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I’d agree with the analysis overleaf to the effect that given the crawling pace, any resemblance to the Champion Hurdle is incidental.<br>I’d also say that O’Dwyer gave HE a strange ride, allowing the winner first run off the slow pace it set. I’m not talking through my pocket as I left what was effectively a 2 horse race well alone- the sponsors must be appalled at the poor turnout for the second most valuable hurdle in the UK calendar.<br>Remembering that DC was getting 4lb off the second and they would meet at levels at the festival, DC has certainly bucked the trend of 4 year old hurdlers and become a major contender for championship honours.However Ladbrokes must be having a laugh at quoting 5/2F ante post