Cheltenham Festival 201813.03.18-16.03.18
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Foxhunter Chase Betting Tip and Race Preview – Cheltenham 2018

On The Fringe tried to become the first three-time post-war winner of the Foxhunter Chase last year

The Foxhunter Chase is the Gold Cup for amateur riders and older horses and after the thrill of watching the Gold Cup run live, this is a great race to bring you back down to earth. This race has a fun element to it, similar to the Cross Country race that is ran at the festival, although it is still a very serious betting heat. The older horses and amateurs will all be trying their best to win the race, and lift their own version of the Gold Cup.

This race is an extreme test (the Foxhunters Chase 2016 is known as a very tough race historically) ran over the same course and distance as the Gold Cup so that definitely tests out the horses jumping and stamina. It is also a test for the amateur riders that take part, this is a huge occasion for them, and a tough race to win. You will recognise many of the horses and jockeys in this race, with many old timers running in this race after having very good careers beforehand.

The betting on this race doesn’t really start until just before the event and the list of qualified horses is available. To qualify for this race, horses need to run in hunter chase races before the Cheltenham Festival so it is impossible to predict what will run right now. Let's check our Foxhunter Chase Cheltenham tips now.

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2018 Foxhunter Chase Preview

On The Fringe at the 2017 Foxhunter Chase

The Foxhunter Chase is a great way for racegoers to relax and enjoy racing after the thrill of watching the Gold Cup. This race is known as the amateur riders Gold Cup, although it is very different to the normal Gold Cup, and a much lower quality race. The race has a great fun feel about it, and many of the big trainers have started to get involved and train horses for the race.

As the months go on this season we will find out what horses are aiming for the Foxhunter Chase, but right now we can only guess as to what will run. If a horse ran last season and has stayed in training then it is likely that they will go for the race again, although until that is confirmed it is impossible to place a bet on the Cheltenham Foxhunters 2018.

When the list of runners comes out, make sure you take a look at it because you will recognise a lot of the horses on the list. Many of the runners in this race are semi-retired and have left their training yard, but they come back to run in this race and other races like it even though they are now much older. Let's try to pick the Cheltenham Foxhunter Chase winners.

Cheltenham Foxhunter Chase Tips – Cheltenham 2018

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Cheltenham Foxhunter Chase Winners

The Irish have won six of the last ten running’s, with two of those being won by jockey Nina Carberry. Make sure you look out for what the top jockeys are riding, they are often booked in advance of the race and offered the best Cheltenham Festival Foxhunter Chase runners.

Last 10 winners

Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2017 Pacha Du Polder B.Frost P.Nicholls
2016 On The Fringe N.Carberry E.Bolger
2015 On The Fringe N.Carberry E.Bolger
2014 Tammys Hill J.Smyth L.Lennon
2013 Salsify C.Sweeney R.Sweeney
2012 Salsify C.Sweeney R.Sweeney
2011 Zemsky D.O’Connor I.Ferguson
2010 Baby Run S.Twiston- Davies N.Twiston-Davies
2009 Cappa Bleu R.Burton E.Crow
2008 Amicelli O.Greenall C.Coward

Leading Trainers

Wins Trainer Years
2 E.Bolger 2015, 2016
2 R.Sweeney 2012, 2013
1 P.Nicholls 2017
1 L.Lennon 2014
1 I.Ferguson 2011
1 N.Twiston-Davies 2010
1 E.Crow 2009
1 C.Coward 2008

Leading Jockeys

Wins Jockey Years
2 N.Carberry 2015, 2016
2 C.Sweeney 2012, 2013
1 B.Frost 2017
1 J.Smyth 2014
1 D.O’Connor 2011
1 S.Twiston- Davies 2010
1 R.Burton 2009
1 O.Greenall 2008

Cheltenham 2018 Foxhunter Chase Race Conditions

Runners jumping a fence at the Foxhunter Chase

The Foxhunter Chase is known as the amateur riders Gold Cup and is ran over the same course and distance as that race. It also follows the Gold Cup, and gives the amateur riders the spotlight for that period of time as they aim to win their most important race.

The race is for chasers and the age limit on the race is five year old and above. The race is over the distance of three miles, two and a half furlongs and this makes it a huge test for any horse, regardless of how good they are. Despite being for five year olds and above, this race usually attracts horses that are veterans. May the Foxhunter Chase Cheltenham results be in your favour!

Location Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham England
Race Type Chase
Distance Three miles two and a half furlongs (3M2 ½ F)
Age Five year old and up
Surface Turf