National Hunt Chase Tips

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Day One at the Cheltenham Festival comes to a close with the oldest race at the meeting, the National Hunt Chase.

Open to first-season chasers, many greats of the sport have won this title since it was first run in 1860, and a future star of the sport could come out of the 2022 renewal.

Cheltenham Day 1 Results 2022 (Tuesday)

TimeTuesday Races2022 Results for Day 1Place Bet
13:30Supreme Novices' Hurdle1st Constitution Hill 9/4
2nd Jonbon 5/1
3rd Kilcruit 6/1
14:10Arkle Challenge Trophy1st Edwardstone 5/2
2nd Gabynako 25/1
3rd Blue Lord 4/1
4th War Lord 50/1
14:50Ultima Handicap Chase1st Corach Rambler 10/1
2nd Gericault Roque 9/1
3rd Oscar Elite 22/1
4th Tea Clipper 12/1
15:30Champion Hurdle
1st Honeysuckle 8/11
2nd Epatante 16/1
3rd Zanahiyr 28/1
16:10Mares' Hurdle1st Marie's Rock 18/1
2nd Queens Brook 4/1
3rd Mrs Milner 14/1
16:50Boodles Handicap Hurdle1st Brazil 10/1
2nd Gaelic Warrior 6/4
3rd Bell Ex One 25/1
17:30National Hunt Chase1st Stattle 2/1
2nd Run Wild Fred 7/4
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National Hunt Chase Tips

Once the 2021/22 National Hunt racing season begins, we’ll have long-term ante-post tips for the 2022 National Hunt Chase. You can find our final National Hunt Chase tips here as soon as they are available.

National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup Key Facts

DateTuesday March 15th, 2022
Distance3m 6f
StatusGrade 2
Prize Money£125,000

National Hunt Chase History

The National Hunt Chase is one of the oldest, and most historic races in all of jumps racing. Of all the races at the Cheltenham Festival, only the Grand Annual Handicap Chase was staged before the National Hunt.

The National Hunt Chase is open to five-year-olds and above. The race is of Grade Two status and only novice chasers can take part.

For most of it's history, the National Hunt Challenge Cup was run over four miles. However, after concerns were raised about the welfare of the horses, the National Hunt Chase was shortened to three miles and six furlongs in 2019.

The runners in the National Hunt Chase must be ridden by amateur riders. Since World War Two, Jamie Codd has ridden the most winners of the race, having scored on three occasions.

During its 160-year history, many top chasers have ended their novice campaign with a famous Festival win.

The most famous winner of the National Hunt Chase is probably Tiger Roll, who won this Grade Two in 2017. Gordon Elliott's star went on to win the Cross Country Chase twice, and win back-to-back Grand Nationals at Aintree in 2018 and '19.

In 2020, Gordon Elliott and Jamie Codd celebrated another winner in the National Hunt Challenge Cup, as well-backed ten-year-old Ravenhill claimed victory.

National Hunt Chase FAQs

When is the 2022 National Hunt?

The 2022 National Hunt Chase will take place on Tuesday March 15th 2022 on Day One at the Cheltenham Festival.

What time is the 2022 National Hunt Chase?

The National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Riders' Novices' Chase is the seventh and final race on Day One of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival, taking place at 5.30pm on Tuesday March 15th 2022.

Who will win the 2022 National Hunt Chase?

Our Cheltenham National Hunt Chase 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 at the Cheltenham Festival.