Constitution Hill to Stick to Hurdles, Misses Chance at Cheltenham Gold Cup
Constitution Hill, the highly regarded hurdler, will not attempt to win both the Champion Hurdle and Cheltenham Gold Cup, according to trainer Nicky Henderson. The decision was made due to concerns about the horse's stamina for the longer Gold Cup trip. Constitution Hill will continue to compete in hurdles, including the Champion Hurdle, which is considered just as prestigious as the other races. This decision guarantees that the two-mile hurdle division in Britain this winter will involve Constitution Hill beating the same small group of opponents multiple times.