Foxhunter Chase

A chase is for amateur riders only and horses who normally run in point to points and hunter chase races. The race is run over 3m 2 and a half furlongs.

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Cheltenham Foxhunter Trends

10/10won over at least three miles
9/10were aged seven to nine
9/10last ran between twelve and thirty-four days before this race
9/10had previously won under Rules
8/10had a top three finish last time out
7/10started their careers in point to points


Foxhunter Chase Analysis

In addition to the above, last time out winners have an excellent record in this race with twenty-three of the last twenty-nine winners also winning on their previous racecourse appearance.

The value of having a quality amateur pilot on your side can also not be underestimated. A glance at the last ten winners table will show some of the most accomplished long term amateurs or young riders who have gone on to turn professional.

Even if you are not familiar with the jockeys involved make sure you have a scan of their riding statistics to check your mount's pilot won't let you down.


Foxhunters Last Ten Winners

Table below shows the last ten winners of the race.
YearHorseAgeTrainerJockeyPrice
2014Tammy's Hill9yoL LennonMr JJ Smyth15/2
2013Salisfy8yoR SweeneyMr CJ Sweeney2/1F
2012Salisfy7yoR SweeneyMr CJ Sweeney7/1
2011Zemsky8yoIR FergusonMr D OConnor33/1
2010Baby Run10yoN Twiston-DaviesMr S Twiston-Davies 9/2JF
2009Cappa Bleu6yoMrs E CrowMr R Burton11/2
2008Amicelli9yoMrs C CowardMr O Greenall33/1
2007Drombeag9yoJJ ONeillMr JT McNamara20/1
2006Whyso Mayo9yoR HurleyMr D Murphy20/1
2005Sleeping Knight9yoP NichollsMr C Sweeney7/2F



Foxhunter Chase Preview

Hunter Chases are not everyone's cup of tea but for those that make the effort to get their head round the point to point and hunter chase form they could be on to a decent priced winner.

This is one of the few races at the Festival where the bookies' knowledge of the runners could be patchy and if you have done your homework you could have a distinct advantage.

It's usually best in this race to stick to an up and coming horse rather than be tempted by an ex-handicapper who is having a last hurrah in hunter chasing.

These old favourites very rarely maintain a level of form high enough to win a race like this - a point emphasised by the likes of Juveigneur, Kingscliff, Barber Shop, Cloudy Lane, Gallant Nuit and Berties Dream all struggled badly in the recent renewals.

Foxhunter Chase Tip

OLBG member Systemight has selected PAINT THE CLOUDS in the Foxhunters:

“A facile winner of the prestigious Champion Hunter Chase at Stratford in 2014, the St. James’s Place Foxhunter Chase was immediately identified as the long term target afterwards.

A ten length win on his re-appearance at Doncaster was impressive, especially as on paddock inspection beforehand the gelding was seen as ʺneeding the raceʺ.

Unbeaten over fences, the selection is still unexposed and could potentially be a cut above these."

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