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.
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):
- Unison (IRE) – Pulled Up – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Matt Griffiths and trained by Jeremy Scott
- Jenkins (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 22/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-11 – ridden by jockey David Bass and trained by Nicky Henderson
- 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
- 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
- Fidux (FR) – third-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-8 – ridden by jockey Wayne Hutchinson and trained by Alan King
- Rather Be (IRE) – Pulled Up – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Jeremiah McGrath and trained by Nicky Henderson
- 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
- Golden Birthday (FR) – Fell – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Sean Bowen and trained by Harry Fry
- Gowiththeflow (IRE) – Pulled Up – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Ben Pauling
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Duarigle (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-5 – ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Paul Henderson
- 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
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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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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