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Henderson feels just champion after historic win

Nicky Henderson became the most successful trainer in the history of the Stan James Champion Hurdle after Buveur D'Air claimed the feature race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival.

Henderson has now secured six victories in the two-mile showpiece and, for good measure, he also saddled runner-up My Tent Or Yours, who finished second in the race for a third time.

Henderson said of the 4-1 winner, who was third in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle a year ago and had been chasing this year: "It was an open race, but I knew he was a very talented horse."

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