National Hunt Chase Tips

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 2021 renewal.

Cheltenham Festival Day One Card

Cheltenham Day 1 Tips 2021 (Tuesday)

TimeTuesday RacesTips / 2020 ResultPlace Bet / Watch Replay
13:30Supreme Novices' HurdleWinner: Shiskin 6/1
14:10Arkle Challenge TrophyWinner: Put The Kettle On 16/1
14:50Ultima Handicap ChaseWinner: The Conditional 15/2
15:30Champion HurdleWinner: Epatante 2/1 Fav
16:10Mares' HurdleWinner: Honeysuckle 9/4
16:50Novices' Handicap ChaseWinner: Imperial Aura 4/1
17:30National Hunt ChaseWinner: Ravenhill 12/1

2021 National Hunt Chase Odds

Best Odds
Top Bookie
Fury Road16/1William Hill
Latest Exhibition16/1bet365
Cracking Smart20/1Paddy Power
Run Wild Fred20/1bet365
Column Of Fire20/1 Paddy Power
Diol Ker20/1William Hill

2020 National Hunt Chase Result

National Hunt Chase 2020 Runners & Best Odds

RunnerBest OddsPlace Bet
Winner: Ravenhill12/1
2nd Place: Lord Du Mesnil11/2
3rd Place: Lamanver Pippin20/1
4th Place: Forza Milan14/1
5th Place: Smoking Gun28/1
6th Place: Newtide11/1
Carefully Selected6/4
Springfield Fox7/1
The Hollow Ginge25/1
Ocean Cove33/1
Non Runner No BetBest Odds Guaranteed
E/W Terms1/5 Odds - 3 PlacesSee all Runners

National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup Key Facts

DateTuesday March 16th, 2021
Distance3m 6f
StatusGrade 2
Prize Money£125,000

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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

Who won the 2020 National Hunt Chase?

Cheltenham Festival 5.30 result – Ravenhill beats Lord Du Mesnil to win the National Hunt Chase in last race of Day One. RAVENHILL won the National Hunt Chase in the final race of the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival 2020.

When is the 2021 National Hunt?

The 2021 National Hunt Chase will take place on Tuesday March 16th 2021 on Day One at the Cheltenham Festival.

What time is the 2021 National Hunt Chase?

The National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Riders' Novices' Chase is the seventh and final race on Day One of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, taking place at 5.30pm on Tuesday March 16th 2021.

Who will win the 2021 National Hunt Chase?

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