National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup

Grade – 2
Course – Cheltenham (Old Course)
Race Type – Novice Chase
Distance – 3 Miles 6 Furlongs (30 Furlongs)
Ages – 5yo +
Weights – 11st 4lbs (5yo), 11st 6lbs (6yo+), 7lb allowance for mares
Sponsor – Ukraine Appeal

Grade 2

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 9 of the last 12 winners were aged between 6 and 8
Price – 3 of the last 12 winners were favorites/joint favorites, 7/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 5/12 winners won on their last run before the National Hunt Chase, 7/12 winners had their last run within the last 52 days
Previous Course Form – 9/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Cheltenham, only 3 had a previous win at Cheltenham
Previous Distance Form – 9/12 winners had at least 3 previous runs over 3 miles or further, 10/12 winners had at least 1 previous win over 3 miles or further
Previous Chase Form – 11/12 winners had at least 3 previous chase runs, 10/12 winners had at least 4 previous chase runs, 10/12 winners had at least 1 previous chase win
Rating – 11/12 winners had a rating of 142 or higher
Season Form – 9/12 winners had at least 4 runs that season, 10/12 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
1 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the National Hunt Chase, 1/12 placed on their next run
2/12 winners ran in the Scottish Grand National (Ayr) on their next run, 0 of the 2 won, 0 placed

Rest of The Season Runs
6 of the last 12 winners ran in at least 1 more race that season
0/12 won at least 1 more race that season, 0/12 placed in at least 1 more race that season

Next Cheltenham Festival Run
2/12 winners ran in the Kim Muir at the next Cheltenham Festival, 1 of the 2 won, 0 placed
1/12 winners ran in the Gold Cup at the next Cheltenham Festival, 0 of the 1 won, 1 placed