2022 Kim Muir Challenge Cup Racecard Betting Odds

The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase might not have the snappiest of names at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival, but this race – which was inaugurated back in 1946 – is a fitting way to bring proceedings to a close on day three of this fine meeting. Given it will be St Patrick’s Thursday (and hence the Guinness will be flowing at a fair old pace) a few of the punters at the course might not be taking much notice by the time this race goes off, but they will be missing out as it is invariably an exciting and engrossing spectacle.


The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup takes place on Day Three of the Cheltenham Festival and this is a big steeplechase race which occurs over a distance of three miles and two furlongs. This handicap race is always popular from a betting perspective and you will find that many of the leading horses also battle it out at the Grand National meeting at Aintree Racecourse.

Due to the Kim Muir being a handicap race, no single trainer has been particularly dominant in recent years although Gordon Elliott claimed the spoils with Cause of Causes and Milan Native in the past five years and it’s always worth checking out the Irish handler to see what selection of horses he has at his disposal.

Run Wild Fred is the market betting leader with Elliott having high hopes for this Gigginstown challenger and you can expect the seven-year-old to put on a decent showing, with the horse recently finishing second in a Beginners’ Chase at Punchestown on 31 December.

Dickie Diver could line up in this race and the Nicky Henderson horse looks to have the right sort of profile to challenge hard for this encounter, with the runner having little problem with the distance of two miles and six furlongs when participating at Newbury and finishing second in the race.

Escaria Ten is another Gordon Elliott charge and perhaps this could be the one to back for this particular trainer, with the horse smashing things up in a Beginners’ Chase at Thurles, with the runner delighting backers who got hold of the 6/5 about him winning.

Farclas gives Elliott another bite of the cherry and the third-placed finish in the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown suggests that this is another one to add to the shortlist for the final race on Day Three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022.