Hunter Chase Tips

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Following on from the Gold Cup on Day 4 at the Cheltenham Festival is the historic Foxhunter Chase, which is now known as the Hunter Chase.

Run over the same trip at the Gold Cup, the race provides amateur jockeys and point-to-point trainers the chance to score a Festival win.

Cheltenham Day 4 Tips 2022 (Friday)

TimeFriday Races (Day 4)2022 Tips for Day 4Place Bet
13:30Triumph HurdleWin: Vauban 9/4
EW: Il Etait Temps 20/1
14:10County Handicap HurdleEW: Farout 14/1
EW: First Street 16/1
14:50Albert Bartlett Novices' HurdleWin:  Minella Crooner 4/1
EW: Ballygriffincottage 25/1
15:30Cheltenham Gold CupWin: A Plus Tard 10/3
EW: Delta Work 80/1
16:10Hunters' Steeple Chase
EW: Pont Aven 12/1
EW Fumet D'Oudairies
16:50Mares' ChaseEW: Gin on Lime 12/1
17:30Conditional Jokeys' HurdleEW: Deploy The Getaway 12/1
EW: The Goffer 16/1

Hunter Chase Bookmakers Specials & Free Bets

We have put together a list of this year's best Cheltenham Hunter Chase bookie specials here and you can find the best free bets still available below.

Day 4 Cheltenham Gold Cup Free Bets 2022

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Bet £10 Get £30back in CASH£30 CASH
Price BoostsMinello Indo 80/1to win the Gold Cup
Galvin 80/1to win the Gold Cup

2022 Hunter Chase Tips

We provide ante-post tips covering the Hunter Chase throughout the season and our final Foxhunter Chase tips can be found here.

Hunter Chase Key Facts

DateFriday March 18, 2022
Distance3m 2 1/2 f
StatusClass 2
Prize Money£45,000

Hunter Chase History

Often referred to as the "Amateur Gold Cup", the Foxhunter Chase actually predates the Gold Cup itself, having first been run in 1904.

The race is only open to amateur jockeys, and point-to-point trainers often throw their best horses into the mix.

Only horses who've previously finished first or second in a recognised Hunter Chase, or have won two open point-to-point contests will be allowed to enter.

One of the most famous Foxhunter Chase winners ever was Halloween. After winning at Cheltenham in 1951, Halloween went on to win the Group One King George VI Chase at Kempton twice.

Nine horses have managed to win the Foxhunter Chase twice. The most recent back-to-back winner was Pacha Du Polder, who scored in 2017 and '19.

Those were the third and fourth victories for Paul Nicholls, making him the joint winning-most trainer in the Foxhunter Chase, alongside Richard Barber.

In 2020, the father-daughter team of Eugene and Maxine O'Sullivan claimed a surprise victory with It Came To Pass, who went off at a staggering 66/1.

For 2021, the professional jockeys will take over with amateurs not permitted to ride at the Cheltenham Festival due to coronavirus restrictions.

Hunter Chase Cheltenham FAQs

When is the Hunter Chase Cheltenham 2022?

The Foxhunter Chase is the fifth race on Day Four of the Cheltenham Festival on Friday, March 18th. It is restricted to amateur jockeys and for this reason is often referred to as the amateurs’ Gold Cup.

What time is the Hunter Chase?

The Hunter Chase Cheltenham is due off at 4.10pm on Friday, March 18th. It is the race following the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Who will win the Hunter Chase?

Our Cheltenham betting tips have been carefully selected by seasoned Cheltenham pundits and horse racing experts. They're free, so check them out if you're not sure who to bet on in the 2022 Foxhunter Chase.