When is the National Hunt Chase? Cheltenham date, start time, runners and betting

A bit of a stamina-sapper this one.


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The National Hunt Chase may lack the glamour of Grade 1 status but it has been run more times than any other race in Cheltenham Festival history.

It is a marathon contest that clocks in at 3m6f – the second longest in distance at the four-day fiesta – and remains one of the biggest renewals on the National Hunt calendar for amateur riders.


The home team have a poor recent record in the National Hunt Chase as Irish-trained horses have won five of the last six renewals, with a certain Tiger Roll taking home the spoils in 2017 before landing the Grand National 13 months later.

You can run the rule over our antepost National Hunt Chase odds on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key details about this year’s renewal can be found below.

National Hunt Chase 2023 date and start time

The National Hunt Chase is set to take place at Cheltenham on Tuesday, March 14. The post time is provisionally set for 17:30 GMT. You can watch the race live on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app or on ITV.

National Hunt Chase 2023 runners

The following 37 horses hold entries for the National Hunt Chase ahead of the forfeit stage, five-day confirmations and final declarations.

Aione (Jockey TBC)
Amirite (TBC)
Bellatrixsa (TBC)
Blackjack Magic (TBC)
Bowtogreatness (TBC)
Bronn (TBC)
Captain Kangaroo (TBC)
Chavez (TBC)
Chemical Energy (TBC)
Churchstonewarrior (TBC)
City Chief (TBC)
Coeur Serein (TBC)
Coolvalla (TBC)
Fakiera (TBC)
Frontal Assault (TBC)
Gaillard Du Mesnil (TBC)
Gerri Colombe (TBC)
Glengouly (TBC)
Gold Cup Bailly (TBC)
Gustavian (TBC)
Harper’s Brook (TBC)
Hidden Heroics (TBC)
I Am Maximus (TBC)
Idas Boy (TBC)
Iron Bridge (TBC)
Jon Snow (TBC)
Kilcruit (TBC)
Mahler Mission (TBC)
Malinello (TBC)
Minella Crooner (TBC)
Mister Coffey (TBC)
Mr Adjudicator (TBC)
Rambranlt’jac (TBC)
Ramillies (TBC)
Tea For Free (TBC)
Tenzing (TBC)
Walking On Glass (TBC)

National Hunt Chase 2023 betting

National Hunt Chase odds are on paddypower.com and prices for the leading contenders can be seen on our snazzy widgets below.

Gaillard Du Mesnil is the favourite with Paddy Power for the National Hunt Chase and has prior form over marathon trips having finished third in last year’s Irish Grand National.

Chemical Energy is next in our early betting having shown plenty of life on the Old Course when landing the Jim Wilson Memorial Novices’ Chase by 61l in October.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

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