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The Junior Jumpers Hunters’ Steeple Chase

The Junior Jumpers Hunters’ Steeple Chase will be the final race of Race Night this April at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Cheltenham’s Race Night takes place just a few weeks after The April Meeting on the Friday evening before the May bank holiday weekend. This is great news for horse racing fans that cannot usually take a day off work to visit the racecourse.

Race Night is also the final National Hunt meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse before the summer break. The next horse racing event to take place here is The Showcase in October, so clear your calendar and make the most of this magnificent occasion.

Friday the 30th of April is the date the 2021 Race Night will take place in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The final race of the evening will be The Junior Jumpers Hunters’ Steeple Chase.

About the Race

The Junior Jumpers Hunters’ Steeple Chase is a Class 5 steeplechase that is open to horses aged 5 and above.

The race covers a distance of 2 miles, 4 furlongs and 166 yards of the new course at Cheltenham and features 17 fences for the athletic horses to jump.

This race offers a total prize pool of £5,000 for the amateur riders to compete for, with £2,965 assigned to the winning competitor. The runner that finishes in second-place is awarded £931, third-place receives £466 and fourth-place takes the remaining £232.

The Junior Jumpers Hunters’ Steeple Chase will be the final race of Race Night 2021 and will conclude the meeting after its running at 20:20.

Runners

All the brilliant runners that take part in The Junior Jumpers Hunters’ Steeple Chase consistently provide excellent competition for each and every placement position without fail, year after 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. Risk A Fine (IRE) – second-place finish – 10/11 starting price – weighing in at 12-2 – ridden by jockey James King and trained by Gareth Moore
  2. Crazy Jack (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-13 – assigned jockey G Crow and trained by Mrs A R Hewitt
  3. Delegate (GB) – Pulled Up – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-13 – ridden by jockey Ed Glassonbury and trained by R Bandey
  4. Hidden Charmer (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-13 – ridden by jockey Jack Tudor and trained by N R Williams
  5. Bishops Road (IRE) – first-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-10 – ridden by jockey Mr Z Baker and trained by T R David
  6. Champagne West (IRE) – Pulled Up – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-10 – ridden by jockey J Andrews and trained by R Bandey
  7. Knockraha Prince (IRE) – Pulled Up – 100/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-10 – ridden by jockey James Jeavons and trained by Miss Hannah Taylor
  8. Lawsons Thorns (IRE) – Pulled Up – 100/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-10 – ridden by jockey Shane Quinlan and trained by M J Vanstone
  9. Petrou (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-10 – ridden by jockey Mr W Thirlby and trained by K L Smith
  10. Village Vic (IRE) – third-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-10 – ridden by jockey David Maxwell and trained by Philip Hobbs

Tips

The Junior Jumpers Hunters’ Steeple Chase is the final race of Race Night and the final opportunity to submit a winning bet slip if you’ve failed to do so thus far.

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Odds

The odds bookies set for both favourites and outsiders on Race Night are extremely generous. With amateurs at the reigns, it’s a little more difficult to price up a strong favourite. Although, as expected, the favourites often win, we’ve seen some long-priced outsider take the winning portion of the purse as well.

In 2017 we had a 9/4 joint-favourite win in The Junior Jumpers Hunters’ Steeple Chase, while just last time out, we saw a fantastic upset when 16/1 outsider Bishops Road finished in first place, 39 lengths ahead of the race favourite Risk A Fine.

Previous Winners

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

(2020 meeting cancelled due to Covid-19)

2019

The last time out it was 16/1 outsider Bishops Road that won The Junior Jumpers Hunters’ Steeple Chase, ridden by jockey Mr Z Baker and trained by T R David.

10/11 race favourite Risk A Fine finished 39 lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 5/1 Village Vic in third-place and 5/1 Petrou in fourth. 5 of the 9 starting runners successfully completed this race.

2018

At Cheltenham’s Race Night 2018, 11/2 priced Mr Mercurial won The Open Hunters’ Chase, ridden by jockey H Crow and trained by S Crow.

4/1 second-favourite Full Trottle finished 6 lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 25/1 outsider Silver Roque in third and 50/1 long priced Crazy Jack in fourth. An incredible 18 of the 19 starting runners successfully completed this race with just 20/1 Creepy Pulling Up four hurdles out.

2017

It was 9/4 joint-favourite Full Trottle that won The Open Hunters’ Chase at Race Night 2017, ridden by jockey Jonathon Bailey and trained by Miss L Thomas.

25/1 outsider Good Egg finished 4 lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 16/1 outsider Six A Side in third and 10/1 Klepht in fourth. Only 6 of the 14 starting runners successfully completed this race.

2016

Back in 2016, 6/1 Big Fella Thanks won the final race of Race Night at Cheltenham Racecourse, ridden by jockey N George and trained by T R George.

16/1 outsider Foynes Island finished just a neck behind the leader in second place, followed by 7/2 Grandioso in third-place and 6/5 race favourite Full Jack in fourth. 8 of the 10 starting runners successfully completed this race.

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