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The Betway Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase

The Betway Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase serves as the penultimate race of Day One, Liverpool NHS Day at Aintree’s Grand National Festival every April.

The Grand National Festival is a three-day horse racing meeting that offers 21 wonderful National Hunt races, including a higher-value featured race each day.

Day One, also known as Liverpool NHS Day, presents The Betway Aintree Hurdle. Day Two, known to most as Ladies Day, presents The Marsh Steeple Chase. Day Three, Grand National Day, features The Grand National Steeple Chase.

This year’s edition of The Grand National Festival is penned in the Aintree Racecourse race calendar 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 Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase is a Grade 3 National Hunt handicap steeplechase that takes place on Day One of The Grand National Meeting every year.

Contended by horses aged five years old and above, The Betway Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase runs 1 mile, 7 furlongs and 176 yards of Aintree’s Mildmay Course and features twelve fences along its path.

Last year’s edition of The Betway Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase had a prize pool of £90,000 which was shared between the first four successful competitors in the following manner:

1st place – £50,517

2nd place – £18,999

3rd place – £9,495

4th place – £4,743

The Betway Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase will begin at 16:40 on Thursday the 8th of April 2021.

Runners

The Betway Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase is an extraordinary race that manages to bring the pinnacle of excellence out of the participating horses and jockeys year after year. Usually consisting of a mid-size field, you’re bound to recognise a few names.

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. Diego Du Charmil (FR) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-12 – assigned jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
  2. Forest Bihan (FR) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-10 – assigned jockey Brian Hughes and trained by Brian Ellison
  3. Lady Buttons (GB) – second-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Thomas Dowson and trained by Patrick Kirby
  4. Theinval (FR) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-3 – assigned jockey Jeremiah McGrath and trained by Nicky Henderson
  5. Whatswrongwithyou (IRE) – eighth-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-1 – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson
  6. Theflyingportrait (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-13 – ridden by jockey Sean Quinlan and trained by Jennie Candlish
  7. Champagne At Tara (GB) – third-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Jonjo O’Neill Jr and trained by Jonjo O’Neill
  8. Eamon An Cnoic (IRE) – ninth-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-10 – ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by David Pipe
  9. Demi Sang (FR) – Pulled Up – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-9 – ridden by Richie McLernon and trained by Ben Haslam
  10. Brelan D’As (FR) – fifth-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-9 – ridden by jockey Barry Geraghty and trained by Paul Nicholls
  11. Mcgroarty (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 10-8 – assigned jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Dr Richard Newland
  12. Cracking Find (IRE) – Fell – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-8 – ridden by jockey Danny Cook and trained by Sue Smith
  13. Moon Over Germany (IRE) – first-place finish – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 10-7 – ridden by jockey Rachael Blackmore and trained by Henry De Bromhead
  14. Adrrastos (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-4 – ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman and trained by Jamie Snowden
  15. Movie Legend (GB) – tenth-place finish – 18/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-4 – ridden by jockey Leighton Aspell and trained by Lucy Wadham
  16. Molineaux (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-4 – ridden by jockey Sean Bowen and trained by Colin Tizzard
  17. Azzuri (GB) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 10-3 – assigned jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton
  18. R’evelyn Pleasure (IRE) – Pulled Up – 9/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-2 – ridden by jockey David Meyler and trained by S O’Brien

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Odds

The odds of the contenders in The Betway Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase last time out ranged between 5/1, a fantastic price for a race favourite, and 40/1 for the longest outsiders.

This edition of The Betway Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase was won by 11/2 second-favourite Moon Over Germany, who turned £10 outright backing stakes into £65 in returns, £55 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Betway Red Rum Handicap 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 Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase last time out was 11/2 second-favourite Moon Over Germany, ridden by jockey Rachael Blackmore and trained by Henry De Bromhead.

5/1 priced race favourite Lady Buttons finished 10 lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 14/1 outsider Champagne At Tara in third place and 12/1 priced Adrrastos in fourth.

2018

At Aintree Racecourse in 2018, it was 10/1 priced Bentelimar that won The Betway Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase, ridden by jockey Jonathon Burke and trained by Charlie Longsdon.

5/1 second-favourite Theinval finished three and a quarter lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 10/1 priced Gino Trail in third place and 10/1 priced Doitforthevillage in fourth.

2017

On Liverpool NHS Day at Aintree for the Grand National 2017, the winner of The Betway Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase was 8/1 priced Double W’s, ridden by jockey Brian Hughes and trained by Malcolm Jefferson.

15/2 priced Theinval finished just a length behind the leader in second place, followed by 6/1 Bun Doran in third place and 14/1 outsider Yorkist in fourth.

2016

Back in 2016, the winner of The Betway Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase at Aintree Racecourse was 9/1 priced Katachenko, ridden by jockey Wayne Hutchinson and trained by Donald McCain Jnr.

11/2 priced joint second-favourite Dandridge finished just half a length behind the leader in second place, followed by 8/1 priced Viconte Du Noyer in third place and 8/1 Pearls Legend in fourth.