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.
Cheltenham Foxhunter Trends
|10/10||won over at least three miles|
|9/10||last ran between twelve and thirty-four days before this race|
|9/10||had previously won under Rules|
|9/10||were aged ten or younger|
|8/10||had a top three finish last time out|
|7/10||started 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-eight 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 six riders to win this race 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.
|2014||Tammy's Hill||9yo||L Lennon||Mr JJ Smyth||15/2|
|2013||Salisfy||8yo||R Sweeney||Mr CJ Sweeney||2/1F|
|2012||Salisfy||7yo||R Sweeney||Mr CJ Sweeney||7/1|
|2011||Zemsky||8yo||IR Ferguson||Mr D OConnor||33/1||2010||Baby Run||10yo||N Twiston-Davies||Mr S Twiston-Davies ||9/2JF|
|2009||Cappa Bleu||6yo||Mrs E Crow||Mr R Burton||11/2|
|2008||Amicelli||9yo||Mrs C Coward||Mr O Greenall||33/1|
|2007||Drombeag||9yo||JJ ONeill||Mr JT McNamara||20/1|
|2006||Whyso Mayo||9yo||R Hurley||Mr D Murphy||20/1|
|2005||Sleeping Knight||9yo||P Nicholls||Mr C Sweeney||7/2F|
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 slightly 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 and Gallant Nuit who all struggled badly in the last five renewals.
Foxhunter Chase Tip