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Trophy Handicap Chase

The Trophy Handicap Chase is the third race of the day at Festival Trials Day held annually at Cheltenham Racecourse on the last Saturday of every January.

Festival Trials Day is the penultimate race day at Cheltenham Racecourse before The Festival which will take place this year from Tuesday the 16th until Friday the 19th of March.

At Festival Trials Day 2021, the Trophy Handicap Chase will be known as The Paddy Power Millionaire Trophy Steeple Chase, which will begin at 13:50 on Saturday the 30th of January.

About the Race

This race changes the hands of sponsors most years, which made it easy for Paddy Power to snap it up and reschedule The Paddy Power Millionaire Trophy Steeple Chase which is usually held at Cheltenham’s New Year Day races but was cancelled this year due to adverse weather.

“The weather forced us to take a pull on New Year’s day … but we plan to kick for home on January 30.”

Paddy Power has been running qualifying races over the last few months each with a sweepstake, with entrants qualifying through several means such as their reward club and retail shops. The Paddy Power Millionaire Trophy Steeple Chase sweepstake will decide which lucky entrant goes to bed on January the 30th a millionaire.


This year’s Paddy Power Millionaire Trophy Handicap Chase will consist of 15 runners, each hoping to get their hands on the £28,475 prize.

  1. Cepage (FR) – 9 years old – weighing in at 11-12 – trained by Venetia Williams
  2. Aso (FR) – 11 years old – weighing in at 11-9 – trained by Venetia Williams
  3. Caribean Boy (FR) – 7 years old – weighing in at 11-8 – trained by Nicky Henderson
  4. Al Dancer (FR) – 8 years old – weighing in at 11-7 – trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies and ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies
  5. Mister Whitaker (IRE) – 9 years old – weighing in at 11-6 – trained by Mick Channon
  6. Happy Diva (IRE) – 10 years old – weighing in at 11-3 – trained by Kerry Lee
  7. Midnight Shadow – 8 years old – weighing in at 11-3 – trained by Sue Smith
  8. OldGrangeWood – 10 years old – weighing in at 11-0 – trained by Dan Skelton and ridden by Harry Skelton
  9. Benatar (IRE) – 9 years old – weighing in at 10-10 – trained by Gary Moore
  10. Kauto Riko (FR) – 10 years old – weighing in at 10-10 – trained by Tom Gretton and ridden by Brian Hughes
  11. Sully D’Oc Aa (FR) – 7 years old – weighing in at 10-5 – trained by Anthony Honeyball
  12. What’sWrongWithYou (IRE) – 10 years old – weighing in at 10-5 – trained by Nicky Henderson
  13. Clan Legend – 11 years old – weighing in at 10-3 – trained by N. W. Alexander and ridden by Danny McMenamin
  14. Eden Du Houx (FR) – 7 years old – weighing in at 10-0 – trained by David Pipe
  15. Henryville  – 13 years old – weighing in at 10-0 – trained by Sophie Leech


The Paddy Power Millionaire Trophy Handicap Chase will likely be as glorious as ever and the bookies know it.

There are some intriguing offers and promotions cropping up around the world of sportsbook and horseracing betting for this event, all as incredibly generous as we expect them to be.

Whether you choose to stay loyal with your regular bookie, or you’re looking to make use of some welcome offers at a shiny new betting site, we’ll provide all the tips you need to make this Paddy Power Millionaire Trophy Handicap Chase at The Festival Trials a profitable occasion.

Any free bets lurking within the midst of the online world of gambling will be picked up by our team of human radars and presented neatly for you to pluck away at.


Cheltenham Racecourse has such stature in terms of size and quality of the events they host that bookies know there are going to be many eyes on the action from people willing to put their money where their mouths are.

And of course, each and every person that wants to place a few bets can be valuable to a bookmaker. With Festival Trials Day, that’s a lot of people – so bookies tend to offer many generous offers and promotions to try to draw you in to bet with them.

All free bets and lucrative gambling opportunities offered by betting sites will be snatched up and presented to you on a platter right here.

If you’d placed a £10 bet on Foxtail Hill to win The Trophy Handicap Chase in 2017, you’d have returned £120 in profits. Last year’s winner Cepage would have returned £80 in profits, too. With plenty of free bets available, you could be winning this sort of money completely risk-free.

Previous Winners

These previous winners are the winning horses, jockeys and trainers of Festival Trial Day’s Trophy Handicap Chase and not the Paddy Power Millionaire Trophy that is usually held on New Year’s Day:


8/1 outsider Cepage won Paddy Power 45 Sleeps To Cheltenham Trophy Handicap Chase last year, ridden by jockey Charlie Deutsch and trained by Miss V Williams.

4/1 race favourite Warthog started well but pulled up after the first hurdle where jockey David Noonan then dismounted. Two other horses pulled up in this race.


Siruh Du Lac was the 6/1 winner of Spectra Cyber Security Solutions Trophy Handicap Chase in 2019, ridden by Lizzie Kelly and trained by Nick Williams.

Nicky Henderson trained 5/2 race favourite Janika finished in second-place and Nigel Twiston-Davies trained Ballyhill placed third with a starting price of 7/1.


13/2 second-favourite Frodon was the impressive winner of The Crest Nicholson Handicap Chase in 2018, ridden by jockey Bryony Frost and trained by Paul Nicholls.

3/1 favourite Coo Star Sivola only managed fourth in this race that saw four horses pull up at various stages.


12/1 outsider Foxtail Hill won The Hugo’s Restaurant Barbados Trophy Handicap Chase in 2017, ridden by jockey Jamie Bargary and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies.

This race had no real favourite but the shortest odds of 5/1 sat with seven-year-old Aso who only managed an eighth-place finish.

Cheltenham Races TEst

With the Cheltenham Festival just around the corner, it’s time to get back into the spirit of this grand occasion, and for that, you’ve come to the right place.

With the offset commencing on Tuesday 16th March featuring The Unibet Champion Hurdle, you could be right there experiencing it all up until the final few races trickle through following The Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday 19th March.

Cheltenham Racecourse hosts the most anticipated event of the racing calendar where punters and racing enthusiasts can experience this exciting event from a number of perspectives, whatever the weather.

Four days of extraordinary racing offers a prize pool of over £4.5 million to the hopeful participants, with passion and emotion tantalising the senses of all in attendance.

Kissing the beautiful Cotswold countryside, Cheltenham Racecourse was voted the greatest racecourse in the world by The Racing Post in 2019. Each of the three magnificent Cheltenham Racecourse enclosures gives you a stunning view of the alluring surroundings.

The Cheltenham Festival offers world-class hospitality available to suit a wide range of budgets, so, if you wish, you could step up the quality of your experience to ensure you make the absolute best of this fascinating horseracing occasion.

Besides the racing, you can visit the shopping village featuring approximately 70 bespoke, carefully selected vendors for a mixture of essentials and luxuries. You can also indulge yourself at the bars and listen to live music all throughout the Cheltenham racing calendar.

Betting Tips

If you’re looking for the most diligently researched professional betting tips for the Cheltenham Festival 2021 races, our team of competent, experienced tipsters will provide all the fruitful information you need to make the most lucrative betting decisions possible.

The in-depth information we offer on favourites, horses to look out for, trainers, jockeys and more can mean it won’t just be the horses, trainers and jockeys getting Cheltenham results.


Whether you have attended this enthralling event before and you’re looking for your annual fix, or you’ve been intrigued by the captivating aura that surrounds these races inducing the desire to make your Festival debut, you can find all the information you need on Cheltenham tickets right here.

Standard entry tickets are very affordable and there is a range of package options to suit your exact needs, so whatever your budget, The Cheltenham Festival 2021 will be the place to be this March.

Festival Guide

Any information you’re looking for on the festival including dates for the diary, the racecourse, the horse trainers, the jockeys, festival history, where to eat, where to stay and how to get there can be found right here at

Race Calendar

The Cheltenham Festival 2021 features a variety of 28 breathtaking races, with 7 per day over the course of the four-day festival. Our race calendar makes it very easy to keep track of exactly what is going on and when.

The highlight of day one will be the Unibet Champion Hurdle with a prize pool of £450,000. Day two sees the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase take place where records continue to be broken.

Day three presents The Ryanair Chase and The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle race, both in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Then Finally, Friday hosts the grand finale in the form of The Cheltenham Gold Cup.

The full Cheltenham race schedule is available right here, from the Tuesday 10:30 gate opening to the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle final race at 5:30 pm on Friday.


The beauty of the Cheltenham races is the sheer quantity of options when it comes to how you want to experience it.

If you head down to The Festival simply to view the races and absorb the exciting atmosphere you don’t need to break the bank. If you’ve set a higher budget for this pulsating occasion, you can get plenty for the money you want to spend.

You can choose from any of the 11 onsite restaurants for your evening meal, with a variety of restaurant types from The Horse & Groom Pub to the Champions Walk restaurant, you can choose the atmosphere that’s served alongside your meal.

Those with a higher budget and more cash to splash will be delighted by the range of luxury experience options, including viewing boxes with private bars, Room With a View packages complete with Bentley and helicopter transfers, and the luxurious Orchard Pods suitable for up to 20 guests with a private balcony.

Free bets

Free bets are a fantastic opportunity to step up the thrill of the races with a chance to recoup some of your festival expenditures, increase your spending money, or even strike it lucky and walk away from your exhilarating day with a smug smile.

Free bets work just like real bets except there is no risk involved. You can place a stake on your favourite horse and if it wins, so do you. Real cash.

The Cheltenham Festival is amongst the busiest periods of the year for bookmakers and betting sites, so they always come up with some incredibly tempting sign-up offers and free bets to lure you in. The high competition between the bookies is good news for you, as they compete to offer the most generous free bet deals.

We scour the web for all the best betting deals – including free bets – and provide you with a one-stop-shop to accumulate your free bet funds, meaning less time searching and more time sitting and sipping.


It’s thanks to the high competition between bookmakers that you can get such fantastic prices on the horses. Odds are competitive, so very high profits are possible.

We’ll make sure you have access to all the best odds from all the best betting sites, so you can experience how profitable the Cheltenham races can truly be.

Track all the odds as the Festival approaches ever closer so you know exactly who to look out for and back when the big week finally arrives.