The Hunters’ Chase is the fifth race on Day 4 of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival. The David Christie-trained Vaucelet is the betting favourite at 5/2 odds to win on Day 4 of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival and win on Cheltenham debut.
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The fifth race on Day 4 of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival gets underway at 4.10pm in the form of the Hunter’s Chase just after the Gold Cup. One of the standout horses in that race is the David Christie-trained Vaucelet, who is the current betting favourite. The Irish racing trainer will be hopeful of one of his superstar horses claiming victory here for the first time at the Cheltenham Festival.
David Christie trains the Hunters’ Chase betting favourite – Vaucelet.
The 8-year-old gelding currently sits at odds of around 5/2 with the best horse racing betting sites. Vaucelet has six wins from eight starts over fences, including three on the spin and five in his last six runs. He aims to win his fourth straight chase here under the guide of Barry O’Neill who is the jockey in the saddle today.
If he can replicate that kind of form here at Cheltenham on Friday, he will be extremely difficult to stop in the Hunters’ Chase.
The Irish gelding aims to win his maiden Cheltenham Festival race on debut here at the famous racecourse. It comes as no surprise to see him as the betting favourite here given how dominant he has been of late.
He looks like he is a really strong horse and definitely has what it takes to win here again. Jockey Barry O’Neill will be hoping for a win here aboard Vaucelet here in the Hunters’ Chase.
In terms of Cheltenham odds, Vaucelet’s odds could well even shorten as the Hunters’ Chase approaches. Depending on the movement in the betting market, he could potentially go off shorter than his current 5/2 price.
The Willie Mullins-trained Billaway, Henry De Bromhead-trained Chris’s Dream and Chris Barber-trained Famous Clermont look to be Vaucelet’s biggest threats here. He will have to run his best race if he is to claim victory here for the first time at Cheltenham.
Back Vaucalet in the Hunters’ Chase at 5/2 odds with SpreadEx.