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Buveur D’Air targeted for Champion Hurdle after chasing career put on hold

• Six-year-old novice now as short as 5-1 for Cheltenham race
• Nicky Henderson looking for a record-breaking sixth Champion Hurdle win

Buveur D’Air made rapid strides towards the front of the betting for the Champion Hurdle on Tuesday without leaving Nicky Henderson’s stable, as the trainer announced that the six-year-old’s novice chasing career has been put on hold and he will revert to hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival.

Having been available at 40-1 less than a week ago, Buveur D’Air is now as short as 5-1 to give Henderson a record-breaking sixth success in the Champion Hurdle, the highlight of the first day of the meeting on 14 March.

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