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The Gotherington Mares’ Hunters’ Steeple Chase

The Gotherington Mares’ Hunters’ Steeple Chase takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse on their annual Race Night which was previously known as Hunters’ Chase Evening.

Race Night is a meeting for amateurs that are hopeful of winning at a world-class horse racing venue as well as taking home a small fortune. It’s every bit as important to them as The Festival is to the professionals.

This meeting is the only horse racing event held at Cheltenham Racecourse on an evening instead of during the day, making it popular with 9 to 5 workers who usually struggle to get down to the course.

The 2021 edition of Race Night will be held on Friday the 30th of April, conveniently before the three-day May bank holiday weekend. This provides an excellent opportunity for families and workplaces to celebrate the bank holiday in style.

Race Night is also the final meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse before the summer break, with the next National Hunt horse racing event to be held here being The Showcase in October.

About the Race

The Gotherington Mares’ Hunters’ Steeple Chase is a Class 4 steeplechase that takes place on the ‘new course’ at Cheltenham Racecourse every year. The race spans a total distance of 3 miles, 1 furlong and 56 yards and features 21 fences for the mares to jump.

The purse for this race is £6,500, with £3,854 assigned to the team of the winning horse. The remainder of the prize pool is shared proportionately behind the other placing horses, with £1,210 going to second-place, £605 taken by third-place and £302 clutched up by fourth.

The Gotherington Mares’ Hunters’ Steeple Chase will be the fifth race of Race Night 2021 on Friday the 30th of April at Cheltenham Racecourse, beginning at 19:20.

Runners

The horses that take part in The Gotherington Mares’ Hunters’ Steeple Chase on Race Night provide an inspiring experience for the race’s audience and future race hopefuls each and 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. Martha’s Benefit (IRE) – Pulled Up – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-11 – ridden by jockey Miss Hannah Gregory and trained by Andrew Nicholls
  2. Tb Broke Her (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-11 – ridden by jockey Miss Hannah Lewis and trained by Sam Jukes
  3. Theatre Territory (IRE) – second-place finish – 8/13 starting price – weighing in at 11-11 – ridden by jockey Mr S Waley-Cohen and trained by W Greatrex
  4. Absainte (FR) – third-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-8 – ridden by jockey Mr W Easterby and trained by R Tate
  5. Kalabaloo (IRE) – first-place finish – 11/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-8 – ridden by jockey Miss G Andrews and trained by T Ellis
  6. Kazuri Kate (GB) – fifth-place finish – 50/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-8 – ridden by jockey Mrs C Hardwick and trained by Mrs Claire Hardwick

Tips

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Odds

It’s not just The Cheltenham Festival that brings the best prices out of the bookies. All the meetings held at Cheltenham Racecourse attract enough attention from punters wanting to place a few bets and the bookies have to compete viciously for their custom.

Thanks to this competition, we’ve seen race favourites with odds as high as 3/1 in very recent years, as well as outsiders as high as 8/1 and 9/1 winning their races.

A £10 stake on 9/1 winner Frelia in 2017 would have returned £100 to the betting account, with £90 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Gotherington Mares’ Hunters’ Steeple Chase, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

(2020 meeting cancelled due to Covid-19)

2019

Last time out, 11/4 second-favourite Kalabaloo won The Gotherington Mares’ Hunters’ Steeple Chase on Race Night, ridden by jockey Miss G Andrews and trained by T Ellis.

8/13 race favourite Theatre Territory finished 19 lengths behind the leader in second, followed by 14/1 Absainte in third and 14/1 Tb Broke Her in fourth. Only 16/1 Martha’s benefit failed to complete this race after pulling up 3 fences out.

2018

8/1 outsider Popaway won The Mares’ Hunters’ Steeple Chase on Race Night 2018, ridden by jockey Miss Immy Robinson and trained by Mrs P Harkin.

4/1 Teeton Power finished 12 lengths behind Popaway in second-place, followed by 9/2 Queen Olivia in third and 13/2 Dabinett Moon in fourth. 15 runners took part in this race where 11/4 race favourite Frelia was one of only three horses that failed to complete the race successfully, pulling up before three fences out.

2017

On Race Night 2017, 9/1 outsider Frelia won by an incredible 51 lengths in The Mares’ Open Hunters’ Chase, ridden by jockey Mr B Gibbs and trained by D Gibbs.

4/1 second-favourite Dabinett Moon finished in second-place, followed by 4/5 race favourite Popaway in third. These were the only three horses to successfully complete this 6 horse race after 7/1 Miss Biscotti, 16/1 Distracted and 16/1 Martha’s Benefit all pulled up.

2016

Back in 2016, the winner of The Mares’ Open Hunters’ Chase was 11/2 outsider Popaway, ridden by jockey Miss Immy Robinson and trained by Mrs P Harkin.

Joint 5/2 favourites The Flying Doc, Comedinewithme and She’s Real finished in that exact order to fill the second, third and fourth placement positions. 20/1 Kimora was the only other horse to successfully finish this 7 horse race.

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