National Hunt Steeple Chase Betting Tips & Odds 2018

16.50 The J T McNamara National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup

This four mile Grade 2 contest for Novice Chasers and Amateur Jockeys has developed into a real school for future top staying prospects.

In 2017, Gordon Elliott’s diminutive but very talented Tiger Roll stole the show under Lisa O’Neill with his display of running and jumping, before storming up the hill to score at 16/1.

Cheltenham Day 4 Betting Offers

With around £120,000 in total prize-money, this is a hugely valuable prize in its own right and the name of the game is definitely the ability to jump accurately and see out the four miles in full – Cheltenham hill included! It is a real spectacle and the perfect race to start winding down the day one Champion Day betting card.

National Hunt Feature Betting Tip

The four-mile National Hunt Chase is on the agenda for smart novice Keeper Hill. The seven-year-old is a Grade Two winner over three miles, but he fell at Musselburgh last time out.

Jury Duty, Dounikos, No Comment and Rathvinden currently head the betting market but it is the latter named that is of the greatest interest.

Owned by Ronnie Bartlett, RATHVINDEN has yet to tackle such a long distance but he has won on all connections seem quietly confident he will see out the marathon trip.

Main Players

Last year’s Pertemps Hurdle winner Presenting Percy has made a very bright start to his chasing career and appears to be full of stamina. He heads the Cheltenham betting market at 10/1 for the National Hunt Chase, well known as the “four miler”, and as we know Cheltenham Festival form counts for a lot on the big days at the famous track.

Invitation Only and the Ted Walsh trained Any Second Now are other notable names toward the head of the market, with Noel Meade’s Snow Falcon another eye-catching contender for the Irish.

Fountain’s Windfall, Black Corton and Constantine Bay represent the big UK names, in what is shaping up to be a classy contest.

Latest JT McNamara Betting Odds

  • Presenting Percy – 10/1
  • Invitation Only – 12/1
  • Any Second Now – 14/1
  • Snow Falcon – 14/1
  • Black Corton – 20/1
  • Constantine Bay – 20/1
  • Fountain’s Windfall – 20/1
  • Monalee – 20/1
  • Ballyoptic – 25/1

2017 Winner: TIGER ROLL – 16/1

National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup Betting Odds

National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup Race Card

Cheltenham
National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Riders' Novices' Chase (Grade 2)
16:5013.03.2018
Heavy-soft in places
  • 1
    All Kings
    J Mr Joshua Newman T R H Buckler
    8-38266
    11-6 9
    109
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  • 2
    Clondaw Cian
    J Mr Shane Fitzgerald T Miss S Smith
    0-322P0
    11-6 8
    131
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  • 3
    Duel At Dawn
    J Mr Thomas M O'Brien T A M Hales
    31-2122
    11-6 8
    141
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  • 4
    Impulsive Star
    J Mr S Waley-Cohen T N P Mulholland
    110-F23
    11-6 8
    132
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  • 5
    Jury Duty
    J Mr J J Codd T G Elliott
    6-12122
    11-6 7
    148
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  • 6
    Keeper Hill
    J Mr R Deegan T W Greatrex
    76-121F
    11-6 7
    143
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  • 7
    Lofgren
    J Mr T Gillard T D McCain Jnr
    124565
    11-6 7
    126
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  • 8
    Mossback
    J Ms Lisa O'Neill T G Elliott
    1P-14F2
    11-6 6
    150
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  • 9
    No Comment
    J Mr Derek O'Connor T P J Hobbs
    11722-3
    11-6 7
    145
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  • 10
    Pylonthepressure
    J Ms K Walsh T W P Mullins
    22/21-41
    11-6 8
    135
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  • 11
    Rathvinden
    J Mr P W Mullins T W P Mullins
    3112BU
    11-6 10
    150
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  • 12
    Reigning Supreme
    J Mr James King T N J Henderson
    2/141-U2
    11-6 7
    134
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  • 13
    Robin Of Locksley
    J Mr D Skehan T Mrs S Leech
    P3418R
    11-6 8
    125
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  • 14
    Shades Of Midnight
    J Mr T Hamilton T A M Thomson
    43P-5R3
    11-6 8
    135
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  • 15
    Sizing Tennessee
    J Mr B O'Neill T C L Tizzard
    2FU123
    11-6 10
    145
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  • 16
    Ms Parfois
    J Mr W Biddick T A J Honeyball
    1-31112
    10-13 7
    146
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