2023 Foxhunter Steeple Chase Betting Odds & Racecard

Run over the same course and distance as the more illustrious feature race (the Cheltenham Gold Cup) on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival, the Foxhunter Chase is dubbed the “amateur Gold Cup” by some. And though it doesn’t have the prestige or the big name runners of the preceding race, the Foxhunter still captures the imagination of the public, and has done for some time given that it was inaugurated way back in 1904.

Here we bring you our predictions and betting tips for this three mile, two and a half furlong race, along with the latest live betting odds comparison to ensure you get the best possible value for money on your bets.

Winged Leader4/1
Good Bye Sam6/1
Bob And Co14/1
Not That Fuisse14/1
Cat Tiger16/1
Dubai Quest16/1
Cousin Pascal20/1
Pont Aven20/1
Porlock Bay20/1
Myth Buster20/1
Mighty Stowaway25/1
Dandy Dan25/1
Stand Up And Fight25/1
Le Breuil33/1
Reikers Island33/1

The Foxhunters’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival is unique by virtue of the fact that it’s only open to amateur riders. Therefore, the best amateur jockeys are always in demand and that will be the same when considering the 2023 Foxhunters Chase betting odds, with the latest Cheltenham betting odds highlighting that there’s a particular stand out selection in the eyes of the bookies.

Billaway is the horse that they all have to beat in the eyes of the best horse racing bookmakers, with the Willie Mullins-trained charge having bags of experience and there were some impressive performances during the 2020-21 National Hunt season. However, the horse hasn’t run during the current campaign.

The horse lined up in the St. James's Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase and there was a big gamble on Billaway when it ran in the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, although it was ultimately stunned by Porlock Bay by a short head. However, the horse has run consistently strongly in big races at Aintree and Punchestown.

It only takes one from emerge from the pack to beat the Cheltenham betting favourites and perhaps Porlock Bay can run home a second consecutive Festival winner, with the horse having run in a point-to-point horse race and there’s also Bob And Co who could be a bright prospect.

It should be noted that the horse will be saddled by trainer Paul Nicholls and that the runner was superior to Billaway when winning the Irish Daily Star Champion Hunters Chase, with the horse potentially able to reproduce the Punchestown magic when it comes to the big stage at Cheltenham.