The Catesby Estates PLC Mares Handicap Hurdle Race will be the third race of Day Two of The April Meeting 2021. The April Meeting is the event that follows The Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse just several weeks after it has taken place.
The Cheltenham April Meeting is a two-day horse racing event that takes place in the middle of April every year. This National Hunt meeting offers 14 amazing horse races for thousands of live spectators to feast their eyes on, including a featured race as the second race of each day.
The two featured races of the event are The Cure Parkinson’s and Hambo Foundation Silver Trophy Steeple Chase on Day One and The EBF Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase Finale on Day Two, taking place at 14:40 on their respective days.
The third race of Day Two of The April Meeting on Thursday the 15th of April 2021 will be The Catesby Estates PLC Mares Handicap Hurdle Race.
About the Race
The Catesby Estates PLC Mares Handicap Hurdle Race takes place on the second day of The April Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse every year.
This Class 1 Listed handicap hurdle race stretches a distance of 2 miles, 4 furlongs and 56 yards around Cheltenham’s exquisite horse racing course.
The competitors of this thrilling race contend for a share of the £25,000 prize pool, with the winner’s team taking home £14,068. The prize for second place is £5,300, while third take £2,652 and fourth receive £1,325.
Beginning at 15:15 on Thursday the 15th of April, The Catesby Estates PLC Mares Handicap Hurdle Race will be the third race of Day Two at The April Meeting 2021.
The elite horses that compete in The Catesby Estates PLC Mares Handicap Hurdle Race at The April Meeting provide gripping competition in hopes of placing in a top-four position and winning a share of the £40,000 prize pool.
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):
- Casablanca Mix (FR) – twelfth-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-10 – ridden by jockey James Bowen and trained by Nicky Henderson
- Cap Soleil (FR) – tenth-place finish – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-9 – ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Fergal O’Brien
- Brillare Momento (IRE) – eleventh-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-7 – ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman and trained by Martin Keighley
- Sunshade (GB) – first-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-7 – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson
- Chilli Filli (GB) – thirteenth-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-7 – ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Henry Daly
- Timeforben (IRE) – eighth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-2 – ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by David Pipe
- Agusta Gold (IRE) – second-place finish – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Danny Mullins and trained by ms Margaret Mullins
- Storm Goddess (IRE) – Unseated Rider – 18/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Robert Dunne and trained by Charlie Longsdon
- River Arrow (GB) – fifth-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-11 – ridden by jockey Benjamin Poste and trained by Tom Symonds
- Talent To Amuse (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-11 – ridden by jockey Leighton Aspell and trained by Miss Emma Lavelle
- Grania O’Malley (IRE) – ninth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-9 – ridden by jockey Adam Wedge and trained by Evan Williams
- Bonza Girl (GB) – sixth-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-9 – ridden by jockey Rex Dingle and trained by Jeremy Scott
- Late Night Lily (GB) – fourteenth-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-9 – ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton
- Coded Message (GB) – Pulled Up – 28/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-9 – ridden by jockey Kielan Woods and trained by Ben Case
- Oscar Rose (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-9 – ridden by jockey Connor Brace and trained by Fergal O’Brien
- Inessa (FR) – third-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-7 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Dr Richard Newland
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Here are the previous 4 winners of The Catesby Estates PLC Mares Handicap Hurdle Race, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:
(2020 meeting cancelled due to Covid-19)
The winner of The Catesby Estates PLC Mares Handicap Hurdle Race at The April Meeting 2019 was British 14/1 outsider Sunshade, ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson.
4/1 race favourite Late Night Lily was the last horse to successfully cross the finish line in fourteenth place after a mistake at the third hurdle. 11/2 Agusta Gold finished this race in second place, followed by 8/1 Inessa in third and 40/1 Talent To Amuse in fourth.
In 2018, 20/1 outsider Rejaah won the 15:15 Mares Handicap Hurdle Race, ridden by jockey Tom Cannon and trained by Nigel Hawke.
12/1 Whatsdjazz finished half a length behind the leader in second place, followed by 5/1 Oscar Rose in third and 20/1 Jubilympics in fourth.
At The April Meeting 2017, 9/4 race favourite Midnight Tour won The Mares Handicap Hurdle Race ridden by jockey Davy Russell and trained by Alan King.
All 12 runners successfully completed this race, with 15/2 Carnspindle in second place, followed by 9/2 Indian Stream in third and 8/1 The Organist in fourth.
Back in 2016, 8/1 Briery Belle won The April Meeting’s Mares Handicap Hurdle Race ridden by jockey Tom O’Brien and trained by Henry Daly.
Joint 11/2 race favourite Debdebdeb finished 3 lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 9/1 Flamentime in third and 7/1 Unbuckled in fourth.