The Monets Garden Old Roan Steeple Chase is the third race that takes place at The Afternoon Racing Meeting hosted by Aintree Racecourse every October.
Presenting an excellent selection of hurdle races, steeplechases and a National Hunt flat race, The Afternoon Racing is the first race back at Aintree following the Summer break and it comes bearing a brilliant seven-race card.
The highest-value race of the afternoon is The Monets Garden Old Roan Steeple Chase, which offers a prize pool worth £64,000 to the first four finishers.
The Afternoon Racing at Aintree Racecourse will take place on Sunday the 24th of October 2021. For all of The Aintree Afternoon Meeting’s news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.
About The Race
The Monets Garden Old Roan Steeple Chase is a Class 1 National Hunt handicap steeplechase that serves as the third and featured race of The Afternoon Racing at Aintree Racecourse every year.
Open to horses aged four years old and over, The Monets Garden Old Roan Steeple Chase runs 2 miles, 3 furlongs and 200 yards of Aintree’s Mildmay Course and features a number of high fences for the competitors to jump.
£64,000 was in the prize pot last time out, with the following amounts assigned to each placement position:
1st place – 18/1 Nuts Well (GB) – £36,013
2nd place – 14/1 Clondaw Castle (IRE) – £13,568
3rd place – 16/5 Itchy Feet (FR) – £6,790
4th place – 13/2 Oldgrangewood (GB) – £3,392
The Monets Garden Old Roan Steeple Chase will begin at 13:57 on Sunday the 24th of October 2021.
Usually consisting of a medium-sized field of contestants, The Monets Garden Old Roan Steeple Chase has every placement position to fight for with the biggest prize pool of the day on offer. The performance of each and every runner will certainly reflect that.
Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race on Aintree’s Afternoon Racing at Aintree Racecourse last time out in 2020 (ordered by saddlecloth number):
- Nuts Well (GB) – first-place finish – 18/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-10 – ridden by jockey Danny McMenamin and trained by Ann Hamilton
- Magic Saint (FR) – sixth-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-9 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
- Itchy Feet (FR) – third-place finish – 16/5 starting price – weighing in at 11-9 – ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman and trained by Oisin Murphy
- Crievehill (IRE) – eighth-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-7 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies
- Midnight Shadow (GB) – tenth-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Sean Quinlan and trained by Sue Smith
- Clondaw Castle (IRE) – second-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Jonathon Burke and trained by Tom George
- Imperial Presence (IRE) – ninth-place finish – 18/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Philip Hobbs
- Yorkhill (IRE) – Pulled Up – 28/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-3 – ridden by jockey Ryan Mania and trained by A M Thomson
- Oldgrangewood (GB) – fourth-place finish – 13/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-2 – ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton
- Vision Des Flos (FR) – Unseated Rider – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Robbie Power and trained by Colin Tizzard
- Annie Mc (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 17/2 starting price – weighing in at 10-13 – ridden by jockey Jonjo O’Neill Jr and trained by Jonjo O’Neill
- Cracking Destiny (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-7 – ridden by jockey Callum Bewley and trained by Alistair Whillans
- Really Super (GB) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 10-6 – not assigned a jockey – trained by Amy Murphy
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Odds for The Monets Garden Old Roan Steeple Chase at The Afternoon Racing ranged between 16/5 for the race favourite Itchy Feet and 28/1 for the longest outsider Yorkhill last time out.
This edition of the race was won by 18/1 priced outsider Nuts Well, who turned £10 outright backing stakes into £180 in returns, £180 in profits for all those who had faith in the talented outsider.
Here are the previous 4 winners of The Monets Garden Old Roan Steeple Chase at Aintree’s Afternoon Racing, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:
The winner of The Monets Garden Old Roan Steeple Chase last time out at Aintree Racecourse for The Afternoon Racing was 18/1 outsider Nuts Well, ridden by jockey Danny McMenamin and trained by Ann Hamilton.
14/1 priced outsider Clondaw Castle finished one and a half lengths behind Nuts Well in second place, followed by 16/5 race favourite Itchy Feet in third place and 13/2 priced Oldgrangewood in fourth.
The winner of The Monets Garden Old Roan Steeple Chase at Aintree Racecourse in 2019 was 9/2 third-favourite Forest Bihan, ridden by jockey Brian Hughes and trained by Brian Ellison.
7/5 race favourite Kalashnikov finished two and three quarter lengths behind Forest Bihan in second place, followed by 11/4 second-favourite Frodon in third place and 6/1 priced Flying Angel in fourth.
9/2 priced third-favourite Frodon won The Monets Garden Old Roan Steeple Chase at The Afternoon Racing Meeting in 2018, ridden by jockey Bryony Frost and trained by Paul Nicholls.
6/1 priced Javert finished a length and a quarter behind Frodon in second place, followed by 11/4 race favourite Cloudy Dream in third place and 12/1 outsider Templehills in fourth.
Back in 2017, the winner of The Monets Garden Old Roan Steeple Chase at Aintree’s Afternoon Racing was 12/1 outsider Smad Place, ridden by jockey Wayne Hutchinson and trained by Alan King.
9/2 priced second-favourite Cloudy Dream finished just three-quarters of a length behind Smad Place in second place, followed by 9/1 priced Oldgrangewood in third place and 8/1 priced Traffic Fluide in fourth.