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The Shloer Steeple Chase

Registered as The Cheltenham Chase, The Shloer Steeple Chase will be the third race to take place on The November Meeting Sunday 2021 in Cheltenham.

The November Meeting Sunday is the third day of The November Meeting, which is held annually at Cheltenham Racecourse around the middle weekend of November, offering three days of incredible National Hunt jump racing.

The featured race of The Cheltenham November Meeting Sunday is The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle, while Countryside Day, Day One, hosts The Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase and Paddy Power Day, Day Two, hosts its very own namesake Gold Cup Steeplechase.

The November Meeting Sunday will be the third day of Cheltenham’s November Meeting 2021, commencing on 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 Shloer Steeple Chase is the sponsored name of The Cheltenham Chase, a Grade 2 National Hunt steeplechase that takes place annually on day three of The November Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Open to horses aged five years old and above, The Shloer Steeple Chase features a race distance of 1 mile, 7 furlongs and 199 yards with a total of 12 fences along its route.

Inaugurated just 12 years ago in 2009, this brilliant race offers a purse of £60,000 which is to be shared proportionately between the teams of the first four horses to successfully pass the final post. Each of the first four positions will receive the following amounts:

1st place – £34,170

2nd place – £12,822

3rd place – £6,420

4th place – £3,198

The Shloer Steeple Chase will be the third race of The November Meeting Sunday 2021 on Sunday the 14th of November, commencing at 14:25.

Runners

Every runner that takes part in The Shloer Steeple Chase has earned their right to be there. The biggest names in the industry come together to guide their fine-tuned horses towards success in this exquisite Grade 2 race.

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. Defi Du Seuil (FR) – Pulled Up – 6/5 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Philip Hobbs
  2. Forest Bihan (FR) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-6 – not assigned a jockey and trained by Brian Ellison
  3. Riders Onthe Storm (IRE) – third-place finish – 13/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies
  4. Rouge Vif (FR) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-3 – assigned jockey Gavin Sheehan and trained by Harry Whittington
  5. Duc Des Genievres (FR) – second-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
  6. Put The Kettle On (IRE) – first-place finish – 7/4 starting price – weighing in at 10-10 – ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman and trained by Henry De Bromhead

Tips

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As well as the best tips for meetings like The November Meeting, The Cheltenham Festival and many more, we accumulate and consolidate all the best betting offers from the top online betting sites in one easy to access location, right here on our site.

Odds

In recent years the bookmakers have been getting it more or less right, with winners of The Shloer Steeple Chase often being the race favourites. Nonetheless, odds on these favourites have still been high enough to at least double outright stakes placed on them.

The closest we’ve had to an upset in recent years is in 2018 when 28/1 outsider Simply Ned finished in second place just three and a quarter lengths behind race favourite Sceau Royal.

Maybe 2021 will be the first edition of The Shloer Steeple Chase in years that we see an outsider take the first-place prize.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Shloer Steeple Chase, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

Last years winner of The Shloer Steeple Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on The November Meeting Sunday was 7/4 second-favourite Put The Kettle On for the second consecutive year, ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman and trained by Henry De Bromhead.

8/1 outsider Duc Des Genievres finished a length and a quarter behind the leader in second place, followed by 13/2 priced Riders Onthe Storm in third. These were the only three successful finishers at this edition of the race.

2019

At The November Meeting 2019, The Shloer Steeple Chase was won by 11/8 race favourite Defi Du Seuil, ridden by jockey Barry Geraghty and trained by Philip Hobbs.

5/2 third-favourite Politologue finished a length and a quarter behind the leader in second place, followed by 20/1 outsider Simply Ned in third place and 85/40 second-favourite Saint Calvados in fourth. These were the only four runners in this edition of The Shloer Steeple Chase.

2018

In 2018, the winner of The Shloer Steeple Chase was 5/4 race favourite Sceau Royal, ridden by jockey Daryl Jacob and trained by Alan King.

28/1 outsider Simply Ned finished two and a quarter lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 16/1 outsider Forest Bihan in third place and 3/1 third-favourite Brain Power in fourth. This race was contested by 6 runners and completed by all.

2017

Back in 2017 at The November Meeting, the winner of The Shloer Steeple Chase was 4/5 race favourite Fox Norton, ridden by jockey Bryan Cooper and trained by Colin Tizzard.

9/4 second-favourite Cloudy Dream finished 8 lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 8/1 Special Tiara in third and 14/1 outsider Simply Ned in fourth. 20/1 outsider Vaniteux was the only other competitor in this edition of The Shloer Steeple Chase, finishing in 5th place.

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