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Kim Muir Challenge Cup TipsWhen is the Kim Muir Challenge Cup 2021?

Cheltenham Thursday 18th March 5.30pm

Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (0-145) (5yo+)

Distance: 3 miles 2 Furlongs

Weights: Handicap

The seventh and final race on day three on St Patrick’s Thursday is the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase. This race is for amateur riders and is open to horses aged five years old and over and it is run along the new course at Cheltenham over a distance of around about three miles and one and a half furlongs and during the running there are about 19 fences to be jumped.

There are always a lot of entries in this and the handicap tends to be very compressed.

This is a race that English trained horses tend to fare well in. Leading Irish amateur Jamie Codd has won the race four times in the last eleven years, so it’s worth taking note of what he's riding on the day.

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Kim Muir Challenge Cup Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Chu-Teh – 1967, 1968
Glyde Court – 1985, 1986

Leading jockey (4 wins):

Jamie Codd – Character Building (2009), Junior (2011), The Package (2015), Cause of Causes (2016)

Leading trainer (4 wins):

Fred Rimell – Mighty Fine (1951), Gay Monarch II (1955), Nicolaus Silver (1961), Double Negative (1977)

Source: Wikipedia

Kim Muir Challenge Cup Trends and Statistics

12 Year Trends and Statistics 

  • Age11 of the last 12 winners have been aged between 7 and 9.
  • Sex – All of the last 12 winners were geldings.
  • Trainer – David Pipe (2) and Gordon Elliott (2) are the only trainers to saddle more than 1 winner in the last 12 years..
  • Country – 8 of the last 12 winners were bred in Ireland, 2 in Great Britain and 2 in the USA.
  • Colour – 8 of the last 12 winners were bay..
  • Weight CarriedAll of the last 12 winners have carried at least 11st.
  • Starting Price (SP)9 of the last 12 winners have been between 6/1 and 16/1.
  • Starting Price RankJust 2 favourites have won in the last 12 years and 7 were in the first 3 in the betting.
  • Headgear – Only 4 of the last 12 winners wore no headgear, 5 had on blinkers.
  • Days Since Last Run – 9 of the last 12 winners had run between 16 and 45 days ago. 
  • Last Run Form – Only 1 of the last 12 winners had won last time out. 6 finished in the first 3.
  • Official Rating – 11 of the last 12 winners had an OR between 137 and 143.
Who are the Kim Muir Challenge Cup Leading Contenders?

Keith is working through the Cheltenham hopefuls and will update this section as soon as he has made his shortlist of contenders

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What was Keith’s Kim Muir Challenge Cup Tip for 2019?

Here is what Keith wrote for the 2020 Kim Muir Challenge Cup.

This race is a real pinsticker and it is one where we again haven't got a clue what will be running.

GLENLOE from the Gordon Elliott yard is ante-post favourite but given the relatively poor record of Irish trained runners in this, my preference is to look for home grown talent.

The David Bridgewater trained THE CONDITIONAL won a Class 2 Handicap here in October, before two credible runs in Grade 3 company. His second place at Newbury behind DE RASHER COUNTER is arguably the best race of his career so far.

He has been eased three pounds in the handicap, after finishing fourth at Warwick last time and now lurks on a workable mark.

 My selection for the 2020 Kim Muir Challenge Cup 2020 is: THE CONDITIONAL 20/1 each way (NRNB).

On the day, Keith went with LE BRIEUL who never made any impression in the Kim Muir and finished well down the field.

Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Results

Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Riders Handicap Chase
Distance: 3m2½f (5720 yards +76 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £41510 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 23    Going: Soft    Class: Class 2     Age Restrictions: 5yo+
Winners Time: 7 mins 9.20s   Avg OR: 140     Median OR: 140

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
111stMilan Native (IRE)7141Elliott, GordonJames, Mr R (7)9/111.503.23
mid-division, headway and in touch 5 out, led approaching 2 out, soon ridden, kept on when hard pressed flat, asserted towards finish BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 20
182nd1.75Kilfilum Cross (IRE)9138Oliver, HenryEdwards, Alex8/110.122.94
tracked clear leaders, close up 11th, challenged 4 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on and every chance flat, no extra towards finish BF IP MIN 2.02 BF IP MAX 1000
123rd1.5Bob Mahler (IRE)8140Greatrex, W JMcParlan, Mr N16/126.505.64
disputed lead to 2nd, tracked clear pair, close up 11th, led narrowly when pecked 3 out, headed approaching next, one pace before last, stayed on flat BF IP MIN 9 BF IP MAX 1000
154th3.25Plan Of Attack (IRE)7140Bromhead, Henry DeONeill, Mr B10/116.733.40
mid-division on outside, close up 13th, challenged 4 out, every chance 2 out, ridden and one pace before last, no impression in 4th flat BF IP MIN 6 BF IP MAX 890
65th2.25Deise Aba (IRE)7142Hobbs, P JBiddick, Mr W8/110.503.44
mid-division, close up 13th, tracked leaders 3 out, one pace next, soon ridden, kept on flat, no impression BF IP MIN 8 BF IP MAX 1000
76thNKFitzhenry (IRE)8142Nolan, PaulMullins, Mr P W7/110.662.82
towards rear, driven and headway before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never nearer BF IP MIN 9.8 BF IP MAX 1000
197th2.25Champagne Platinum (IRE)6138Henderson, N JOConnor, Derek5/1 (JFav)6.802.84
held up towards rear, headway 5 out, tracked leaders 3 out, one pace next, soon ridden, no impression before last BF IP MIN 2.76 BF IP MAX 1000
228th7.5Cloth Cap (IRE)8137ONeill, JonjoDeegan, R14/127.085.00
mid-division, close up 13th, chased leaders on inside 3 out, outpaced before next, never on terms, weakened flat BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000
59th2Flying Angel (IRE)9144Twiston-Davies, N ABaker, Mr Z40/172.6810.60
mid-division, driven to chase leaders 3 out, never on terms, ridden and weakened before last BF IP MIN 15.5 BF IP MAX 1000
910th2.5The Kings Writ (IRE)9141Woollacott, Mrs KayleyNewman, Mr Joshua (3)40/181.889.80
tracked clear leaders, close up 11th, driven after 3 out, kept on same pace, never on terms, ridden and weakened last BF IP MIN 50 BF IP MAX 1000
211th5Le Breuil (FR)8145Pauling, BenCodd, Mr J J5/1 (JFav)6.812.18
mid-division on inside, hit 16th, outpaced 3 out, never on terms, weakened last BF IP MIN 4.4 BF IP MAX 1000
1312thNKMilitarian10140Martin, Andrew JMartin, James (3)25/154.058.36
mid-division, lost place and behind from 14th (water), no danger after BF IP MIN 50 BF IP MAX 1000
113th5.5Le Musee (FR)7145Hawke, N JBuckley, Kieran (5)100/1220.5926.42
always behind, struggling in rear when mistake 13th, never involved BF IP MIN 190 BF IP MAX 1000
1414th2Ardlethen (IRE)7140Skelton, DanielAndrews, Gina18/123.555.20
towards rear, outpaced 3 out, never a threat BF IP MIN 24 BF IP MAX 1000
315th2.5Cabaret Queen8145Mullins, W POHare, Mr M J40/195.6512.55
disputed lead to 2nd, tracked clear leaders, close up 11th, lost place before 5 out, ridden and weakened after 3 out BF IP MIN 38 BF IP MAX 1000
24FOne Style (FR)10135Williams, Miss VenetiaTurner, Miss L M (5)33/188.1812.09
led or disputed lead and clear of rest to 11th, definate leader next, headed when fell 3 out BF IP MIN 26 BF IP MAX 1000
8FGo Another One (IRE)8142McConnell, John CBarry, Mr J C50/168.989.47
held up behind, fell 9th BF IP MIN 65 BF IP MAX 1000
20PUThomas Patrick (IRE)8137Lacey, TOBrien, Mr T M50/1230.0024.67
led or disputed lead and clear of rest to 11th, tracked leader from next, lost place 4 out, soon behind, pulled up before 2 out BF IP MIN 55 BF IP MAX 1000
21PUCoup De Pinceau (FR)8137Nicholls, P FCheleda, Angus (5)40/1142.1913.50
always behind, lost touch 17th, pulled up before 2 out BF IP MIN 100 BF IP MAX 1000
23PUJust A Sting (IRE)8136Fry, HarryLegg, Michael33/185.609.98
mid-division, close up 13th, driven to chase leaders before 3 out, never on terms, weakened and pulled up before next BF IP MIN 60 BF IP MAX 1000
16PUFingerontheswitch (IRE)10139Mulholland, N PWonnacott, Millie (5)33/154.406.56
never better than mid-division, weakened before 3 out, behind when pulled up before next BF IP MIN 50 BF IP MAX 1000
17PULike The Sound (FR)9138Mann, C JKing, Mr James66/1280.0023.23
mid-division, lost place before 5 out, behind when pulled up before next BF IP MIN 150 BF IP MAX 1000
4URThe Young Master11144Mulholland, N PWaley-Cohen, Mr S40/166.2410.91
tracked leaders, hit 16th, in touch when blundered and unseated rider 4 out BF IP MIN 34 BF IP MAX 1000

Non Runners  Ami Desbois (FR)

Kim Muir Challenge Cup Previous Winners
DateGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOdds
Soft2379/1
Good To Soft2376/1
Soft2088/1
Good24740/1
Good2289/2
Good24129/1
Good23712/1
Good To Soft24716/1
Good23913/2
Good248100/30
Good2499/1
Good To Soft24916/1
Good To Soft24914/1
Good To Soft24715/2
Good21933/1
Good24812/1
Good221040/1
Good23933/1
Good To Soft2389/2
Good2398/1
Good To Soft22920/1
Good141020/1
Good1187/2

 

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Cheltenham Festival Thursday

Race Schedule

START TIMESRACEDISTANCETYPE
13:30The Marsh Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)2m abt 4fChase
14:10The Pertemps Network Final (A Handicap Hurdle Race) (Listed)Abt 3mHurdle
14:50The Ryanair Chase (Grade 1)
(feature race)
2m abt 5fChase
15:30The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1)abt 3mHurdle
16:10The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase) (Grade 3)2m abt 5fChase
16:50The Daylesford Mares Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)2m 1fHurdle
17:30The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (0-145)3m abt 2fChase

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