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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.

Cheltenham Races TEst

With the Cheltenham Festival just around the corner, it’s time to get back into the spirit of this grand occasion, and for that, you’ve come to the right place.

With the offset commencing on Tuesday 16th March featuring The Unibet Champion Hurdle, you could be right there experiencing it all up until the final few races trickle through following The Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday 19th March.

Cheltenham Racecourse hosts the most anticipated event of the racing calendar where punters and racing enthusiasts can experience this exciting event from a number of perspectives, whatever the weather.

Four days of extraordinary racing offers a prize pool of over £4.5 million to the hopeful participants, with passion and emotion tantalising the senses of all in attendance.

Kissing the beautiful Cotswold countryside, Cheltenham Racecourse was voted the greatest racecourse in the world by The Racing Post in 2019. Each of the three magnificent Cheltenham Racecourse enclosures gives you a stunning view of the alluring surroundings.

The Cheltenham Festival offers world-class hospitality available to suit a wide range of budgets, so, if you wish, you could step up the quality of your experience to ensure you make the absolute best of this fascinating horseracing occasion.

Besides the racing, you can visit the shopping village featuring approximately 70 bespoke, carefully selected vendors for a mixture of essentials and luxuries. You can also indulge yourself at the bars and listen to live music all throughout the Cheltenham racing calendar.

Betting Tips

If you’re looking for the most diligently researched professional betting tips for the Cheltenham Festival 2021 races, our team of competent, experienced tipsters will provide all the fruitful information you need to make the most lucrative betting decisions possible.

The in-depth information we offer on favourites, horses to look out for, trainers, jockeys and more can mean it won’t just be the horses, trainers and jockeys getting Cheltenham results.

Tickets

Whether you have attended this enthralling event before and you’re looking for your annual fix, or you’ve been intrigued by the captivating aura that surrounds these races inducing the desire to make your Festival debut, you can find all the information you need on Cheltenham tickets right here.

Standard entry tickets are very affordable and there is a range of package options to suit your exact needs, so whatever your budget, The Cheltenham Festival 2021 will be the place to be this March.

Festival Guide

Any information you’re looking for on the festival including dates for the diary, the racecourse, the horse trainers, the jockeys, festival history, where to eat, where to stay and how to get there can be found right here at cheltenham.co.uk.

Race Calendar

The Cheltenham Festival 2021 features a variety of 28 breathtaking races, with 7 per day over the course of the four-day festival. Our race calendar makes it very easy to keep track of exactly what is going on and when.

The highlight of day one will be the Unibet Champion Hurdle with a prize pool of £450,000. Day two sees the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase take place where records continue to be broken.

Day three presents The Ryanair Chase and The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle race, both in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Then Finally, Friday hosts the grand finale in the form of The Cheltenham Gold Cup.

The full Cheltenham race schedule is available right here, from the Tuesday 10:30 gate opening to the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle final race at 5:30 pm on Friday.

Hospitality

The beauty of the Cheltenham races is the sheer quantity of options when it comes to how you want to experience it.

If you head down to The Festival simply to view the races and absorb the exciting atmosphere you don’t need to break the bank. If you’ve set a higher budget for this pulsating occasion, you can get plenty for the money you want to spend.

You can choose from any of the 11 onsite restaurants for your evening meal, with a variety of restaurant types from The Horse & Groom Pub to the Champions Walk restaurant, you can choose the atmosphere that’s served alongside your meal.

Those with a higher budget and more cash to splash will be delighted by the range of luxury experience options, including viewing boxes with private bars, Room With a View packages complete with Bentley and helicopter transfers, and the luxurious Orchard Pods suitable for up to 20 guests with a private balcony.

Free bets

Free bets are a fantastic opportunity to step up the thrill of the races with a chance to recoup some of your festival expenditures, increase your spending money, or even strike it lucky and walk away from your exhilarating day with a smug smile.

Free bets work just like real bets except there is no risk involved. You can place a stake on your favourite horse and if it wins, so do you. Real cash.

The Cheltenham Festival is amongst the busiest periods of the year for bookmakers and betting sites, so they always come up with some incredibly tempting sign-up offers and free bets to lure you in. The high competition between the bookies is good news for you, as they compete to offer the most generous free bet deals.

We scour the web for all the best betting deals – including free bets – and provide you with a one-stop-shop to accumulate your free bet funds, meaning less time searching and more time sitting and sipping.

Odds

It’s thanks to the high competition between bookmakers that you can get such fantastic prices on the horses. Odds are competitive, so very high profits are possible.

We’ll make sure you have access to all the best odds from all the best betting sites, so you can experience how profitable the Cheltenham races can truly be.

Track all the odds as the Festival approaches ever closer so you know exactly who to look out for and back when the big week finally arrives.