Kim Muir Challenge Cup Tips 2023

Kim Muir Challenge Cup Tips are on the card for the final race of the Cheltenham Festival Day 3 action. This race offers punters something a little different as it is for amateur jockeys only. But the other big feature of the Kim Muir is that it is regarded as a feeder event for the Grand National. So our betting experts scan the latest markets for Kim Muir Challenge Cup tips.


Kim Muir Challenge Cup Potential Runners & Favourites

The Kim Muir Challenge Cup is a fascinating race with a significant element being it features amateur riders. The St Patrick’s Day celebrations at the Cheltenham racecourse wrap up on Thursday with this fixture. Read on to see some recommendations for Kim Muir Challenge Cup Tips 2023.

There was been a clear market leader through the ante-post stage of Kim Muir betting odds. That was Gordon Elliott’s FRONTAL ASSAULT, who has put in three solid efforts in defeat this season. 

The latest of those was full of encouragement, Frontal Assault taking a runner-up spot at Fairyhouse in late January. He has Cheltenham Festival experience behind him, having finished 8th in last year’s Martin Pipe.

AIN’T THAT A SHAME has been making some excellent steady progress for trainer Henry De Bromhead. The 8-year-old has been in the frame in each of his last three as he continues his upward curve in this sphere. Ain’t That A Shame failed to deliver the odds at Navan on his latest run but was pipped by just a neck at 3m.

OMAR MARETTI could be considered among the strong Kim Muir Challenge Cup tips. It has been three wins from three at the start of his chasing career this season. He bolted up to deliver the odds at Catterick in mid-February to complete the hattrick and brings a significant threat.

Other recommendations to look at include the consistent GLENLOEMISTER COFFEY and SCHOOL BOY HOURS, who could all run well for trainers who have had their fair share of Cheltenham Festival winners over the years.


Kim Muir Challenge Cup Confirmed Runners

Horse Silks Trainer/Jockey Odds
Frontal Assault Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: R James
T: Gordon Elliott
4/1
School Boy Hours Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Derek O’Connor
T: Noel Meade
6/1
Ain’t That A Shame Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Ben Harvey
T: Henry De Bromhead
7/1
Smoking Gun Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: J J Codd
T: Gordon Elliott
7/1
Mister Fogpatches Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Patrick Mullins
T: Pat Fahy
8/1
Come On Teddy Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: William Biddick
T: Tom George
12/1
Mister Coffey Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Sam Waley-Cohen
T: Nicky Henderson
14/1
Omar Maretti Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Dale Peters
T: Alex Hales
14/1
Fakir D’alene Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: H C Swan
T: Gordon Elliott
16/1
Glenloe Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: B O’Neill
T: Gordon Elliott
16/1
Cat Tiger Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: David Maxwell
T: Paul Nicholls
16/1
Lord Accord Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: J W Hendrick
T: Neil Mulholland
20/1
Rightplacerightime Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: M O’Sullivan
T: Emmet Mullins
20/1
Janika Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Ben Bromley
T: Nicky Henderson
33/1
Mindsmadeup Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Finian Maguire
T: Matthew J Smith
33/1
Chambard Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Lucy Turner
T: Venetia Williams
33/1
Powerstown Park Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Tommie M O’Brien
T: Sam Thomas
33/1
Mint Condition Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Gina Andrews
T: Jennie Candlish
40/1
Larry Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Freddie Mitchell
T: Gary Moore
40/1
Elegant Escape Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Thomasina Eyston
T: Colin Tizzard
50/1
Almazhar Garde Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: M J M O’Sullivan
T: Charlie Longsdon
50/1
The Mighty Don Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: James King
T: Nick Gifford
50/1
Rocco Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Zac Baker
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
50/1
Red Infantry Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Tristan Durrell
T: Ian Williams
50/1
Didero Vallis Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: RESERVE
T: Venetia Williams
80/1

*Odds Correct as of 12pm 15/03/22*


How Often Does a Favourite Horse Win The Kim Muir Challenge Cup Race 

The state of play when it comes to favourites showing up and delivering the odds in the Kim Muir is that they have been few and far between. In last year’s renewal, MOUNT IDA scored as the 3/1 FAV, making it just two winning favourites in the previous ten years. Those were a decade apart as well.

But very interestingly, although this is a big field and generally a wide-open fixture, big long-priced winners haven’t come good that often either. Doomsday Book with a 2017 score is the only one in the last ten renewals to have won at anything bigger than 16/1. So that gives a decent range of entries to consider in Kim Muir Challenge Cup Tips.


Kim Muir Challenge Cup Favourites vs Winners in The Past 10 Years

Year Favourite Horse* Winning Horse
2021 Mount Ida Mount Ida (3/1)
2020 Champagne Platinum (7th) / Le Breuil (11th) Milan Native (9/1)
2019 Measureofmydreams (8th) Any Second Now (6/1)
2018 Mall Dini (2nd) Missed Approach (8/1)
2017 Squouateur (UR) Doomsday Book (40/1)
2016 Doctor Harper (UR) Cause Of Causes (9/2)
2015 Champagne James (7th) The Package (9/1)
2014 Indian Castle (7th) Spring Heeled (12/1)
2013 Super Duty (2nd) Same Difference (16/1)
2012 Sunnyhillboy Sunnyhillboy (13/2)

*(-) = Finishing Position, UR = Unseated Rider, F = Faller, RO = Ran Out, PU = Pulled Up


Kim Muir Challenge Cup History & Present Time

The registered name of this race is the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup, which is chopped down to just the Kim Muir commonly. The race is a handicap chase around Cheltenham’s New Course, and it is open to five-year-olds and above. The race is a trip of 3m 2f, and there are 21 fences in the fixture.

The first edition of the Kim Muir was back in 1946, and it has been held every year since at the Festival besides 1947, 1978, and 2001. 

Because of the distance and the number of fences in the contest, it is a race that big stayers take on, and it’s common to find the interplay between entries in the Kim Muir and the Grand National.


Kim Muir Challenge Cup Jockey & Trainer Records

There are only two horses that have won the Kim Muir twice. Those were Chu-The in the 60’s and Glyde Court in the mid-80’s. 

Switching over to the jockey trends, that’s all about Jamie Codd, who has picked up four victories, the most recent of which was on Cause of Causes in 2016. No other active jockey has won it more than once.

Trainers David Pipe, Nicky Henderson, Donald McCain and Gordon Elliott have all picked up two victories in the last two decades. On the other hand, Philipp Hobbs, Venetia Williams and Paul Nicholls have all failed to land a winner in that period, each having had at least 16 entries.


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