St James’s Place Festival Hunter Chase

DateTimeClassDistance
Fri 15th March 202416:10Ungraded3 miles 2.5 furlongs

Odds table

HORSE
Ferns Lock 5/2 11/4 5/2 5/2
Its On The Line 3/1 3/1 3/1 3/1
Billaway 7/1 7/1 11/2 11/2
Premier Magic 7/1 7/1 6/1 6/1
Samcro 15/2 12/1 15/2 15/2
Vaucelet 14/1 12/1 12/1 12/1
Sine Nomine 16/1 14/1 14/1 14/1
Ramillies 20/1 20/1 14/1 14/1
Time Leader 20/1 16/1 16/1 16/1
Secret Investor 25/1 25/1 16/1 16/1
Quintin’s Man 16/1 20/1 20/1 20/1
Highway Jewel 40/1 33/1 40/1 40/1
D’jango 40/1 33/1 40/1 40/1
Hardline 33/1 40/1 40/1 40/1
Marcle Ridge 40/1 50/1 40/1 40/1
Shantou Flyer 50/1 40/1 33/1 33/1
Miss Seagreen 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1
Focus Point 80/1 66/1 80/1 80/1
From The Heart 100/1 100/1 100/1 100/1
Indicated odds were updated on 2024-03-01 02:48:50 UTC. Please note that odds are subject to change.

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About the St James’s Place Chase

The St James’s Place Festival Hunter Chase is ungraded, and features 5-year-old and above racehorses and amateur jockeys. Because the race is run over the same 3 mile 2½ course as the Cheltenham Gold Cup, it is sometimes referred to as the Amateur Gold Cup.

22 fences are jumped during the race. The St James’s Place Festival Hunter Chase has a tendency to produce repeat winners, with several horses taking the title twice in a row. One of these, Earthmover, performed the unusual feat of winning back the title after a five year interval.

Betting on the St James’s Place Chase

The combination of amateur riders with horses of modest ability makes for a particularly unpredictable races. The accuracy of the market in picking genuine contenders can vary wildly – favourites do win with reasonable frequency, but so do horses priced over 10/1. Looking at recent winners, decent form is a requirement to take this race.

A win last time out is not essential, but a place is, and the horse should have won within its last three races. Not all contestants will have run over 3 miles previously, but those that have, and did so recently, deserve special attention.

St James’s Place Chase Past Winners

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainer
2023Premier Magic10Bradley GibbsBradley Gibbs
2022Billaway10Patrick Mullins Willie Mullins
2021Porlock Bay10Lorcan WilliamsWill Biddick
2020It Came To Pass10Miss M. O’SullivanEugene O’Sullivan
2019Hazel Hill11Alex EdwardsPhilip Rowley