St-James's Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Betting Tips & Odds 2018
16.10 The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup
Run over the Cheltenham Gold Cup distance of 3m 2f, the Foxhunter Chase is a race for horses aged five years and over, and ridden by qualifying Amateur riders in Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup Day 2018.
Established in 1904, it is also known as the “Amateur Gold Cup”, a fantastic opportunity for experienced but non-Professional jockeys to get their own feel of the real thing, with a top prize to and thrill of a Cheltenham Festival win to boot.
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In 2017, the brilliant Bryony Frost won on board Pacha Du Polder, a quality chaser trained by Paul Nicholls. He was followed home by another Nicholls horse in Wonderful Charm at 7/2, with Barrel Of Laughs getting third at 100/1.
The 2018 Foxhunter Chase will once again attract the best Hunter Chase horses around and will be an all-action affair with a very strong Cheltenham betting market.
Foxhunter Chase Feature Betting Tip
Amateur rider Jamie Codd has been secured for the ride on Burning Ambition, a prolific point-to-point winner, who won his under rules debut at Limerick before finishing a good second to Gilgamboa at Punchestown last month.
While he looks to possess plenty of ability, there are concerns about his resolution for a finish having been out battled last time and his stamina for 3m 2f.
Foxrock has been to Cheltenham twice before and disappointed both times so has a lot to prove regarding travelling over.
Punchestown Champion Hunter hero Balnaslow needs to improve considerably having pulled up last time in a point but could very easily return to form in a race he outran his odds in last year.
Paul Nicholls has stated that his WONDERFUL CHARM is his best chance of a Cheltenham winner all week and, with Sam Waley-Cohen in the saddle, he is likely to be ridden a bit more forcefully than last year when second to stable companion Pacha Du Polder.
One of the most popular and best-loved Cheltenham Festival characters is trainer Ted Walsh, father to leading jockey Ruby and trainer of Foxrock, a classy horse at his best and he just heads the market for the Foxhunter Chase on Gold Cup Friday at this year’s Cheltenham Festival.
Next in the Foxhunters betting market is Wonderful Charm, who finished runner up in this race last year and will be going all out to go one better in 2018.
The 2017 winner Pacha Du Polder is 12/1 for a repeat bid and isd respected, while former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere would be interesting if the ground came up good.
Felix Yonger and Morning Assembly are interesting names to note, while Paint The Clouds could be in the mix again for trainer Warren Greatrex.
Latest Foxhunters Chase Betting Odds
- Foxrock – 8/1,
- Burning Ambition – 8/1,
- Wonderful Charm – 10/1,
- Pacha Du Polder – 12/1,
- Lord Windermere – 16/1,
- Felix Yonger – 20/1,
- Morning Assembly – 20/1,
- Paint The Clouds – 20/1,
- 25/1 bar
2017 FOXHUNTERS CHASE WINNER – PACHA DU POLDER 16/1
Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup Betting Odds
Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup Race Card
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1BalnaslowJ Mr Derek O'Connor T G J Mckeever2521-2P12-0 11135
2Barel Of LaughsJ Mr Alex Edwards T Philip Rowley131-12112-0 12138
3Burning AmbitionJ Mr J J Codd T Pierce Power11-111212-0 7146
4Caid Du BerlaisJ Mr W Biddick T Mrs R Loxton5F8-11112-0 9140
5Cousin PeteJ Mr N Phillips T Mrs Brown1FP-12112-0 10121
6FoxrockJ Ms K Walsh T A Fleming1111P-212-0 10144
7Grand VisionJ Mr B O'Neill T C L Tizzard120-12112-0 12141
8Minella For ValueJ Mr D L Queally T D Queally6113-2212-0 12134
9On The FringeJ Ms N Carberry T E Bolger24P5-P212-0 13136
10Pacha Du PolderJ Miss H C Tucker T P F Nicholls34114-312-0 11138
11Premier PortraitJ Mr G Levinson T Dr Charles Levinson10U-11U12-0 11123
12Saddlers EncoreJ Mr Joshua Newman T Miss C Newman1PP/3-1212-0 9116
13Shantou MagicJ Mr W B Ramsay T W B Ramsay4542-1112-0 11116
14ShotavodkaJ Mr H F Nugent T Miss H Brookshaw3736-1212-0 12128
15Sir Jack YeatsJ Mr James King T Richard SpencerP0531112-0 7130
16Top WoodJ Mr S Davies-Thomas T Miss K Morgan7542-1112-0 11124
17UnionisteJ Mr D Maxwell T P F Nicholls009-21112-0 10133
18VincitoreJ Miss S Rippon T Miss S Rippon40-406212-0 1298
19VirakJ Mr L Williams T P F Nicholls6456-1112-0 9139
20Volnay De ThaixJ Mr J Andrews T Stuart Morris3-9331112-0 9147
21Warden HillJ Mr T Chatfeild-Roberts T Mrs H Connors212-13112-0 10119
22Wells De LuneJ Mr P Bryan T M Bowen3165-2112-0 7131
23Wonderful CharmJ Mr S Waley-Cohen T P F Nicholls1120-3112-0 10138
24Young HurricaneJ Mr J Dawson T Guy Brewer112-11212-0 12125