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.

Cheltenham Day 4 Betting Offers

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.

Main Players

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

Cheltenham
St. James's Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase
16:1016.03.2018
Soft-heavy in places
  • 1
    Balnaslow
    J Mr Derek O'Connor T G J Mckeever
    2521-2P
    12-0 11
    135
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  • 2
    Barel Of Laughs
    J Mr Alex Edwards T Philip Rowley
    131-121
    12-0 12
    138
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  • 3
    Burning Ambition
    J Mr J J Codd T Pierce Power
    11-1112
    12-0 7
    146
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  • 4
    Caid Du Berlais
    J Mr W Biddick T Mrs R Loxton
    5F8-111
    12-0 9
    140
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  • 5
    Cousin Pete
    J Mr N Phillips T Mrs Brown
    1FP-121
    12-0 10
    121
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  • 6
    Foxrock
    J Ms K Walsh T A Fleming
    1111P-2
    12-0 10
    144
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  • 7
    Grand Vision
    J Mr B O'Neill T C L Tizzard
    120-121
    12-0 12
    141
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  • 8
    Minella For Value
    J Mr D L Queally T D Queally
    6113-22
    12-0 12
    134
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  • 9
    On The Fringe
    J Ms N Carberry T E Bolger
    24P5-P2
    12-0 13
    136
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  • 10
    Pacha Du Polder
    J Miss H C Tucker T P F Nicholls
    34114-3
    12-0 11
    138
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  • 11
    Premier Portrait
    J Mr G Levinson T Dr Charles Levinson
    10U-11U
    12-0 11
    123
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  • 12
    Saddlers Encore
    J Mr Joshua Newman T Miss C Newman
    1PP/3-12
    12-0 9
    116
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  • 13
    Shantou Magic
    J Mr W B Ramsay T W B Ramsay
    4542-11
    12-0 11
    116
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  • 14
    Shotavodka
    J Mr H F Nugent T Miss H Brookshaw
    3736-12
    12-0 12
    128
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  • 15
    Sir Jack Yeats
    J Mr James King T Richard Spencer
    P05311
    12-0 7
    130
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  • 16
    Top Wood
    J Mr S Davies-Thomas T Miss K Morgan
    7542-11
    12-0 11
    124
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  • 17
    Unioniste
    J Mr D Maxwell T P F Nicholls
    009-211
    12-0 10
    133
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  • 18
    Vincitore
    J Miss S Rippon T Miss S Rippon
    40-4062
    12-0 12
    98
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  • 19
    Virak
    J Mr L Williams T P F Nicholls
    6456-11
    12-0 9
    139
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  • 20
    Volnay De Thaix
    J Mr J Andrews T Stuart Morris
    3-93311
    12-0 9
    147
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  • 21
    Warden Hill
    J Mr T Chatfeild-Roberts T Mrs H Connors
    212-131
    12-0 10
    119
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  • 22
    Wells De Lune
    J Mr P Bryan T M Bowen
    3165-21
    12-0 7
    131
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    Wonderful Charm
    J Mr S Waley-Cohen T P F Nicholls
    1120-31
    12-0 10
    138
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  • 24
    Young Hurricane
    J Mr J Dawson T Guy Brewer
    112-112
    12-0 12
    125
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