Christie’s Foxhunter Chase Odds
It is the quality of the jockey as well as the horse that needs to be considered when analysing the Christie’s Foxhunter Chase odds. The race is virtually identical to the highlight of the Cheltenham Festival, the Cheltenham Gold Cup, but for amateur jockeys. Therefore, it is the same distance of 3m2f and same number of 22 fences that need to be negotiated.
Hunter Chase form a necessity to feature in the Christie’s Foxhunter Chase odds
There are certain criteria that a horse must adhere to in order to take part in the Christie’s Foxhunter Chase. These are that they must have finished in the first two of a Hunter Chase on two previous occasions or triumphed in two open point-to-point races.
However, the jockeys tend to have a big say on the Foxhunter winner. With the race full of amateurs, there can be use gulfs in class between the jockeys and some will have far more experience than others.
The excitement of the Cheltenham race will cause some to set off too fast, while others who are more nervous will make jumping errors and probably fall. Sam Waley-Cohen will undoubtedly be the big name to keep tabs on in the Christie’s Foxhunters Chase odds.
Baby Run to be a contender in the Christies Foxhunter odds
Baby Run won the Foxhunters in 2010 and looked on track to do so again last season before unseating Willie Twiston-Davies two flights from home and virtually handing the race to Zemsky. He is sure to come back for a third crack at the Foxhunters and will be the popular choice of many punters.