Verdada Blue one of the few horses to have been able to conquer the mighty Buveur D’Air in recent times. The dual Champion Hurdle winner had gone unbeaten from finishing third behind to the mighty Altior in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle back in 2016 until Verdana Blue took his crown in the Christmas Hurdle on Boxing Day.
Verdana Blue (Nico de Boinville) beats Buveur D’Air (Barry Geraghty)
Ending the long unbeaten run of dual champion hurdler Buveur D’Air,
Buveur D’Air, ridden by Barry Geraghty, who went off as the 1/4 hot favorite, he looked to have recovered from a bad mistake at the third last. finishing the last two well
But Verdana Blue never gave up showing a great turn of foot in the last 100m