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Trophy Handicap Chase

The Trophy Handicap Chase is the third race of the day at Festival Trials Day held annually at Cheltenham Racecourse on the last Saturday of every January.

Festival Trials Day is the penultimate race day at Cheltenham Racecourse before The Festival which will take place this year from Tuesday the 16th until Friday the 19th of March.

At Festival Trials Day 2021, the Trophy Handicap Chase will be known as The Paddy Power Millionaire Trophy Steeple Chase, which will begin at 13:50 on Saturday the 30th of January.

About the Race

This race changes the hands of sponsors most years, which made it easy for Paddy Power to snap it up and reschedule The Paddy Power Millionaire Trophy Steeple Chase which is usually held at Cheltenham’s New Year Day races but was cancelled this year due to adverse weather.

“The weather forced us to take a pull on New Year’s day … but we plan to kick for home on January 30.”

Paddy Power has been running qualifying races over the last few months each with a sweepstake, with entrants qualifying through several means such as their reward club and retail shops. The Paddy Power Millionaire Trophy Steeple Chase sweepstake will decide which lucky entrant goes to bed on January the 30th a millionaire.

Runners

This year’s Paddy Power Millionaire Trophy Handicap Chase will consist of 15 runners, each hoping to get their hands on the £28,475 prize.

  1. Cepage (FR) – 9 years old – weighing in at 11-12 – trained by Venetia Williams
  2. Aso (FR) – 11 years old – weighing in at 11-9 – trained by Venetia Williams
  3. Caribean Boy (FR) – 7 years old – weighing in at 11-8 – trained by Nicky Henderson
  4. Al Dancer (FR) – 8 years old – weighing in at 11-7 – trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies and ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies
  5. Mister Whitaker (IRE) – 9 years old – weighing in at 11-6 – trained by Mick Channon
  6. Happy Diva (IRE) – 10 years old – weighing in at 11-3 – trained by Kerry Lee
  7. Midnight Shadow – 8 years old – weighing in at 11-3 – trained by Sue Smith
  8. OldGrangeWood – 10 years old – weighing in at 11-0 – trained by Dan Skelton and ridden by Harry Skelton
  9. Benatar (IRE) – 9 years old – weighing in at 10-10 – trained by Gary Moore
  10. Kauto Riko (FR) – 10 years old – weighing in at 10-10 – trained by Tom Gretton and ridden by Brian Hughes
  11. Sully D’Oc Aa (FR) – 7 years old – weighing in at 10-5 – trained by Anthony Honeyball
  12. What’sWrongWithYou (IRE) – 10 years old – weighing in at 10-5 – trained by Nicky Henderson
  13. Clan Legend – 11 years old – weighing in at 10-3 – trained by N. W. Alexander and ridden by Danny McMenamin
  14. Eden Du Houx (FR) – 7 years old – weighing in at 10-0 – trained by David Pipe
  15. Henryville  – 13 years old – weighing in at 10-0 – trained by Sophie Leech

Tips

The Paddy Power Millionaire Trophy Handicap Chase will likely be as glorious as ever and the bookies know it.

There are some intriguing offers and promotions cropping up around the world of sportsbook and horseracing betting for this event, all as incredibly generous as we expect them to be.

Whether you choose to stay loyal with your regular bookie, or you’re looking to make use of some welcome offers at a shiny new betting site, we’ll provide all the tips you need to make this Paddy Power Millionaire Trophy Handicap Chase at The Festival Trials a profitable occasion.

Any free bets lurking within the midst of the online world of gambling will be picked up by our team of human radars and presented neatly for you to pluck away at.

Odds

Cheltenham Racecourse has such stature in terms of size and quality of the events they host that bookies know there are going to be many eyes on the action from people willing to put their money where their mouths are.

And of course, each and every person that wants to place a few bets can be valuable to a bookmaker. With Festival Trials Day, that’s a lot of people – so bookies tend to offer many generous offers and promotions to try to draw you in to bet with them.

All free bets and lucrative gambling opportunities offered by betting sites will be snatched up and presented to you on a platter right here.

If you’d placed a £10 bet on Foxtail Hill to win The Trophy Handicap Chase in 2017, you’d have returned £120 in profits. Last year’s winner Cepage would have returned £80 in profits, too. With plenty of free bets available, you could be winning this sort of money completely risk-free.

Previous Winners

These previous winners are the winning horses, jockeys and trainers of Festival Trial Day’s Trophy Handicap Chase and not the Paddy Power Millionaire Trophy that is usually held on New Year’s Day:

2020

8/1 outsider Cepage won Paddy Power 45 Sleeps To Cheltenham Trophy Handicap Chase last year, ridden by jockey Charlie Deutsch and trained by Miss V Williams.

4/1 race favourite Warthog started well but pulled up after the first hurdle where jockey David Noonan then dismounted. Two other horses pulled up in this race.

2019

Siruh Du Lac was the 6/1 winner of Spectra Cyber Security Solutions Trophy Handicap Chase in 2019, ridden by Lizzie Kelly and trained by Nick Williams.

Nicky Henderson trained 5/2 race favourite Janika finished in second-place and Nigel Twiston-Davies trained Ballyhill placed third with a starting price of 7/1.

2018

13/2 second-favourite Frodon was the impressive winner of The Crest Nicholson Handicap Chase in 2018, ridden by jockey Bryony Frost and trained by Paul Nicholls.

3/1 favourite Coo Star Sivola only managed fourth in this race that saw four horses pull up at various stages.

2017

12/1 outsider Foxtail Hill won The Hugo’s Restaurant Barbados Trophy Handicap Chase in 2017, ridden by jockey Jamie Bargary and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies.

This race had no real favourite but the shortest odds of 5/1 sat with seven-year-old Aso who only managed an eighth-place finish.

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