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2023 Kim Muir Challenge Cup Tips, Odds and News

The final race on day three of the Cheltenham Festival is the Kim Muir Challenge Cup. This three-and-a-quarter-mile handicap chase was first run at the meeting way back in 1946. The Kim Muir is open only to horses rated 145 or below, and only amateur jockeys are eligible to ride in the race.

2023 Kim Muir Challenge Cup Key Facts

Date Thursday 16th March, 2023
Time 5:30pm
Course Cheltenham Festival
Status Class Two Handicap
Distance 3m 2f
Prize Pool £70k
Age 5YO+

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2023 Kim Muir Challenge Cup Odds

No odds are currently available for the 2022 Kim Muir.

2023 Kim Muir Challenge Cup Tips

Our guide to the 2023 Kim Muir handicap will be published when the entries and weights have been announced.

2022 Kim Muir Challenge Cup Tips

Position
Name
SP
1st Chambard40/1
2nd Mister Coffey 5/1f
3rd Didero Vallis 66/1
4th Fakir D'alene 33/1

Kim Muir Challenge Cup Day Card

Time
Title
Status
Distance
1:30pm Marsh Novices' Chase Grade One 2m 4f
2:10pm Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle Listed Handicap 3m
2:50pm Ryanair Chase Grade One 2m 4f
3:30pm Stayers' Hurdle Grade One 3m
4:10pm Brown Advisory Plate Handicap Chase Grade Three Handicap 2m 4f
4:50pm Mares' Novices' Hurdle Grade Two 2m 1f
5:30pm Kim Muir Handicap Chase Class Two Handicap 3m 2f

2022 Cheltenham Day 3 Photos

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Irish themed spectators arrive on St Patrick's Day on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Irish themed spectators arrive on St Patrick's Day on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: An Irish themed spectator arrives on St Patrick's Day on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: An Irish themed spectator arrives on St Patrick's Day on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Irish themed spectators arrive on St Patrick's Day on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Irish themed spectators arrive on St Patrick's Day on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: The Guinness Village is packed on St Patrick's Day on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: The Guinness Village is packed on St Patrick's Day on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: The Guinness Village is packed on St Patrick's Day on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: The Guinness Village is packed on St Patrick's Day on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Fans pose for a photo opportunity on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Fans pose for a photo opportunity on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: The Guinness Village is packed on St Patrick's Day on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: The Guinness Village is packed on St Patrick's Day on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend on Galopin Des Champs clear the last but later part ways in The Turners Novices’ Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend on Galopin Des Champs clear the last but later part ways in The Turners Novices’ Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend and Galopin Des Champs part ways as they lead over the last in The Turners Novices’ Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend and Galopin Des Champs part ways as they lead over the last in The Turners Novices’ Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend leaves the track after parting ways with Galopin Des Champs over the last in The Turners Novices’ Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend leaves the track after parting ways with Galopin Des Champs over the last in The Turners Novices’ Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17:  Rachael Blackmore (black and pink kit) on Bob Olinger pass Paul Townend (yellow and brown kit) and Galopin Des Champs who parted ways after the last in The Turners Novices’ Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Rachael Blackmore (black and pink kit) on Bob Olinger pass Paul Townend (yellow and brown kit) and Galopin Des Champs who parted ways after the last in The Turners Novices’ Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Rachael Blackmore on Bob Olinger approach the finish line to win The Turners Novices’ Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Rachael Blackmore on Bob Olinger approach the finish line to win The Turners Novices’ Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Rachael Blackmore on Bob Olinger approach the finish line to win The Turners Novices’ Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Rachael Blackmore on Bob Olinger approach the finish line to win The Turners Novices’ Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Rachael Blackmore on Bob Olinger celebrates victory after The Turners Novices’ Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Rachael Blackmore on Bob Olinger celebrates victory after The Turners Novices’ Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Rachael Blackmore on Bob Olinger celebrates victory after The Turners Novices’ Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Rachael Blackmore on Bob Olinger celebrates victory after The Turners Novices’ Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Tom O'Brien (black and pink kit) on Third Wind approach the finish line before Paddy Brennan (black and yellow kit) on Alaphilippe to win The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Tom O'Brien (black and pink kit) on Third Wind approach the finish line before Paddy Brennan (black and yellow kit) on Alaphilippe to win The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Tom O'Brien (black and pink kit) on Third Wind approach the finish line before Paddy Brennan (black and yellow kit) on Alaphilippe to win The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Tom O'Brien (black and pink kit) on Third Wind approach the finish line before Paddy Brennan (black and yellow kit) on Alaphilippe to win The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Tom O'Brien (R, black and pink kit) on Third Wind clear the last to win The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Tom O'Brien (R, black and pink kit) on Third Wind clear the last to win The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Tom O'Brien (R, black and pink kit) on Third Wind clear the last to win The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Tom O'Brien (R, black and pink kit) on Third Wind clear the last to win The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Tom O'Brien (R, black and pink kit) on Third Wind clear the last to win The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Tom O'Brien (R, black and pink kit) on Third Wind clear the last to win The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Tom O'Brien (black and pink kit) on Third Wind celebrates victory in The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Tom O'Brien (black and pink kit) on Third Wind celebrates victory in The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Tom O'Brien on Third Wind make their way down to the starting area in The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Tom O'Brien on Third Wind make their way down to the starting area in The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Tom O'Brien on Third Wind (R, black and pink kit) line up with other jockeys and horses for the start in The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Tom O'Brien on Third Wind (R, black and pink kit) line up with other jockeys and horses for the start in The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: General view of the grandstand during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: General view of the grandstand during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend on Allaho clears the last to win The Ryanair Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend on Allaho clears the last to win The Ryanair Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend on Allaho clears the last to win The Ryanair Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend on Allaho clears the last to win The Ryanair Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend on Allaho celebrates victory after The Ryanair Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend on Allaho celebrates victory after The Ryanair Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend on Allaho celebrates victory after The Ryanair Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend on Allaho celebrates victory after The Ryanair Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend on Allaho celebrates victory in The Ryanair Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend on Allaho celebrates victory in The Ryanair Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend (blue cap) on Allaho approach the finish line to win The Ryanair Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend (blue cap) on Allaho approach the finish line to win The Ryanair Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend on Allaho clears the last to win The Ryanair Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend on Allaho clears the last to win The Ryanair Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend on Allaho celebrates victory after The Ryanair Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend on Allaho celebrates victory after The Ryanair Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Alaho and Paul Townend celebrate victory in the Ryanair Chase on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Alaho and Paul Townend celebrate victory in the Ryanair Chase on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend riding Allaho to victory in The Ryanair Chase on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend riding Allaho to victory in The Ryanair Chase on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend riding Allaho to victory in The Ryanair Chase on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend riding Allaho to victory in The Ryanair Chase on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend riding Allaho to victory in The Ryanair Chase on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend riding Allaho to victory in The Ryanair Chase on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: The Sun shines on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: The Sun shines on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: The Sun shines on the parade ring on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: The Sun shines on the parade ring on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Racegoers in the Guinness Village on St Patrick's Day on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Racegoers in the Guinness Village on St Patrick's Day on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Bookmakers on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Bookmakers on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: A black and white day in the Guinness Village on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: A black and white day in the Guinness Village on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Irish themed spectators arrive on St Patrick's Day on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Irish themed spectators arrive on St Patrick's Day on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Keeping an eye on the action on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Keeping an eye on the action on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Keeping an eye on the action on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Keeping an eye on the action on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Wishing and hoping on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Wishing and hoping on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Cheering on a winner on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Cheering on a winner on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Cheering on a winner on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Cheering on a winner on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Cheering on a winner on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Cheering on a winner on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins (black and white kit) on Flooring Porter clear the last to win The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins (black and white kit) on Flooring Porter clear the last to win The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins riding Flooring Porter clear the last to win The Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins riding Flooring Porter clear the last to win The Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins (black and white kit) on Flooring Porter approach the finish line to win The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins (black and white kit) on Flooring Porter approach the finish line to win The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins (black and white kit) on Flooring Porter celebrates as they approach the finish line to win The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins (black and white kit) on Flooring Porter celebrates as they approach the finish line to win The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins riding Flooring Porter clear the last to win The Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins riding Flooring Porter clear the last to win The Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins (black and white kit) on Flooring Porter celebrates as they approach the finish line to win The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins (black and white kit) on Flooring Porter celebrates as they approach the finish line to win The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins riding Flooring Porter clear the last to win The Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins riding Flooring Porter clear the last to win The Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins (black and white kit) on Flooring Porter pose for a photo after winning The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins (black and white kit) on Flooring Porter pose for a photo after winning The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins (black and white kit) on Flooring Porter pose for a photo after winning The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins (black and white kit) on Flooring Porter pose for a photo after winning The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Reactions from the winning connections of Love Envoi as they watch their horse on the big screen win The Ryanair Mares' Novices' Hurdleon day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Reactions from the winning connections of Love Envoi as they watch their horse on the big screen win The Ryanair Mares' Novices' Hurdleon day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Reactions from the winning connections of Love Envoi as they watch their horse on the big screen win The Ryanair Mares' Novices' Hurdleon day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Reactions from the winning connections of Love Envoi as they watch their horse on the big screen win The Ryanair Mares' Novices' Hurdleon day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Reactions from the winning connections of Love Envoi as they watch their horse on the big screen win The Ryanair Mares' Novices' Hurdleon day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Reactions from the winning connections of Love Envoi as they watch their horse on the big screen win The Ryanair Mares' Novices' Hurdleon day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Reactions from the winning connections of Love Envoi as they watch their horse on the big screen win The Ryanair Mares' Novices' Hurdleon day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Reactions from the winning connections of Love Envoi as they watch their horse on the big screen win The Ryanair Mares' Novices' Hurdleon day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Reactions from the winning connections of Love Envoi as they watch their horse on the big screen win The Ryanair Mares' Novices' Hurdleon day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Reactions from the winning connections of Love Envoi as they watch their horse on the big screen win The Ryanair Mares' Novices' Hurdleon day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Reactions from the winning connections of Love Envoi as they watch their horse on the big screen win The Ryanair Mares' Novices' Hurdleon day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Reactions from the winning connections of Love Envoi as they watch their horse on the big screen win The Ryanair Mares' Novices' Hurdleon day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Sean Flanagan on Born By The Sea clear the third last in The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. Plate Handicap Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Sean Flanagan on Born By The Sea clear the third last in The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. Plate Handicap Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Harry Skelton on Spiritofthegames clear the third last in The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. Plate Handicap Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Harry Skelton on Spiritofthegames clear the third last in The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. Plate Handicap Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jonathan Burke (white cap) on Love Envoi clear the last to win The Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jonathan Burke (white cap) on Love Envoi clear the last to win The Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jonathan Burke (white cap) on Love Envoi clear the last to win The Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jonathan Burke (white cap) on Love Envoi clear the last to win The Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jonathan Burke (white cap) on Love Envoi approach the finish line to win The Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jonathan Burke (white cap) on Love Envoi approach the finish line to win The Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jonathan Burke (white cap) on Love Envoi approach the finish line to win The Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Jonathan Burke (white cap) on Love Envoi approach the finish line to win The Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Sean Flanagan on Born By The Sea clear the third last in The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. Plate Handicap Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Sean Flanagan on Born By The Sea clear the third last in The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. Plate Handicap Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Adam Wedge (R, red and yellow kit) on Coole Cody clear the third last in The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. Plate Handicap Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Adam Wedge (R, red and yellow kit) on Coole Cody clear the third last in The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. Plate Handicap Chase race during day three of The Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Lucy Turner riding Chambardare led into the winners enclosure after victory in The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Chase on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Lucy Turner riding Chambardare led into the winners enclosure after victory in The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Chase on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins and Flooring Porter win the Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins and Flooring Porter win the Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Lucy Turner on Chambard (20) jumps the 3rd last on their way to victory in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Chase on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Lucy Turner on Chambard (20) jumps the 3rd last on their way to victory in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Chase on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Lucy Turner and Chambard (L) jump the 3rd last on their way to victory in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Chase on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Lucy Turner and Chambard (L) jump the 3rd last on their way to victory in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Chase on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Adam Wedge and Cool Cody clear the 3rd last on their way to victory in the Craft Irish Whiskey Co. Plate Handicap Chaseon day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Adam Wedge and Cool Cody clear the 3rd last on their way to victory in the Craft Irish Whiskey Co. Plate Handicap Chaseon day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: A large crowd on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: A large crowd on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: A large crowd on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: A large crowd on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend makes his return after falling from Galopin Des Champs during The Turners Novices' Chase on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Paul Townend makes his return after falling from Galopin Des Champs during The Turners Novices' Chase on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Tom O'Brien celebrates victory on Third Wind after victory in The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Tom O'Brien celebrates victory on Third Wind after victory in The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins celebrates victory on Flooring Porter after winning The Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins celebrates victory on Flooring Porter after winning The Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Patrick Mullins on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Patrick Mullins on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: A large crowd on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: A large crowd on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: A general view as runners make their way up the straight on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: A general view as runners make their way up the straight on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Runners and riders in action in the Ryanair Mares' Novices' Hurdle on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Runners and riders in action in the Ryanair Mares' Novices' Hurdle on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins and Flooring Porter celebrates after winning the Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Danny Mullins and Flooring Porter celebrates after winning the Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle on day three of the Cheltenham Festival 2022 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2022 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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Kim Muir Challenge Cup History

The Kim Muir Challenge Cup has closed the curtain on day three of the Cheltenham Festival for over half a century. First run in 1946, the Kim Muir is named in honour of a cavalry officer who lost his life during World War II.

In 1991, the name of Fulke Walwyn was added to the title of the race. Walwyn was a successful jockey and trainer, saddling 40 winners at the Festival during his lifetime.

The Kim Muir is a handicap chase, run over the same 3m 2f trip as the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The race is open only to chasers rated 145 or below, and only amateur jockies are eligible to ride in the race.

Fulke Walwyn trained the winner of the Kim Muir twice, his first win coming with Jack Tatters in 1949. Fred Winter, who's name also adorns a race at the Cheltenham Festival trained the second back-to-back Kim Muir winners, when Glyde Court won and retained his crown in 1985 and '86.

Fred Rimmell is the most successful trainer in this handicap, having saddled the winner on four occasions. Rimell's third winner, Nicolaus Silver became the first horse to complete the Kim Muir, Aintree Grand National double in 1961.

Cool Ground won the Kim Muir Challenge Cup in 1989. Richard Mitchell's charge would go on to win the Welsh Grand National the following year, before landing the Gold Cup in 1992.

Another Aintree hero to win the Kim Muir was Ballabriggs. Donald McCain's star won at the Cheltenham Festival in 2010, before scoring in the Grand National the following season.

The Package became the joint-oldest horse to win the Kim Muir when he won as a 12-year-old in 2015. 12 months later, Cause Of Causes won the second of his three Cheltenham Festival titles in the Kim Muir.

Derek O'Connor guided Any Second Now to victory in the 2019 Kim Muir Challenge Cup. In 2020, Gordon Elliott celebrated his second win in the race, as Milan Native scored under young jockey, Reece James.

Jack Kennedy then gave Mount Ida a sensational ride, guiding the favourite from last to first to win the 2021 Kim Muir.

Kim Muir Challenge Cup Winners

Year
Winner
2022 Chambard
2021 Mount Ida
2020 Milan Native
2019 Any Second Now
2018 Missed Approach
2017 Domesday Book
2016 Cause Of Causes
2015 The Package
2014 Spring Heeled
2013 Same Difference
2012 Sunnyhillboy
2011 Junior
2010 Ballabriggs
2009 Character Building
2008 High Chimes
2007 Cloudy Lane
2006 You're Special
2005 Juveigneur
2004 Maximise
2003 Royal Predica
2002 The Bushkeeper

Kim Muir FAQs

What is the Kim Muir?

The Kim Muir Challenge Cup is a handicap chase staged during the Cheltenham Festival. The Kim Muir is open to chasers rated 145 and under, it's run over the same trip as the Gold Cup and only amateur jockeys are able to ride in the race.

Who was Kim Muir?

The Kim Muir Challenge Cup is named in honour of Kim Muir, a cavalry officer who died during World War II.

When is the Kim Muir?

The 2023 Kim Muir Challenge Cup will take place at 5:30pm on day three of the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday 16th March.

Where can I watch the Kim Muir?

The 2023 Kim Muir Challenge Cup will be shown live on ITV Racing. If you want to stream the race live on your mobile or tablet then visit our Live Streaming page for more details.