Foxhunter Steeple Chase Betting Odds Comparison - Cheltenham

19/03/2021 15:40:00

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.