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Aintree Paddy Power Day

Paddy Power Day is the official name of Day Two at The November Meeting 2021, a National Hunt horse racing meeting that takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse every year.

The November meeting is a three-day horse racing event that offers 19 intriguing races to the tens of thousands of spectators that regular this magnificent meeting annually.

This unique, elite horse racing extravaganza features three high-value featured races over the course of its duration, with The Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase on Day One (Countryside Day), The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase on Day Two (Paddy Power Day) and The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race on day Three (The November Meeting Sunday).

The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase on Paddy Power Day is the main event of The November Meeting, offering a purse of £130,000 with £74,035 going to the first-place finisher alone.

Paddy Power Day at The November Meeting is scheduled for Saturday the 13th of November 2021.

The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial

The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial, registered as The Prestbury Juvenile Hurdle, is a Grade 2, Class 1 National Hunt hurdle race open to horses aged as young as three years old and over.

Run on the old course of Cheltenham, this race covers a total distance of 2 miles and 87 yards for the participating horses to run, as well as 8 hurdles to clear.

£26,000 is up for grabs in this wonderful race, which is split proportionately between the horses that finish in the top four placement positions:

  • 1st place – £14,807
  • 2nd place – £5,556
  • 3rd place – £2,782
  • 4th place – £1,386

The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial is the first race of Paddy Power Day, commencing at 12:30 on Saturday the 13th of November 2021.

The South West Syndicate Handicap Steeple Chase

The South West Syndicate Handicap Steeple Chase is a Class 3 National Hunt handicap steeplechase for conditional jockeys and handicap riders that takes place annually at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Only horses aged four years and above with a rating of 0-140 can take part in this race, ridden by jockeys who fall within the criteria of a set number of point-to-point races.

The total distance of this track along the old course at Cheltenham is 3 miles, 1 furlong and 67 yards and it presents 20 obstacles for the amateur riders to navigate.

There is £20,000 in prize money on the line in this interesting race which is divided proportionately amongst the four placing contenders:

  • 1st place – £12,086
  • 2nd place – £3,549
  • 3rd place – £1,774
  • 4th place – £887

The South West Syndicate Handicap Steeplechase is the second race of Paddy Power Day, starting at 13:05 on Saturday the 13th of November 2021.

The From The Horses Mouth Podcast Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial Novices Steeple Chase

The From The Horses Mouth Podcast Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial Novices Steeple Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt steeplechase that is run on the old course of Cheltenham Racecourse annually for The November Meeting.

Measuring 1 mile, 7 furlongs and 199 yards in length, this race features 13 fences for the contestants aged four years old and above to leap.

A generous £30,000 is up for grabs in this brilliant race, meaning every placement position is to fight for. Here’s how the purse is split:

  • 1st place – £17,085
  • 2nd place – £6,411
  • 3rd place – £3,210
  • 4th place – £1,599

The From The Horses Mouth Podcast Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial Novices Steeple Chase is the warm-up act for the featured race of The November Meeting following this fixture which commences at 13:40.

The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase

The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase is not only the feature fixture of Paddy Power Day but is seen as the main event of The November Meeting at Cheltenham racecourse every November.

This excellent Grade 3 steeplechase covers 2 miles, 4 furlongs and 44 yards of the old course at Cheltenham and features 16 fences for the participating horses to jump. Contenders must be aged four years old or above to compete.

As previously mentioned, £130,000 is up for grabs in this exhilarating spectacle, which is split amongst the top four horses in the following manner:

  • 1st place – £74,035
  • 2nd place – £27,781
  • 3rd place – £13,910
  • 4th place – £6,929

The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeplechase is the featured race of Paddy Power Day and The November Meeting, beginning at 14:15 on Saturday the 13th of November 2021.

The Paddy Power Games Handicap Hurdle Race

The Paddy Power Games Handicap Hurdle Race is a listed National Hunt handicap hurdle race open to horses aged four and above that is run on the old course at Cheltenham for The November Meeting annually.

The race spans a distance of 2 miles, 7 furlongs and 208 yards and features 12 hurdles for the competing horses to navigate. The first four successful competitors win a share of this race’s £24,000 purse:

  • 1st place – £13,668
  • 2nd place – £5,129
  • 3rd place – £2,568
  • 4th place – £1,279

The Paddy Power Games Handicap Hurdle Race will be the fifth race of Paddy Power Day at The November Meeting 2021, commencing at 14:50.

The Paddy Power First Millionaire Qualifier Intermediate Handicap Hurdle Race

The Paddy Power First Millionaire Qualifier Intermediate Handicap Hurdle Race is a Class 3 National Hunt hurdle race that is run on the old course of Cheltenham on the second day of The November Meeting every year.

Open to horses aged three years and above, this race stretches a distance of 2 miles, 5 furlongs and 26 yards and features 10 hurdles for the competitors to jump.

This race offers a purse of £20,000 which is shared proportionately to the top four finishers based on their positions:

  • 1st place – £12,086
  • 2nd place – £3,549
  • 3rd place – £1,774
  • 4th place – £887

The Paddy Power First Millionaire Qualifier Intermediate Handicap Hurdle Race will be the penultimate race of Paddy Power Day at The November Meeting, commencing at 15:25.

The Karndean Design Flooring Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

The Karndean Design Flooring Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race is a listed National Hunt flat race that is scheduled annually for The November Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Run on the old course of Cheltenham, this flat race features no obstacles for the contenders to navigate and measures a fairly short distance of 2 miles and 87 yards.

Only mares aged between 4 and 6 years old can take part in this race, which offers an £18,000 prize pool to be shared between the first four finishers:

  • 1st place – £10,251
  • 2nd place – £3,847
  • 3rd place – £1,926
  • 4th place – £959

The Karndean Design Flooring Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race will be the final race of Paddy Power Day on Saturday the 13th of November 2021.

News

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Odds

Last year’s edition of Paddy Power Day saw some generously priced horses win their respective races, including 10/1 Coole Cody in the November Gold Cup featured race whose team took home the £74,035 first-place prize.

This result was a fantastic one for the punters that backed this outsider, too, transforming their £10 outright stakes into £100 in profits.

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