17:30 National Hunt Chase Tips & Odds – Cheltenham Festival 15th March 2022

A look at the National Hunt Chase Tips from Cheltenham Festival Day 1

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The field for the National Hunt Chase Tips at the Cheltenham Festival 2022 has been whittled down to just six.

So it’s a small field for this Grade 2 fixture which features only amateur jockeys.

Our betting experts take a look through each of the runners heading to the start in this National Hunt Chase Tips preview.

It’s a closer look at the latest odds, trends and key contenders that we have in store for the final race of the Cheltenham Festival Day 1 scene.

National Hunt Chase Racing Odds

Run Wild Fred 7/4
Stattler 5/2
Vanillier 7/2
Pats Fancy 7/1
Braeside 12/1
Beatthebullet 100/1
Ontheropes n/r
* (odds recorded at 17:54 GMT on March 14th, 2022 at William Hill)

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National Hunt Chase Race Details Cheltenham Festival

  • Grade 2
  • 5-year-olds plus
  • 7 declared runners
  • 3m 5f
  • 23 fences
  • Going: Good To Soft


FAV in National Hunt Chase Racing Odds

The race favourite in National Hunt Chase odds 2022 is RUN WILD FRED at 7/4* (odds recorded at 17:54 GMT on March 14th, 2022 at William Hill).

He is one of a handful of classy runners taking on this challenge and he should have no problem when it comes to stamina.

On his penultimate run, he took a victory at Navan in the Troytown Chase on a 3m trip.

He was subsequently pushed a Grade 1 on his follow up at Leopardstown.

Run Wild Fred ran with full credit in that contest to take a runner up finish. With Jamie Codd in the saddle then the 8-year-old looks to have a big chance.


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National Hunt Chase Betting Contenders

STATTLER is in fine form at the moment and makes for another of the big players in this contest.

He looks as if he can hang in there with the trip and he will be looking to compile a hattrick in his current form.

Stattler has looked a very good chaser and scored a Grade 2 success on his latest run back in January at a 3m distance.

Form from that race has panned out for him and there is no reason why he shouldn’t be in the thick of the action.

The Willie Mullins-trained Stattler is a quote of 5/2 in National Hunt Chase betting* (odds recorded at 17:54 GMT on March 14th, 2022 at William Hill).

VANILLIER completes the strong trio who are going into this final race of the Cheltenham Festival Day 1 line-up.

He impressively took the Albert Bartlett last year. He has been solid more than progressive over the fences this season.

But Vanillier does still retain potential in this sphere and he looks like he has a good enough engine to keep himself in the frame.

The rest of the trainers National Hunt Chase

BEATTHEBULLET gets the blinkers on for the first time. He is a big outsider in his one and has been well held on both efforts since winning on his chase debut in November.

BRAESIDE is a good stayer, which could see him bring some place claims to the table. He opened the season with a win at Cork over the fences.

PATS FANCY is a good stayer as well and has produced some credible form this season. He has taken a couple of handicap wins this season.

Pats Fancy was only beaten by a good prospect at Newbury on this latest and is no forlorn hope.

Last 10 National Hunt Chase Winners at the Cheltenham Festival

Year Winner Odds Jockey Trainer
2021 Galvin 7/2 Jack Kennedy I R Ferguson
2020 Ravenhill 12/1 Mr J J Codd Gordon Elliott
2019 Le Breuil 14/1 Mr J J Codd Ben Pauling
2018 Rathvinden 9/2 Mr P W Mullins Willie Mullins
2017 Tiger Roll 16/1 Ms L O’Neill Gordon Ellliott
2016 Minella Rocco 8/1 Mr Derek O’Connor Jonjo O’Neill
2015 Cause Of Causes 8/1 Mr J J Codd Gordon Elliott
2014 Midnight Prayer 8/1 Mr Joshua Newman Alan King
2013 Back In Focus 9/4F Mr P W Mullins Willie Mullins
2012 Teaforthree 5/1F Mr J T McNamara Rebecca Curtis
2011 Chicago Grey 5/1F Mr Derek O’Connor Gordon Elliott

National Hunt Chase Trends

The National Hunt Chase trends are the next part of this preview of the 2022 renewal. But it is a Cheltenham Festival race that is one of the tricker ones to call.

It has been a while since there has been a winning favourite in the contest three of the last five renewals have won from an SP of at least 12/1.


National Hunt Chase Trends Cheltenham Festival

  • There has not been a winning favourite in any of the last eight renewals
  • Gordon Elliott is the leading trainer with four wins
  • Jamie Codd is the leading jockey with three previous wins
  • Wasn’t beaten by more than 19l on their debut 20/20
  • Had made between 4-13 starts in the previous 12 months 20/20
  • Won this race from a break of 18-144 days 20/20
  • Had between at least 4 starts for the current season 19/20
  • Was no longer than 12/1 last time out 19/20
  • Was in a field of no more than 13 last time out 19/20
  • Last winning effort was not in a Beginners chase 19/20


National Hunt Chase Tips & Predictions Cheltenham Festival 2022

We have reached the National Hunt Chase tips section of this year’s review and this is really an intriguing field to pick through.

There are basically three main contenders here and it is hard to see anyone beyond them carrying enough of a threat.

Preference has to be with RUN WILD FRED at 7/4* (odds recorded at 17:54 GMT on March 14th, 2022 at William Hill).

He is from the leading trainer in this race (Gordon Elliott) and has the leading jockey (Jamie Codd) on his back for Tuesday’s effort.

There doesn’t look to be too much between STATTLER and the race favourite, so the proven yard and jockey form tip the balance there towards the former.

VANILLIER looks the clear pick of the rest of these in the small field to stick in there and mount some kind of challenge.

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