The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup is a National Hunt chase for amateur riders. The race is the final race on day three 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.
The Kim Muir Challenge Cup is always a difficult race to bet on. 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.
Type: Ungraded Steeplechase Race
Distance: 3m 1 1/2f (5,130m)
Age: 5 year olds +
Prize Fund: £70,000
- David Pipe has won this this twice, otherwise it has been shared between eight trainers
- 7,8 and 9yo have each won the race three times, and it’s once gone to a 12yo
- Two favourites have won in the last ten years, all other winners have returned prices between 9/2 and 40/1
- Eight winners had previous Festival appearances
- Seven winners were winning at the distance for the first time
- Only one winner won last time out
- Six winners were either unplaced or pulled-up in their preceding race