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The Kingston Stud Supporting Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race

The Kingston Stud Supporting Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race is the third race of The April Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse, immediately following the first featured race of the event.

The April Meeting, as its name suggests, takes place in April every year, offering 14 exciting races over the two-day meeting, including a featured, higher-value race as the second race of each of the seven race card race days.

Taking place just a few weeks after The Cheltenham Festival, The April Meeting offers another dose of adrenaline before the excitement of The Festival has even worn off.

The third race of The April Meeting 2021 Day One will be The Kingston Stud Supporting Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race on Wednesday the 14th of April.

About the Race

The Kingston Stud Supporting Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race is a Class 2 handicap hurdle race that takes place on Day One of The Cheltenham April Meeting every year.

This National Hunt handicap hurdle race is 2 miles and 4 and a half furlongs in length, with placing horses sharing a prize-pool of £25,000.

The team of the first-place horse will receive £15,475. The purse is then split £4,595 for 2nd, £2,298 for third and £1,145 for fourth.

The Kingston Stud Supporting Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race will take place on Wednesday the 14th of April 2021, beginning at 15:15.

Runners

The Kingston Stud Supporting Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race takes place at The April Meeting every year, and when it does, it brings the absolute best out of the competitors. To all of those involved, it’s as important as The Cheltenham Festival itself.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race the last time it was contested back in 2019 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Unison (IRE) – Pulled Up – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Matt Griffiths and trained by Jeremy Scott
  2. Jenkins (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 22/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-11 – ridden by jockey David Bass and trained by Nicky Henderson
  3. I’m A Game Changer (IRE) – Fell – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-9 – ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Philip Hobbs
  4. Le Patriote (FR) – first-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-8 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Dr Richard Newland
  5. Fidux (FR) – third-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-8 – ridden by jockey Wayne Hutchinson and trained by Alan King
  6. Rather Be (IRE) – Pulled Up – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Jeremiah McGrath and trained by Nicky Henderson
  7. Espoir De Teillee (FR) – ninth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-3 – ridden by jockey Jonathon Burke and trained by Tom George
  8. Golden Birthday (FR) – Fell – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Sean Bowen and trained by Harry Fry
  9. Gowiththeflow (IRE) – Pulled Up – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Ben Pauling
  10. No Hassle Hoff (IRE) – second-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Daryl Jacob and trained by Dan Skelton
  11. Mac Tottie (GB) – eighth-place finish – 28/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey James Bowen and trained by Peter Bowen
  12. Honest Vic (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 10-6 – ridden by jockey Richard Patrick and trained by Henry Daly
  13. Lungarno Palace (USA) – fourth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-6 – ridden by jockey Alain Cawley and trained by Fergal O’Brien
  14. Duarigle (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-5 – ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Paul Henderson
  15. Back On The Lash (GB) – Pulled Up – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-2 – ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman and trained by Martin Keighley

Tips

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Odds

Odds on meetings at Cheltenham Racecourse are fantastic all year round – not just at The Festival. With odds on race favourites reaching 7/1 and above, as well as a long list of historical upsets in The Kingston Stud Supporting Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race, there are many ways you can make some quick cash while feeling the sensational buzz of The April Meeting.

In the last 4 years of The Cheltenham April Meeting, the winners have had odds of 14/1, 16/1, 9/1 and 20/1. A £10 outright bet on 20/1 Matorico in 2016 would have returned profits of £200. Easy money.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Kingston Stud Supporting Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

(2020 meeting cancelled due to Covid-19)

2019

The 2019 winner of The Kingston Stud Supporting Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race was 14/1 outsider Le Patriote, ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Dr Richard Newland.

11/2 race favourite Honest Vic finished in fifth, making way for 8/1 No Hassle Hoff to steal in second, followed by 25/1 Fidux in third and 10/1 Lungarno Palace in fourth.

2018

16/1 outsider Champagne Express won The Kingston Stud Supporting Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race at The April Meeting 2018, ridden by jockey James Bowen and trained by Nicky Henderson.

7/1 race favourite Stick To The Plan finished in seventh-place, making way for 20/1 Azzerti to take second place, followed by 16/1 Vivas in third and 22/1 Qualando in fourth.

2017

The winner of The Handicap Hurdle Race at The Cheltenham April Meeting 2017 was 9/1 Political Quiz, ridden by jockey James Davies and trained by Tom Symonds.

5/4 race favourite Divine Spear finished in fifth-place, making way for 8/1 Qualando to clutch second place, followed by 10/1 Arctic Gold in third and 9/2 Casper King in fourth.

2016

Back at The April Meeting 2016, the impressive winner of this Class 2 handicap hurdle race was 20/1 outsider Matorico, ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman and trained by Jonjo O’Neill.

5/2 race favourite Might Bite finished in seventh-place, freeing up placement positions for 10/1 Zarib in second, 14/1 Laurium in third and 33/1 Hedley Lamarr in fourth.

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.

Tickets

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 cheltenham.co.uk.

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.

Hospitality

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.

Odds

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.