2022 National Hunt Chase Racecard Betting Odds

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 2022 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.

Run Wild Fred5/19/24/14/14/1
Galopin Des Champs--10/18/1-
Ahoy Senor10/1-10/18/1-
The Bosses Oscar12/110/111/111/110/1
Beacon Edge12/112/114/112/1-
Farouk D'alene12/118/120/116/116/1
Five O'clock--20/1-16/1
One For The Team--20/1--
Minella Drama--20/1--
Lifetime Ambition--20/1--
Jungle Boogie16/1-25/1--
Fury Road25/120/112/125/1-
Paisley Park--25/120/1-
Lord Royal33/1-16/122/1-
Dreams Of Home--25/1--
James Du Berlais--25/1--
Jon Snow--25/1--
Mr Incredible33/128/140/120/116/1
Ashdale Bob33/1-25/1--
Does He Know25/1-33/1--
Klassical Dream--33/125/1-
Oscar Elite50/1-33/122/116/1
Bothwell Bridge33/1-25/133/1-
Gars De Sceaux40/133/133/125/125/1
Dickie Diver33/133/133/133/1-
Ashtown Lad--33/1--
Noble Yeats33/1-33/1--
Imperial Alcazar--33/1--
Southfield Harvest--33/1--
Star Gate--33/1--
Deploy The Getaway33/1-40/1--
Eglantine du Seuil40/1-33/1--
Sams Profile--66/133/120/1
Midnight River40/1-40/1--
Karl Der Grosse--40/1--
Minella Escape--40/1--
Fancy Foundations40/1-40/1--
Flash Collonges--40/1--
De Name Evades Me--40/1--
Pure Genius50/133/140/140/1-
Grand Paradis66/150/150/133/133/1
Honest Vic50/1-50/1-40/1
Barbados Buck's--66/1-33/1
Bear Ghylls--50/1--
Corran Cross--50/1--
Pats Fancy--100/133/1-
Streets Of Doyen100/1-100/1--

After six exciting horse races on Day One of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival, we come to the final race of the meeting and it comes in the form of the National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup, with this encounter taking place over a distance of three miles and six furlongs.

This is a stamina-sapping affair between horses who have proven stamina over long distances and great jumping ability, while the extra spice is provided by the fact that amateur riders are on board all the runners who are lining up for this encounter.

There will be plenty of attention afforded to jockey Jamie Codd who is generally regarded as the best amateur in the business and he has ridden the past two winners, with Codd on board Le Breuil when it came to the 2019 running before a 2020 success on Ravenhill.

JJ Codd is likely to be on board the strongest hope for Gordon Elliott and that is likely to come in the form of Galvin, with the seven-year-old currently on a run of four successive victories that started at Killarney last summer.

Galvin has since gone on to record two more wins in Ireland before trying his luck in the Matchbook Better Way To Bet Novices' Chase in October when obliging at odds of 2/1 and that victory came over three miles at Cheltenham racecourse, so he certainly looks the one to beat here.

Even so, there will be punters looking for more juice in the price and Secret Reprieve ticks plenty of boxes after back-to-back successes at Chepstow Racecourse, with the horse scoring a victory in the Coral Welsh Grand National Trial Handicap Chase on 5 December before going on to land the spoils in the Coral Welsh National and he will go to the Festival with plenty of punters feeling confident about his chances.