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Foxhunter Chase 2021 Racecard

The Foxhunter Chase is a race held for amateur riders on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. It is run over a distance of about 3 miles and 2 and a half furlongs on the New Course – with a total of 22 fences to be jumped.

3:40 Fri 19 Mar FOXHUNTER CHASE

Distance: 26f 70y Age: 5yo + Prize: £33,750 Going: Gd/Sft

Analyst's Verdict

A chance is taken on RED INDIAN, who arrives on the back of a couple of impressive wins in points and has some useful form under Rules. Last year's runner-up, Billaway, should be thereabouts again and a big run is expected from Bob And Co if he can iron out some of the mistakes he made when scoring easily at Haydock from Wishing And Hoping.

ENTRY
FORM
SILKS HORSE
JOCKEY & TRAINER
AGE
WGT
1
12/212-211
jockey silks 1. BILLAWAY (IRE)
J: P. Townend
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
9
12-0
* * * *
12/212-211
* * * *
Classy hunter chaser who ended up with too much to do when second in this last term and confirmed he's as good, if not better than ever, when scoring at Naas last time. Big player.
2
45P3/P11-1
jockey silks 2. BOB AND CO (FR)
J: Sean Bowen
T: Paul Nicholls
10
12-0
* * * *
45P3/P11-1
* * * *
Useful chaser in France who completed hat-trick in this sphere when bolting up at Haydock on reappearance from Wishing And Hoping. Jumping will need to be sharper now, but very much one to consider.
3
FU70/5-1
jockey silks 3. CHAMERON (FR)
J: Harry Cobden
T: S. Loxton
8
12-0
* * *
FU70/5-1
* * *
Useful before going the wrong way for Paul Nicholls but back on track when easily landing a couple of points early last year and completed the hat-trick readily in a hunter at Leicester in February.
4
11/12-1
jockey silks 4. HAZEL HILL (IRE)
J: Alex Edwards
T: Mel Rowley
13
12-0
* * *
11/12-1
* * *
2019 winner who wasn't at the top of his game last season but took advantage of a good opening when scoring at Ludlow on Rules return a couple of months ago. Needs a return to his very best.
5
1/U1171-4U
jockey silks 5. IT CAME TO PASS (IRE)
J: Richie McLernon
T: Eugene M. O'Sullivan, Ireland
11
12-0
* * *
1/U1171-4U
* * *
Took this last year but was below par on reappearance then unseated at Thurles recently, so he's hardly had the ideal prep. Hard to discount nonetheless.
6
1-1
jockey silks 6. LATENIGHTPASS
J: Bridget Andrews
T: T. Ellis
8
12-0
* * *
1-1
* * *
Has enjoyed plenty of success in points and made it 2 from 2 in hunters when landing a 17-runner event at Warwick on Rules return. Could get competitive.
7
17-3
jockey silks 7. LAW OF GOLD (IRE)
J: Jack Quinlan
T: David Kemp
8
12-0
* *
17-3
* *
Multiple winning pointer who should strip fitter for his third at Doncaster recently but found this event a bit too competitive last year.
8
0/04745-03
jockey silks 8. MIGHTY STOWAWAY (IRE)
J: J. W. Kennedy
T: Mrs Denise Foster, Ireland
10
12-0
* *
0/04745-03
* *
Winning pointer who returned to Rules with a respectable third to Stand Up And Fight (Billaway second) at Fairyhouse 129 days ago. Hard to see him turning the tables.
9
411/U2U-P2
jockey silks 9. MONBEG GOLD (IRE)
J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
T: Mrs Jonjo O'Neill
11
12-0
* * *
411/U2U-P2
* * *
Fairly useful chaser who was back to form when second in a hunter at Doncaster last time but has a bit to find in this company. Cheekpieces go back on.
10
jockey silks 10. MR MANTILLA (IRE)
J: Kielan Woods
T: D. J. Jeffreys
7
12-0
* * *
* * *
Won 5 of 6 starts in Irish points, latest Dec 13. Not completely discounted for a shrewd stable, particularly if the money comes for him.
11
4122/21-2
jockey silks 11. PORLOCK BAY (FR)
J: Lorcan Williams
T: Will Biddick
10
12-0
* * *
4122/21-2
* * *
Useful ex-French hurdler/chaser in 2018/19 for Francois Nicolle. Wide-margin point winner in November and only narrowly denied by Sametegal in hunter at Wincanton last month. Not ruled out.
12
83512/2P
jockey silks 12. RAVISHED (IRE)
J: Thomas Garner
T: J. J. O'Shea
13
12-0
* *
83512/2P
* *
Fair chaser who returned to this sphere with an excellent second to Hazel Hill at Ludlow but was pulled up at Haydock subsequently. Hard to fancy.
13
14U00/56-
jockey silks 13. RED INDIAN
J: David Noonan
T: Kelly Morgan
9
12-0
* * * * *
14U00/56-
* * * * *
Useful winning chaser at his best and, given he's landed both starts in points since last seen under Rules, there's every reason to think he retains a good chunk of ability. Interesting runner.
14
3-1
jockey silks 14. SALVATORE
J: Lee Edwards
T: Mel Rowley
8
12-0
* * *
3-1
* * *
Prolific pointer who made second hunter outing a winning one at Musselburgh 41 days ago. This is much tougher but there could be more to come.
15
37/P3
jockey silks 15. SONNEOFPRESENTING (IRE)
J: William Kennedy
T: Miss Sarah Rippon
11
12-0
*
37/P3
*
Formerly useful chaser, efforts in hunters have been uninspiring this term. Firmly up against it.
16
24-12
jockey silks 16. STAKER WALLACE (IRE)
J: M. P. Walsh
T: Enda Bolger, Ireland
10
12-0
* * * *
24-12
* * * *
Didn't need to be at best when winning 10-runner hunter at Limerick, then was far from disgraced when runner-up to Billaway at Naas subsequently. Likely to give a good account.
17
16/PP-P142
jockey silks 17. STAND UP AND FIGHT (IRE)
J: D. J. O'Keeffe
T: Enda Bolger, Ireland
9
12-0
* * * *
16/PP-P142
* * * *
Beat Billaway in November and, while unable to quite reproduce that, he powered home from an unlikely position when second at Thurles last time. This test will suit, and he's a big player.
18
121-2
jockey silks 18. WISHING AND HOPING (IRE)
J: Bryony Frost
T: Mel Rowley
11
12-0
* *
121-2
* *
Useful chaser who was 2 from 3 in this sphere last year but firmly put in his place by Bob And Co at Haydock last time. Needs to do more.

Betting Forecast : 7/2 3.5 BOB AND CO, 4/1 4 BILLAWAY, 12/1 12 STAND UP AND FIGHT, 14/1 14 RED INDIAN, 14/1 14 IT CAME TO PASS, 16/1 16 STAKER WALLACE, 18/1 18 CHAMERON, 22/1 22 HAZEL HILL, 22/1 22 LATENIGHTPASS, 25/1 25 PORLOCK BAY, 28/1 28 MR MANTILLA, 33/1 33 WISHING AND HOPING, 33/1 33 MIGHTY STOWAWAY, 50/1 50 MONBEG GOLD, 50/1 50 SALVATORE, 50/1 50 LAW OF GOLD, 80/1 80 RAVISHED, 300/1 300 SONNEOFPRESENTING

Run over the same course and distance as the Cheltenham Gold Cup, it was inaugurated in 1904. It is open to horses aged five years and older.

Furthermore, for a horse to be eligible for the race, it must have done one of the following; finished first or second twice in hunter chases, won two open point-to-point races or won one open point-to-point race and finished second or first in a hunter chase.

Since 1946 no horse has won it more than twice, but a total of nine horses have done the double, the most recent being Pacha Du Polder (2017 and 2018). He was retired in 2019 after an unsuccessful attempt to become the first horse to win the race three times; the race was won by the Philip Rowley-trained Hazel Hill, who had been in good form in point to points and hunter chases earlier in the season.

The jockey with the most victories in this race is the now retired Colman Sweeney.

Honours for the top trainer are tied between Richard Barber and Paul Nicholls .

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Foxhunter Chase 2022 FAQs

What is the distance of the Foxhunter Chase?

3 miles and 2 and a half furlongs.

How many obstacles are jumped in the Foxhunter Chase?

22

What day of the festival is the Foxhunter Chase?

Day 4

What time is the Foxhunter Chase?

16:10

What weights are carried for the Foxhunter Chase?

11 st 12 lb (5yo). 12 st 0 lb (6yo+). 7lb allowance for mares.

What is the purse for the Foxhunter Chase?

£45,000 (2019)

Who is the leading jockey in the Foxhunter Chase?

Out of the jockeys currently still in action, there are is no rider who has won it more than once. The now retired Colman Sweeney won it three times.

Who is the leading trainer in the Foxhunter Chase?

Paul Nicholls

Who won the Foxhunter Chase?

You can check out our Foxhunter Chase results page here to see a list of previous winners.

Where can I compare the odds for the Foxhunter Chase?

Click the link to visit our Foxhunter Chase Odds Comparison page.

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