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The Two Farmers Crisps Novices Steeple Chase

The Two Farmers Crisps Novices Steeple Chase is a National Hunt fixture that takes place during The Showcase every October at Cheltenham Racecourse.

If The Showcase is the first National Hunt meeting to take place in Cheltenham after the summer break. As you can imagine, the atmosphere is electric at this world-class venue when the thousands of horse racing fanatics pour back through the gates after nearly 6 months of eagerly awaiting this event.

The Showcase is a two-day event that offers a total of 14 unique races, with a seven-race card on each day including a featured race. The two featured races of The Cheltenham Showcase are The Bentley Flying Spur Handicap Steeple Chase on Day One and The Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap Steeple Chase on Day Two.

The Two Farmers Crisps Novices Steeplechase will be the penultimate race of Day One at The Showcase on Friday the 22nd of October 2021.

About the Race

The Two Farmers Crisps Novices Steeple Chase is a Class 2 National Hunt novices chase that is run on the old course of Cheltenham Racecourse, open to horses aged four years and above.

Measuring a race length of 1 mile, 7 furlongs and 199-yards, The Two Farmers Crisps Novices Steeple Chase features 13 fences for the brilliant competitors to navigate.

£20,000 is up for grabs, which is to be split between the first four placed horses. The team of the winning horse takes home £12,512. Every position is to fight for though, with second-place receiving £3,696, third-place receiving £1,848 and fourth-place clutching the remaining £924.

The Two Farmers Crisps Novices Steeple Chase is noted in the Cheltenham Racecourse diary with a start time of 16:45 on Friday the 22nd of October 2021.

Runners

The Two Farmers Crisps Novices Steeple Chase is competitively contested every year at The Showcase with each of the four placement positions fought for passionately with plenty at stake.

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

  1. Fusil Raffles (FR) – first-place finish – 4/5 starting price – weighing in at 11-7 – ridden by jockey Daryl Jacob and trained by Nicky Henderson
  2. Getaway Trump (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 11/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-7 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
  3. Return Ticket (IRE) – third-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-7 – ridden by jockey Henry Brooke and trained by Rebecca Menzies
  4. Sir Valentine (GER) – second-place finish – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-2 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies

Interestingly, there were only 4 runners in the 2019 edition of this race too:

  1. Caius Marcius (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-10 – ridden by jockey Brian Hughes and trained by Nicky Richards
  2. Al Dancer (FR) – first-place finish – 10/11 starting price – weighing in at 11-2 – ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies
  3. Getaway Trump (IRE) – third-place finish – 6/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-2 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
  4. Not That Fuisse (FR) – second-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-2 – ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton

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Odds

The Bookies have got it pretty much right for the last four winners of The Two Farmers Crisps Novices Steeple Chase, with a mixture of favourites and likely competitors snapping up the first-place prize.

Things could have been very different two years back at The Showcase though when 16/1 outsider Not That Fuisse was gaining ground on the leader, finishing just four lengths behind the leader in second-place. Had this French hopeful been successful, £10 outright backing bets would have been transformed to £160 of profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Two Farmers Crisps Novices Steeple Chase at The Showcase in Cheltenham, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

At last year’s Cheltenham Showcase, 4/5 race favourite Fusil Raffles won The Class 2 Novices’ Steeplechase, ridden by jockey Daryl Jacob and trained by Nicky Henderson.

11/2 priced Sir Valentine finished 9 and a half lengths behind the leader in second, followed by 10/1 Return Ticket in third and 11/4 second-favourite Getaway Trump in fourth. These are the only four runners that participated in this edition of the race.

2019

In 2019, the Class 2 Novices’ Chase at The Showcase was won by 10/11 race favourite Al Dancer, ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Nigel Twiston Davies.

16/1 French hopeful Not That Fuisse finished 4 lengths behind the leader in second, followed by 6/4 second-favourite Getaway Trump in third and 8/1 Caius Marcius in fourth. These are the only four runners that participated in this edition of the race.

2018

9/4 race favourite Diakali won the Class 2 Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse in 2018, ridden by jockey Joshua Moore and trained by Gary Moore.

8/1 Sister Sibyl finished 9 lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 16/1 outsider All Set To Go in third and 5/1 Storm Home in fourth. Only 4 of the 7 starting runners successfully completed this race.

2017

10/3 third-favourite North Hill Harvey won the Class 2 Novices’ Chase at The Showcase 2017, ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton.

11/8 race favourite Sceau Royal finished just a neck behind the leader in second-place, followed by 14/1 outsider Ballyhill in third and 2/1 second-favourite Movewiththetimes in fourth. 6 of the 7 runners successfully completed this edition of the race.

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