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    Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup

    The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup is an amateur riders’ contest open to horses aged five or older. It is run on the New Course over 3m 1f and 19 fences are jumped. First run in 1946, and originally called the Kim Muir Amateur Riders’ Steeplechase, it was introduced by Mrs Evan Williams. The race is named in memory of her brother Kim Muir, a cavalry officer who lost his life during World War II. Fulke Walwyn was added to the race title in 1991 – in honour of the highly successful trainer, whose 211 victories at Cheltenham included 40 at the Festival. Only two horses have won the race twice, Chu-Teh (1967 and 1968) and Glyde Court (1985 and 1986). Ballabriggs, the 2010 winner, went on to land the Grand National at Aintree the following year. Irish rider Jamie Codd is the most successful jockey in the race, having won it four times aboard Character Building (2009), Junior (2011), The Package (2015) and Cause of Causes (2016).

    Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup betting tips at Hurdle Bet

    When it comes to Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup betting tips, Hurdle Bet keep a firm eye out for the best prices for the 3m 2f contest on day 3 of the Festival. Entries for the race are revealed in late February. The weights then follow in early March, and that always ensures the ante post betting has a wide-open look to it. Favourites, like so many of the Festival handicaps, have a poor record in the Kim Muir and the race was again won by an outsider in 2017 in Domesday Book. Jockey bookings won’t be known until the 48-hour declaration stage, but all eyes will be on who crack Irish amateur Codd mounts. He has won three of the last six renewals, including two for Pond House handler David Pipe. You’ll find hot Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup betting tips courtesy of Hurdle Bet.