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The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race

The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race is the featured race of The November Meeting Sunday every year during The November Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse.

The November Meeting is an extraordinary three day National Hunt meeting that presents 19 impeccable races with a variety of race types and lengths, including hurdle races, steeplechases and flat races.

The three days, known as Countryside Day, Paddy Power Day and The November Meeting Sunday each host their own 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 this race, The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race, on Sunday.

The November Meeting 2021 will 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 Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race is a Grade 3 National Hunt handicap hurdle race that serves as the featured race of The November Meeting Sunday every year.

Open to horses aged at least four years old, The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race features a total race length of just 2 miles and 87 yards with 8 hurdles along its path of Cheltenham’s Old Course.

£80,000 is up for grabs which will be shared between the first four placed horses in the following fashion:

1st place – £45,560

2nd place – £17,096

3rd place – £8,560

4th place – £4,264

The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race will begin at 15:00 on Sunday the 14th of November 2021.

Runners

The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race is a prestigious National Hunt race that sees some of the finest competitors in their respective roles contend for the £45,560 first-place prize at Cheltenham Racecourse every November.

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. Ballyandy (GB) – second-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies
  2. Tudor City (IRE) – tenth-place finish – 50/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Liam McKenna and trained by A J Martin
  3. Sir Psycho (IRE) – ninth-place finish – 9/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-3 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
  4. Harambe (GB) – Fell – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-1 – ridden by jockey Thomas Bellamy and trained by Alan King
  5. Edwardstone (GB) – fifth-place finish – 13/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Tom Cannon and trained by Alan King
  6. Sebastopol (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-0 – not assigned a jockey and trained by Tom Lacey
  7. Thyme White (FR) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 10-13 – assigned jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
  8. Milkwood (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Richard Dunne and trained by Neil Mulholland
  9. Hunters Call (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-9 – ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman and trained by Oisin Murphy
  10. Cormier (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 18/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-8 – ridden by jockey Danny McMenamin and trained by Ben Ellison
  11. Strong Glance (GB) – eighth-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-5 – ridden by jockey Fergus Gregory and trained by Oisin Murphy
  12. Tegerek (FR) – third-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-4 – ridden by jockey Kevin Brogan and trained by Jonjo O’Neill
  13. Thinking (IRE) – Pulled Up – 28/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-4 – ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by David Pipe
  14. Proschema (IRE) – Pulled Up – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-3 – ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton
  15. Ballinsker (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-2 – ridden by jockey Brian Hughes and trained by Evan Williams
  16. Countister (FR) – Pulled Up – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-2 – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson
  17. Pisgah Pike (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 10-1 – not assigned a jockey and trained by Jamie Snowden
  18. The Shunter (IRE) – first-place finish – 13/2 starting price – weighing in at 10-0 – ridden by jockey Robbie Power and trained by Emmet Mullins

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Odds

In 2017, 2018 and 2019, The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race finished neck and neck, with race favourites and long-priced outsiders contending fiercely for the race’s generous prize pool.

Odds on races at Cheltenham Racecourse are always generous, with three of the last four Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race winners priced between 10/1 and 20/1. In 2018, 20/1 outsider Nietzche turned £10 outright backing stakes into £200 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

Last years edition of The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race was won by 13/2 joint third-favourite The Shunter, ridden by jockey Robbie Power and trained by Emmet Mullins.

8/1 priced Ballyandy finished three lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 4/1 race favourite Tegerek in third and 16/1 outsider Hunters Call in fourth.

2019

On The November Meeting Sunday 2019, The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race was won by 16/1 outsider Harambe, ridden by jockey Thomas Bellamy and trained by Alan King.

9/1 priced Gumball finished just a neck behind the leader in second place, followed by 9/1 Monsieur Lecoq in third and 7/1 Quoi De Neuf in fourth.

2018

The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race was won by 20/1 outsider Nietzche at Cheltenham Racecourse in 2018, ridden by jockey Danny McMenamin and trained by Ben Ellison.

12/1 Silver Streak finished just a neck behind Nietzche in second place, followed by 16/1 Old Guard in third and 9/2 race favourite Verdana Blue in fourth.

2017

Back in 2017, the winner of The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race at The November Meeting was 10/1 outsider Elgin, ridden by jockey Wayne Hutchinson and trained by Alan King.

Equally priced 10/1 Misterton finished just a neck behind Elgin in second place, followed by 8/1 Old Guard in third and 7/1 third-favourite The New One in fourth.

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