The Kim Muir Challenge Cup is a National Hunt chase for amateur riders. The race is the final race on day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival and can be entered by horses aged five years or older. The handicap race is run on Cheltenham’s New Course and runners must jump nineteen fences on their way around.
The Kim Muir Challenge Cup is always a difficult race to bet on, although favourites can win, with 4 favourites winning since 2002. When selecting a horse for this race it is advised that you ensure the horse can stay the 3m 1 1/2f trip. Stamina and poor jumping can often let horses down in this race with many messing up on some of the nineteen fences.
The race has been split among a host of trainers and jockeys in recent years, however Jamie Codd has won the race 4 times out of the last 8 runnings.
Type: Ungraded Steeplechase Race
Distance: 3m 1 1/2f (5,130m)
Age: 5 year olds +
Prize Fund: £70,000