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The Cheltenham Intermediate Final Hunters Steeple Chase

The Cheltenham Intermediate Final Hunters Steeple Chase takes place on Race Night every year towards the end of April and the beginning of May at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Race Night is the final National Hunt meeting held in Cheltenham before the summer break. It is open to amateur competitors with dreams of a victory on the turf of a world-class horse racing venue.

If you usually find it difficult to take time off work to see the racing at Cheltenham Racecourse, you’re in luck – Race Night is an evening event, on a Friday night, before the three-day May bank holiday weekend.

Race Night 2021 is scheduled to take place on Friday the 30th of April, with The Cheltenham Intermediate Final Hunters Steeple Chase scheduled in as the second race of the evening.

About the Race

The Cheltenham Intermediate Final Hunters Steeple Chase is a Class 4 National Hunt race that takes place annually in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire on Race Night.

This steeplechase stretches 3 miles and 2 furlongs of Cheltenham Racecourse and offers a purse of £8000. £4,744 of this prize pool goes to the first-place finisher, while the team of the second-place horse take £1,490. The team of the third-place finishing competitor receive a £745 share and the horse in the fourth and final placement spot is awarded the final £372.

The Cheltenham Intermediate Final Hunters Steeple Chase will be the second race of Race Night with a start time of 17:40.

Runners

The incredible horses that participate in The Cheltenham Intermediate Final Hunters Steeple Chase compete ferociously for every placement spot, every year.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race the last time it was contested back in 2019 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Ballycahane (IRE) – Pulled Up – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Milo Herbert and trained by Mrs N Sheppard
  2. Black Jewel (IRE) – Fell – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey G Hopkinson and trained by Francesca Nimmo
  3. Captain McGinley (IRE) – second-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey B Gibbs and trained by Miss Beverley Thomas
  4. Chapelier (IRE) – Pulled Up – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey J Martin and trained by A Pennock
  5. Coco Live (FR) – fifth-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Matthew Fielding and trained by Harriet Waight
  6. Doctor’s Differ (IRE) – Pulled Up – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey G Hiscock and trained by G Hiscock
  7. Laser Beam (IRE) – Pulled Up – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Richard Collinson and trained by A Pennock
  8. Latenightpass (GB) – first-place finish – 11/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey G Andrews and trained by T Ellis
  9. Lords Park Star (IRE) – Pulled Up – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey J Andrews and trained by L Pomfret
  10. Max O (IRE) – Pulled Up – 66/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Phillip Armson and trained by R J Armson
  11. Pancrace (FR) – sixth-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Bryan Carver and trained by Teresa Clark
  12. Salvatore (GB) – third-place finish – 13/8 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Alex Edwards and trained by Philip Rowley
  13. Sixteen Letters (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Joshua Newman and trained by N Mclean
  14. Tricky Silence (IRE) – Pulled Up – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Luke Scott and trained by J Goss
  15. What A Joke (IRE) – Pulled Up – 66/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey George Prince and trained by Claire Hardwick

Tips

Race Night provides a fantastic opportunity to bet on high-quality horse racing before the 5-month break from National Hunt horse racing at Cheltenham Racecourse.

For the best chance of turning Race Night into a profitable occasion, trust our team of expert tipsters to guide your bet slip towards success.

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Odds

It’s not just The Cheltenham Festival that lures exceptional odds from the bookies – any and all events hosted by Cheltenham Racecourse receive enough attention for online bookmakers to be on the top of their pricing game.

The last edition of Race Night is a great example of how lucrative Race Night odds can be, with 11/1 winner Latenightpass turning £10 free bets into £110 of real cash profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Cheltenham Intermediate Final Hunters Steeple Chase, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

(2020 meeting cancelled due to Covid-19)

2019

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Race Night meeting, the last edition of The Cheltenham Intermediate Final Hunters Steeple Chase was in 2019 and it was won by 11/1 Latenightpass, ridden by jockey G Andrews and trained by T Ellis.

14/1 outsider Captain McGinley finished half a length behind the leader in second-place, followed by 13/8 race favourite Salvatore in third and 10/1 Sixteen Letters in fourth.

2018

The 2018 edition of The Cheltenham Intermediate Final Hunters Steeple Chase was won impressively by 50/1 outsider Fortune Bound, ridden by jockey Martin McIntyre and trained by R Bandey.

8/1 Thegirlfrommilan finished two and three-quarter lengths behind the leader in second, followed by 33/1 outsider Kalabaloo in third and 2/1 race favourite Duhallow Tornado in fourth.

2017

The Cheltenham Intermediate Final Hunters Steeple Chase was won by 12/1 outsider Woodfleet in 2017, ridden by jockey Martin McIntyre and trained by R Bandey.

12/1 Excitable Island finished 5 lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 7/2 Fly West in third and 7/2 Shantou Prince in fourth.

2016

Back in 2016, The Intermediate Point-To-Point Championship Final Hunters’ Chase was won by 11/8 race favourite Lilbitluso, ridden by jockey J F Mathias and trained by J J O’Shea.

22/1 Doctor Braveheart finished 3 lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 8/1 Excitable Island in third and 15/2 Solid Strike in fourth.

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