National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup
|Racecourse||Cheltenham, Old Course|
|Race Distance||3 miles, 7 1/2 furlongs|
|Entry Conditions||Horses aged 5 and over|
|Date & Time||Day 1 / Tuesday 16th March 2021 / 17:30|
|Leading Jockey||Jamie Codd + 11 more with 2 wins|
|Leading Trainer||Jonjo O’Neill with 6 wins|
The National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup is the seventh and final race to take place on day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival. It is run on the Cheltenham old course over a distance of approximately 3 miles and 7 1/2 furlongs and features 25 fences.
The race was introduced in 1860, making it the second oldest race at the festival with the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase first run in 1834. However, due to the Grand Annual Chase being absent from the festival for the majority of the late 19th century, The National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup has been run more times than any other race at the Cheltenham Festival.
National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup Past Winners
|2020||1st||Ravenhill||10||12-1||G Elliott||Mr J J Codd|
|2nd||Lord Du Mesnil||7||11-2||G Elliott||Mr S Waley-Cohen||2 1/4 lengths|
|3rd||Lamanver Pippin||7||33-1||C L Tizzard||Mr W Biddick||28 lengths|
|2019||1st||Le Breuil||7||28-1||B Pauling||J J Codd|
|2nd||Discorama||6||28-1||P Nolan||B O’Neill||1/2 a Length|
|3rd||Jerrysback||8||14-1||P J Hobbs||D G Lavery||47 Lengths|
|2018||1st||Rathvinden||10||13-2||W P Mullins||P W Mullins|
|2nd||Ms Parfois||7||7-1||A J Honeyball||W Biddick||1/2 a Length|
|3rd||Sizing Tenessee||10||10-1||C L Tizard||B O’Neill||21 Lengths|
|2017||1st||Tiger Roll||7||16-1||G Elliott||Lisa O’Neill|
|2nd||Missed Approach||7||50-1||W Greatrex||N Mc Parlan||3 Lengths|
|3rd||Haymount||8||33-1||W P Mullins||P W Mullins||3/4 of a Length|
|2016||1st||Minella Rocco||6||18-1||Jonjo O’Neill||D N Russell|
|2nd||Native River||6||7-1||C L Tizard||M Legg||1 1/4 Lengths|
|3rd||Measureofmydreams||8||9-1||W P Mullins||K Walsh||6 Lengths|
|2015||1st||Cause of Causes||7||8-1||G Elliott||J J Codd|
|2nd||Broadway Buffalo||7||12-1||D Pipe||K Walsh||1 1/2 Lengths|
|3rd||The Job Is Right||7||10-2||M Hourigan||N D Fehily||Neck|
National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup Trends
- 7 of the last 10 National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup winners had run at Cheltenham Festival previously
- 10 of the last 14 National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup winners were ages 7 or 8 years old
- Only 2 National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup winners were aged 5 or 6 since 1989
- 11 of the last 18 National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup winners either won or finished 2nd last time out
National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup Betting Offers
Both online and land-based bookmakers are running a number of betting offers for the National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup this year. You’ll be able to take advantage of offers such as best odds guaranteed, price boosts, extra places and free bet offers on every race at Cheltenham including this one.
There are also a number of ante-post betting offers available such as ‘none-runner-no-bet’ which are worth taking advantage of if you are planning on getting your bets on early.
See below for a list of National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup betting offers which you can expect to find available for the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.