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The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase

The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase follows The Betway Aintree Hurdle annually at Aintree Racecourse for Liverpool NHS Day during The Grand National Festival.

The Grand National Festival is one of the most exciting and highly-anticipated National Hunt meetings on the British horse racing calendar.

You’ve probably heard of The Grand National Steeple Chase itself – the race the world stops to watch – but what you may not know is that The Grand National is part of a three-day National Hunt meeting that takes place every year and offers a total of 21 magnificent National Hunt horse races.

Millions of pounds in prize money is handed out to winning and placing horses across these three days and tens of millions more is handed out to betting punters by online bookies and betting sites.

You can catch this year’s edition of The Grand National Festival live on racing.tv 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 Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase is a Class 2 National Hunt steeplechase for amateur riders that serves as the fifth race of Liverpool NHS Day at The Grand National Festival every April.

Horses aged 6 years old and above can participate in The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase, which runs 1 mile, 7 furlongs and 176 yards of the Grand National course.

The amateur riders and their teams fought for a share of a £45,000 purse last time out. Here’s how much was assigned to each placement position:

1st place – £26,685

2nd place – £8,379

3rd place – £4,190

4th place – £2,092

The 2021 edition of The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase on Liverpool NHS Day will begin at 16:05 on Thursday the 8th of April this Spring.

Runners

If you’re a fan of intense battles and larger field races, you’re in for an absolute treat in The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase. The last edition of this incredible race witnessed 27 elite runners take to the National Course for a mesmerising showdown.

With so many runners taking part in this race, here are just the top 10 finishers, 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):

1st place – Top Wood (FR) – 14/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Tabitha Worsley and trained by Kelly Morgan

2nd place – Burning Ambition (IRE) – 11/2 starting price – ridden by jockey Derek O’Connor and trained by Pierce Power

3rd place – Road To Riches (IRE) – 20/1 starting price – ridden by jockey David Maxwell and trained by David Christie

4th place – Coastal Tiep (FR) – 50/1 starting price – ridden by jockey B Crawford and trained by S Crawford

5th place – Road To Rome (IRE) – 11/4 starting price – ridden by jockey Sam Waley-Cohen and trained by JJ O’Shea

6th place – Sir Jack Yeats (IRE) – 16/1 starting price – ridden by jockey James King and trained by Richard Spencer

7th place – Greensalt (IRE) – 25/1 starting price – ridden by jockey William Easterby and trained by William Easterby

8th place – Kruzhlinin (GER) – 12/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Barry O’Neill and trained by Gordon Elliott

9th place – Balnaslow (IRE) – 25/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Mark O’Hare and trained by G J McKeever

10th place – Just Cause (IRE) – 100/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Jack Andrews and trained by J P Owen

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Odds

Odds for races hosted by Aintree Racecourse are some of the best seen throughout the entire National Hunt horse racing calendar, especially the races that feature on the fixture list of The Grand National Festival.

The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase last time out saw odds as high as 100/1, which was the case for six of the races 27 runners. This edition of the race was won by 14/1 outsider Top Wood, who turned £10 outright backing stakes into £150 in returns, £140 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Randox Health Foxhunters’ 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 Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase last time out at the Grand National meeting 2019 was 14/1 priced Top Wood, ridden by jockey Tabitha Worsley and trained by Kelly Morgan.

11/2 priced Burning Ambition finished 2 lengths behind Top Wood in second place, followed by 20/1 outsider Road To Riches in third place and 50/1 longer outsider Coastal Tiep in fourth. This edition of The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase was contended by 27 runners and completed by just 12.

2018

In 2018, it was 11/2 second-favourite Balnaslow that won The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase on the first day of the Grand National meeting, ridden by jockey Derek O’Connor and trained by G J McKeever.

20/1 outsider Bear’s Affair finished two and a half lengths behind Balnaslow in second place, followed by 66/1 longer outsider Greensalt in third place and 8/1 hopeful Barrakilla in fourth. This edition of The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase was contested by 21 runners and completed by just 12.

2017

The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase on Day One of the Grand National Festival in 2017 was won by 16/1 outsider Dineur, ridden by jockey James King and trained by Mickey Bowen.

7/1 third-favourite Balnaslow finished a length and three-quarters behind Dineur in second place, followed by 40/1 long outsider Big Fella Thanks in third place and 11/2 second-favourite Pacha Du Polder in fourth. This edition of The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase was contested by 28 runners and impressively completed by 16.

2016

The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase on Day One of the National Hunt meeting 2016 was won by 15/8 priced race favourite On The Fringe, ridden by jockey Jamie Codd and trained by Enda Bolger.

50/1 outsider Dineur finished 8 lengths behind On The Fringe in second place, followed by 11/1 priced Mendip Express in third place and 15/2 priced Current Event in fourth. This edition of The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase was contended by 22 runners and completed by just 8.

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