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The CF Roberts Electrical Mechanical Services Mares Handicap Steeple Chase

The CF Roberts Electrical Mechanical Services Mares Handicap Steeple Chase is the fourth race that takes place during The International meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse just a few weeks before Christmas every December.

Cheltenham’s International meeting is a wonderful occasion that sees the excitement for elite horse racing collide with the festive excitement of Christmas to create a truly magical National Hunt meeting at the home of jump racing in Cheltenham.

Taking place on the second Friday and Saturday of December every year, The International at Cheltenham Racecourse offers 15 brilliant races across its two days, including the two higher-value featured races: The Unibet Handicap Steeple Chase on Friday, Day One and The Unibet International Hurdle on Saturday, Day Two.

The International 2021 will kick off the festive season in style on Friday the 10th of December and conclude after The Close Brothers Mares’ Handicap Hurdle on Saturday the 11th of December. For all The International meeting’s news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

About the Race

The CF Roberts Electrical Mechanical Services Mares Handicap Steeple Chase is a Class 3 National Hunt handicap steeplechase for mares that features on the fixture list of The International Day One every December.

Open to mares aged four years old and above, The CF Roberts Electrical Mechanical Services Mares Handicap Steeple Chase runs a total distance of 2 miles, 4 furlongs and 127 yards along the New Course of Cheltenham.

This race may often offer a slightly larger field than others but it’s still just the teams of the first four finishers that will see a share of this race’s £12,500 purse:

1st place – £7,213

2nd place – £2,118

3rd place – £1,059

4th place – £529

The CF Roberts Electrical Mechanical Services Mares Handicap Steeple Chase will begin at 13:15 on Friday the 10th of December 2021.

Runners

The CF Roberts Electrical Mechanical Services Mares Handicap Steeple Chase usually consists of a moderately sized field all of whom are hoping to finish in a top-four position to take home a share of the race’s prize pool.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race on Day One of The International Meeting 2020 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Arian (IRE) – Fell – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 12-3 – ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Philip Hobbs
  2. Sweet Adare (IRE) – Fell – 11/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by Victor Dartnall
  3. Nikap (FR) – third-place finish – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-11 – ridden by jockey Kieren Buckley and trained by Nigel Hawke
  4. Bit On The Side (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-11 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies
  5. Jubilympics (GB) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-9 – assigned by jockey James Bowen and trained by Emma Lavelle
  6. Stop Talking (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-8 – ridden by jockey Sean Quinlan and trained by Jennie Candlish
  7. Martila (FR) – eighth-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Conor O’Farrell and trained by Pauline Robson
  8. Everlanes (GB) – Pulled Up – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey David Bass and trained by Karl Burke
  9. Black Tulip (GB) – second-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Richard Patrick and trained by Henry Daly
  10. Fally Jem (FR) – sixth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-5 – ridden by jockey Charlie Deutsche and trained by Venetia Williams
  11. Agent Valdez (GB) – fifth-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-13 – ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Fergal O’Brien
  12. Madera Mist (IRE) – first-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-0 – ridden by jockey Alan Johns and trained by Tim Vaughan

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Odds

You only have to look back to the last edition of The CF Roberts Electrical Mechanical Services Mares Handicap Steeple Chase to see just how generous the odds on races at Cheltenham Racecourse can be.

33/1 Madera Mist came out on top, turning £10 outright backing stakes into £340 in returns. With the help of a £10 free bet, that’s £330 straight profits with absolutely zero-risk involved.

Madera Mist was the joint highest-priced horse that took part in The CF Roberts Electrical Mechanical Services Mares Handicap Steeple Chase last time out, alongside Fally Jem who finished the race in sixth place.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The CF Roberts Electrical Mechanical Services Mares Handicap Steeple Chase, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

The winner of The CF Roberts Electrical Mechanical Services Mares Handicap Steeple Chase last time out at Cheltenham Racecourse was 33/1 outsider Madera Mist, ridden by jockey Alan Johns and trained by Tim Vaughan.

7/1 Black Tulip finished five and a half lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 11/2 third-favourite Nikap in third place and 10/1 Stop Talking in fourth.

2019

At The International 2019, The CF Roberts Electrical Mechanical Services Mares Handicap Steeple Chase was won by 5/2 priced Zara Hope, ridden by jockey Kielan Woods and trained by D J Jeffreys.

3/1 race favourite Chequered View finished 18 lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 11/2 Molly Carew in third. This edition of The CF Roberts Electrical Mechanical Services Mares Handicap Steeple Chase consisted of five runners and was completed by just three.

2018

The CF Roberts Electrical Mechanical Services Mares Handicap Steeple Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse in 2018 was won by 13/2 Synopsis, ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Gordon Elliott.

6/1 priced Black Tulip finished 10 lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 15/2 Inch Lala in third place and 14/1 outsider River Icon in fourth.

2017

Back at The International 2017, joint 9/2 race favourite Ms Parfois won The CF Roberts Electrical Mechanical Services Mares Handicap Steeple Chase ridden by jockey Noel Fehily and trained by Anthony Honeyball.

6/1 priced Theatre Territory finished just a length behind the leader in second place, followed by 6/1 Song Saa in third place and 13/2 Sparkling River in fourth.

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