion Hurdle from Leopardstown with Honeysuckle making it 2/2 in the race and this year looks primed to land the hat-trick.

She has been a star for the yard over the last three or four years taking races like the Mares Hurdle and Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival and three Hatton's Grace Hurdles at Fairyhouse and on Sunday she has the opportunity to go down in folklore by landing her third straight Irish Champion Hurdle

Overall the Kenneth Alexander-owned seven year old has claimed 14 wins in a row, if including her point to point race aswell.

Today we are looking back on her win for the second time in this great race and it was much more impressive than her first win in the Grade One as she went on to take the event by and eased down 10 lengths from Abacadabras.

The four time Grade One Matheson Hurdle winner Sharjah was 19 lengths behind the mare, showing just how impressive she was on the day.

Enjoy!

James Mackie | @jamesmackieee