The Cure Parkinsons and Hambo Foundation Silver Trophy Steeple Chase is the second race to be run at The April Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse every year.
The Cheltenham April Meeting is a two-day horse racing event consisting of 14 excellent races, including two featured races – The Cure Parkinson’s and Hambo Foundation Silver Trophy Steeple Chase and The EBF Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase Finale.
Each of the two days of The April Meeting is made up of seven-race racecards, including one of each of the aforementioned featured races, with the day’s schedule commencing at 14:05 and concluding at 17:30.
The second race of The April Meeting 2021 Day One will be The Cure Parkinson’s and Hambo Foundation Silver Trophy Steeple Chase on Wednesday the 14th of April.
About the Race
The Cure Parkinsons and Hambo Foundation Silver Trophy Steeple Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt steeplechase with a total distance of 2 miles, 4 furlongs and 127 yards along the ‘new course’ of Cheltenham.
The Silver Trophy Chase is run every year at The April Meeting and is open to horses aged 5 years and above, who are required to jump a total of 17 hurdles along Cheltenham Racecourse.
This National Hunt handicap steeplechase was originally just 2 miles and 4 furlongs when it was established in 1986 but had the additional 127 yards added in 1993, 2 years after it was given its Grade 2 status.
The joint-leading jockeys of this race are Tony McCoy with three wins between 2000 and 2005, and Ruby Walsh with three wins between 2003 and 2011.
The Cure Parkinsons and Hambo Foundation Silver Trophy Steeple Chase will be the second race of Day One and the first featured race at The April Meeting 2021, beginning at 14:40.
Every year when The Cure Parkinsons and Hambo Foundation Silver Trophy Steeple Chase comes around at The April Meeting, visitors are treated to an immense spectacle as the horses thunder around Cheltenham Racecourse, competing for their share of the £60,000 prize.
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):
- Imperial Presence (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 9/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-10 – ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Philip Hobbs
- Mister Whitaker (IRE) – first-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-9 – ridden by jockey Jonathon Burke and trained by Mick Channon
- Wenyerreadyfreddie (IRE) – Pulled Up – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-8 – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson
- Tree Of Liberty (IRE) – Unseated Rider – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-5 – ridden by jockey Richard Patrick and trained by Kerry Lee
- Highway One O One (IRE) – third-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-5 – ridden by jockey Tom Cannon and trained by Chris Gordon
- Rene’s Girl (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton
- Got Away (FR) – second-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-11 – ridden by jockey Leighton Aspell and trained by Oliver Sherwood
- Tiquer (FR) – Non-Runner – N/A – weighing in at 10-4 – jockey Tom O’Brien – trained by Alan Jones
- Kings Monarch (GB) – fifth-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-4 – ridden by jockey Jamie Moore and trained by Kerry Lee
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Here are the previous 4 winners of The Cure Parkinsons and Hambo Foundation Silver Trophy Steeple Chase, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:
(2020 meeting cancelled due to Covid-19)
4/1 joint-favourite Mister Whitaker won The Cure Parkinsons and Hambo Foundation Silver Trophy Steeple Chase by a neck in 2019, ridden by jockey Jonathon Burke and trained by Mick Channon.
The close-second finisher was 14/1 outsider Got Away, followed by 4/1 Highway One O One in third and 9/1 Imperial Presence in fourth. Only 6 of the 8 runners successfully completed this race.
The winner of The April Meeting’s Silver Trophy Chase in 2018 was 13/2 Traffic Fluide by a length and a half, ridden by jockey Joshua Moore and trained by Gary Moore.
20/1 outsider Art Of Payroll finished in second place, followed by 7/1 Kolondra in third and 8/1 Cepage back in fourth. Of the 16 starting runners, only 25/1 Rock On Rocky failed to complete this race, pulling up before 2 out.
The winner of The Silver Trophy Chase at Cheltenham’s April Meeting 2017 was 7/1 Henryville, ridden by jockey Niall Madden and trained by Harry Fry.
7/2 race favourite Starchitect finished in fifth-place, a head behind 25/1 Dresden in fourth. 12/1 outsiders Foxtail Hill and Casino Markets finished in second and third place. 7 of the 10 starting runners successfully completed this race.
Back in 2016, 9/2 third-favourite Voix D’Eau won The Teenage Cancer Trust Silver Trophy Chase, ridden by jockey Michael Legg and trained by Harry Fry. This edition of the race had a 15:35 start.
4/1 Art Mauresque finished a length and a half behind the leader in second place, followed by 3/1 race favourite Johns Spirit in third and 8/1 Cloud Creeper in fourth. 7 of the 8 starting runners successfully completed this race.