The Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race is the final race that is run on Day One of The Grand National Festival every year at Aintree Racecourse.
The Grand National Festival is a three-day horse racing extravaganza that offers 21 impeccable National Hunt horse races, including a featured race on each of Liverpool NHS Day, Ladies Day and Grand National Day.
The featured races of The Grand National Meeting are The Betway Aintree Hurdle on Day One, The Marsh Steeple Chase on Day Two and The Randox Grand National Steeple Chase on Day Three.
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The Grand National Festival 2021 will begin on Thursday the 8th and conclude on Saturday the 10th of April this Spring.
About the Race
The Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race is a Grade 2 National Hunt flat race that takes place in early April every year for The Grand National Festival.
Open to fillies and mares aged between and including four and six years old, The Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race runs 2 miles and 209 yards of Aintree Racecourse and featured no obstacles, as customary in a National Hunt flat race.
The purse for this exciting race last time out was £45,000, with the following amounts assigned to each placement position:
1st place – £25,322
2nd place – £9,540
3rd place – £4,774
4th place – £2,385
The Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race will conclude Day One of The Grand National Festival on Thursday the 8th of April 2021.
The Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race, featuring no obstacles, is all about speed, timing and use of energy. The runners that compete in this exhilarating race come packed with speed, carrying jockeys that are required to make snapshot decisions every trot of the way.
Here are the top 10 finishers of the 20 starters, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race at Aintree last time out in 2019 (ordered by saddlecloth number):
1st place – The Glancing Queen (IRE) – 5/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Wayne Hitchinson and trained by Alan King
2nd place – Minella Melody (IRE) – 6/4 starting price – ridden by jockey Patrick Mullins and trained by Henry De Bromhead
3rd place – Daylight Katie (FR) – 12/1 starting price – ridden by jockey D Dunsdon and trained by Gordon Elliott
4th place – Farne (IRE) – 20/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman and trained by Neil King
5th place – Shantewe (IRE) – 33/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Gavin Sheehan and trained by Jamie Snowden
6th place – Kissesforkatie (IRE) – 25/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Nick Scholfield and trained by Jeremy Scott
7th place – Misty Whisky (GB) – 8/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Sean Bowen and trained by Harry Fry
8th place – Emmas Joy (IRE) – 33/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton
9th place – Whitehotchillifili (IRE) – 16/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Harry Fry
10th place – Who What When (GB) – 25/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Joshua Moore and trained by Murty McGrath
The Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race will be the final race of Liverpool NHS Day and the final opportunity to win some money on the betting sites (do not chase losses).
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Odds for The Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race ranged between 6/4 on the race favourite Minella Melody and 100/1 on the longest outsiders Stainsby Girl and Giving Back last time out.
This edition of The Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race was won by 5/1 second-favourite and commentators friend The Glancing Queen, who turned £10 outright backing stakes into £60 in returns, £50 in profits for those that had faith in the young mare.
Here are the previous 4 winners of The Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race during the Grand National meeting, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:
(2020 meeting abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic)
The winner of The Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race last time out at Aintree in 2019 was 5/1 second-favourite The Glancing Queen, ridden by jockey Wayne Hutchinson and trained by Alan King.
6/4 prived race favourite Minella Melody finished two and a quarter lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 12/1 priced Daylight Katie in third place and 20/1 outsider Farne in fourth.
In 2018, The Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race on Liverpool NHS Day was won by 15/8 race favourite Getaway Katie Mai, ridden by jockey Jamie Codd and trained by John Queally.
25/1 outsider Midnightreferendum finished a length and a quarter behind Getaway Katie Mai in second place, followed by 10/1 priced Duhallow Gesture in third place and 9/1 priced Meep Meep in fourth.
The Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race at Aintree Racecourse in 2017 was won by 14/1 outsider Dame Rose, ridden by jockey Alain Cawley and trained by Richard Hobson.
20/1 priced outsider Oscar Rose finished just half a length behind Dame Rose in second place, followed by 9/2 race favourite Petticoat Tails in third place and 5/1 priced second-favourite Shearling in fourth.
Back in 2016, it was outsider Kayf Grace that won The Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race at Aintree with a starting price of 14/1, ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson.
15/8 priced race favourite Augusta Kate finished just half a length behind Kayf Grace in second place, followed by 8/1 priced Shattered Love in third place and 8/1 priced Copper Kay in fourth.