Ricky Holloway's Lenson Wilson will bid for back-to-back Champion Hurdle wins when he heads to Central Park on Sunday for the first round of the 480m competition, which was run 12 months ago at Towcester Greyhound Stadium.

Holloway's star beat Razldazl Star in the 2018 competition and will feature in the fourth and final first round heat on Sunday, where he will break from trap four, but the competition has some exciting adversaries taking their chance, in what should be a fascinating competition.

Caislean Fifi and Droopys Trawler are both prominent figures in the betting, and that pair are in heats two and three respectively, while the likes of Shaneboy Bowie and Piemans Bullet add more depth to the event that will light up Central Park over the next few weeks.

Check out the first round draw and latest odds for the Champion Hurdle here:

2019 Champion Hurdle First Round Draw

Sunday 7th July

Heat 1

  1. Mildreds Boy
  2. Enzo Sfizio
  3. Mystical Sparkey
  4. Turnhouse Jet (m)
  5. Masoncheekymac (w)
  6. Antigua Diamond (w)

Heat 2

  1. Knoctoo Niamh
  2. Droopys Trawler
  3. Jaytee Warrior
  4. Droopys Knack (m)
  5. Forest Capri (w)
  6. Razldazl Star (w)

Heat 3

  1. Paradise Alberto
  2. Swift Loki
  3. Barricane Jack
  4. Angelo (m)
  5. Caislean Fifi (w)
  6. Shaneboy Bowie (w)

Heat 4

  1. Noahs Bark
  2. Bailbo Five
  3. Piemans Bullet
  4. Lenson Wilson (m)
  5. Nina Rascal (m)
  6. Jaytee Samurai (w)