Chester Cup Odds

The Chester Cup is a competitive handicap contest held in May.
The Chester Cup is a competitive handicap contest held in May.

The Chester Cup is a handicap race run at Chester over two miles, two furlongs and 147 yards and is open to horses aged four years or older. The feature race during Chester's May festival, the Chester Cup is a contest that attracts some of the top stayers on the Flat locking horns with some National Hunt raiders returning to the Flat division. You can check the odds here for what is sure to be a competitive renewal of the 2021 contest.

Chester Cup Tips

You can check out our Chester Cup tips nearer the start of the handicap event...

What is the Chester Cup? 

The Chester Cup is a handicap race run at Chester during their coveted May meeting, and the marathon contest attracts a host of top notch staying handicappers from the UK. Open to horses aged four years or older, the Chester Cup can sometimes be used as a springboard to the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, but most winners of the race often stay in the handicap sphere and compete in all the premier staying handicaps the Flat racing calendar has to offer.

First run in 1826, the Chester Cup has been run over a whole plethora of distance, but it's current distance of 2m 2f and 147 yards was first raced over in the 1994 renewal, and it's continued to grow from strength. One of the early season highlights, the Chester Cup has had some notable winners down the years with the dual-purpose star Overturn a memorable winner of the 2011 renewal, while in 2015 Trip To Paris was victorious before going on to land Gold Cup glory at Royal Ascot a month later.

What happened in the 2021 Chester Cup?

Dermot Weld's Falcon Eight defied top weight to land an impressive victory in the Chester Cup, as having been given a patient ride by Frankie Dettori the 15/2 shot scooted clear around the outside in the closing stages to beat The Grand Visir, while Hochfeld (third) and Coeur De Lion (fourth) completed the placings.

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