2016 National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup

The National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup is one of the Cheltenham Festival’s highlights for amateur jockeys as well as being the longest race run at the festival. The race is run over a distance of 4 miles 1 furlong with entry restricted to 5-year-old and above novices.

The National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup is one of the oldest races at the Cheltenham Festival and has been run more times than any other race at the meeting. The race is known for attracting large fields, with over 30 runners the norm, with winners often going on to perform well in major grade 3 national hunt races.

National Hunt Chase Betting Odds

Cheltenham - Cheltenham
146th Year Of The National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup (Listed Amateur Riders' Novices' Chase) (Class 1) - 16:50
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Noble Endeavor 13/2 13/2 6 7 6
Southfield Royale 11/2 11/2 6 5 6
Minella Rocco 8 8 13/2 8 13/2
Native River 15/2 9 9 9 9
Pont Alexandre 9 9 9 8 10
Measureofmydreams 10 10 10 10 10
Definitly Red 12 14 16 14 14
Local Show 16 14 16 16 16
Vicente 12 14 16 14 16
Ballychorus 10 10 10 9 10
Shantou Flyer 33 33 33 33 20
Vieux Lion Rouge 28 25 25 25 22
Pleasant Company 33 33 33 40 33
Bally Beaufort 66 50 50 50 50
Waldorf Salad 66 66 66 66 66
Warrantor 66 66 66 66 50
Vintage Vinnie 66 66 50 50 50
Viva Steve 66 66 66 66 66
Johnny Og 100 66 100 100 66
How About It 150 100 100 100 100

National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup Winners

The National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup has produced a number of notable champions. Butler’s Cabin won the race in 2007 before taking victory in the Irish Grand National. 2006 winner, Hot Weld, went on to win the Scottish Grand National and the Betfred Gold Cup.