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The Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle

The Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle is the second race that is run at Aintree Racecourse for Liverpool NHS Day during the Grand National meeting every Spring.

The Grand National meeting is one of the most highly anticipated horse racing meetings on the National Hunt calendar, hosting three whole days of brilliant races with a mix of hurdles, steeplechase and flat races.

21 of the highest-quality horse races are split into three seven-race cards, with a feature race on each day. The featured race of Day One is The Betway Aintree Hurdle, the featured race of Day Two is The Marsh Steeple Chase, and the featured race of Day Three is the big one – The Grand National Steeple Chase, which offers a purse of £1,000,000.

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About the Race

The Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle Race is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race for juveniles that takes place on Liverpool NHS Day, Day One of the Grand National meeting every April.

Exclusively open to horses aged 4 years old, The Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle Race runs a fairly short Mildmay course length of 2 miles and 209 yards and features nine hurdles for the young horses to negotiate.

Again, there is £100,000 in the prize pot, which is to be paid out to the top four horses with the amounts depending on their final positions:

1st place – £56,130

2nd place – £21,110

3rd place – £10,550

4th place – £5,270

The Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle Race will begin at 14:20 on Thursday the 8th of April 2021.

Runners

The Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle is an intriguing hurdle race that features young runners that are looking to not only take home a share of the £100,000 purse but also get their first taste of victory, of hopefully many, at the Grand National meeting.

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. Adjali (GER) – fourth-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Daryl Jacob and trained by Nicky Henderson
  2. Band of Outlaws (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 9/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey James Joseph Slevin and trained by Joseph Patrick O’Brien
  3. Beat The Judge (IRE) – Pulled Up – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Joshua Moore and trained by Gary Moore
  4. Christopher Wood (IRE) – third-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
  5. Fakir D’Oudairies (FR) – second-place finish – 5/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Mark Walsh and trained by Joseph Patrick O’Brien
  6. Fanfan Du Seuil (FR) – seventh-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Tom George
  7. Pentland Hills (IRE) – first-place finish – 11/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson
  8. Song For Someone (GER) – sixth-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman and trained by Tom Symonds
  9. Statuario (GB) – eighth-place finish – 100/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Sean Bowen and trained by Peter Bowen

Tips

The Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle Race is an exciting race to place a few bets

Odds

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle 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 Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle last time out at Aintree Racecourse for the Grand National meeting on Liverpool NHS Day was 11/4 third-favourite Pentland Hills, ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson.

5/2 second-favourite Fakir D’Oudairies finished just a neck behind the leader in second place, followed by 10/1 outsider Christopher Wood in third place and 14/1 outsider Adjali in fourth.

2018

On Day One of the Grand National meeting 2018, The Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle was won by 2/1 second-favourite We Have To Dream, ridden by jockey Daryl Jacob and trained by Nicky Henderson.

20/1 outsider Gumball finished 7 lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 13/8 race favourite Apple’s Shakira in third place and 50/1 huge outsider Cristal Icon in fourth.

2017

On Day One of the Grand National meeting at Aintree Racecourse in 2017, The Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle was won by 4/11 strong race favourite Defi Du Seuil, ridden by jockey Barry Geraghty and trained by Philip Hobbs.

7/2 priced second-favourite Divin bere finished a length and a quarter behind the leader in second place, followed by 25/1 outsider Bedrock in third place and 6/1 priced third-favourite Flying Tiger in fourth.

2016

Back in 2016, the winner of The Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle at Aintree Racecourse was 3/1 priced second-favourite Apple’s Jade, ridden by jockey Bryan Cooper and trained by Willie Mullins.

7/4 priced race favourite Ivanovich Gorbatov finished 41 lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 20/1 outsider Azzuri in third place and 10/1 priced Diego Du Charmil in fourth.