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The Masterson Holdings Hurdle Race

The Masterson Holdings Hurdle Race is featured on the fixture list of The Showcase, which takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse every October at the beginning of the National Hunt racing season.

By the time The Showcase comes around, it has been nearly 6 months since hooves last stepped on the world-class track of Cheltenham during Race Night on the 30th of April.

The Showcase is a two-day meeting that offers 14 fantastic races for the thousands of spectators that regular the racecourse to enjoy. These 14 races are split into two seven-race cards and include one featured race each.

The two 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. These featured races offer the biggest prizes and the most excitement.

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 Masterson Holdings Hurdle Race.

About the Race

The Masterson Holdings Hurdle Race is a Class 2 National Hunt hurdle race that is run on the old course of Cheltenham at The Showcase every year.

Open to horses aged exactly 4 years old, this race measures a total distance of 2 miles and 87 yards and features 8 hurdles for the young competitors to jump.

The prize pool for this race is £35,000, with £21,896 assigned to the winning horse. Every placement position is to fight for, with £6,468 on offer to the horse that finishes in second-place, £3,234 available for the third-place finisher and £1,617 to be snapped up by the fourth-placed contender.

The Masterson Holdings Hurdle Race is scheduled for 14:05 on Saturday the 22nd of October 2021.

Runners

The elite contenders that compete in The Masterson Holdings Hurdle Race at The Cheltenham Showcase prove their worth fighting for each and every placement position 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. Allmankind (GB) – third-place finish – 11/8 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton
  2. Stratagem (FR) – sixth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
  3. Botox Has (FR) – first-place finish – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-2 – ridden by jockey Joshua Moore and trained by Gary Moore
  4. Zurekin (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-2 – assigned jockey Adrian Heskin and trained by Suzy Leech
  5. Nordano (GER) – fifth-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Bryony Frost and trained by Neil King
  6. The Pink’n (GB) – second-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Daniel Sansom and trained by Seamus Mullins
  7. Anna Bunina (FR) – fourth-place finish – 5/2 starting price – weighing in at 10-5 – ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by John McConnell

Tips

The Showcase at Cheltenham Racecourse is a great opportunity to place some bets on the races. After all, it matters more when there’s money on it.

If you’re not sure where to place your money this Autumn, follow the advice of our professional tipsters who will analyse all the possible outcomes to help guide your bet slip in a winning direction.

Here’s where you’ll find a comprehensive list of all the most generous offers from all the best bookies and betting sites, too, including big free bets, enhanced prices and money back for losing bets.

Odds

Odds for this year’s Cheltenham Showcase are looking to be as benevolent as ever. Recent years have seen very fairly priced race favourites and some huge odds on outsiders who have put up a serious fight.

Last year is the perfect example, where The Masterson Holdings Hurdle Race was won by 11/2 race favourite Botox Has with 14/1 outsider The Pink’n just 4 lengths behind.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Masterson Holdings Hurdle Race at The Showcase in Cheltenham, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

Last time out, The Masterson Holdings Hurdle Race at The Showcase in Cheltenham was won by 11/2 third-favourite Botox Has, ridden by jockey Joshua Moore and trained by Gary Moore.

14/1 outsider The Pink’n finished 4 lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 11/8 race favourite Allmankind in third and 5/2 second-favourite Anna Bunina in fourth. All 6 starting runners successfully completed this edition of the race.

2019

The Masterson Holdings Hurdle Race at The Showcase 2019 was won by French 7/2 second-favourite Quel Destin, ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls.

7/1 third-favourite Soviet Pimpernel finished just three-quarters of a length behind the leader in second-place, followed by 4/5 race favourite Torpillo in third and 20/1 outsider Havingagoodtime in fourth. All 7 of this race’s starting runners successfully crossed the finish line.

2018

5/1 third-favourite Pearl Of The West won The Masterson Holdings Hurdle Race at The Showcase 2018, ridden by jockey Sean Bowen and trained by John McConnell.

10/3 second-favourite Redicean finished 3 and a quarter lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 7/1 outsider Padleyourowncanoe in third and 1/1 race favourite Gumball in fourth. Only 5 of the 6 starting runners successfully completed this race after 16/1 outsider Eragon De Chanay pulled up after 2 out.

2017

Back in 2017, 9/4 second-favourite Twobeelucky won The Masterson Holdings Hurdle Race at Cheltenham Racecourse, ridden by jockey Andrew Lynch and trained by Henry De Bromhead.

25/1 Arthington finished 5 lengths behind Twobeelucky in second-place, followed by 8/15 race favourite Bedrock in third and 14/1 Golden Jeffrey in fourth. These were all four of the runners that participated in this edition of the race.

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