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The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race takes place annually on the final day of The November Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Offering 3 exciting days of first-class horse racing, The November Meeting features some of the most prestigious races hosted by Cheltenham Racecourse outside of The Cheltenham Festival.

Within these 3 days of excellent racing are 19 unique, competitively contended races including three featured championship races: The Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase on Countryside Day, The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase on Paddy Power Day and The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race on The November Meeting Sunday.

The 2021 edition of The November Meeting is officially penned in the National Hunt racing calendar to take place from Friday the 12th until Sunday the 14th of November. For all The November Meeting’s news and ticket information, sign up to The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

About the Race

The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race is a Grade 2, Class 1 National Hunt GBB Race that annually concludes Cheltenham’s November Meeting.

Open to horses aged between and inclusive of four and six years old, this exhilarating National Hunt flat race stretches 2 miles and 87 yards of Cheltenham’s old course.

The teams of The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race’s young contenders are competing for a share of the £18,000 purse, which is split between the first four finishers depending on their positions:

1st place – £10,251

2nd place – £3,847

3rd place – £1,926

4th place – £959

The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race will conclude The November Meeting in Cheltenham on Sunday the 14th of November 2021, beginning at 16:05.

Runners

It’s the final race of the final day at The November Meeting and the competitors are looking to put on a memorable performance with high hopes of taking home a share of The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race’s £18,000 purse.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race at The November Meeting 2020 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Conceroe (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 11/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Kielan Woods and trained by Ben Case
  2. Firestep (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-0 – not assigned a jockey and trained by Nicky Henderson
  3. Good Risk At All (FR) – first-place finish – 13/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Sam Thomas
  4. Grandeur D’ame (FR) – second-place finish – 10/3 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Gavin Sheehan and trained by Oliver Sherwood
  5. Jack’s A Legend (GB) – fourth-place finish – 18/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Tom O’Brien and trained by Alan Jones
  6. Let It Loose (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 28/1 stating price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Thomas Bellamy and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies
  7. Masteroftheheights (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-0 – assigned jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Milton Harris
  8. Onward Route (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Brian Hughes and trained by Rebecca Menzies
  9. Stage Star (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-0 – not assigned a jockey – trained by Paul Nicholls
  10. Weseekhimhere (IRE) – third-place finish – 10/11 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Robbie Power and trained by Gordon Elliott

Tips

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Odds

Odds for The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race at last year’s Cheltenham November Meeting ranged between 10/11 and 28/1, with 13/2 third-favourite Good Risk At All coming out on top. A £10 stake on this result outright would have returned £75 to your account balance.

This edition of the race was extremely close, with second, third and fourth places finishing within shoulders of each other. If 18/1 Jack’s A Legend had been just a few paces quicker, backers that placed a £10 stake on him would have seen £180 in profits.

Odds for The November Meeting at Cheltenham are always generous, so don’t miss out this November when the elite horses thunder back down the world-class racecourse in Gloucestershire.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

Last year’s edition of The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race at Cheltenham Racecourse was won by 13/2 third-favourite Good Risk At All, ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Sam Thomas.

10/3 second-favourite Grandeur D’ame finished a length and a half behind the leader in second place, followed by 10/11 race favourite Weseekhimhere in third place and 18/1 outsider Jack’s A Legend in fourth.

2019

At The November Meeting 2019, The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race was won by 16/1 outsider Israel Champ, ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by David Pipe.

5/6 race favourite Time Flies By finished a length and three-quarters behind the leader in second place, followed by 10/1 outsider Everglow in third place and 7/1 joint second-favourite Brief Ambition in fourth.

2018

Cheltenham Racecourse saw 3/1 second-favourite Master Debonair win The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race on The November Meeting Sunday 2018, ridden by jockey James Bowen and trained by Colin Tizzard.

8/1 Thyme Hill finished just a neck behind the leader in second place, followed by 33/1 outsider Kissesforkatie in third place and 25/1 outsider Hold The Note in fourth.

2017

Back in 2017, 4/1 joint second-favourite Crooks Peak won The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race, ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Philip Hobbs.

Equally priced joint second-favourite Air Navigator finished a length and a half behind the leader in second place, followed by 25/1 outsider Woulduadamandeveit in third place and 8/1 priced Ballygomartin in fourth.

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