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The Visit racingtv EBF Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

The Visit racingtv EBF Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race is the final race that is run for The Afternoon Racing Meeting at Aintree Racecourse every year.

Taking place 5 months after Aintree’s last meeting, The Evening Racing, and 6 months after The Grand National Festival, The Afternoon Racing celebrates the return of National Hunt jump racing to Aintree Racecourse.

The Aintree Afternoon Racing Meeting offers an exhilarating seven-race card, which includes three hurdle races, three steeplechases and a National Hunt flat race to conclude the meeting.

The highest-value race of Aintree’s Afternoon Meeting is The Monet’s Garden Old Roan Steeple Chase, which offers a purse of £64,000 to be split between the first four finishers of the race.

The 2021 edition of Aintree’s Afternoon Racing is scheduled to take place on Sunday the 24th of October this Autumn. 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 Visit racingtv EBF Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race is a Class 4 National Hunt flat race that serves as the final race of The Afternoon Racing at Aintree Racecourse.

Horses aged between and including four and six years old can participate in The Visit racingtv EBF Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race, which runs 2 miles and 209 yards of Aintree’s Mildmay Course and usually features a small to medium-sized field of runners.

There may be just £6,000 in the purse for The Visit racingtv EBF Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race, but the horses that perform well in this race often go on to achieve great things at more prestigious flat and jump races. Here’s how much each placed horse takes home:

1st place – 7/2 Elle Est Belle (GB) – £3,754

2nd place – 5/4 Windswept Girl (IRE) – £1,109

3rd place – 5/1 Hunny Moon (GB) – £554

4th place – 33/1 Gazette Bourgeoise (FR) – £277

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

Runners

Last time out, The Visit racingtv EBF Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race originally had twelve runners booked in to participate, but only six started the race on the day.

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):

  1. Hunny Moon (GB) – third-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-2 – ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Fergal O’Brien
  2. Windswept Girl (IRE) – second-place finish – 5/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-2 – ridden by jockey Rex Dingle and trained by Anthony Honeyball
  3. You Caught My Eye (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-2 – assigned jockey Aidan Coleman and trained by Anthony Honeyball
  4. Blue Hawaii (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 10-12 – assigned jockey Brian Hughes and trained by Tjade Collier
  5. Booley Beach (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 10-12 – not assigned a jockey – trained by Harry Whittington
  6. Donna’s Diva (GB) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 10-12 – assigned jockey Sean Quinlan and trained by Chris Grant
  7. Drumlee Getaway (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Ciaran Gethings and trained by Stuart Edmunds
  8. Elle Est Belle (GB) – first-place finish – 7/2 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton
  9. Feralkat (GB) – fifth-place finish – 9/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Jamie Snowden
  10. Flirtatious Girl (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 10-12 – not assigned a jockey – trained by Kim Bailey
  11. Gazette Bourgeoise (FR) – fourth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Jonathon Burke and trained by Ben Case
  12. Karlie (GB) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 10-12 – assigned jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by Michael Scudamore

Tips

Thinking of placing some bets on The Visit racingtv EBF Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race? Good call, as we’ve seen some big winners in this race year after year.

If you’re not sure about your bet slip selections and need a second opinion, check out our Aintree betting tips for peace of mind heading into each race.

As well as tips, we’ve got promo codes for free bets, paid extra places promotions, enhanced prices and more, so you can fully capitalise on the races at Aintree’s Afternoon Racing Meeting this Autumn.

Odds

Odds on the horses for last year’s edition of The Visit racingtv EBF Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race ranged from 5/4 for the race favourite Windswept girl, up to 33/1 for the longest outsider Gazette Bourgeoise, who managed a fourth-place finish just a short head behind third.

7/2 second-favourite Elle Est Belle won the 2020 edition of The Visit racingtv EBF Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race, converting £10 outright backing stakes into £45 in returns, £35 in profits.

This race’s biggest recent upset was in 2018 when 14/1 outsider Briery Express finished in first-place and turned £10 outright backing stakes into £150 in returns, £140 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Visit racingtv EBF Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

The winner of The Visit racingtv EBF Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race last time out was 7/2 priced second-favourite Elle Est Belle, ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton.

5/4 race favourite Windswept Girl finished five and a half lengths behind Elle Est Belle in second place, followed by 5/1 priced Hunny Moon in third place and 33/1 outsider Gazette Bourgeoise in fourth.

2019

In 2019, the winner of The Visit racingtv EBF Mares Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race at Aintree Racecourse was 4/1 second-favourite White Hart Lady, ridden by jockey Sean Bowen and trained by Harry Fry.

6/1 priced joint third-favourite Roseisaroseisarose finished four lengths behind White Hart Lady in second place, followed by 6/1 priced Lugg River in third place and 10/1 priced Notawordofalie in fourth.