National Hunt Chase Betting Odds 2021 | Winner Cheltenham

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The National Hunt Chase is the standout race on the 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 the opening day.

National Hunt Chase Betting Odds Winner- Favourites 2021

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 2021 at the top of the betting.

National Hunt Chase Tips & Favourites

The National Hunt Chase odds suggest that there is very little between the field. However, there remain two standout National Hunt Chase favourites 2021 to examine. Let’s explore our National Hunt Chase tips.


Monkfish for trainer Willie Mullins will lead the National Hunt Chase odds. The seven-year-old has been in excellent form recently and hasn’t lost for over 12 months.

He returned to the track after a 260-day break with back-to-back wins in Ireland. The first success came at the end of November at Fairyhouse, before he was dominant winning at Leopardstown at the end of December over three miles.

There isn’t much doubt that Monkfish is the most talented horse in the National Hunt Chase betting odds, as he won the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at the festival last year.

Latest Exhibition

The leading contender among the National Hunt Chase favourites 2021 to challenge Monkfish is Latest Exhibition. Paul Nolan trains this eight-year-old, and he will be looking to get the better of Monkfish for the first time in their three meetings.

Monkfish has previous won the last two, with the most recent win coming at Leopardstown in December.

The fact that Latest Exhibition’s main rival in the National Hunt Chase odds has already beaten him on two occasions will not bold well. However, the eight-year-old is a proven stayer, and that was evident when he won at Punchestown in October last year.

National Hunt Chase Cheltenham Festival

The National Hunt Chase is one of the biggest betting races of the opening day of the meeting. You can find out more about the history of the race and the records in this section.

Racing History

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.

Prize Money

The National Hunt Chase offers a prize pot of £125,000 for the owners and horses involved. The winning owner in 2020 received £74,306 in prize money.

That was a slight drop in the money that was received by the winner in 2019. The winner in that year was Le Breuil, whose owner received £75,490 in prize money.

Famous Winners

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 answering right here.

What Time is the National Hunt Chase Cheltenham 2021?

The National Hunt Chase will be the final race on the opening day of the festival. The race will get underway at 17:30.

Who Won the National Hunt Chase Last Year?

The National Hunt Chase winner last year was Ravenhill for jockey Jamie Codd and trainer Gordon Elliott.

Which Horse is the Favourite to Win in 2021?

The National Hunt Chase odds currently show Monkfish as the favourite. However, there are a number of other National Hunt Chase favourites 2021 in contention, with Galvin, Latest Exhibition and Secret Reprieve all at the top of the betting.

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