This is the final race of the Cheltenham Festival, the seventh race on the fourth day -Friday 16th March 2018 at 17.30 GMT. Run on the New Course at Prestbury Park, this race for horses aged five and upwards, over a distance of two miles and half a furlong, is a Grade 3 National Hunt chase.
2017 winner was Rock The World (10/1), second place went to Gardefort (20/1) and third place Theinval (9/1). Statistics state that 8 out of the last 14 winners had previously won on the same course, but as it’s the final race of the Cheltenham Festival, and with 14 of the last 39 winners coming in at odds of 10/1 or less, you won’t get too much back for your stake.
Don’t Touch It by Jessica Harrington is favourite for 2018 at 10-1, while Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson are the trainers to keep an eye open for on the British side.
In true racing fashion, the Festival finishes with one of the most challenging races of the week. While many horses will enter the race thinking they have a chance of victory, this is a race with a very competitive handicap. The horses taking part need to not only be able to keep up a strong pace, but also to be able to jump well, which gives the crowd plenty of excitement and drama throughout the race. What a fantastic race to end the week at the Cheltenham Festival.