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.

We advised SALSIFY at 11/4 to win this race last year

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Cheltenham Foxhunter Trends

10/10won over at least three miles
9/10last ran between twelve and thirty-four days before this race
9/10had previously won under Rules
9/10were aged ten or younger
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-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.
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
2004Earthmover13yoP NichollsMiss A Goschen14/1

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

ON THE FRINGE appears to have an excellent chance of fulfilling the potential he first showed back in 2010 when winning at the Punchestown Festival. Mossey Joe is now a non-runner, there are doubts about Tammys Hill’s participation and Harbour Court is relatively inexperienced over regulation fences.

ON THE FRINGE would appear to have an element of class on his side that the majority of his likely opponents look to fall a good way short of. Trainer Enda Bolger has stated that the horse ‘is more of a man now’ compared to when he finished fourth in the equivalent race in 2011 and he looks the safest bet.

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Foxhunter Chase Odds

Full list of the runners and the 2014 Foxhunter Chase Odds.

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