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Aintree Afternoon Racing

Hosted by Aintree’s magnificent racecourse, The Afternoon Racing takes place towards the end of October every year on an Autumn Sunday afternoon.

This National Hunt meeting is the first of the new season to take place at Aintree, offering a fantastic seven-race card after a 5-month summer break.

Whether you’re hoping to head down to Aintree to witness the magic first-hand or watch from afar via racing.tv, this year’s Aintree Afternoon Racing is scheduled to be run on Sunday the 24th of October 2021. 

The Join Racing TV Now Maiden Hurdle

The Join Racing TV Now Maiden Hurdle is a Class 4 National Hunt GBB hurdle race that acts as the opening race for Aintree’s Afternoon Racing every year.

Open to horses aged 5 and above, The Maiden Hurdle requires its competitors to run a course length of 2 miles and 4 furlongs while negotiating a number of hurdles that have been placed in their path.

Last year’s winner in The Join Racing TV Now Maiden Hurdle was huge 50/1 outsider Real Stone, ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton. 7/4 race favourite Torn And Frayed finished in fourth place in a race that features a 500/1 outsider in the form of Calypso Storm.

The Join Racing TV Now Maiden Hurdle will begin at 12:47 on Sunday the 24th of October 2021.

The Every Race Live on Racing TV Veterans Handicap Steeple Chase

The Every Race Live on Racing TV Veterans Handicap Steeple Chase is a Class 2 National Hunt handicap steeplechase that will be run as race 2 at this year’s Aintree Afternoon Racing.

The course distance for this race is a fairly lengthy 3 miles and 210 yards and there will be a series of fences blocking the path of the competitors that are aged 10 years and above to jump.

15/2 priced Minellacelebration won this race last time out, ridden by jockey Benjamin Poste and trained by Katy Price. 7/2 race favourite Sametegal finished in third place in a race contested by 12 runners and completed by only 9.

The Every Race Live on Racing TV Veterans Handicap Steeple Chase will be the third race of Aintree Afternoon Racing, beginning at 13:22 on Sunday the 24th of October 2021.

The Monets Garden Old Roan Steeple Chase

The Monets Garden Old Roan Steeple Chase is a Grade 2, Class 1 National Hunt steeplechase that is run annually at Aintree’s afternoon of racing every October.

For a share of this race’s £64,000 prize pool, competitors are required to run 2 miles, 3 furlongs and 200 yards of Aintree Racecourse while jumping a high number of difficult fences.

18/1 outsider Nuts Well won The Monet’s Garden Old Roan Limited Handicap Chase in 2020, ridden by jockey Danny McMenamin and trained by Ann Hamilton. 16/5 race favourite Itchy Feet finished in third place in a race contested by 12 runners and completed by just 10.

The Monets Garden Old Roan Steeple Chase will begin at 13:57 on Sunday the 24th of October 2021.

The Watch Racing Replays at Racing TV Novices Limited Handicap Chase

The Watch Racing Replays at Racing TV Novices Limited Handicap Chase is a Class 3 National Hunt GBB handicap steeplechase that takes place at Aintree Racecourse for their Afternoon Racing every year.

Offering a prize pool of £13,000, hopeful competitors will have to run 3 miles and 210 yards of Aintree’s Mildmay course, jump a number of fences and finish in the top four for a share of the cash prize.

Last year, 5/1 priced Acey Milan won The Watch Racing Replays at Racing TV Novices Limited Handicap Chase, ridden by jockey Rex Dingle and trained by Anthony Honeyball. 4/1 race favourite Diomede Des Mottes pulled up before four out in a race contended by 11 runners and completed successfully by just 6.

The Watch Racing Replays at Racing TV Novices Limited Handicap Chase will begin at 14:32 on Sunday the 24th of October 2021.

The Watch On Racing TV Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle

The Watch On Racing TV Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle is a Class 3 National Hunt handicap hurdle race for conditional jockeys that is and will be run annually for Aintree Afternoon racing.

Presenting a course distance of 3 miles and 149 yards and featuring a series of hurdles for the conditional jockeys and their horses to navigate, The Watch On Racing TV Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle offers a purse of £13,700 which is to be shared proportionately between the first four finishers.

6/1 race hopeful Dell’ Arca won the first-place prize in 2020, ridden by jockey Fergus Gillard and trained by David Pipe. 3/1 race favourite Saint De Reve pulled up before three out in a race that was contended by 9 runners and only completed by 7.

The Watch On Racing TV Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle will commence at 15:07 on Sunday the 24th of October 2021.

The arenagroup.com Handicap Hurdle

The arenagroup.com Handicap Hurdle is a Class 2 National Hunt GBB handicap hurdle race that is run at Aintree’s Afternoon Racing annually every October.

2 miles, 4 furlongs and a number of hurdles stand between the competitors of this wonderful race and the £22,000 prize pool, which is shared between the first four horses that successfully pass the final post.

The 2020 winner of The arenagroup.com Handicap Hurdle was 6/1 joint second-favourite Jacamar, ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Milton Harris. 9/2 race favourite Strong Glance finished a length behind the leader in second-place in a race contested by 14 runners and completed by all.

The arenagroup.com Handicap Hurdle will begin at 15:42 on Sunday the 24th of October 2021.

The Visit Racing TV EBF Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

The Visit Racing TV EBF Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race is a Class 4 National Hunt GBB flat race that acts as the final race of Aintree Afternoon Racing every October.

The race is open to fillies and mares between and including the ages of 4 and 6 years old who are required to run an obstacle-free distance of 2 miles and 209 yards along Aintree Racecourse.

7/2 second-favourite Elle Est Belle won this race last time out, ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton. 5/4 race favourite Windswept Girl finished in second-place in a race contested by 6 runners and completed by all.

The Visit Racing TV EBF Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race will conclude Aintree Afternoon Racing at 16:17 on Sunday the 24th of October 2021.

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Odds

Meetings hosted by Aintree Racecourse attract a consistently high level of attention from punters that like to place bets on high-quality horse racing, which in turn attracts high levels of attention from online betting sites that want to attract the punters.

To do this, bookmakers fiercely compete to offer the best-priced odds on race days like Aintree’s Afternoon Racing, which results in great, generous odds across the board.

Prices as high as 500/1 were offered at The Aintree Afternoon Racing in 2020 and this was in a race contended by just 7 horses. The biggest upset of the afternoon was in the same race as 50/1 Real Stone took the first-place prize and turned £10 outright stakes into £500 in profits.

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