Honeysuckle wins Irish Champion Hurdle to raise Cheltenham hopes

  • Seven-year-old is now unbeaten in 10 starts over hurdles
  • ‘That was deadly,’ says owner Henry de Bromhead

Honeysuckle, now unbeaten in 10 starts over hurdles, joined Epatante, last year’s winner, at the top of the betting for next month’s Champion Hurdle after running away with the Irish equivalent on the first afternoon of the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown on Saturday.

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