Horse Racing

The Kim Muir Challenge Cup 2022 Betting Odds, Runners & Preview

The Kim Muir Handicap Steeplechase (better known as simply the “Kim Muir”) is one of the three opportunities for amateur jockeys to fulfil the dream of riding at the Cheltenham Festival.

But this three-mile two-furlong chase is a gruelling test for both horse and jockey and not an easy race to win. Nevertheless there is likely to be a full field of 24 runners and they could include a few Grand National hopefuls.

The Kim Muir is a really tough race to win and sometimes throws up a future headline horse. In 2010 Ballabriggs took this before going on to future Aintree glory.

Of the current crop of trainers, David Pipe, Nicky Henderson, Donald McCain and Gordon Elliott have all won the race twice in the last twenty years.

Race Details
When:Thursday 17th March, 4.50pm
Distance:Three-miles two-furlong
Race TypeHandicap Chase
CourseNew Course
Where to watch?ITV, Racing UK, Bookmaker Streams
Key Betting Stats:Nine of the last ten winners have been aged between seven and nine years old.

Only two favourites have won in the last ten renewals and they were back in 2010 and 2011.


When punters get to the end of day three, the final race on the card is certainly not an easy getting out stakes, and this race will take a lot of solving. The Kim Muir tests horses over the same trip as the Gold Cup, and if the ground is tough after a day of racing, you will certainly need a horse with stamina to see out the trip.

As the Cheltenham Festival draws closer, we will update this page with our full betting preview, the latest odds for the race and any other key info that punters need before they place their bets.

Previous Winners of the Kim Muir Challenge Cup

2021 – Mount Ida

2020 – Milan Native

2019 – Any Second Now

2018 – Missed Approach

2017 – Domesday Book

* Betting odds quoted correct at the time of writing