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 4 winners in the 2000's. 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.
National Hunt Steeple Chase Odds
We shall be putting up the betting for the National Hunt Chase as soon as we have odds form out leading bookmakers.
Previous years runners of this race since the year 2002:
2016 Minella Rocco 6 J O'Neill 8/1
2015 Cause Of Causes 7 G Elliott 8/1
2014 Midnight Prayer 6 A King 8/1
2013 Back In Focus 8 W Mullins 9/4F
2012 Teaforthree 8 R Curtis 5/1F
2011 Chicago Grey 8 G Elliot 5/1f
2010 Poker De Sivola 7 F Murphy 14/1
2009 Tricky Trickster N Twiston - Davies 11/1
2008 Old Benny 7 A King 9/1
2007 Butler's Cabin 7 Jonjo O'Neill 33/1
2006 Hot Weld 7 F Murphy 33/1
2005 Another Rum 7 I Duncan 40/1
2004 Native Emperor 8 Jonjo O'Neill 5/1JF
2003 Sudden Shock 8 Jonjo O'Neill 25/1
2002 Rith Dubh 10 Jonjo O'Neill 10/1