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The Planteur at Chapel Stud Handicap Steeple Chase

The Planteur at Chapel Stud Handicap Steeple Chase is the second race to take place on The November Meeting Sunday every year at Cheltenham Racecourse.

The November Meeting is a three-day National Hunt meeting that offers a mixture of 19 excellent hurdle, steeplechase and flat races of various distances, offering hundreds of thousands in prize money each day.

Each of the three days has an official title as well as a higher-value featured race, with 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.

This year’s highly anticipated Cheltenham November Meeting is scheduled to take place from Friday the 12th until Sunday the 14th of November 2021. 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 Planteur at Chapel Stud Handicap Steeple Chase is a Grade 3 National Hunt handicap steeplechase that is hosted by Cheltenham Racecourse on The November Meeting Sunday every year.

Open to horses aged four years old and above, The Planteur at Chapel Stud Handicap Steeple Chase involves the competitors running a total distance of 3 miles, 3 furlongs and 71 yards and jumping a number of tall fences.

The owners, trainers and jockeys of the first four horses to successfully complete the race will take home a proportionate share of this race’s £45,000 purse, with the following amounts assigned to each position:

1st place – £25,628

2nd place – £9,616

3rd place – £4,815

4th place – £2,398

The Planteur at Chapel Stud Handicap Steeple Chase will be race number two on Sunday the 14th of November 2021, beginning at 13:50.

Runners

The Planteur at Chapel Stud Handicap Steeple Chase is contended by brilliantly athletic horses who have truly earned their place in the race year after year.

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. Yala Enki (FR) – second-place finish – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Bryony Frost and trained by Paul Nicholls
  2. Brave Eagle (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-9 – no jockey assigned, trained by Nicky Henderson
  3. Discorama (FR) – fifth-place finish – 15/8 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Robbie Power and trained by Paul Nolan
  4. Crievehill (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-5 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies
  5. Ramses De Teillee (FR) – first-place finish – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-5 – ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by David Pipe
  6. West Approach (GB) – fourth-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Colin Tizzard
  7. Big River (IRE) – third-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-13 – ridden by jockey Derek Fox and trained by Lucinda Russell
  8. Captain Drake (IRE) – Pulled Up – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Bryan Carver and trained by Harry Fry
  9. Cloth Cap (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 10-6 – ridden by jockey Richie McLernon and trained by Jonjo O’Neill

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Odds

Cheltenham Racecourse hosts a number of the most prestigious races on the National Hunt horse racing calendar which attract some of the best odds in the industry.

The highest-priced contender seen on last year’s November Meeting Sunday was 150/1 Lessankan in The Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle, finishing sixth in this edition of the race. 

The biggest upset seen on The November Meeting Sunday at Cheltenham last time out was 14/1 For Pleasure winning The Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle, three and three quarter lengths ahead of the race favourite Third Time Lucki.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Planteur at Chapel Stud Handicap Steeple Chase, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

Last year’s winner of The Planteur at Chapel Stud Handicap Steeple Chase was 11/2 outsider Ramses Du Teillee, ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by David Pipe.

Equally priced 11/2 Yala Enki finished just a short head behind the leader in second place, followed by 16/1 outsider Big River in third and 9/2 third-favourite West Approach in fourth.

2019

The 2019 edition of The Planteur at Chapel Stud Handicap Steeple Chase was won by 11/4 joint-favourite West Approach, ridden by jockey Robbie Power and trained by Colin Tizzard.

10/1 outsider Achille finished 3 lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 7/1 race hopeful Potters Legend in third and 11/4 Ramses De Teillee in fourth.

2018

At The November Meeting 2018, The Planteur at Chapel Stud Handicap Steeple Chase was won by 9/1 outsider Rock The Kasbah, ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Philip Hobbs.

14/1 outsider Royal Vacation finished just a length and a quarter behind the leader in second place, followed by 12/1 Coneygree in third place and 11/2 priced Singlefarmpayment in fourth.

2017

Back in 2017, the winner of The Planteur at Chapel Stud Handicap Steeple Chase on The November Meeting Sunday at Cheltenham Racecourse was 7/1 outsider Perfect Candidate, ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Fergal O’Brien.

Joint 9/2 second-favourite Vicente finished just a neck behind the leader in second place, followed by 5/1 Three Faces West in third and 16/1 outsider Benbens in fourth.

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