The Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase is the second race to take place during The November Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse towards the end of Autumn.
Offering three days of riveting races, The November Meeting is the second National Hunt meeting of the new season that is hosted by Cheltenham Racecourse. Over the course of the three days, there are 19 races in total including three featured races – one on each day.
These three featured races 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 Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase is the most prestigious race of The November Meeting, taking place in the middle of Day Two’s seven-race card. The Friday and Sunday each consist of just six-race cards.
This year’s Cheltenham November Meeting is enthusiastically scribbled into the National Hunt diary for Friday the 12th, Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of November 2021.
About the Race
The featured race of Countryside Day at The November Meeting is The Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase. This race is a Class 2 National Hunt handicap steeplechase that is run on the old course of Cheltenham.
Measuring a fairly short course length of 1 mile, 7 furlongs and 199 yards, The Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase is open to horses aged four years old and above and features 13 fences for them to jump.
The teams of the first four placed horses will take home a share of the £36,000 purse, which is split proportionately in the following fashion:
- 1st place – £22,522
- 2nd place – £6,653
- 3rd place – £3,326
- 4th place – £1,663
The Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase will be the second race and the first featured race of The November Meeting’s Countryside Day 2021.
Each and every participant that takes part in The Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase knows exactly how much this race is worth in terms of both prize money and prestige, and this is reflected by their incredible performances year after year.
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):
- Magic Saint (FR) – first-place finish – 10/3 starting price – weighing in at 12-0 – ridden by jockey Bryan Carver and trained by Paul Nicholls
- Fanion D’estruval (FR) – second-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Charlie Deutsch and trained by Venetia Williams
- Born Survivor (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 28/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-9 – ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton
- On The Slopes (GB) – fifth-place finish – 3/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Chris Gordon
- Beat The Judge (IRE) – third-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Joshua Moore and trained by Gary Moore
- Ballywood (FR) – sixth-place finish – 13/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Tom Cannon and trained by Alan King
- Eamon An Cnoic (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-11 – ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by David Pipe
- Azzuri (GB) – eighth-place finish – 80/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-6 – ridden by jockey Bridget Andrews and trained by Dan Skelton
- Full Glass (FR) – Pulled Up – 150/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-4 – ridden by jockey Tabitha Worsley and trained by Aytach Sadik
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Recent years have seen likely contenders take the first-place prize – will this trend continue or is an outsider upset long overdue?
Here are the previous 4 winners of The Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase at The November Meeting in Cheltenham, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:
Last year’s edition of The Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse was won by 10/3 second-favourite Magic Saint, ridden by jockey Bryan Carver and trained by Paul Nicholls.
5/1 Fanion D’estruval finished 2 and a quarter lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 9/2 third-favourite Beat The Judge in third and 28/1 outsider Born Survivor in fourth.
The 2019 edition of The Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase did not take place after adverse weather conditions resulted in the abandonment of The November Meeting’s Countryside Day at Cheltenham Racecourse.
The Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase at The November Meeting was won by 9/4 race favourite Bun Doran in 2018, ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Tom George.
6/1 priced Movie Legend finished 8 lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 8/1 Peppay Le Pugh in third and 33/1 outsider Rock On Rocky in fourth.
Back at The November Meeting in 2017, 13/2 priced Doitforthevillage did it for the village in The Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase, ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Paul Henderson.
10/3 second-favourite Kapstadt finished 2 lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 3/1 race favourite Exitas in third and 14/1 outsider Rock On Rocky in fourth.