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The Follow WillHillRacing on Twitter Handicap Steeple Chase

The Follow WillHillRacing on Twitter Handicap Steeple Chase is the second race that is run for The William Hill Becher Chase meeting at Aintree Racecourse every year.

The Becher Chase Meeting is the namesake title of the event’s featured race, The William Hill Becher Handicap Steeple Chase, a Class 1, Grade 3 steeplechase that is run on the Grand National Course and features some of the finest racehorses in National Hunt racing.

The William Hill Becher Chase meeting is a single-day event that offers a marvellous mixture of hurdle races and steeplechases on a fantastically festive Saturday afternoon every December.

The Aintree Becher Chase Raceday is scheduled to take place on Saturday the 4th of December 2021. For all of The William Hill Becher Chase Raceday’s news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

About the Race

The Follow WillHillRacing on Twitter Handicap Steeple Chase is a Class 3 National Hunt handicap steeplechase that serves as the second race of The William Hill Becher Chase Meeting at Aintree Racecourse every year.

Horses aged four years old and above can participate in The Follow WillHillRacing on Twitter Handicap Steeple Chase, which stretches 2 miles, 3 furlongs and 200 yards of The Mildmay Course and features a number of hurdles for the horses to jump.

Thirteen runners contested the £16,700 prize pool last time out, which was shared between the first four finishers accordingly:

1st place – 12/1 Clan Legend (GB) – £9,942

2nd place – 6/1 Dashing Perk (GB) – £2,919

3rd place – 12/1 The Paddy Pie (IRE) – £1,460

4th place – 25/1 Dali Mail (FR) – £730

The Follow WillHillRacing on Twitter Handicap Steeple Chase will commence at 12:20 on Saturday the 4th of December 2021.

Runners

The Follow WillHillRacing on Twitter Handicap Steeple Chase usually consists of a medium-sized field of runners, all of which will be fiercely contesting for a share of this race’s five-figure prize pool.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race on Aintree’s William Hill Becher Chase Raceday at Aintree Racecourse last time out in 2020 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Chef D’Equipe (FR) – fifth-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey David Maxwell and trained by Philip Hobbs
  2. Ballyhill (FR) – first-place finish – 7/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-11 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies
  3. Granville Island (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-9 – ridden by jockey Sean Quinlan and trained by Jennie Candlish
  4. Creep Desbois (FR) – fourth-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-8 – ridden by jockey Thomas Bellamy and trained by Ben Pauling
  5. Cave Top (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 9/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Oliver Greenall
  6. Caltex (FR) – second-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Jeremiah McGrath and trained by Henry Oliver
  7. Lord Byran (IRE) – ninth-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-3 – ridden by jockey Sean Bowen and trained by Peter Bowen
  8. Katachenko (IRE) – eighth-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-2 – ridden by jockey Brian Hughes and trained by Donald McCain Jnr
  9. Bestwork (FR) – Pulled Up – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-1 – ridden by jockey Jonathan Burke and trained by Charlie Longsdon
  10. A Place Apart (IRE) – third-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-6 – ridden by jockey James Bowen and trained by Gavin Cromwell

Tips

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Odds

Odds for The Follow WillHillRacing on Twitter Handicap Steeple Chase last December started at 3/1 for the race favourite Quoi De Neuf and went as high as 66/1 for the longest outsider Punches Cross last time out.

The 2020 edition of The Follow WillHillRacing on Twitter Handicap Steeple Chase was won by 12/1 priced Clan Legend, who turned £10 outright backing stakes into £130 in returns, £120 in profit for the punters that backed him.

Previous Runners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Follow WillHillRacing on Twitter Handicap Steeple Chase at Aintree’s William Hill Becher Chase Raceday, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

Last December at Aintree Racecourse, The Follow WillHillRacing on Twitter Handicap Steeple Chase was won by 12/1 outsider Clan Legend, ridden by jockey Danny McMenamin and trained by Nick Alexander.

6/1 priced Dashing Perk finished two and a half lengths behind Clan Legend in second place, followed by 12/1 priced The Paddy Pie in third place and 25/1 outsider Dali Mail in fourth.

2019

At The William Hill Becher Chase in 2019, the winner of The Follow WillHillRacing on Twitter Handicap Steeple Chase was 5/2 priced race favourite Sammy Bill, ridden by jockey Leighton Aspell and trained by Oliver Sherwood.

16/1 priced outsider Fixed Rate finished three and a quarter lengths behind Sammy Bill in second place, followed by 66/1 longer outsider Charmix in third place and 8/1 priced Cap St Vincent in fourth.

2018

In 2018, The Follow WillHillRacing on Twitter Handicap Steeple Chase at Aintree was won by 7/2 priced race favourite Ballyhill, ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies.

5/1 priced third-favourite Caltex finished three and a quarter lengths behind Ballyhill in second place, followed by 10/1 priced A Place Apart in third place and 14/1 outsider Creep Desbois in fourth.

2017

Back in 2017, the winner of The Follow WillHillRacing on Twitter Handicap Steeple Chase at The Autumn Raceday was 6/1 priced Play The Ace, ridden by jockey Sean Bowen and trained by Peter Bowen.

7/2 priced second-favourite Katachenko finished just a nose behind Play The Ace in second place, followed by 5/2 second-favourite Swift Crusador in third place and 9/2 priced Barrys Jack in fourth.

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