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The Markel Insurance Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Race

The Markel Insurance Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Race is the first race of Countryside Day, Day One, at The November Meeting.

Hosted by Cheltenham Racecourse, The November Meeting is a three-day National Hunt meeting that takes place around the middle or towards the end of November every year.

Over the course of the three days, tens of thousands of spectators descend on Prestbury Park in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire to witness 19 excellent races, including a featured race on each day.

The featured races of The November Meeting are 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 November Meeting 2021 is scheduled to take place from Friday the 12th until Sunday the 14th of November, beginning with The Markel Insurance Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Race.

About the Race

The Markel Insurance Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Race is a Class 3 National Hunt hurdle race that acts as a qualifier for The Challenger Staying Hurdle Series Final.

This mid-distance race measures 2 miles, 5 furlongs and 56 yards in length and features 10 hurdles for the hopeful horses to negotiate.

£12,500 is on the table as the competitors set off down the course and each placement position is to fight for. The purse is shared between the first four finishers in the following manner:

  • 1st place – £7,213
  • 2nd place – £2,118
  • 3rd place – £1,059
  • 4th place – £529

The Markel Insurance Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Race will be the first race of The November Meeting’s Countryside Day, beginning at 13:15 on Friday the 12th of November 2021.

Runners

In The Markel Insurance Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Race, each and every participant gives it their all to reach the highest placement position possible with such a generous prize pool on the line.

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

  1. The Eaglehaslanded (IRE) – Fell – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-10 – ridden by jockey Rex Dingle and trained by Jeremy Scott
  2. Playa Blanca (IRE) – tenth-place finish – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by Daniel Sansom and trained by Seamus Mullins 
  3. Morraman (IRE) – twelfth-place finish – 80/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by Abbie McCain and trained by Donald McCain Jnr
  4. Magic Dancer (GB) – eighth-place finish – 17/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-11 – ridden by Richard Patrick and trained by Kerry Lee
  5. Don’t Ask (IRE) – fifteenth-place finish – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-10 – ridden by Bryan Carver and trainer by Alex Hales
  6. Langarno Palace (USA) – unseated rider – 10/1 started price – weighing in at 11-10 – ridden by Connor Brace and trained by Fergal O’Brien
  7. Tel’art (FR) – sixth-place finish – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-9 – ridden by Luca Morgan and trained by Ben Pauling
  8. Hawthorn Cottage (IRE) – thirteenth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-9 – ridden by Lucy Barry and trained by Amy Murphy
  9. Rakhine State (IRE) – fourteenth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-9 – ridden by Max Kendrick and trained David Jeffreys
  10. Castle Robin (IRE) – first-place finish – 13/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-7 – ridden by Paul O’Brien and trained by Charlie Longsdon
  11. Tango Boy (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-5 – ridden by Harry Reed and trained Neil Mulholland
  12. Voodoo Doll (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 66/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-5 – ridden by Isabel Williams and trained by Evan Williams
  13. Silent Assistant (IRE) – second-place finish – 11/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-5 – ridden by Ben Jones and trained by Emma Lavelle
  14. Chieftain’s Choice (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-4 – assigned jockey William Marshall and trained by Kevin Frost
  15. Induno (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 15/8 starting price – weighing in at 11-3 – ridden by Fergus Gillard and trained by David Pipe
  16. Heavey (GB) – eleventh-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-3 – ridden by Shane Quinlan and trained by Niel Mulholland
  17. Steal A Marchthird-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-3 – ridden by Jack Tudor and trained by Nicky Henderson
  18. Presenting Yeats – ninth-place finish – 50/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-3 – ridden by Harry Kimber and trained by Milton Harris

Tips

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Odds

The Markel Insurance Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Race at Cheltenham Racecourse for The November Meeting sees its fair mix of favourites and outsiders running victoriously.

The most recent upset was in 2017 when 11/1 priced What A Moment beat 15/2 Sugar Baron by just half a length to take the first-place prize.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Markel Insurance Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Race at The November Meeting in Cheltenham, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

At last year’s edition of The Markel Insurance Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Race, 13/2 priced Castle Robin came out on top, ridden by jockey Paul O’Brien and trained by Charlie Longsdon.

11/1 outsider Silent Assistant finished a length and a half behind the leader in second-place, followed by 8/1 hopeful Steal A March in third and 15/8 race favourite Induno in fourth.

2019

The 2019 edition of The Markel Insurance Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Race did not take place after adverse weather conditions resulted in the abandonment of The November Meeting’s Countryside Day at Cheltenham Racecourse.

2018

9/2 third-favourite The Young Master won The Markel Insurance Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Race at The November Meeting 2018, ridden by jockey Sam Waley-Cohen and trained by Neil Mulholland.

7/2 race favourite Station Master finished 8 lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 25/1 outsider Walk In The Mill in third and 20/1 outsider Bally Longford in fourth.

2017

Back in 2017, the winner of The Markel Insurance Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Race was 11/1 outsider What A Moment, ridden by jockey R Harding and trained by David Pipe.

15/2 Sugar Baron finished just half a length behind the leader in second-place, followed by 9/1 Pickamix in third and 10/1 Tintern Theatre in fourth.

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