2023 National Hunt Chase Betting Odds & Racecard

The National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup, or National Hunt Chase as it is more commonly known, is the penultimate race on the opening day of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival. Run over a distance of four miles, this is a serious test of stamina and whilst it isn’t the biggest race on day one in terms of prestige, there are plenty of great each way betting opportunities here. Read on as we preview this hard-to-call contest for amateur riders and offer our thoughts on who will win, as well as our each way betting tips and live odds comparison.

It will be amateurs in the saddle for this one and with four miles and 24 fences of Cheltenham’s Old Course to contend with, these part-timers are really being tested. Of course, it’s a serious challenge for the horses too and this one is open to novice chasers of at least five years.

Gaillard Du Mesnil7/17/1
The Nice Guy8/110/1
Minella Cocooner9/110/1
Three Stripe Life10/110/1
Gelino Bello-14/1
Journey With Me-16/1
Frontal Assault12/120/1
Gerri Colombe20/116/1
Bardenstown Lad20/116/1
Classic Getaway20/120/1
Mighty Potter-20/1
Stage Star-20/1
Minella Crooner25/116/1
Hollow Games25/120/1
Cobblers Dream-25/1
Gericault Roque-25/1
Hi Ho Phoenix-25/1
Bring On The Night33/120/1
Carrig Sam-33/1
Chemical Energy33/133/1
City Chief33/133/1
Freedom To Dream40/133/1
Serious Charges-50/1
Jpr One-50/1

There are lots of Cheltenham Festival Day One races and the final one of these is the National Hunt Chase. This is a final chance to place your Cheltenham 2023 bets on the action on the first day of the meeting. You can compare the Cheltenham Festival prices and hopefully find the bookie offering the biggest available prices.

You can place Cheltenham each-way bets on the race betting favourites and still get a nice return. For example, Stattler is a talented seven-year-old who might not be out of the places when it comes to the National Hunt Chase betting. Willie Mullins can certainly get a tune out of a horse that won a Beginners Chase on 11 December.

However, the 2023 Cheltenham Festival betting odds suggest that there are plenty of horses who are in with a lively chance. Run Wild Fred will run in the familiar Gigginstown colours, with Gordon Elliott having a good chance of landing a Cheltenham winner through an eight-year-old who are among the Cheltenham betting favourites.

Run Wild Fred was sent off as the 9/4 favourite in the Neville Hotels Novice Chase before finishing second to Fury Road, although there was previously a win at Navan in the Ladbrokes Troytown Handicap Chase.

Indeed, Fury Road could be the value considering that previous win and we’re surprised to see Cheltenham betting odds that are a lot bigger about this performer. It was an eight-length win over his stable mate and we think there is plenty to recommend about this performer.