Day 1 - Tuesday 10th March 2020 - 5.30pm - National Hunt Chase - Amateur - 4m
The National Hunt Steeple Chase is for the out and out staying novice chasers of 5 years and older and what makes this one of the unique races at the Cheltenham Festival is that all the National Hunt Steeple Chase Runners are ridden by amateur jockeys.
When assess past National Hunt Steeple Chase form there are a few interesting points that should be noted. Jonjo O'Neill has a very good record in this race with 5 winners since 2002. Also, horses younger than seven years of age tend not to do well as they still do not have the stamina traits to win this race, there was a recent exception with Minella Rocco winning in 2016 but generally punters should be looking for the slightly older horses.