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The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Standard Open NH Flat Race

The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Standard Open NH Flat Race is the final race of The Showcase – a two-day, fourteen race National Hunt meeting held at Cheltenham Racecourse every year.

The 14 races of The Showcase are split into two seven-race cards across the two days with a high-value featured race on each day. 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.

The next edition of The Cheltenham Showcase is scheduled for Friday the 22nd and 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/.

About the Race

The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Standard Open NH Flat Race is a Class 2 National Hunt open flat race that is open to horses aged between 4 and 6 years old.

The race covers a total distance of 2 miles and 87 yards along the old course of Cheltenham and as a flat race features no obstacles for the competitors to navigate.

The prize pool available to the teams of these young contenders sits at £15,000, with £8,758 to be attained by the first-place finisher. The team of the horse that finishes in second-place receives the £2,587 second-place prize while third-place takes £1,294 and fourth-place takes £647.

The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race begins at 17:35 on Saturday the 23rd of October 2021.

Runners

Every placement position is to fight for in The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Standard Open NH Flat Race and that’s made clear by the sheer desire of the participants as they thunder around the racecourse.

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. Animal (IRE) – eighth-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Micheal Nolan and trained by Suzy Smith
  2. Major Robinson (IRE) – twelfth-place finish – 9/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by David Pipe
  3. Masteroftheheights (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by Paddy Brennan and trained by Milton Harris
  4. Restandbethankful (GB) Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-4 – assigned jockey Adrian Heskin and trained by Oisin Murphy
  5. Smurphy Enki (FR) – fourth-place finish – 10/3 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by Tom Cannon and trained by Chris Gordon
  6. Tile Tapper (GB) – third-place finish – 9/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by Bryan Carver and trained by Chris Honour
  7. Calidad (IRE) – tenth-place finish – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by Daryl Jacob and trained by Harry Whittington
  8. Don Alvaro (GB) – thirteenth-place finish – 50/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by Richard Johnson and trained by Philip Hobbs
  9. Fearless Fracas (IRE) – ninth-place finish – 22/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by Jonathon Burke and trained by Tom George
  10. Grand Lord (FR) – eleventh-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by Connor Gethings and trained by Stuart Edmunds
  11. I Am Maximus (FR) – first-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by Nico de Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson
  12. Jack’s A Legend (GB) – seventh-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by Tom O’Brien and trained by Alan Jones
  13. My Drogo (GB) – second-place finish – 50/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton
  14. Seymour Promise (IRE) – fourteenth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by Robbie Power and trained by Colin Tizzard
  15. Shantou’s Melody (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 15/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by Jonjo O’Neill Jr and trained by Jonjo O’Neill

Tips

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Odds

The Showcase 2020 was just a length and three-quarters away from a huge upset when 50/1 My Grogo finished in second-place by this short distance. Regardless, 4/1 second-favourite I Am Max still made many punters happy, turning their £20 outright bets into £100 extra in their betting account balance.

Odds for The Showcase are always generous, so be sure to get involved this October to be in with a great chance of a profitable Halloween season.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Standard Open NH Flat Race at The Showcase in Cheltenham, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

Last year’s edition of The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Standard Open NH Flat Race at Cheltenham Racecourse was won by 4/1 second-favourite I Am Maximus, ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson.

50/1 outsider My Grogo finished just a length and three-quarters behind the leader in second-place, followed by 9/1 Tile Tapper in third and 10/3 race favourite Smurphy Enki in fourth.

2019

At The Cheltenham Showcase in 2019, The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Standard Open NH Flat Race was won by 13/2 hopeful Time Flies By, ridden by jockey Barry Geraghty and trained by Nicky Henderson.

11/4 race favourite Butte Montana finished a length and three-quarters behind the leader in second-place, followed by 16/1 outsider Lady In Hiding in third and 11/2 priced The Newest One in fourth.

2018

Race favourite Strong Glance won The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Standard Open NH Flat Race in 2018 with a starting price of 5/2, ridden by jockey Alain Cawley and trained by Fergal O’Brien.

8/1 outsider Master Debonair finished just half a length behind the leader in second-place, followed by 7/2 second-favourite Breaking Waves in third and 25/1 outsider Champagne Court in fourth.

2017

Back in 2017, 8/1 outsider Herecomestheboom won The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Standard Open NH Flat Race, ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Fergal O’Brien.

7/2 race favourite Ainchea finished a length and a quarter behind the leader in second-place, followed by 16/1 Brianstorm in third and long 50/1 outsider Oscar World in fourth.

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