“Wins by 60 Lengths”: Horse Racing Fans Predict Undefeated Stallion’s Performance Ahead of Grade 1 Winter Challenge

Published 12/20/2023, 11:58 AM EST

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An esteemed trainer, who will go down in the annals of horse racing history, braces himself for a potentially nerve-wracking festive season ahead. He prepares for the much-anticipated return of Constitution Hill in the Ladbrokes Christmas Hurdle on Boxing Day. The weight of expectations riding on this potential all-time great has the jockey feeling a familiar pressure reminiscent only of the legendary Sprinter Sacre.

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With five potential rivals unveiled amid the announcement of Grade 1 Kempton entries, Constitution Hill comes out as a clear favourite to take on a field that includes six graded winners; and promises an electrifying showdown. But an update on X which has appeared recently offers even more intrigue and excitement to this still-unfolding story.

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Recently, Racing Post shared an intriguing post featuring Constitution Hill and his jockey. The caption stated, Constitution Hill has five potential opponents in the Christmas Hurdle. Henderson acknowledges that only a select few, like Sprinter Sacre, have borne the weight of expectations akin to the exceptional Champion Hurdle winner of last season, now priced at remarkably short odds for the Boxing Day showdown. However, the lead-up to this highly anticipated race has been fraught with challenges, including the cancellation of the Fighting Fifth and subsequent ground issues, adding further strain to the already tense atmosphere surrounding Constitution Hill’s return.

Since his epic nine-length victory in the Champion Hurdle of last season, Constitution Hill’s path toward a glorious career is firmly established. But obstacles have come from unexpected sources as well. The approach to the races was thwarted by poor ground conditions, while a winner in their third race needed no other reason but that he had won second-place money for two consecutive weeks—skipping out on Henderson and company’s meticulously crafted plans everywhere they turned.

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Voices of anticipation and scepticism

After the post surfaced, fans eagerly shared their diverse views via comments, with a few particularly standing out amidst the multitude of opinions. One commenter humorously remarked, Embarrassing. Goes off at 1/20 against that lot, it’s a matter of over or under 15 lengths.”

Another enthusiast confidently predicted,Wins by 60 lengths,” showcasing their unwavering faith in Constitution Hill’s dominance.

Another observer humorously quipped, “They’ll need to start now.”

One cautious fan expressed concern, stating, He doesn’t step on a stone between now and Tuesday or this will be the worst grade 1 of all time.”

Moreover, a critical voice among the mix remarked, Borderline handicappers he is racing against, poor poor standard,”

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The influx of these reactions fraught with these aforementioned mixed reactions may cast a pall of gloom.

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But here’s to hoping those clouds pass along, and the gloom subsides for the horse racing community.

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Maleehah Shakeel

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Hey, I'm a fervent US sports writer at EssentiallySports, where my passion for sports seamlessly intertwines with the art of storytelling. I've honed my skills in crafting engaging narratives and offering insightful analysis within the realm of US sports, with a special expertise in equestrian sports. Equestrian sports aren't merely a fascination; they hold an irreplaceable spot in my heart.
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