National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup

Date Time Class Distance
Tue 10th March 2020 17:30 Grade 2 4 miles

National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup Results

Pos Dist Horse Jockey Trainer Age Wgt
1st Ravenhill Mr J J Codd G Elliott
2nd 2.25 Lord Du Mesnil Mr S Waley-Cohen Richard Hobson
3rd 28 Lamanver Pippin Mr W Biddick C L Tizzard
4th 3 Forza Milan Mr Derek O'Connor J A Nash
5th 13 Smoking Gun Mr T Hamilton Joseph P O'Brien
6th 39 Newtide Mr B O'Neill K C Bailey
- - Anteros Mr D Skehan Mrs S Leech    
- - Clondaw Cian Mr J C Barry Mrs S Leech    
- - The Hollow Ginge Mr Z Baker N A Twiston-Davies    
- - Ocean Cove Ms Lisa O'Neill F O'Brien    
- - Carefully Selected Mr P W Mullins W P Mullins    
- - Some Can Dance Mr H D Dunne S Drinkwater    
- - Redzor Mr J Andrews D Skelton    
- - Springfield Fox Mr N George T R George    
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About the National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup

The National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup is a showcase for the UK’s top amateur jockeys, who take on a 4 mile steeplechase course on 4-year-old and above novice staying chasers. 24 fences are jumped in the course of the race.

The National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup is an important part of the Cheltenham Festival, with a history stretching back to 1860. It is also the longest distance race run at the Cheltenham Festival, and was considered the second most important race in the UK until the 1930s.

Betting on the National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup

The fields that compete in the modern version of the National Hunt Handicap Chase are set to improve with the race’s elevation to Grade 2 status in 2017. However, the recent history of the race draws in a ragtag group of novice chasers who have their work cut out pacing the 4 mile race properly under their novice riders.

Despite this, the National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup doesn’t tend to go to long shots, and in recent years winners have run home priced under the 16/1 margin, with several winners priced under 10/1. The favourite will usually be priced within range of a profitable each-way punt on a place, but keep an eye out for proven stayers trading between the 4/1 to 10/1 mark.

National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup Past Winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
2019 Le Breuil 7 Jamie Codd Ben Pauling
2018 Rathvinden 10 Patrick Mullins Willie Mullins
2017 Tiger Roll 7 Lisa O'Neill Gordon Elliott
2016 Minella Rocco 6 Derek O'Connor Jonjo O'Neill
2015 Cause of Causes 7 Jamie Codd Gordon Elliott

More past winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
2014 Midnight Prayer 9 Joshua Newman Alan King
2013 Back in Focus 8 Patrick Mullins Willie Mullins
2012 Teaforthree 8 JT McNamara Rebecca Curtis
2011 Chicago Grey 8 Derek O'Connor Gordon Elliott
2010 Poker de Sivola 7 Katie Walsh Ferdy Murphy
2009 Tricky Trickster 6 Sam Waley-Cohen Nigel Twiston-Davies
2008 Old Benny 7 Charlie Huxley Alan King
2007 Butler's Cabin 7 Alan Berry Jonjo O'Neill
2006 Hot Weld 7 Richard Harding Ferdy Murphy
2005 Another Rum 7 Mark O'Hare Ian Duncan
2004 Native Emperor 8 Robert Widger Jonjo O'Neill
2003 Sudden Shock 8 Denis Cullen Jonjo O'Neill
2002 Rith Dubh 10 JT McNamara Jonjo O'Neill
2001 no race   due to foot-and-mouth crisis  
2000 Relaxation 8 Mark Bradburne Henry Daly
1999 Deejaydee 7 Tony Martin Michael Hourigan
1998 Wandering Light 9 Rupert Wakley Tim Forster
1997 Flimsy Truth 11 Micky Harris Martin Weston
1996 Loving Around 8 Philip Fenton Edward O'Grady
1995 Front Line 8 John Berry Jonjo O'Neill
1994 Christmas Gorse 8 Marcus Armytage Nick Gaselee
1993 Ushers Island 7 Noel Wilson Howard Johnson
1992 Keep Talking 7 Marcus Armytage Tim Thomson Jones
1991 Smooth Escort 7 Tony Martin Di Haine
1990 Topsham Bay 7 Paul Hacking David Barons
1989 Boraceva 6 Seamus Mullins Toby Balding
1988 Over the Road 7 Tom Costello Terry Casey
1987 Mighty Mark 8 Jimmy Walton Frank Walton
1986 Omerta 6 Lorcan Wyer Homer Scott
1985 Northern Bay 9 Tony Fowler Tom Bill
1984 Macks Friendly 7 Willie Mullins Paddy Mullins
1983 Bit of a Skite 7 Frank Codd Edward O'Grady
1982 Hazy Dawn 7 Willie Mullins Paddy Mullins
1981 Lucky Vane 6 Stephen Bush Toby Balding
1980 Waggoners Walk 11 Tony Fowler Caroline Mason
1979 Arctic Ale 8 John Fowler Dan Moore
1978 Gay Tie 5 John Fowler Mick O'Toole
1977 Alpenstock 10 Dick Saunders Stan Mellor
1976 Sage Merlin 8 Peter Greenall Jack Hardy
1975 no race   course waterlogged  
1974 Mr Midland 7 Mouse Morris Edward O'Grady
1973 Foreman 7 Bill Shand Kydd Harry Thomson Jones
1972 Charley Winking 7 Derrick Scott Leslie Scott
1971 Deblin's Green 8 Derek Edmunds George Yardley
1970 Domason 7 Robert Alner Harry Dufosee
1969 Lizzy the Lizard 10 Grant Cann Tony Hartnoll
1968 Fascinating Forties 9 Michael Dickinson George Owen
1967 Master Tammy 9 Brian Fanshawe George Guilding
1966 Polaris Missile 7 John Thorne John Thorne
1965 Red Vale 11 George Small Albert Piper
1964 Dorimont 10 Charles Vaughan Tom Taaffe
1963 Time 8 Ian Balding Willie Stephenson
1962 Go Slow 7 George Small Albert Piper
1961 Superfine 8 Sir William Pigott-Brown Frank Cundell
1960 Proud Socks 8 H. Thompson Vivian Bishop
1959 Sabaria 8 John Lawrence Bob Turnell
1958 Spud Tamson 7 Geordie Dun Tommy Dun
1957 Kari Sou 8 Alan Lillingston Archie Thomlinson
1956 Rosana III 9 Jeremy Everitt Jeremy Everitt
1955 Reverend Prince 9 C. Pocock Peter Dufosee
1954 Quare Times 8 Bunny Cox Vincent O'Brien
1953 Pontage 7 Bunny Cox Dan Moore
1952 Frosty Knight 6 Charles Straker Ian Straker
1951 Cushendun 6 Peter Chisman Bobby Renton
1950 Ellesmere 7 Atty Corbett Ken Cundell
1949 Castledermot 7 Lord Mildmay Vincent O'Brien
1948 Bruno II 8 Guy Cunard William Anstruther-Gray
1947 Maltese Wanderer 8 Dermot Daly Tom Yates
1946 Prattler 11 Dermot Daly Tom Yates
1945 no race   due to WWII  
1944 no race   due to WWII  
1943 no race   due to WWII  
1942 no race   due to WWII  
1941 no race   due to WWII  
1940 no race   due to WWII  
1939 Litigant 8 Richard Black Frank Furlong
1938 St George II 9 Bobby Petre A.J.G. Leveson-Gower
1937 Hopeful Hero 9 W.L. Dawes H.A.J. Silley
1936 Pucka Belle 10 E.W.W. Bailey E.W.W. Bailey
1935 Rod and Gun 8 Mervyn Jones Jack Anthony
1934 Crown Prince 9 Lord Belper Cliff Beechener
1933 Ego 6 Perry Harding Lt.-Col. M. Lindsay
1932 Robin-a-Tiptoe 11 Frank Furlong Mr. Gale
1931 Merriment IV 9 Lord Haddington Stewart Wight
1930 Sir Lindsay 9 Lord Fingall Jack Anthony
1929 Big Wonder 9 Capt. Henry Weber G.S.L. Whitelaw
1928 Cryptical 13 Major T.F. Cavenagh F.H. Bowcher
1927 Fine Yarn 7 J. Stevens C. Stevens
1926 Cloringo 5 William Parker Dutton Max Barthropp
1925 Ardvasar 12 Pat Dennis Aubrey Hastings
1924 Patsey V 11 Brian Lemon Robert Gore
1923 Templescoby 8 Harry Brown Tom Coulthwaite
1922 Conjuror II 10 Cyril Dewhurst Tom Coulthwaite
1921 Bugler 7 Capt. Geoffrey Bennet Harry Brown
1920 Prudhomme 6 Cecil Brabazon James Daly
1919 no race   occupation by military  
1918 no race   occupation by military  
1917 no race   occupation by military  
1916 no race   occupation by military  
1915 Martial IV 7 Major J.H. Purvis Major J.H. Purvis
1914 War Duke aged Harry Ussher Harry Ussher
1913 Kransfugl 11 R.H. Hall G. Pirie
1912 The Rejected IV aged Gilbert Cotton J.J. Cowap
1911 Sir Halbert 8 Arthur Smith Tom Coulthwaite
1910 Nimble Kate 9 Peter Roberts Percy Whitaker
1909 Wychwood 11 Peter Roberts Percy Whitaker
1908 Rory O'Moore 7 Percy Whitaker Percy Whitaker
1907 Red Hall 10 H.G. Farrant H.G. Farrant
1906 Count Rufus 7 Arthur Gordon R. Gordon
1905 Miss Clifden II 8 H.M. Ripley Mr. Baker
1904 Timothy Titus 6 Ivor Anthony E. Morgan
1903 Comfit 5 Capt. Robert Collis E. Thomas
1902 Marpessa 5 Atty Persse James Maher
1901 Friar John 5 Herbert Sidney Mr. Sentence
1900 Eoos 5 Arthur Gordon Mr. Shanahan
1899 Glen Royal 5 John Fergusson John Collins
1898 Real Shamrock 4 E.P. Gundry A. McKie
1897 Nord Ouest 4 Jules Morand Dick Chaloner
1896 Ludgershall 5 Harry Ripley John Collins
1895 Fin-ma-Coul II 6 Frank Atkinson J. Arnold
1894 Philactery 6 Wilfred Ricardo Joe Cannon
1893 Van der Berg 7 Sir Cuthbert Slade E.A. Craddock
1892 Royal Buck 5 Lord Royston Tom Cannon
1891 Impeyan 4 E. Crawley J. Swatton
1890 Innisfail 5 T.G. Arthur James Ryan
1889 Nap 4 Charles Thompson  
1888 Glen Thorpe 4 George Lambton Mr. Jordan
1887 Monkshood 6 Roddy Owen  
1886 Why Not 5 Charles Cunningham  
1885 Lady Tempest 5 Willie Beasley Garrett Moore
1884 Equity 4 Ted Wilson  
1883 Satellite 4 Ted Wilson William Jenkins
1882 Llantarnam 4 Ted Wilson William Jenkins
1881 Pride of Prussia 4 Ted Wilson Garrett Moore
1880 New Glasgow 7 Capt. Arthur Smith Mr. Wadlow
1879 Bellringer 7 Arthur Coventry  
1878 Filbert 9 C.R. Friend  
1877 The Bear 4 Ted Wilson Richard Marsh
1876 Burford 5 Lord Marcus Beresford J. Jones
1875 Gazelle 4 Mr. Flutter  
1874 Lucellum 5 Capt. Arthur Smith  
1873 Pickles 6 Capt. Arthur Tempest  
1872 Red Nob 6 Capt. Holyoake  
1871 Daybreak 5 Capt. Arthur Smith  
1870 Schiedam 5 John Maunsell Richardson  
1869 no race   due to ferry tragedy  
1868 Tathwell 6 William Brockton  
1867 Emperor III 6 Henry Coventry  
1866 Shangarry 5 Alec Goodman  
1865 Emperor II 7 Alec Goodman  
1864 Game Chicken 6 Capt. Arthur Smith  
1863 Socks 7 Alec Goodman Ben Land
1862 Fidget aged G. Skipworth  
1861 The Freshman 7 George Ede  
1861 Queensferry 5 Edmund Burton  
1860 Bridegroom 8 Edmund Burton  

 

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