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The Lara Telfer Reined In for Racing Welfare Novices Hurdle Race

The Lara Telfer Reined In for Racing Welfare Novices Hurdle Race is one of the 14 brilliant races that take place during The Showcase at Cheltenham Racecourse every year.

The Showcase is the first National Hunt meeting back at Cheltenham after the almost 6-month long summer break, welcomed back by the innumerable horse racing fans that return to Cheltenham’s world-class horse racing venue with the event.

The 14 races include two featured races and are split across two days at the end of October every year. Each day presents a seven-race card with one of the two featured races. The featured races of The Showcase 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 will take place on Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd of October. The first race of Day Two will be The Lara Telfer Reined In for Racing Welfare Novices Hurdle Race.

About the Race

The Lara Telfer Reined In for Racing Welfare Novices Hurdle Race is a Class 2 National Hunt hurdle race for novices that is run during The Cheltenham Showcase every autumn.

Open to horses aged four and above, this race measures a total distance of 2 miles, 7 furlongs and 208 yards and consists of 12 hurdles for the horses to leap.

The purse for this race is £16,000 which is to be split between the first four horses to successfully pass the final post. Each position is to fight for, with just over £10,000 assigned to the winning horse, while second-place receives £2,957, third-place receives £1,478 and fourth-place takes home the remaining £739.

The Lara Telfer Reined In for Racing Welfare Novices Hurdle Race begins at 16:25 on Saturday the 23rd of October 2021. For all The Showcase news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

Runners

The elite horses that compete in The Lara Telfer Reined In for Racing Welfare Novices Hurdle Race at The Cheltenham Showcase provide an outstanding show for the legions of excited spectators every year.

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. Streets Of Doyen (IRE) – first-place finish – 11/4 stating price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by John McConnell
  2. The Macon Lugnatic (GB) – fifth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Ben Pauling
  3. Minella Encore (IRE) – second-place finish – 9/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-3 – ridden by jockey Lee Edwards and trained by Dr Richard Newland
  4. Polish (GB) – third-place finish – 5/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-3 – ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Fergal O’Brien
  5. Another Stowaway (IRE) – Pulled Up – 22/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Jonathon Burke and trained by Tom George
  6. Poppa Poutine (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 11/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-11 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies

Tips

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Odds

The Lara Telfer Reined In for Racing Welfare Novices Hurdle Race has seen a consistent streak of winning favourites in previous editions. Although the odds on favourites for The Showcase are still generously priced, maybe 2021 will be the year we finally see an upset.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Lara Telfer Reined In for Racing Welfare Novices Hurdle Race at The Showcase in Cheltenham, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

The winner of The Lara Telfer Reined In for Racing Welfare Novices Hurdle Race last time out was popular 11/4 priced Streets Of Doyen, ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by John McConnell.

9/4 race favourite Minella Encore finished three and a half lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 5/2 Polish in third and 11/1 outsider Poppa Poutine in fourth. 22/1 outsider Another Stowaway pulled up before 2 out to be the only competitor to fail to complete this race.

2019

Strong 11/8 race favourite Ramses De Teillee won The Lara Telfer Reined In for Racing Welfare Novices Hurdle Race at The Showcase in 2019, ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by David Pipe.

7/2 second-favourite finished four and a half lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 9/1 Macgiloney in third and 9/2 third-favourite Some Chaos in fourth. Only 5 runners participated in this race and all 5 completed it successfully.

2018

Back in 2018, the winner of The Lara Telfer Reined In for Racing Welfare Novices Hurdle Race was 4/6 race favourite Dinons, ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Gordon Elliott.

9/2 third-favourite De Name Evades Me finished 14 lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 14/1 outsider Nativegetaway in third and 4/1 second-favourite Ultragold in fourth. All 6 runners successfully passed the winning post at this edition of the race.

2017

The Lara Telfer Reined In for Racing Welfare Novices Hurdle Race at Cheltenham racecourse in 2017 was won by 6/5 race favourite Calett Mad, ridden by jockey Daryl Jacob and trained by Nigel-Twiston Davies.

9/4 second-favourite Robbin’hannon finished four and a half lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 10/1 Ballymountain Boy in third and 10/1 Mon Palois in fourth. These are the only 4 of the 6 starting runners that successfully completed this race.

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