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The Best Odds At Matchbook Novices Steeple Chase

The Best Odds At Matchbook Novices Steeple Chase belongs to The Showcase, a two-day National Hunt horse racing meeting that takes place annually at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Scheduled each year for the end of October, just before Halloween, The Showcase is the first National Hunt meeting to run at Cheltenham Racecourse after the long summer break.

Tens of thousands of spectators are welcomed back through the gates after nearly 6 months of twiddling their thumbs, to witness 14 excellent National Hunt jump races over the two days, including a couple of featured races.

Each day offers a seven-race card including one of the featured races. The two featured races of this meeting are The Bentley Flying Spur Handicap Steeple Chase on Day One and The Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap Steeple Chase on Day Two.

The Showcase 2021 has been organised to commence on Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd of October. For all The Showcase news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

About the Race

The Best Odds At Matchbook Novices Steeple Chase is a Class 2 National Hunt steeplechase that is run on the old course at Cheltenham for The Showcase every October.

Open to horses aged four and above, The Best Odds At Matchbook Novices Steeple Chase covers a total distance of 2 miles, 3 furlongs and 166 yards and features 14 fences for the athletic competitors to jump.

The prize pool for this race is £20,000 with £12,512 assigned to the winning horse. All placement positions are worth contending, with £3,696 to be taken by the second-place finisher, £1,848 available to the third-place horse and £924 scooped up by fourth.

The Best Odds At Matchbook Novices Steeple Chase begins at 14:40 on Saturday the 23rd of October 2021.

Runners

The brilliant horses that compete in The Best Odds At Matchbook Novices Steeple Chase at The Cheltenham Showcase provide top-tier entertainment for spectators every year without fail.

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. Coole Cody (IRE) – second-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-8 – ridden by jockey Adam Wedge and trained by Evan Williams
  2. Not That Fuisse (FR) – third-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-8 – ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton
  3. Southfield Stone (GB) – first-place finish – 2/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-8 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
  4. Pileon (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 7/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-3 – ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Philip Hobbs

The 2019 edition of this race was an excellent contest, too, with only four of the starting runners successfully completing the race:

  1. Go Another One (IRE) – third-place finish – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-11 – ridden by jockey Sean Bowen and trained by John McConnell
  2. Secret Investor (GB) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-11 – assigned jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
  3. Topofthecotswolds (IRE) – Pulled Up – 15/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-11 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies
  4. Whatmore (GB) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-8 – assigned jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Henry Daly
  5. Dead Right (GB) – Pulled Up – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-3 – ridden by jockey Barry Geraghty and trained by Neil Mulholland
  6. First Assignment (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 9/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-3 – ridden by jockey Tom O’Brien and trained by Ian Williams
  7. Garo De Juilley (FR) – second-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-3 – ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Suzy Leech
  8. Pym (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-3 – assigned jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson
  9. Slate House (IRE) – first-place finish – 3/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-3 – ridden by jockey Robbie Power and trained by Colin Tizzard

Tips

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Odds

The last upset in The Best Odds At Matchbook Novices Steeple Chase was just four years back when 9/1 outsider Double Treasure came out on top to take the first-place prize. A £10 outright stake backing this outcome would have returned £100 to your betting account.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Best Odds At Matchbook Novices Steeple Chase at The Showcase in Cheltenham, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

The winner of The Best Odds At Matchbook Novices Steeple Chase at last year’s Cheltenham Showcase was 2/1 second-favourite Southfield Stone, ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls.

7/4 race favourite Pileon finished in fourth-place, making way for 5/1 Coole Cody in second-place and 4/1 Not That Fuisse in third.

2019

3/1 second-favourite Slate House won The Best Odds At Matchbook Novices Steeple Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse in 2019, ridden by jockey Robbie Power and trained by Colin Tizzard.

8/1 outsider Garo De Juilley finished 11 lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 11/2 third-favourite Go Another One in third and 9/4 favourite First Assignment in fourth.

2018

The 2018 edition of this novices steeplechase at The Showcase was won by 10/3 priced Cubomania, ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Gordon Elliott.

6/4 race favourite Monbeg Legend finished 2 and three-quarter lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 13/2 Graasten in third. The only other competitor in this race was Knight In Dubai who fell 4 fences out.

2017

Back in 2017, the winner of The Best Odds At Matchbook Novices Steeple Chase was 9/1 outsider Double Treasure, ridden by jockey Gavin Sheehan and trained by Jamie Snowden.

3/1 race second-favourite Two Taffs finished 3 and three-quarter lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 16/1 outsider Midnight Shot in third and 7/4 race favourite Alcala in fourth.

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