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The Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase

The Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase is the fifth race to run on Ladies Day for The Grand National Festival every year at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool.

The Grand National Festival offers three whole days of extraordinary National Hunt horse racing action, with 21 brilliant races across Liverpool NHS Day, Ladies Day and Grand National Day.

Each of the three days that make up the festival offers its own feature race, with The Betway Aintree Hurdle on Day One, The Marsh Steeple Chase on Day Two and The Grand National Steeple Chase on Day Three.

75,000 spectators fill Aintree’s world-class horse racing venue on each day of The Grand National Festival every year, and if you’ve yet to be one of them, we urge you to add it to your bucket list immediately.

The 2021 edition of The Grand National meeting will take place on Thursday the 8th, Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th of April 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

Inaugurated in 1949, The Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase is a Grade 3 National Hunt handicap steeplechase that is just one of three races to be run over the iconic fences of The Grand National Course.

Open to horses aged five years old and above, The Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase runs 2 miles and 5 furlongs of the National Course and features a large field of runners like the 27 last time out.

Speaking of last time out, the purse of The Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase at The Grand National Festival 2019 was £140,000, which offered each placement position the following amounts:

1st place – £78,582

2nd place – £29,554

3rd place – £14,770

4th place – £7,378

The Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase will start at 16:05 on Friday the 9th of April 2021.

Runners

The Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase features runners ridden and trained by some of the best jockeys and racehorse trainers in British and Irish National Hunt racing.

In a race contested by 27 runners, here are the top 10 finishers, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race on Ladies Day during the Grand National meeting at Aintree Racecourse last time out in 2019:

1st placeCadmium (FR) – 8/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Paul Townend and trained by Willie Mullins

2nd placeSub Lieutenant (IRE) – 25/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Rachael Blackmore and trained by Henry De Bromhead

3rd placeDoitforthevillage (IRE) – 25/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Tom O’Brien and trained by Paul Henderson

4th placeJanika (FR) –  9/2 starting price – ridden by jockey Daryl Jacob and trained by Nicky Henderson

5th placeWoods Well (IRE) – 20/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Jack Kennedy and trained by Gordon Elliott

6th placeFlying Angel (IRE) – 10/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Thomas Bellamy and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies

7th placeSan Benedeto (FR) – 18/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Nick Scholfield and trained by Paul Nicholls

8th placeO O Seven (IRE) – 20/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson

9th placeBeau Bay (FR) – 66/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Charlie Deutsch and trained by Dr Richard Newland

10th placeHighland Lodge (IRE) – 50/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Henry Brooke and trained by James Moffatt

Tips

With such a large field in The Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase, anything can happen. As seen very often in recent years, the outsiders can very often upset the odds to take the first-place prize.

This makes The Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase a fantastic race to place some bets on, whether you usually prefer to bet big on the favourites or dabble a few quid across the outsiders this race can be a very profitable one.

If you’re new to horse racing or just not sure where to start with your Aintree bet slip selections, check out our informative, well-researched Grand National betting tips to guide your bet slips in the right direction.

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Odds

The odds for The Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase are some of the best seen on any race day during the National Hunt racing calendar. In the last four years alone, we’ve seen winners with prices like 8/1, 14/1, 50/1 and 22/1, which shows that some serious cash can be won at this race.

Ultragold’s 50/1 shock back in 2017 turned £10 outright backing stakes into £510 in returns, that’s a huge £500 in profits from a single £10 bet. Plus, who knows… with so many free bet promotions around, money like this could be won completely risk-free.

Previous Runners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Randox Health Topham 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 Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase last time out on Ladies Day during The Grand National meeting was 8/1 priced Cadmium, ridden by jockey Paul Townend and trained by Willie Mullins.

25/1 outsider Sub Lieutenant finished 6 lengths behind Cadmium in second place, followed by equally priced 25/1 outsider Doitforthevillage in third place and 9/2 race favourite Janika in fourth.

2018

On Day Two of The Grand National Festival 2018, The Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase was won by 14/1 outsider Ultragold for the second consecutive season, ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Colin Tizzard.

Equally priced 14/1 outsider Shanahan’s Turn finished three and three-quarter lengths behind Ultragold in second place, followed by 10/1 priced Theatre Territory in third place and 12/1 Kilcrea Vale in fourth.

2017

50/1 outsider Ultragold won The Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase on Ladies Day at Aintree Racecourse in 2017, ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Colin Tizzard.

22/1 outsider Katnap finished just a length behind Ultragold in second place, followed by 66/1 outsider Portrait King in third place and 12/1 O O Seven in fourth.

2016

Back in 2016, the winner of The Grand National Festival’s Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase was 22/1 outsider Eastlake, ridden by jockey Barry Geraghty and trained by Jonjo O’Neill.

25/1 outsider Fairy Rath finished four lengths behind Eastlake in second place, followed by 33/1 outsider Third Intention in third place and 50/1 outsider Distime in fourth.