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.
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
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1All KingsJ Mr Joshua Newman T R H Buckler8-3826611-6 9109
2Clondaw CianJ Mr Shane Fitzgerald T Miss S Smith0-322P011-6 8131
3Duel At DawnJ Mr Thomas M O'Brien T A M Hales31-212211-6 8141
4Impulsive StarJ Mr S Waley-Cohen T N P Mulholland110-F2311-6 8132
5Jury DutyJ Mr J J Codd T G Elliott6-1212211-6 7148
6Keeper HillJ Mr R Deegan T W Greatrex76-121F11-6 7143
7LofgrenJ Mr T Gillard T D McCain Jnr12456511-6 7126
8MossbackJ Ms Lisa O'Neill T G Elliott1P-14F211-6 6150
9No CommentJ Mr Derek O'Connor T P J Hobbs11722-311-6 7145
10PylonthepressureJ Ms K Walsh T W P Mullins22/21-4111-6 8135
11RathvindenJ Mr P W Mullins T W P Mullins3112BU11-6 10150
12Reigning SupremeJ Mr James King T N J Henderson2/141-U211-6 7134
13Robin Of LocksleyJ Mr D Skehan T Mrs S LeechP3418R11-6 8125
14Shades Of MidnightJ Mr T Hamilton T A M Thomson43P-5R311-6 8135
15Sizing TennesseeJ Mr B O'Neill T C L Tizzard2FU12311-6 10145
16Ms ParfoisJ Mr W Biddick T A J Honeyball1-3111210-13 7146