National Hunt Chase Odds
Day 2 - Tuesday 13th March 2018 - 4.50pm - National Hunt Chase - Amateur - 4m
Formally the day two opener of the Cheltenham Festival, the marathon National Hunt Challenge Cup (this year run in the memory of Toby Balding) run over four miles and ridden by amateur jockeys is now run as the penultimate race on day one of the meeting. Tiger Roll made it a treble for trainer Gordon Elliott on the opening day of the 2017 Festival by winning from 16/1.
Latest 2018 National Hunt Chase Betting
2017 National Hunt Chase Result
|1st||Tiger Roll 16/1||7||L O'Neill||G Elliott|
|2nd||Missed Approach 50/1||7||N McParlan||W Greatrex|
|3rd||Haymount 33/1||8||P Mullins||W Mullins|
|4th||Arpege D'Alene 12/1||7||W Biddick||P Nicholls|
National Hunt Challenge Cup Background
The National Hunt Challenge Cup opens the second day of racing at the Festival and it has been run more times than any other race at Cheltenham. It was established in 1860 and it is a real test of endurance.
It involves a gruelling distance of 4 miles and there are 24 fences to be jumped, and the race is open to novice chasers aged five years and over. 7-year-olds have enjoyed great success in the race in the past but it is Jonjo O'Neill who is the stand out trainer - the Irishman has claimed five winners, including three successive winners from 2002 to 2004, to make him the most successful trainer in the race's long history.