Horse Racing

The Kim Muir Challenge Cup 2023 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.

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Race Details
When:Thursday 16th March, 5:30pm
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.

Kim Muir Handicap Chase Tips

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, selections from our tipsters, the latest odds for the race and any other key info that punters need before they place their bets.

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Kim Muir Handicap Chase Betting Odds (February Update)

The Kim Muir is a race that really gets going towards race day itself, there is little betting on the contest prior to the day of the race, and antepost markets right now are very small, with many question marks as to who will actually be running.

Given this is an amateur race, it’s also key to wait until jockey bookings are made, which can often be tips to follow, depending on which top amateurs are riding the fancied runners.

What Happened in 2022?

A big shock in the Kim Muir with Chambard taking the contest, returning with an SP of 40/1. He won the race by two and a half lengths from Mister Coffey in second place, a race that was run at a very slow gallop for a Cheltenham handicap, and that made it very tough for runners to get involved from behind.

Previous Winners of the Kim Muir Challenge Cup

  • 2022 - Chambard
  • 2021 – Mount Ida
  • 2020 – Milan Native
  • 2019 – Any Second Now
  • 2018 – Missed Approach