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The Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Amateur Riders Handicap Steeple Chase

The Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Amateur Riders Handicap Steeple Chase takes place at The Cheltenham Showcase at the end of October every year.

The Showcase is a two-day National Hunt meeting hosted by Cheltenham Racecourse that offers 14 excellent races including two featured races for horse racing fanatics to indulge in every Autumn.

The Bentley Flying Spur Handicap Steeple Chase on Day One and The Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap Steeple Chase on Day Two are the two featured races of this event, which are positioned in the middle of each day’s seven-race card.

The Showcase is the first meeting held at Cheltenham Racecourse after a 6-month-long summer break. Anticipate the unleashing of half a year’s worth of bottled-up excitement if you plan on attending this magical event for the first time.

The 2021 Cheltenham Showcase is scheduled for 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 Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Amateur Riders Handicap Steeple Chase is a Class 3 National Hunt steeplechase open to horses aged four and above with a rating between 0 and 140.

The total distance of The Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Amateur Riders Handicap Steeplechase is 3 miles and 1 furlong and it features 20 fences for the amateur riders to negotiate.

£12,500 is up for grabs in this intriguing fixture, which is to be shared proportionately between the first four successful finishers. The first-place finisher gets the biggest share which sits at £6,925, then second-place receives £2,148, third-place receives £1,073 and fourth walks away with £537.

The Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Amateur Riders Handicap Steeple Chase kicks off at 17:00 on Saturday the 23rd of October 2021.

Runners

The elite horses that compete in The Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Amateur Riders Handicap Steeple Chase at The Cheltenham Showcase provide an intense atmosphere fighting for each of the placement positions and their assigned cash prizes year after 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. Young Turk (FR) – Pulled Up – 200/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey L Brooke and trained by Aytach Sadik
  2. Ballymalin (IRE) – Pulled Up – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Zac Baker and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies
  3. Lillington (IRE) – Pulled Up – 18/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-10 – ridden by jockey Liam Trott and trained by Colin Tizzard
  4. Plantagenet (GB) – Pulled Up – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-9 – ridden by jockey Gina Andrews and trained by Seamus Mullins
  5. Call Me Vic (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-9 – ridden by jockey Albu Tufnell and trained by Fergal O’Brien
  6. Alminar (IRE) – third-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-5 – ridden by jockey Kieren Buckley and trained by Nigel Hawke
  7. Buster Edwards (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Martin McIntyre and trained by David Pipe
  8. Boughtbeforelunch (IRE) – second-place finish – 9/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-2 – ridden by jockey Jack Savage and trained by Paul Webber
  9. Osca Loca (IRE) – Pulled Up – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-2 – ridden by jockey T Durrell and trained by Tim Vaughan
  10. Jen’s Boy (GB) – Pulled Up – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-2 – ridden by jockey Sam Waley-Cohen and trained by Nicky Henderson
  11. Lough Salt (IRE) – Pulled Up – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-8 – ridden by jockey Sam Lee and trained by Peter Winks
  12. Ecossais (FR) – fifth-place finish – 18/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-6 – ridden by jockey Toby Wynne and trained by Oliver Greenall
  13. Bermeo (IRE) – first-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-5 – ridden by jockey Angus Cheleda and trained by Johnny Farrelly

Tips

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Odds

Some small fortunes have been won in recent years of The Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Amateur Riders Handicap Steeple Chase thanks to generous odds.

Last year’s winner Bermeo began the race with a starting price of 20/1 yet still managed to clutch the victory, converting £10 outright stakes into £200 in profits.

The 2019, 2018 and 2017 editions of The Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Amateur Riders Handicap Steeplechase were won by 12/1, 11/1 and 8/1 priced horses respectively.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Amateur Riders Handicap Steeple Chase at The Showcase in Cheltenham, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

The Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Amateur Riders Handicap Steeple Chase at The Showcase last year was won by 20/1 outsider Bermeo, ridden by jockey Angus Cheleda and trained by Johnny Farrelly.

9/1 hopeful Boughtbeforelunch finished 6 and a half lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 12/1 Alminar in third and 12/1 Call Me Vic in fourth.

2019

In 2019, this Amateur Riders Handicap Steeplechase held at Cheltenham Racecourse was won by 12/1 outsider Petite Power, ridden by jockey Liam Harrison and trained by Fergal O’Brien.

6/1 third-favourite Plantagenet finished three and three-quarter lengths behind the leader in second, followed by 18/1 outsider Fingerontheswitch in third and 15/2 Doing Fine a neck behind in fourth.

2018

The Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Amateur Riders Handicap Steeple Chase at The Showcase was won by 11/1 outsider Sam Red, ridden by jockey William Marshall and trained by Dan Skelton.

14/1 long hopeful Fifty Shades finished just three-quarters of a length behind the leader in second-place, followed by 15/2 Presenting Julio in third and Calin Du Brizais in fourth.

2017

Back in 2017, The Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Amateur Riders Handicap Steeplechase was won by 8/1 priced What Happens Now, ridden by jockey Derek O’Connor and trained by Donald McCain Jnr.

9/2 second-favourite Indian Castle finished 9 lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 16/1 outsider Regal Flow in third and 14/1 Petite Power in fourth.

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