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The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase

The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase is the third race that is run at Aintree Racecourse for Grand National Day at The Grand National Festival every year.

The Grand National Festival presents three magical days of National Hunt horse racing that culminates with one of the most prestigious races in British and Irish horse racing – The Grand National Steeple Chase.

The Grand National meeting is about much more than just its showcase fixture, though, will 20 other brilliant races taking place across the three days.

Worth a quarter of a million pound each in prize money, The Betway Aintree Hurdle of Liverpool NHS Day and The Marsh Steeple Chase of Ladies Day are the other two unmissable championship races of The Grand National Festival.

The 2021 Grand National Festival will take place on Thursday the 8th, Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th of April at Aintree’s marvellous racecourse this Spring. For all of The Grand National Festival’s news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

About The Race

The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase is a Grade 1, Class 1 National Hunt steeplechase for novice horses that serves as the third race of Grand National Day every April.

Novice horses aged five years old and above can participate in The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase, which runs 1 mile, 7 furlongs and 176 yards of Aintree’s Mildmay Course and features 12 fences along its path for the horses to jump.

£100,000 was up for grabs last time out in 2019. Here’s how much was assigned to each placement position:

1st place – £56,130

2nd place – £21,110

3rd place – £10,550

4th place – £5,270

The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase is scheduled to commence at 15:00 on Saturday the 10th of April 2021.

Runners

The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase features some of the best up and coming novice horses that we guarantee you will feature in some of the National Hunt’s most prestigious races later in their careers.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race on Grand National Day during the Grand National meeting at Aintree Racecourse last time out in 2019:

  1. Caid Du Lin (FR) – seventh-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Dr Richard Newland
  2. Clondaw Castle (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 13/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Ciaran Gethings and trained by Tom George
  3. Destrier (FR) – third-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton
  4. Knocknanuss (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Jamie Moore and trained by Gary Moore
  5. Lalor (GER) – sixth-place finish – 7/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Kayley Woollacott
  6. Ornua (IRE) – first-place finish – 3/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Davy Russell and trained by Henry De Bromhead
  7. Us And Them (IRE) – second-place finish – 3/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey James Joseph Slevin and trained by Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Tips

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Odds

Odds for The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase last time out ranged between 3/1 for the joint race-favourites Ornua and Us And Them, and 20/1 for the longest outsider Caid Du Lin.

This edition of The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase was in fact won by a race favourite – 3/1 Ornua, who turned £10 outright backing stakes into £40 in returns, £30 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase during the Grand National meeting, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

(2020 meeting abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic)

2019

The winner of The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase last time out for The Grand National meeting at Aintree racecourse was 3/1 joint-favourite Ornua, ridden by jockey Davy Russell and trained by Henry De Bromhead.

Equally priced 3/1 Us And Them finished a length and three-quarters behind Ornua, followed by 7/1 priced Destrier in third place and 13/2 priced Clondaw Castle in fourth. This edition of The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase was contested by seven runners and completed by all.

2018

In 2018, the winner of The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase at Aintree Racecourse was 5/1 third-favourite Diego Du Charmil, ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls.

4/5 race favourite Petit Mouchoir finished two and a half lengths behind Diego Du Charmil in second place, followed by 13/2 priced Shantou Rock in third place and 4/1 second-favourite Lady Buttons in fourth. This edition of The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase was contested by six runners and completed by all.

2017

4/1 third-favourite San Benedeto won The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase on Grand National Day in 2017, ridden by jockey Nick Scholfield and trained by Paul Nicholls.

6/1 priced Forest Bihan finished just a head behind San Benedeto in second place, followed by 6/5 race favourite Charbel in third place and 33/1 outsider Colla Pier in fourth. This edition of The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase was contested by five runners and completed by just four.

2016

Back in 2016, the winner of The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase at Aintree’s Grand National meeting was huge 2/13 race favourite Douvan, ridden by jockey Paul Townend and trained by Willie Mullins.

8/1 priced The Game Changer finished 14 lengths behind Douvan in second place, followed by 14/1 outsider Fox Norton in third place and 25/1 longer outsider Ballybolley in fourth. This edition of The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase was contested by five runners and completed by all.

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