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The William Hill Play Responsibly Handicap Hurdle Race

The William Hill Play Responsibly Handicap Hurdle Race is the third race that is run for the excellent William Hill Becher Chase Meeting at Aintree’s exceptional racecourse every year.

The Becher Chase Meeting at Aintree is a fantastic afternoon of racing that takes place about a month after The Autumn Raceday, offering seven wonderful National Hunt races with a combination of three hurdle races and four steeplechases.

The featured race of The William Hill Becher Chase race day is The William Hill Becher Handicap Steeple Chase, which features elite horses that have contested some of the most prestigious races on the National Hunt racing calendar.

The William Hill Becher Chase meeting will grace Aintree’s magnificent racecourse 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 Play Responsibly Handicap Hurdle Race is a Class 2 National Hunt handicap hurdle race that serves as the third race of Aintree’s William Hill Becher Chase meeting every Winter.

Horses aged four years old and above can contest The William Hill Play Responsibly Handicap Hurdle Race, which measures 2 miles and 4 furlongs in distance and features a number of hurdles along its route of the Mildmay Course at Aintree.

Eleven runners took part last December, all hoping to take home a share of the race’s £24,000 prize pool. Here’s who placed and how much they received as a result:

1st place – 5/1 Kateson (GB) – £14,856

2nd place – 16/1 Eternally Yours (GB) – £4,411

3rd place – 5/1 Hunters Call (IRE) – £2,206

4th place – 7/2 Mint Condition (GB) – £1,099

The William Hill Play Responsibly Handicap Hurdle Race is scheduled to begin at 12:55 on Saturday the 4th of December 2021.

Runners

Usually consisting of a medium to large-sized field of runners, The William Hill Play Responsibly Handicap Hurdle Race features some well-known horses, talented jockeys and experienced racehorse trainers.

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. Ballymoy (IRE) – eighth-place finish – 15/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Daryl Jacob and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies
  2. Navajo Pass (GB) – seventh-place finish – 17/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-11 – ridden by jockey Brian Hughes and trained by Donald McCain Jnr
  3. Irish Roe (IRE) – eleventh-place finish – 28/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Danny McMenamin and trained by Peter Atkinson
  4. Hunters Call (IRE) – third-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Oisin Murphy
  5. Glinger Flame (IRE) – ninth-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-1 – ridden by jockey Ryan Day and trained by Nicky Richards
  6. Kateson (GB) – first-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-1 – ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by Tom Lacey
  7. Desaray Girl (FR) – tenth-place finish – 50/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-10 – ridden by jockey Joe Colliver and trained by Micky Hammond
  8. Look My Way (GB) – fifth-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-9 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by John Quinn
  9. Mint Condition (GB) – fourth-place finish – 7/2 starting price – weighing in at 10-9 – ridden by jockey Kielan Woods and trained by Jennie Candlish
  10. Captain Tom Cat (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 13/2 starting price – weighing in at 10-8 – ridden by jockey Cillin Leonard and trained by Dr Richard Newland
  11. Eternally Yours (GB) – second-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-3 – ridden by jockey Blair Campbell and trained by Donald Whillans

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Odds

7/2 priced Mint Condition was the race favourite last time out, while the longest outsider in the race was 50/1 priced Desaray Girl. Mint Condition only managed a fourth-place finish, while Desaray Girl only managed to finish ahead of 28/1 priced Irish Roe in tenth place.

This edition of The William Hill Play Responsibly Handicap Hurdle Race was won by 5/1 priced joint second-favourite Kateson, who converted £10 outright backing stakes into £60 in returns, £50 in profits for the punters that backed him.

Previous Runners

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

2020

The winner of The William Hill Play Responsibly Handicap Hurdle Race last time out was 5/1 priced joint second-favourite Kateson, ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by Tom Lacey.

16/1 priced outsider Eternally Yours finished just a nose behind Kateson in second place, followed by  5/1 priced joint second-favourite Hunters Call in third place and 7/2 race favourite Mint Condition in fourth.

2019

In 2019, the winner of The William Hill Play Responsibly Handicap Hurdle Race at The William Hill Becher Chase Meeting was 5/1 third-favourite Notre Pari, ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Oisin Murphy.

8/1 priced One Night In Milan finished two and a quarter lengths behind Notre Pari in second place, followed by 7/2 priced second-favourite Mason Jar in third place and 3/1 race favourite Clyne in fourth.

2018

4/1 priced second-favourite Midnight Shadow won The William Hill Play Responsibly Handicap Hurdle Race at Aintree Racecourse in 2018, ridden by jockey Danny Cook and trained by Sue Smith.

20/1 outsider Ch’tibello finished just half a length behind Midnight Shadow in second place, followed by 9/1 priced Notwhatiam in third place and 18/1 outsider Jet Set in fourth.

2017

Back in 2017, the winner of The William Hill Play Responsibly Handicap Hurdle Race at Aintree’s William Hill Becher Chase Meeting was 13/8 priced second-favourite Black Ivory, ridden by jockey Brian Hughes and trained by Malcolm Jefferson.

1/1 priced race-favourite Le Breuil finished six lengths behind Black Ivory in second place, followed by 9/1 priced Alphabetical Order in third place and 8/1 priced Cool Sky in fourth.

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