Who’ll step up in Faugheen’s Absence from the Champion Hurdle?

With Faugheen and Arctic Fire pulling out of the Champion Hurdle in this year’s Cheltenham Festival, there is a big opportunity up for another of Willie Mullins’ horses to go on and claim the crown.

We’ve profiled three Mullins horses which stand a great chance of winning the Champion Hurdle in this handy, easy to follow infographic.

Will it be Annie Power, with 13 wins from 15 races?

Nichols Canyon, the only horse to beat Faugheen?

Or Sempre Medici, the outsider who has shown much promise this season?

Take a look at all the key stats below and let us know who your money is on?

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