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The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase

The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase is the third race that is run for The Grand National Festival’s Liverpool NHS Day every year at Aintree Racecourse.

Home of the world-famous Grand National Steeplechase, Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool in Merseyside presents five individual National Hunt horse racing meetings, the most prestigious of which being The Grand National Festival which takes place at the racecourse every April.

The Grand National Festival offers two whole days of excellent National Hunt horse racing including 21 unique, exhilarating horse races with a mixture of hurdles, steeplechases and flat races.

Each day of The Grand National Festival has its own featured 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.

This year’s edition of The Grand National Festival is scheduled to take place from Thursday the 8th until Saturday the 10th of April 2021. 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 Betway Bowl Steeple Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt steeplechase that takes place on Liverpool NHS Day for The Grand National meeting every April.

Open to horses aged five years old and above, The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase runs a course distance of 3 miles and 210 yards and features nineteen fences along its route of the Mildmay course at Aintree.

A share of £200,000 is to fight for, which is to be shared proportionately between the horses that finish in the top four positions. Each top-four position is assigned the following sum:

1st place – £112,260

2nd place – £42,220

3rd place – £21,100

4th place – £10,540

This years edition of The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase will commence at 14:50 on Thursday the 8th of April 2021 behind closed doors.

Runners

The runners that compete in The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase provide an awe-inspiring spectacle at this wonderful race each and every year. The prize is great but the pride is greater.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race on Liverpool NHS Day during the Grand National meeting at Aintree Racecourse last time out in 2019 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Balko Des Flos (FR) – third-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-7 – ridden by jockey Rachael Blackmore and trained by Henry De Bromhead
  2. Bristol De Mai (FR) – fourth-place finish – 7/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-7 – ridden by jockey Daryl Jacob and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies
  3. Clan Des Obeaux (FR) – second-place finish – 11/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-7 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
  4. Elegant Escape (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-7 – ridden by jockey Tom O’Brien and trained by Colin Tizzard
  5. Kemboy (FR) – first-place finish – 9/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-7 – ridden by jockey Ruby Walsh and trained by Willie Mullins
  6. Road To Respect (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-7 – ridden by jockey Sean Flanagan and trained by Noel Meade

Tips

The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase provides a fantastic opportunity to get involved with the betting, as prices for horses are so fantastic regardless of whether they’re a favourite or an outsider.

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Odds

Odds for The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase are just as generous as you’d expect them to be with every online betting site competing for your custom.

The last edition of The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase featured horses priced between 9/4 and 20/1 and was won by the 9/4 favourite Kemboy, ridden by jockey Ruby Walsh and trained by Willie Mullins. This result more than doubled the stakes of those that had faith in this race’s wonderful favourite.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Betway Bowl 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 Betway Bowl Steeple Chase last time out at Aintree for the Grand National meeting was 9/4 race favourite Kemboy, ridden by jockey Ruby Walsh and trained by Willie Mullins.

11/4 second-favourite Clan Des Obeaux finished 9 lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 20/1 outsider Balko Des Flos in third place and 7/2 third favourite Bristol De Mai in fourth. This edition of The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase was contended by 6 runners and completed by all.

2018

On Liverpool NHS Day at the Grand National meeting in 2018, The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase was won by 4/5 race favourite Might Bite, ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson.

5/1 priced second-favourite Bristol De Mai finished 7 lengths behind Might Bite in second place, followed by 8/1 joint third-favourite Clan Des Obeaux in third place and 33/1 outsider Sizing Codelco in fourth. This edition of The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase was contended by 8 runners and completed by just 7.

2017

The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase on Day One of the Grand National meeting 2017 was won by 10/1 outsider Tea For Two, ridden by jockey Lizzie Kelly and trained by Nick Williams.

2/1 priced race favourite Cue Card finished just a neck behind Tea For Two in second place, followed by 10/1 outsider Smad Place in third place and 14/1 outsider Aso in fourth. This edition of The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase was contended by 7 runners and completed by just 6.

2016

6/5 priced race favourite Cue Card won The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase at Aintree for the Grand National meeting in 2016, ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Colin Tizzard.

4/1 third-favourite Don Poli finished 9 lengths behind Cue Card in second place, followed by 5/2 second-favourite Djakadam in third place and 33/1 outsider Dynaste in fourth. This edition of The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase was contended by 9 runners and completed by just 6.

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