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The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase

Every year when March comes around, The Cheltenham Festival makes an appearance, too. It is one of the final meetings on the National Hunt calendar that is hosted by Cheltenham Racecourse before the summer break.

In 2021, as it often does, The Festival will share a date with St. Patrick’s Day. This creates an extra special atmosphere from the Irish visitors that regular The Cheltenham Festival regardless of this coincidence.

The Festival is made up of 28 amazing races, split into 7 races for four days. Each day offers at least one featured race, with The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy on Champion Tuesday and The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase on Ladies Wednesday. 

The Ryanair Steeple Chase and The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle take place on St. Patrick’s Thursday and finally The Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase, the best for last, on Gold Cup Friday.

The Cheltenham Festival 2021 will take place from Tuesday the 16th until Friday the 19th of March. The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase will be the final race of St. Patrick’s Thursday.

About the Race

The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase is an amateur National Hunt Steeplechase open to horses aged 5 and above.

The race length is 3 miles and 2 furlongs, with 21 hurdles for the horses to jump. It takes place on Day Three of The Cheltenham Festival every March.

The race was introduced by Mrs Evan Williams in 1946 in memory of her brother, Kim Muir, who died in World War 2. Fulke Walwyn is not a sponsorship name either, but instead the name of the highly successful trainer from Wrexham who recorded 40 of his victories at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Offering a purse of £70,000 with £41,510 going to the first-place finisher, The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase will be the final race of St. Patrick’s Thursday, beginning at 17:30.

Runners

The top 10 predicted runners and their ante-post odds for The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase at The Cheltenham Festival 2021 are the following:

  1. Dickie Diver (IRE) – 8/1 ante-post joint-favourite – 8 years old – weighing in at 11-1 (29/12/20) – trained by Nicky Henderson
  2. Run Wild Fred (IRE) – 8/1 ante-post joint-favourite – will be 8 years old the following day – weighing in at 11-4 (28/01/21) – trained by Gordon Elliott
  3. Farclas (FR) – 12/1 ante-post odds – will be 8 years old – weighing in at 11-4 (27/12/20) – trained by Gordon Elliott
  4. Jerrysback (IRE) – 12/1 ante-post odds – 9 years old – weighing in at 11-0 (23/01/21) – trained by Philip Hobbs
  5. Minella Times (IRE) – 14/1 ante-post odds – will be 9 years old – weighing in at 10-12 (27/12/20) – trained by Henry De Bromhead
  6. School Boy Hours (IRE) – 14/1 ante-post odds – 8 years old – weighing in at 12-0 (08/12/20) – trained by Noel Meade
  7. Longhouse Poet (IRE) – 14/1 ante-post odds – will be 8 years old on the day – weighing in at 12-0 (31/12/20) – trained by Martin Brassil
  8. Forza Milan (IRE) – 16/1 ante-post odds – 9 years old – weighing in at 11-2 (31/01/21) – trained by James Nash
  9. Plan of Attack (IRE) – 16/1 ante-post odds – will be 9 years old – weighing in at 11-0 (27/12/20) – trained by Henry De Bromhead
  10. Braeside (IRE) – 16/1 ante-post odds – 7 years old – weighing in at 11-5 (18/12/20) – trained by Gordon Elliott

Tips

If you want to be an individual in an army of punters that bet hundreds of millions of pounds over this four-day festival, you don’t need to be a horseracing expert.

Instead, you can trust our team of expert tipsters to guide you towards profitable decisions. It won’t be just the horses winning it big this March.

Odds

We’ve seen some high-priced victors throughout the history of The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase, including recently in 2017 when 40/1 outsider Domesday Book took home the first-place prize. A £10 outright bet on this result would have returned £400 in profits.

It’s not just the generous starting prices that can help fill your pockets at The Cheltenham Festival, but the plentiful promotions that come alongside them, too, such as enhanced odds, paid extra places and free bets.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

The first-place finisher of The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase last time out was 9/1 outsider Milan Native, ridden by jockey Rob James and trained by Gordon Elliott.

One and three-quarter lengths behind the leader was 8/1 Kilfilum Cross, followed by 16/1 Bob Mahler in third place and 10/1 Plan Of Attack in fourth. Only 15 of the 23 starting runners successfully completed this race.

2019

The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase was won by 6/1 Any Second Now in 2019, ridden by jockey Derek O’Connor and trained by Ted Walsh.

3/1 race favourite Measureofmydreams finished down in eighth-place, freeing up placement spots for 7/1 Kilfilum Cross in second, 22/1 The Young Master in third and 40/1 Crievehill in fourth.

2018

8/1 Missed Approach won to upset the odds in The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase back in 2018, ridden by jockey Noel McParlan and trained by Warren Greatrex.

4/1 race favourite Mall Dini finished just half a length behind Missed Approach in second place, followed by 5/1 Squouateur in third and 40/1 Double Ross in fourth.

2017

Four years ago it was American 40/1 outsider Domesday Book that upset the odds and took first place, ridden by jockey Gina Andrews and trained by Stuart Edmunds.

5/1 race favourite Squouateur unseated jockey Jamie Codd 3 out, freeing up placement spots for 16/1 Pendra in 2nd, 9/1 Premier Bond in 3rd and 10/1 Potters Legend in 4th.

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