2023 Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup Preview, Trends & Analysis

A chase run over the Gold Cup distance of three miles two and a half furlongs restricted to amateur riders for runners who have won a Point to Point or finished first two in a Hunter Chase, twice.

2023 Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup Preview, Trends & Analysis

2023 Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup Preview

The Foxhunter Chase is run over the Gold Cup distance of three miles two and a half furlongs restricted to amateur riders only, the 'Amateurs Gold Cup' here at Cheltenham. The race is open to runners who have either twice won a Point to Point (PTP) race or those who have finished in the first two of a Hunter Chase at least twice.

Many of the older runners will have contested handicap chases under national hunt rules in their early days. Who are our racing tipsters tipping to win the 'Amateurs Gold Cup'? Head over to the best bets for Cheltenham page to find out.

Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup Content:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Cheltenham Betting Picks on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners?

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the I R Ferguson trained Zemsky ridden by Mr Derek O'Connor who has set the fastest winning time in the Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup, the runner won the race in a time of 6:37.20 that was set when winning the race in 2011. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Paul Nicholls and jockey Miss Harriet Tucker with Pacha Du Polder who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 7:17.30 in the 2018 renewal.

These are the top three quickest run Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2011 - Zemsky (6:37.20)
  • 2006 - Whyso Mayo (6:42.70)
  • 2017 - Pacha Du Polder (6:42.80)

How competitive is the Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2005 when the race had an over-round of 123%. The race in 2007 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 136%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup, the over-round has been 129%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £129 which is bet.

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup next time out then you would have back a total of 8 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +5.59. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup Past Winners

Here are the Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse Info
2022
6:55.31
Billaway (IRE)
10yo 12-0 13/8F
Mr P W Mullins
W P Mullins (IRE)
2021
6:55.68
Porlock Bay (FR)
10yo 12-0 16/1
Lorcan Williams
Will Biddick (GB)
2020
6:55.51
It Came To Pass (IRE)
10yo 12-0 66/1
Miss M O'Sullivan
Eugene M O'Sullivan (IRE)
2019
6:50.75
Hazel Hill (IRE)
11yo 12-0 7/2F
Mr Alex Edwards
Philip Rowley (GB)
2018
7:17.30
Pacha Du Polder (FR)
11yo 12-0 25/1
Miss Harriet Tucker
Paul Nicholls (GB)
2017
6:42.80
Pacha Du Polder (FR)
10yo 12-0 16/1
Bryony Frost
Paul Nicholls (GB)
2016
6:53.70
On The Fringe (IRE)
11yo 12-0 13/8F
Ms N Carberry
E Bolger (IRE)
2015
6:59.80
On The Fringe (IRE)
10yo 12-0 6/1
Ms N Carberry
E Bolger (IRE)
2014
6:50.50
Tammys Hill (IRE)
9yo 12-0 15/2
Mr J J Smyth
Liam Lennon (IRE)
2013
7:15.50
Salsify (IRE)
8yo 12-0 2/1F
Mr C J Sweeney
Rodger Sweeney (IRE)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup have been based:

  • GB: 11 winners with an additional 24 placings from 347 runners
  • IRE: 9 winners with an additional 17 placings from 114 runners

Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup over the last 20 renewals is Paul Nicholls who has won the race 4 times. Those 4 winners came from Earthmover (2004), Sleeping Night (2005), Pacha Du Polder (2017) & Pacha Du Polder (2018). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup are E Bolger (2 wins) & Rodger Sweeney (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Paul Nicholls 26-4-5 +36.50 +7.75
E Bolger 12-2-4 -2.37 -5.18
Rodger Sweeney 4-2-2 +7.00 +2.50
Eugene M O'Sullivan 9-1-2 +58.00 +25.50
Jonjo O'Neill 7-1-1 +14.00 +4.00
Philip Rowley 6-1-3 -1.50 -2.25
W P Mullins 6-1-3 -3.37 -3.18
Mrs C A Coward 5-1-1 +29.00 +12.50
Nigel Twiston-Davies 4-1-2 +1.50 -0.25
Mrs S Alner 4-1-1 -0.25 -1.62

Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup Jockey Statistics

There are two jockeys who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup, Mr Sam Waley-Cohen has had a total of 11 rides to the race without recording any wins whilst Mr J J Codd has had 10 rides without a winner.

Here are some of the top Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Rides, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Mr Derek O'Connor 10-1-1 +24.00 +7.50
Mr Alex Edwards 5-1-3 -0.50 -1.25
Mr P W Mullins 4-1-2 -1.37 -1.68
Miss M O'Sullivan 3-1-1 +64.00 +31.00
Bryony Frost 3-1-1 +14.00 +6.00
Miss Harriet Tucker 2-1-1 +24.00 +11.50
Lorcan Williams 2-1-1 +15.00 +7.00
Sam Twiston-Davies 2-1-2 +3.50 +1.75
Mr Sam Waley-Cohen 11-0-2 -11.00 -10.00
Mr J J Codd 10-0-1 -10.00 -9.50

2023 Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,1,PU,1,PU,2,PU,12,(1,BD),(4,UR),2,1,5,3,1,4,8,1,2,2,1

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (80%) - Not GB, NZ, USA bred
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Won within last 5 starts
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Not exactly 2 wins (Career)
  • 19 / 20 (57%) - No bigger than 33/1
  • 19 / 20 (66%) - Furthest placed of 3m½f - 4m
  • 19 / 20 (81%) - Not a handicap (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (81%) - Not 2yr+ older than ave age
  • 19 / 20 (84%) - Ran over 2m4f-3m2f (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (84%) - Best in 3 not 2nd
  • 19 / 20 (86%) - Beaten no more 25l (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (87%) - Debut was over 1m3f+
  • 19 / 20 (87%) - Highest ran not a Class 3 or 4
  • 19 / 20 (87%) - Ran within last 330 days
  • 19 / 20 (87%) - Previously ran over 3m½f+
  • 18 / 20 (67%) - Carried 161-176lbs (Last Win)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Cheltenham racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup. If you are looking to place on a bet this race well in advance of the actual running, then there may be an ante-post market available for you to place your bet. If you are unfamiliar with this type of betting then head over to the OLBG Betting School and have a read of our Ante-Post Horse Racing article which explains how ante-post betting works.

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Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +26.88 is when runners had 1 win in the past 180 days. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 2 career wins in Non-Handicap races, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-92.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup is Leopardstown, there has been a total number of 5 winners of this race who ran at Leopardstown last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 447 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 14 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup:

  • Beneficial (2 Wins)
  • Exit To Nowhere (2 Wins)
  • Muhtathir (2 Wins)
  • Presenting (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup despite multiple attempts:

  • Oscar (0 Wins from 12 runners)
  • Roselier (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Turgeon (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Flemensfirth (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Kings Theatre (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Old Vic (0 Wins from 8 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was It Came To Pass in 2020 when winning for Eugene M O'Sullivan at odds of 66/1 under the guidance of Miss M O'Sullivan. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 7 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2023 Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup.

Schedule at the Cheltenham Festival

Have a look at our racing tipsters Cheltenham predictions for the Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup. Next up is the Mrs PP Mares Chase, head over to find trends and tips.

Cheltenham Festival races for Tuesday 14th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Supreme Novices Hurdle
Constitution Hill (GB)
5yo - 9/4
Nicky Henderson
Nico de Boinville
14:10 Cheltenham
Arkle Challenge Trophy
Edwardstone (GB)
8yo - 5/2
Alan King
Tom Cannon
14:50 Cheltenham
Ultima Handicap Chase
Corach Rambler (IRE)
8yo - 10/1
Lucinda Russell
Derek Fox
15:30 Cheltenham
Champion Hurdle
Honeysuckle (GB)
8yo - 8/11
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
16:10 Cheltenham
Close Brothers Mares Hurdle
Maries Rock (IRE)
7yo - 18/1
Nicky Henderson
Nico de Boinville
16:50 Cheltenham
Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
Brazil (IRE)
4yo - 10/1
Padraig Roche
Mark Walsh
17:30 Cheltenham
National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup
Stattler (IRE)
7yo - 2/1
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Cheltenham Festival races for Wednesday 15th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Ballymore Novices Hurdle
Sir Gerhard (IRE)
7yo - 8/11
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:10 Cheltenham
Brown Advisory Novices Chase
LHomme Presse (FR)
7yo - 9/4
Venetia Williams
Charlie Deutsch
14:50 Cheltenham
Coral Cup (Link)
Commander Of Fleet (IRE)
8yo - 50/1
Gordon Elliott
Shane Fitzgerald
15:30 Cheltenham
Queen Mother Champion Chase
Energumene (FR)
8yo - 5/2
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:10 Cheltenham
Cross Country Chase
Delta Work (FR)
9yo - 5/2
Gordon Elliott
Jack Kennedy
16:50 Cheltenham
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual
Global Citizen (IRE)
10yo - 28/1
Ben Pauling
Kielan Woods
17:30 Cheltenham
Champion Bumper
Facile Vega (IRE)
5yo - 15/8
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Cheltenham Festival races for Thursday 16th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Turners Novices Chase
Bob Olinger (IRE)
7yo - 6/5
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
14:10 Cheltenham
Pertemps Network Final
Third Wind (GB)
8yo - 25/1
Hughie Morrison
Tom OBrien
14:50 Cheltenham
Ryanair Chase
Allaho (FR)
8yo - 4/7
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
15:30 Cheltenham
Stayers Hurdle
Flooring Porter (IRE)
7yo - 4/1
Gavin Cromwell
Danny Mullins
16:10 Cheltenham
Festival Plate
Coole Cody (IRE)
11yo - 22/1
Evan Williams
Adam Wedge
16:50 Cheltenham
Ryanair Mares Novices Hurdle
Love Envoi (IRE)
6yo - 15/2
Harry Fry
Jonathan Burke
17:30 Cheltenham
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup
Chambard (FR)
10yo - 40/1
Venetia Williams
Miss Lucy Turner

Cheltenham Festival races for Friday 17th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
JCB Triumph Hurdle
Vauban (FR)
4yo - 6/4
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:10 Cheltenham
County Handicap Hurdle
State Man (FR)
5yo - 11/4
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:50 Cheltenham
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle
The Nice Guy (IRE)
7yo - 18/1
W P Mullins
Sean OKeeffe
15:30 Cheltenham
Cheltenham Gold Cup
A Plus Tard (FR)
8yo - 3/1
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
16:10 Cheltenham
Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup
Billaway (IRE)
10yo - 13/8
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins
16:50 Cheltenham
Mrs PP Mares Chase
Elimay (FR)
8yo - 9/4
W P Mullins
Mark Walsh
17:30 Cheltenham
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle
Banbridge (IRE)
6yo - 12/1
Joseph Patrick OBrien
M M McDonagh

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