WATCH: JP McManus celebrates birthday with Champion Hurdle win

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10 March 2020; Epatante, with Barry Geraghty up, celebrates on their way to winning the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy on Day One of the Cheltenham Racing Festival at Prestbury Park in Cheltenham, England. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

On the day of his 69th Birthday, JP McManus was a big winner on the opening day of the 2020 Cheltenham festival as his Epatante won the Champion Hurdle.

Barry Geraghty was on the Nicky Henderson trained horse who stormed to victory, leaving Sharjah in second place.

The 2/1 shot was in contention throughout before racing to victory down the home stretch.

10 March 2020; Jockey Barry Geraghty, right, trainer Nicky Henderson, left, and owner JP McManus after winning the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy with Epatante on Day One of the Cheltenham Racing Festival at Prestbury Park in Cheltenham, England. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

It was the third time in four years that Henderson trained the winner of the Champion Hurdle.

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