Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (0-145) Betting Odds
The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (0-145) – 17:30PM
The Kim Muir Handicap Steeplechase is one of three opportunities for amateur jockeys to have a chance at riding a Cheltenham Festival winner and this 3 mile 2 furlong chase is a gruelling test for both horse and jockey.
12 months ago, 40/1 shot Doomsday Book scored a shock success, with a 16/1 chance back in second, underlining how difficult this race is for punters.
The ability to jump and see out the trip is essential, as is the jockey’s ability to stay cool under pressure because it is a long way home if your horse isn’t jumping or is using up too much energy.
Squouateur is all the rage for trainer Gordon Elliott and owner JP McManus and despite having no wins from eight chase starts to date, has been backed in from 10/1 into 7/1 in the past couple of weeks.
The seven year old was well backed to win a big handicap at Leopardstown over Christmas, where he did well to come third in a good race. The betting is clearly suggesting he has further improvement to come and Gordon Elliott looks set to have yet another amazing Cheltenham bet.
Latest Betting Odds:
Squouateur – 7/1
Southfield Theatre – 16/1
Tintern Theatre – 14/1
Sugar Baron – 16/1
Barney Dwan – 20/1
Broadway Buffalo – 25/1
Fletcher’s Flyer – 25/1
Premier Bond – 25/1
Woods Well – 25/1
Cogry – 25/1
Benbens – 33/1