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The National Hunt Chase is the standout race on an opening day for the amateur riders, as they will get a golden opportunity to ride a Cheltenham Festival winner. You can discover the National Hunt Chase odds for the race here or all odds of Cheltenham Festival in our guide, as well as learning of the history of the final race on an opening day.
National Hunt Chase Odds Winner- Favourites 2022
You will be able to discover the National Hunt Chase odds for this year’s race below. You will see that there is a competitive field, with a number of National Hunt Chase favourites 2022.
National Hunt Chase Tips & Favourites
As is always the case in such a race, the National Hunt Chase odds for 2022 are very tight indeed. There is nothing much to choose between a number of runners at the top of the market.
Among the top National Hunt Chase tips in the ante-post market is Stattler. Trained by Willie Mullins, Stattler will be 7 when the festival comes around and is likely to improve into one of the genuine favourites.
A rather distant fourth in the Albert Bartlett in 2021, Stattler hasn’t so far shown his best form at Cheltenham. He’s likely to be ridden by leading jockey Paul Towndend however and his education over the course of the season will no doubt be top class.
Rather unusually for a horse this high profile, his win rate isn’t terrific. Stattler will need to improve, but overall we can see why he’s high up in the National Hunt Chase odds.
Also, feel free to read more about the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle.
Trainer Gavin Cromwell had a terrific 2021 Cheltenham Festival. It was headlined by 11-length Albert Bartlett winner Vanillier who now appears to be one the more likely National Hunt Chase winners.
Vanillier finished his hurdling career with a record of 2 wins from 6. He is one of the more exciting novice chasers for the 2020/21 season but will need to go on a steep learning curve over the course of the campaign.
While his subsequent fourth at Punchestown reads quite well, it’s clear that Cheltenham suits him best of all and he’s quickly becoming one of the punters’ favourite horses.
National Hunt Chase Cheltenham Festival
The National Hunt Chase is one of the biggest races on the opening day of the meeting. You can find out more about the history of the race and the records in this section.
The National Hunt Chase is the most run race at the Cheltenham Festival, as it will take place for the 162nd time this year. It took place at numerous in its early history, before eventually moving to Cheltenham in 1911. The first time this race was run as part of the festival was in the same year.
During the 1930s, only the Grand National was considered a more significant race. It was traditionally the longest race of the festival, but that changed when the Cross Country was introduced. The National Hunt Chase takes place on the Old Course and is run over three miles and six furlongs.
As of now, prize money is expected to be £92,000 in total. Prize money levels could go up however with crowds allowed back into Cheltenham in 2022.
There have been some standout winners of this race in the past. Cause of Causes won the National Hunt Chase in 2015, before later going on to win the Cross Country at the 2017 festival. Minella Rocco and Rathvinden are also famous winners. However, the National Hunt Chase’s standout winner in the past is dual Grand National winner Tiger Roll. The Gordon Elliott-trained horse won this in 2017 before winning the Grand National in 2018 and 2019.
Jamie Codd is the jockey with the most wins in this race, as he has won on three occasions. Codd has also ridden the winner in the last two. He won onboard Le Breuil in 2019 and Ravenhill last year.
Meanwhile, Jonjo O’Neill is the most successful trainer in this race. He has trained the winner on six previous occasions. The most recent of his winners was Minella Rocco in 2016.
National Hunt Chase – FAQs
Before examining the latest National Hunt Chase odds, you can find any questions that you need answers right here.
What Time is the National Hunt Chase Cheltenham 2022?
The full schedule has yet to be announced, however, it is anticipated that the National Hunt Chase will be the sixth race on day one at 4.50 pm.
Who Won the National Hunt Chase Last Year?
Galvin was a good winner of the race in 2021 under jockey Jack Kennedy.
Which Horse is the Favourite to Win in 2022?
In the early ante-post odds market, Stattler is a narrow favourite for trainer Willie Mullins.