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Constitution Hill Next Race: When will the 2023 Champion Hurdle winner return?

National Hunt superstar Constitution Hill is unlikely to return from injury at Punchestown in May after a spell in veterinary hospital to monitor suspected colic.

After enjoying a winning seasonal reappearance in the Christmas Hurdle, the Champion Hurdle at the 2024 Cheltenham Festival was the next target after a devastating performance in last year's race.

But after a lacklustre pre-Festival workout at Kempton, tests showed that Constitution Hill had picked up an untimely infection and trainer Nicky Henderson made the difficult decision to rule his stable star out of the meeting.

All eyes were on a potential return at Punchestown but the highest-rated hurdler in racing is now unlikely to race again this season following the illness.

Constitution Hill Next Race

Constitution Hill is unlikely to feature in the Boodles Champion Hurdle at Punchestown at the start of May, and the plan may well be to go to the Fighting Fifth at the start of next season.

When asked about Constitution Hill's next race, Henderson said: “I'm pleased to say that they have managed to avoid surgery so far and he is being reintroduced to a normal diet and if this goes well he could come home in the next day or so.

"This will obviously interfere with our plan to get to Punchestown which is very sad but the only important thing at the moment is to get him safely home."

Constitution Hill Results

Constitution Hill has had one outing in the 2023/24 National Hunt season.

He was victorious in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on 26th December 2023, where he went off as the 1/12 favourite.

Nico De Boinville was on board as Constitution Hill triumphed in the five-horse race by nine and a half lengths, with Rubaud coming second and First Street finishing third.

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