About the Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup
The Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup is the UK’s Foxhunter Chase championship. The race 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 Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup 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 Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup
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.
Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup Sign-up Offer
New customers only. Up to £100 in Bet Credits. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply. 18+ only.