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Hunters Chase Predictions, Betting Tips, Odds & Trends (Cheltenham 2021 - DAY 4)

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Hunters Chase Predictions, Betting Tips, Odds & Trends (Cheltenham 2021 - DAY 4)
The Hunters Chase Challenge Cup is the richest and most prestigious hunter chase of the season. It is run on exactly the same course and distance of the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The 2020 renewal was won by the 66/1 long shot It Came To Pass. Don't miss our Hunters Chase race preview with free predictions, tips, betting trends, best odds, free bets and no deposit bonuses on the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.

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    2021 CHELTENHAM DAY 4 TIPS AND PREDICTIONS 

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    Hunters Chase Betting Preview

    The Foxhunters Chase is always a popular contest with the Festival drawing to a close. It is the Gold Cup for amateur riders and older horses. An extreme test ran over the same course and distance as the Gold Cup -  three miles, two and a half furlongs - so that definitely tests out the horses jumping and stamina. The race is for chasers and the age limit on the race is five year old and above, and it usually attracts horses that are veterans.

    Furthermore, the Foxhunters Chase is now the richest and most prestigious hunter chase of the season, worth a total of 40,000.

    And now we'll take a closer look at this year's Foxhunter Steeple Chase and try to determine which horse is likely to prevail.

    Who will win the Hunters Chase 2021?Willie Mullins' BILLAWAY finished a 10-length second to It Came To Pass in this race last year and has improved since then. He became the clear favourite for the Foxhunter Chase following his Down Royal victory in December.

    Despite being 11 years old, the 2020 winner IT CAME TO PASS was an impressive winner at 66/1 and could attempt to follow up in 2021. He has beaten Billaway  decisively on two occasions and will be no pushover.

    RED INDIAN finished a respectable fifth to Vintage Clouds in the Peter Marsh last year. He has won a couple of point-to-points already this season and has some useful form under Rules.

    STAKER WALLACE is a dual point-to-point winner. He’s fairly consistently been amongst the better hunter chasers in Ireland for over a season and he has justifiable place claims again.

    STAND UP AND FIGHT probably has a little bit more to improve, having been behind Jury Duty when we last saw him at Thurles, while Billaway has beaten him twice.

    The 13-year-old HAZEL HILL won on his recent outing at Ludlow last month. He was soundly beaten by Highway Jewel in a point in December, and having also been beaten by Minella Rocco last season, it’s probably fair to see he’s not quite the force he once was.

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    Hunters Chase Trends

    • 8 of the last 12 winners came from the first 4 in the betting
    • 25 of the last 35 won last time out
    • 11 of the last 13 winners finished in the top 3 last time out
    • The last 14 winners were yet to win over this trip
    • 9 of the last 12 winners were bred in Ireland and 3 in France
    • 9 of the last 11 winners rated 134 or higher
    • 10 of the last 15 winners were aged 8-10 years-old
    • 27 out of the last 32 winners came from a traditional Point to Point background

    Hunters Chase Predictions 

    The section below contains our betting tips on the Foxhunters' Chase 2021. Feel free to copy our Cheltenham Festival tips and get the best prices available on the market by clicking the 'Bet' button! Are you looking for boosted odd on the Festival? Visit our Enhanced Bets section and grab huge prices!

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    2021 Hunters Chase FAQs

    What time is the Hunters Chase?

    The Foxhunters Chase is the fifth race run on Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival. That falls on Friday March 19, 2021 and the official starting time is 4:10pm.

    How many obstacles are jumped in the Hunters Chase?

    There are 22 obstacles to jump for the Hunters Chase runners

    What is the distance of the Hunters Chase?

    The Foxhunters Chase is run on a distance of 3 miles and 2 and a half furlongs

    What is the prize money for the Hunters Chase?

    The total prize money on offer for the Foxhunters Chase at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival will be £45,000.

    Who won the Hunters Chase last year?

    Last year's renewal was won by It Came To Pass at SP of 66/1, trained by Eugene O’Sullivan and ridden by Miss M O’Sullivan.

    What weights are carried for the Hunters Chase?

    11 st 12 lb (5yo). 12 st 0 lb (6yo+), with a 7lb allowance for mares.

    Who is the leading jockey in the Hunters Chase?

    No jockey has won the Foxhunters Chase more than once in the past 10 years. Five of the last five runnings have been won by female jockeys.

    Who is the leading trainer in the Hunters Chase?

    Paul Nicholls have won two of the last three runnings. Enda Bolger has saddled two winners and a placed finisher from eight runners in the last 10 years.
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