2024 Foxhunter Steeple Chase Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Friday, 15 March 2024

After the excitement of the 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup come three more races on the Cheltenham Day Four racecard and that includes the St. James's Place Festival Challenge Cup where David Christie has his best chance of a Festival winner. The handler incredibly has the first three in the betting and it’s a case of working out which horse has the strongest credentials.

Vaucelet has scooped a victory in the past three races and the eight-year-old could be the one to beat, with Ferns Lock being a younger adversary from the same stable. The form guide is impressive for this six-year-old, with Winged Leader trading at a similar price to Ferns Lock and there could be some merit in backing both horses on an each-way basis.

Ferns Lock
Ferns Lock
5.00
Ferns Lock
Ferns Lock
Best Odds5.00
All Odds4/1
Its On The Line
Its On The Line
7.00
Its On The Line
Its On The Line
Best Odds7.00
All Odds6/1
Ramillies
Ramillies
8.50
Ramillies
Ramillies
Best Odds8.50
All Odds15/2
Samcro
Samcro
10.00
Samcro
Samcro
Best Odds10.00
All Odds9/1
Bachasson
Bachasson
11.00
Bachasson
Bachasson
Best Odds11.00
All Odds10/1
Winged Leader
Winged Leader
11.00
Winged Leader
Winged Leader
Best Odds11.00
All Odds10/1
Famous Clermont
Famous Clermont
11.00
Famous Clermont
Famous Clermont
Best Odds11.00
All Odds10/1
Latenightpass
Latenightpass
11.00
Latenightpass
Latenightpass
Best Odds11.00
All Odds10/1
Vaucelet
Vaucelet
11.00
Vaucelet
Vaucelet
Best Odds11.00
All Odds10/1
Premier Magic
Premier Magic
13.00
Premier Magic
Premier Magic
Best Odds13.00
All Odds12/1
Rocky's Howya
Rocky's Howya
15.00
Rocky's Howya
Rocky's Howya
Best Odds15.00
All Odds14/1
The Bosses Oscar
The Bosses Oscar
15.00
The Bosses Oscar
The Bosses Oscar
Best Odds15.00
All Odds14/1
Fakir D'alene
Fakir D'alene
15.00
Fakir D'alene
Fakir D'alene
Best Odds15.00
All Odds14/1
Envious Editor
Envious Editor
17.00
Envious Editor
Envious Editor
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/1
Billaway
Billaway
17.00
Billaway
Billaway
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/1
Secret Investor
Secret Investor
17.00
Secret Investor
Secret Investor
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/1
Dento Des Obeaux
Dento Des Obeaux
21.00
Dento Des Obeaux
Dento Des Obeaux
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/1
Ultimate Optimist
Ultimate Optimist
21.00
Ultimate Optimist
Ultimate Optimist
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/1
Chris's Dream
Chris's Dream
21.00
Chris's Dream
Chris's Dream
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/1
Stand Up And Fight
Stand Up And Fight
21.00
Stand Up And Fight
Stand Up And Fight
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/1
Annamix
Annamix
21.00
Annamix
Annamix
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/1
Caryto Des Brosses
Caryto Des Brosses
26.00
Caryto Des Brosses
Caryto Des Brosses
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1
Law Of Gold
Law Of Gold
26.00
Law Of Gold
Law Of Gold
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1
Crypto
Crypto
26.00
Crypto
Crypto
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1
Lough Derg Spirit
Lough Derg Spirit
26.00
Lough Derg Spirit
Lough Derg Spirit
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1
Simply The Betts
Simply The Betts
26.00
Simply The Betts
Simply The Betts
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1
Cousin Pascal
Cousin Pascal
26.00
Cousin Pascal
Cousin Pascal
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1
Drop Flight
Drop Flight
26.00
Drop Flight
Drop Flight
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1
Sine Nomine
Sine Nomine
26.00
Sine Nomine
Sine Nomine
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1
Dinny Lacey
Dinny Lacey
26.00
Dinny Lacey
Dinny Lacey
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1
Moratorium
Moratorium
26.00
Moratorium
Moratorium
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1
Black Samurai
Black Samurai
26.00
Black Samurai
Black Samurai
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1
Lord Schnitzel
Lord Schnitzel
34.00
Lord Schnitzel
Lord Schnitzel
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1
Time Leader
Time Leader
34.00
Time Leader
Time Leader
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1
Vis Ta Loi
Vis Ta Loi
34.00
Vis Ta Loi
Vis Ta Loi
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1
Bob And Co
Bob And Co
34.00
Bob And Co
Bob And Co
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1
Sine Nominee
Sine Nominee
34.00
Sine Nominee
Sine Nominee
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1
Dubai Quest
Dubai Quest
34.00
Dubai Quest
Dubai Quest
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1
Go Go Geronimo
Go Go Geronimo
34.00
Go Go Geronimo
Go Go Geronimo
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1
Somptueux
Somptueux
34.00
Somptueux
Somptueux
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1
Coastal Tiep
Coastal Tiep
34.00
Coastal Tiep
Coastal Tiep
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1
Chatham Street Lad
Chatham Street Lad
34.00
Chatham Street Lad
Chatham Street Lad
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1
Fier Jaguen
Fier Jaguen
34.00
Fier Jaguen
Fier Jaguen
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1
Dorking Cock
Dorking Cock
34.00
Dorking Cock
Dorking Cock
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1
Rewritetherules
Rewritetherules
41.00
Rewritetherules
Rewritetherules
Best Odds41.00
All Odds40/1
Reikers Island
Reikers Island
41.00
Reikers Island
Reikers Island
Best Odds41.00
All Odds40/1
Pont Aven
Pont Aven
41.00
Pont Aven
Pont Aven
Best Odds41.00
All Odds40/1
Royal Chant
Royal Chant
51.00
Royal Chant
Royal Chant
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/1
Le Malin
Le Malin
51.00
Le Malin
Le Malin
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/1
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
51.00
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/1
Write It Down
Write It Down
51.00
Write It Down
Write It Down
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/1
Woodbrook Boy
Woodbrook Boy
51.00
Woodbrook Boy
Woodbrook Boy
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/1
Magic Saint
Magic Saint
67.00
Magic Saint
Magic Saint
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/1
Zamparelli
Zamparelli
67.00
Zamparelli
Zamparelli
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/1
Not That Fuisse
Not That Fuisse
67.00
Not That Fuisse
Not That Fuisse
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/1
Dressedforsuccess
Dressedforsuccess
67.00
Dressedforsuccess
Dressedforsuccess
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/1
Cheltenam De Vaige
Cheltenam De Vaige
67.00
Cheltenam De Vaige
Cheltenam De Vaige
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/1
Matts Commission
Matts Commission
67.00
Matts Commission
Matts Commission
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/1
Cat Tiger
Cat Tiger
67.00
Cat Tiger
Cat Tiger
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/1
Singapore Saga
Singapore Saga
67.00
Singapore Saga
Singapore Saga
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/1
Dieu Vivant
Dieu Vivant
67.00
Dieu Vivant
Dieu Vivant
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/1
Dandy Dan
Dandy Dan
67.00
Dandy Dan
Dandy Dan
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/1
Er Dancer
Er Dancer
101.00
Er Dancer
Er Dancer
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1
Diable de Sivola
Diable de Sivola
101.00
Diable de Sivola
Diable de Sivola
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1
I K Brunel
I K Brunel
101.00
I K Brunel
I K Brunel
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1
Wagner
Wagner
101.00
Wagner
Wagner
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1
From The Heart
From The Heart
101.00
From The Heart
From The Heart
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1

2023 St. James's Place Festival Challenge Cup Betting Tips

We’ve got another test of stamina and jumping over the big obstacles when it comes to Race 5 on the final day of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival, with Vaucelet having been elevated to the head of the betting market after a series of impressive performances. The eight-year-old claimed a victory by a neck over three miles at Down Royal, with that coming on soft ground.

However, Ferns Lock could be a more attractive price to some punters and there was plenty to like about the horse’s most recent performance in a Hunters’ Chase at Thurles Racecourse, with Billaway being beaten by twenty lengths and that came after a similar type of win in a point to point encounter at Fairyhouse.

Winged Leader is no stranger to Cheltenham and finished second to Billaway in this race last year, with the horse only beaten by a neck and perhaps he’s poised to go one better after a smart season thus far. There was a win at Cragmore at the end of January and that was followed by another victory when being sent off at odds-on at Farmaclaffley.

Famous Clermont comes next in the betting and there has also been money for Billaway who was able to win last year for trainer Willie Mullins. However, the horse isn’t getting any better at the age of 11 and it could be worth monitoring the price movements ahead of the off considering that there isn’t any rock solid form to go off right now.


When you look at the best Cheltenham Festival betting odds, you will see that Willie Mullins is the favourite on the Cheltenham Top Trainer betting market. In addition to some of the other big races, the Irish handler also has the betting favourite for some of the other races and it includes this chase race which takes place on Day Four of the meeting.

Patrick Mullins gave the horse a solid spin for his father in a Hunters Chase at Naas Racecourse, with the runner having been sent off as the 2/1 betting favourite for this Cheltenham race twelve months ago only to lose to Porlock Bay by a short head.

The horse ran at Aintree shortly after the Cheltenham meeting, with the runner finishing fifth in the Rose Paterson Randox Foxhunters' Open Hunters' Chase. The horse also finished second behind Winged Leader when being sent off at odds-on at Thurles and punters will be wary of punting a horse that regularly falls short.

Winged Leader looks a more viable winner and there is better each-way Cheltenham betting odds when it comes to an eight-year-old who has racked up four consecutive wins this season. Beating Billaway by twelve lengths at Thurles was an impressive turnout, with big improvement potentially to come from a runner who is unproven at the Festival.

There are a couple of eleven-year-old runners who are also trading at a bigger price, with Bob And Co one of them. Paul Nicholls will saddle this horse and it was impressive when winning the Irish Daily Star Champion Hunters Chase at Punchestown, with the horse finishing second in the Pertemps Network Stratford Foxhunters Champion Hunters' Chase at Stratford. He’s been wrapped in cotton wool up to now.

Staker Wallace runs in the famous green and gold colours of owner JP McManus and it will be interesting to see why trainer Enda Bolger thinks the horse can run over a long distance and win such a big Cheltenham betting race. The runner finished third in this race last season and could be a good bet.


The Foxhunter Chase is always an exciting race at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, with consecutive winners having been commonplace in the past few years.

On The Fringe was the successive winner in 2015 and 2016, with Enda Bolger getting his charge primed for the big obstacles on both occasions, while Paul Nicholls repeated the trick with Pacha Du Polder in 2017 and 2018.

This race is a real test of stamina considering it takes place over three miles and two furlongs, while the ground is almost certain to have some cut in it considering the winter rainfall.

The fact that amateur riders are on board adds an extra ingredient, although Hazel Hill won the renewal in 2019 and perhaps this horse could be the latest double winner.

Philip Rowley trained this horse to victory twelve months ago and it appears the horse will be sent off as favourite, with the twelve-year-old landing a four-length victory on good-to-soft ground last year.

The horse then returned to Cheltenham a few weeks later and won again at short odds, although Hazel Hill was recently seen off by Minella Rocco at Wetherby and it’s the latter who has to be considered as a lively runner for this event.

The ten-year-old has won on his past two outings and this is a horse that finished second in a Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2017, with Sizing John proving too good for him although that’s an excellent pedigree for those looking to follow this horse.

There have been some tough times for the runner in the ensuing years, although that victory over Hazel Hill along with his Cheltenham class means we’re going to plump for him this time around.