THE Ryanair Stayers’ Hurdle (Liverpool Hurdle) is run on Grand National day and we’ve got all the latest news, views and top tips ahead of the renewal.
To get you in the mood for the race at Aintree – here’s a run-down of the race.
When is the Liverpool Hurdle, what’s the distance and which sort of horses can enter?
The 2018 Liverpool Hurdle will take place on Saturday, April 14 at 16:20 (4.20pm).
It’s a Grade 1 National Hunt Hurdle race run over about three miles, for horses aged four years or older.
How can I watch the race?
The race will be broadcast live on Racing UK and ITV1.
Racing UK is on Sky channel 432, Virgin channel 536, and UPC in Ireland on channel 411.
Previous Liverpool Hurdle winners
- 2017 Yanworth
- 2016 Thistlecrack
- 2015 Whisper
- 2014 Whisper
- 2013 Solwhit
- 2012 Big Buck’s
- 2011 Big Buck’s
- 2010 Big Buck’s
- 2009 Big Buck’s
- 2008 Blazing Bailey
- 2007 Mighty Man
- 2006 Mighty Man
- 2005 Monet’s Garden
- 2004 Iris’s Gift
- 2003 Deano’s Beeno
What are the latest odds?
Yanworth is currently the favourite.
Which jockeys, horses and trainers have won the Liverpool Hurdle the most?
Big Buck’s won the race a brilliant four times in a row in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
The leading jockey is Peter Scudamore with five wins while Martin Pipe is the leading trainer with five wins.
How to claim your FREE £30 horse racing bet
2 Bet £10 or more on horse racing
3 Sun Bets will stick a £30 bet in your account
Who won the race last year?
Yanworth (9-4f) won the race for trainer Alan King and jockey Barry Geraghty.
Supasundae (5-1) was second for Jessica Harrington with Snow Falcon (9-1) third for Noel Meade.
What are the top tips for this year’s race?
That’s a good question!
Check back here closer to the race for the latest tips from our team of experts.