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The William Hill Many Clouds Steeple Chase

The William Hill Many Clouds Steeple Chase is the sixth race that is run as part of the brilliant Becher Chase Meeting at Aintree Racecourse every year.

The William Hill Becher Chase Meeting is a single-day National Hunt horse racing meeting that offers seven fantastic races including The William Hill Becher Handicap Steeple Chase as its high-value feature race, offering a purse worth £120,000.

The seven-race card of The William Hill Becher Chase Meeting is made up of three hurdle races and four steeplechases, beginning at 11:45 and concluding after at 15:15.

The Aintree Becher Chase race day 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 Many Clouds Steeple Chase is a Class 1 National Hunt steeplechase that serves as the penultimate race of The William Hill Becher Chase Meeting every Winter at Aintree Racecourse.

Horses aged six years old and above can participate in The William Hill Many Clouds Steeple Chase, many of which will go on to compete in the prestigious races of The Grand National Festival and The Cheltenham Festival, too.

The William Hill Many Clouds Steeple Chase stretches 3 miles and 210 yards of Aintree’s Mildmay Course and features a number of difficult fences for the participating horses and jockeys to navigate.

The purse for this race last December was £50,000, with the following cash sums assigned to each placement position:

1st place – 16/1 Lake View Lad (IRE) – £28,135

2nd place – 13/8 Santini (GB) – £10,600

3rd place – Native River (IRE) – £5,305

4th place – Frodon (FR) – £2,650

The William Hill Many Clouds Steeple Chase is scheduled to begin at 14:40 on Saturday the 4th of December 2021.

Runners

The William Hill Many Clouds Steeple Chase is an exceptional race that is fiercely contested by a small field of runners every time The William Hill Becher Chase Meeting returns to Aintree Racecourse. Many of the contestants that participate in this race will be seen again at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

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. Frodon (FR) – fourth-place finish – 9/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Bryony Frost and trained by Paul Nicholls
  2. Native River (IRE) – third-place finish – 9/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Colin Tizzard
  3. Santini (GB) – second-place finish – 13/8 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Jeremiah McGrath and trained by Nicky Henderson
  4. Keeper Hill (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Jonjo O’Neill Jr and trained by Warren Greatrex
  5. Lake View Lad (IRE) – first-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Brian Hughes and trained by Nicky Alexander

2019 provided an excellent edition of The William Hill Many Clouds Steeple Chase, too, with just four runners including a 40/1 outsider. Here’s how they got on:

  1. Black Corton (FR) – second-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Bryony Frost and trained by Paul Nicholls
  2. Might Bite (IRE) – Unseated Rider – 7/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson
  3. Native River (IRE) – first-place finish – 5/6 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Colin Tizzard
  4. Outlander (IRE) – third-place finish – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Richard Spencer

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Odds

Odds for The William Hill Many Clouds Steeple Chase last time out ranged from 13/8 for the race favourite Santini to 25/1 for the longest outsider Keeper Hill.

This edition of The William Hill Many Clouds Steeple Chase at The William Hill Becher Chase Meeting was in fact won by 16/1 outsider Lake View Lad, who converted £10 outright backing stakes into £170 in returns, £160 in profits.

Previous Runners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The William Hill Many Clouds 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 Many Clouds Steeple Chase last December at Aintree Racecourse was 16/1 outsider Lake View Lad, ridden by jockey Brian Hughes and trained by Nicky Alexander.

13/8 priced race favourite Santini finished just a length behind Lake View Lad in second place, followed by 9/4 joint second-favourites Native River and Frodon in third and fourth place respectively.

2019

In 2019, the comfortable winner of The William Hill Many Clouds Steeple Chase at The William Hill Becher Chase Meeting was 5/6 priced race favourite Native River, ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Colin Tizzard.

5/1 priced third-favourite Black Corton finished thirty-three lengths behind Native River in second place, followed by 40/1 outsider Outlander in third place. 7/4 priced second-favourite Might Bite unseated his rider at the fourth fence.

2018

1/2 priced race-favourite Definitely Red won The William Hill Many Clouds Steeple Chase for the second consecutive season at Aintree’s Becher Chase meeting in 2018, ridden by jockey Danny Cook and trained by Brian Ellison.

11/4 priced second-favourite Double Shuffle finished four and a half lengths behind Definitely Red in second place, followed by 28/1 outsider Acdc in third place. 8/1 priced One For Arthur blundered and unseated his rider 3rd.

2017

Back in 2017, the winner of The William Hill Many Clouds Steeple Chase at Aintree Racecourse for The William Hill Becher Chase meeting was 9/4 priced Definitely Red, ridden by jockey Danny Cook and trained by Brian Ellison.

9/4 priced Cloudy Dream finished seven lengths behind Definitely Red in second place, followed by 4/1 least-likely competitor Flying Angel in third place and 5/2 second-favourite Alpha Des Obeaux in fourth.

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