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The Arkells Brewery Nicholson Holman Novices Limited Handicap Steeple Chase

The April Meeting is the National Hunt event that has the difficult task of following The Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, but they certainly pull it off very well year after year.

Enthusiastic crowds of horse racing fanatics gather back in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire for another world-class occasion at the home of jump racing.

The Cheltenham April Meeting offers 14 incredible races over two days, with seven races on each day, including one featured race as the second race of each day. Each day kicks off at 14:05 and finishes at 17:30.

The two featured races of the event are The Cure Parkinson’s and Hambo Foundation Silver Trophy Steeple Chase on Wednesday and The EBF Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase Finale on Thursday.

The April Meeting 2021 will take place on Wednesday the 14th and Thursday the 15th of April. The fourth race of Day One being The Arkells Brewery Nicholson Holman Novices Limited Handicap Steeple Chase.

About the Race

The Arkells Brewery Nicholson Holman Novices Limited Handicap Steeple Chase takes place every year on the first day of The April Meeting.

This novices limited handicap chase is 3 miles and one and a half furlong in length, offering a total prize pool of £18,196.

The team of the winning horse receives £10,832 and the horse that finishes in second-place receives £3,216. The horse to finish in third-place receives a prize of £1,608 and the fourth competitor to place takes £802.

The Arkells Brewery Nicholson Holman Novices Limited Handicap Steeple Chase will begin at 15:50 on Wednesday the 14th of April 2021.

Runners

The Arkells Brewery Nicholson Holman Novices Limited Handicap Steeple Chase proves every single year that it is an absolute magnet for world-class talent. The competition is high-quality, fierce, and truly exceptional.

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. Tonarpino (GB) – fifth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-8 – ridden by jockey Sean Quinlan and trained by Jennie Candlish
  2. Bob Mahler (IRE) – first-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-7 – ridden by jockey Daryl Jacob and trained by Warren Greatrex
  3. Little Bruce (IRE) – second-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-7 – ridden by jockey Thomas Dowson and trained by Philip Kirby
  4. Clondaw Cian (IRE) – Pulled Up – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-5 – ridden by jockey Connor Brace and trained by Mrs Sophie Leech
  5. Lithic (IRE) – third-place finish – 13/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-5 – ridden by jockey Jonjo O’Neill Jr and trained by Jonjo O’Neill
  6. Darius Des Bois (FR) – Pulled Up – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-3 – ridden by jockey Sean Bowen and trained by Nicky Henderson
  7. Solstice Star (GB) – Pulled Up – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-2 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Martin Keighley
  8. Minella For Me (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-2 – ridden by jockey Jonathon Burke and trained by Tom George
  9. Thedellercheckout (IRE) – Non-Runner – N/A – weighing in at 11-0 – jockey Harry Cobden – trained by Paul Nicholls
  10. Duke Debarry (IRE) – Pulled Up – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-13 – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson
  11. Lord Getaway – (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-8 – ridden by jockey Leighton Aspell and trained by James Evans
  12. Tikk Tock Boom (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 10-3 – ridden by jockey Tom O’Brien and trained by Ian Williams
  13. Fifty Shades (IRE) – Non-Runner – N/A – weighing in at 10-3 – jockey James Bowen – trained by Christian Williams

Tips

For the best chance of you profiting from The Arkells Brewery Nicholson Holman Novices Limited Handicap Steeple Chase, or any race at The April Meeting 2021, trust the expertly crafted betting tips from our team of knowledgable tipsters.

We take all the variables into consideration, including horse form, jockeys, trainers, weather forecasts, race lengths and much more to pick out our favourites for each race. When we win, we want you to win with us.

Odds

Odds for The April Meeting are always generous, just like any other event at Cheltenham Racecourse. Furthermore, the sheer number of offers and promotions the bookies offer to draw you in mean you can win even more with even less risk involved.

The shortest odds on any of the recent winners of The Arkells Brewery Nicholson Holman Novices Limited Handicap Steeple Chase has been 3/1 for the race favourite Doing Fine in 2017. A £10 stake on this outright would have returned a nifty £30 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Arkells Brewery Nicholson Holman Novices Limited Handicap Steeple Chase, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

(2020 meeting cancelled due to Covid-19)

2019

The winner of The Arkells Brewery Nicholson Holman Novices Limited Handicap Steeple Chase at The April Meeting 2019 was Bob Mahler with a starting price of 6/1, ridden by jockey Daryl Jacob and trained by Warren Greatrex.

9/2 race favourite Tikk Tock Boom was the last horse to cross the line in seventh-place, freeing up placement spots for 14/1 Little Bruce in second place, 13/2 Lithic in third and 7/1 Lord Getaway in fourth.

2018

8/1 Winter Lion won The Nicholson Holman Novices Handicap Chase in 2018, ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Fergal O’Brien.

4/1 race favourite Baden finished in fourth place, making way for 12/1 Pure Vision to take second place followed by 8/1 Tanarpino in third. 

2017

3/1 race favourite Doing Fine won The Arkells Brewery Nicholson Holman Novices Limited Handicap Steeple Chase at The Cheltenham April Meeting back in 2017, ridden by jockey Noel Fehily and trained by Neil Mulholland

French 16/1 outsider Ugolin De Beaumont managed a second-place finish, followed by 6/1 Fourth Act in third and 7/1 Azure Fly in fourth.

2016

Back in 2016, Any Currency won The Arkells Brewery Nicholson Holman Novices Limited Handicap Steeple Chase with a starting price of 6/1, ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman and trained by Martin Keighley.

11/2 race favourite Conas Taoi finished two and three-quarter lengths behind the leader, followed by 12/1 Thomas Wild in third and 16/1 Finish The Story in fourth.

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