National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup

Grade – Listed
Course – Cheltenham (Old Course)
Race Type – Novice Chase
Distance – 4 Miles (32 Furlongs)
Ages – 5yo +
Weights – 11st 4lbs (5yo), 11st 6lbs (6yo+), 7lb allowance for mares
Sponsor – None

Grade 2

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 10 of the last 12 winners were aged between 6 and 8
Price – 3 of the last 12 winners were favorites/joint favorites, 5/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 4/12 winners won on their last run before Cheltenham, 8/12 winners had their last run within the last 47 days
Previous Course Form – 9/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Cheltenham, only 2 had a previous win at Cheltenham
Previous Distance Form – 9/12 winners had at least 3 previous runs over at least 3 miles, 10/12 winners had at least 1 previous win over at least 3 miles
Previous Chase Form – 12/12 winners had at least 3 previous chase runs, 9/12 winners had at least 4 previous chase runs, 9/12 winners had at least 1 previous chase win
Rating – 10/12 winners had a rating of 130 or higher
Season Form – 10/12 winners had at least 4 runs that season, 9/12 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run – 0 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after Cheltenham, 2/12 placed on their next run
3/12 winners ran in the Scottish Grand National (Ayr) on their next run, 0 of the 3 won, 0 placed
Next Cheltenham Festival Run – 2/12 winners ran in the Gold Cup at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 2 won, 1 placed