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The William Hill Grand Sefton Handicap Steeple Chase

The William Hill Grand Sefton Handicap Steeple Chase is the seventh race that is run as part of The William Hill Becher Chase Meeting at Aintree Racecourse every December.

The Aintree Becher Chase Raceday offers an indulgent seven-race card, featuring three hurdle races and four steeplechases including the featured and namesake race of the event, The William Hill Becher Handicap Steeple Chase.

The Becher Chase Meeting takes place just a month after the Aintree Autumn Raceday and less than three weeks before Christmas, making it an excellent race to plan your family or work Christmas Parties around.

The William Hill Becher Chase Meeting 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 William Hill Grand Sefton Handicap Steeple Chase is a Class 2 National Hunt handicap steeplechase that serves as the final race and concludes The William Hill Becher Chase Meeting at Aintree Racecourse every Winter.

Open to horses aged six years old and above, The William Hill Grand Sefton Handicap Steeple Chase runs 2 miles, 5 furlongs and 19 yards of the National Course at Aintree and features a number of its iconic fences for the competitors to negotiate.

Last December, the inspiring competitors fought for a share of this race’s £64,000 purse, with each placement position being worth the following cash amounts:

1st place – 20/1 Beau Bay (FR) – £39,616

2nd place – 33/1 Sir Jack Yeats (IRE) – £11,763

3rd place – 15/2 Modus (GB) – £5,882

4th place – 12/1 Flying Angel (IRE) – £2,931

The William Hill Grand Sefton Handicap Steeple Chase will conclude The William Hill Becher Chase Meeting at 15:15 on Saturday the 4th of December 2021.

Runners

It’s the final race of The William Hill Becher Chase meeting and the participating runners will be enthusiastic about putting on a fantastic finale for the spectators at Aintree Racecourse.

In a race contested by 18 runners, here are the top ten finishers, 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):

1st placeBeau Bay (FR) – 20/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Charlie Hammond and trained by Dr Richard Newland

2nd placeSir Jack Yeats (IRE) – 33/1 starting price – ridden by jockey James Best and trained by Richard Spencer

3rd placeModus (GB) – 15/2 starting price – ridden by jockey Jonjo O’Neill Jr and trained by Paul Nicholls

4th placeFlying Angel (IRE) – 12/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Jordan Nailor and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies

5th placeSpringtown Lake (IRE) – 11/2 starting price – ridden by jockey Tom O’Brien and trained by Philip Hobbs

6th placeSametegal (FR) – 17/2 starting price – ridden by jockey Bryony Frost and trained by Paul Nicholls

7th placeSenior Citizen (GB) – 7/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Thomas Bellamy and trained by Alan King

8th placeDidero Vallis (FR) – 5/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Charlie Deutsch and trained by Venetia Williams

9th placeLord Du Mesnil (FR) – 16/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Paul O’Brien and trained by Richard Hobson

10th placeCrievehill (IRE) – 12/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies

Tips

If you’re thinking about placing a few bets on The William Hill Grand Sefton Handicap Steeple Chase or any other race at The William Hill Becher Chase Meeting in time for a valuable Christmas payout, don’t just place your bets on the race favourites or the horses with the funniest names, trust our professional Aintree betting tips instead.

We track the form of each expected runner all year round and conduct all the relevant research to ensure the most likely and valuable horses are selected for each race. We present these diligently-researched tips alongside the best promo codes for free bets, paid extra places and much more, so you can fully maximise your Aintree betting profit potential.

Odds

Odds for The William Hill Grand Sefton Handicap Steeple Chase last time out ranged from 5/1 for the race favourite Didero Vallis up to 80/1 for the longest outsider Touch Kick.

This edition of The William Hill Grand Sefton Handicap Steeple Chase was won by 20/1 outsider Beau Bay, who boosted the bank balances of those that backed him by £200.

This edition of the race is a rare example of when picking the funniest name may have paid off, but this is a rare occurrence, so don’t make it your go-to method.

Previous Runners

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

2020

The winner of The William Hill Grand Sefton Handicap Steeple Chase last December at Aintree Racecourse for The William Hill Becher Chase meeting was 20/1 outsider Beau Bay, ridden by jockey Charlie Hammond and trained by Dr Richard Newland.

Longer 33/1 outsider Sir Jack Yeats finished five lengths behind Beau Bay in second place, followed by 15/2 priced Modus in third place and 12/1 priced Flying Angel in fourth.

2019

In 2019, the winner of The William Hill Grand Sefton Handicap Steeple Chase at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool was 16/1 priced Hogan’s Height, ridden by jockey Tom Cannon and trained by Jamie Snowden.

25/1 outsider Wishfull Dreaming finished sixteen lengths behind Hogan’s Height in second place, followed by longer 40/1 outsider Beau Bay in third place and 11/4 priced race-favourite Flying Angel in fourth.

2018

15/2 priced Warriors Tale won The William Hill Grand Sefton Handicap Steeple Chase at The William Hill Becher Chase meeting in 2018, ridden by jockey Sean Bowen and trained by Paul Nicholls.

11/1 priced Brandon Hill finished a length and a half behind Warriors Tale in second place, followed by 9/2 joint-favourite Kilcrea Vale in third place and 40/1 long outsider Tiquer in fourth.

2017

Back in 2017, 9/2 priced favourite Gas Line Boy won The William Hill Grand Sefton Handicap Steeple Chase on the National Course at Aintree for The William Hill Becher Chase, ridden by jockey Richard Dunne and trained by Ian Williams.

16/1 outsider Ultragold finished four and a half lengths behind Gas Line Boy in second place, followed by 5/1 second-favourite Sametegal in third place and 8/1 priced Mystifiable in fourth.

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