FOXHUNTER CHASE TIPS

  • 15/03/2019
  • 16:10

Who will win the Foxhunter Chase?

TIME OUR TIP
4:10 Stand Up and Fight Bet Now
Why? Win over Christmas really caught the eye and has fewer miles on the clock than most, can strike for O’Connor and McManus.

Cheltenham day 4 tips

TIME RACE
1:30 Triumph Hurdle Tips
2:10 County Handicap Hurdle Tips
2:50 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Tips
3:30 Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips
4:10 Foxhunter Chase Tips
4:50 Grand Annual Chase Tips
5:30 Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Tips

The opening day of the Festival features a full seven races. Find all of our Cheltenham day 4 tips here to get full coverage of Gold Cup Day.

FOXHUNTER CHASE TIPS

The one I feel has been dangerously overlooked in the betting, however, is BOB AND CO. Yes, it was rather comical when David Maxwell’s cramp forced him to pull Paul Nicholls’ recruit up at Warwick, but Bob And Co was in the process of running a really good race in with Minella Rocco and could easily have beaten his Cheltenham Festival rival.

Maxwell’s mount clocked an impressive RPR of 150 at Bangor, where he beat former Grand National runner, Ballynagour by 100-lengths. Maxwell shipped this nine-year-old over from France with this race in mind and I’d be surprised if he chose to ride last year’s runner-up, Shantou Flyer instead.

Paul Nicholls has trained two of the last three winners of the Foxhunters, and will have been working backwards from Cheltenham with this race in mind. David Maxwell is a man who’s given so much to racing and his riding has improved significantly over the last couple of seasons. He came close to winning it last year, and I think Bob And Co is the horse who could hand this likeable owner his first ever Cheltenham Festival winner. He’ll be my sole Foxhunter Chase tip at an appealing each-way price of 14/1.

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ST JAMES PLACE FOXHUNTER CHASE

One of the most traditional and popular races on Cheltenham day 4 is the Foxhunter Chase. Entrants will have to tackle the same three-and-a-quarter-mile trip that the Gold Cup combatants had just battled for supremacy over – a stern test for horses who are used to standard hunter chases or point-to-point contests.

There have been many memorable runnings of the Foxhunter Chase, with College Master, Double Silk and On The Fringe returning to the Cheltenham Festival to successfully defend their crown the year after winning their first Foxhunters.

Looking for tips for the other days at this year’s Festival? See our Cheltenham 2019 tips and analysis.