Cheltenham Festival 2021 Results

Day One Results: Champion Day (16th March 2021)

13:20 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

🥇 Appreciate It (P Townend) 8/11 Fav
🥈 Ballyadam (JW Kennedy) 6/1
🥉 Blue Lord (DA Jacob) 11/1

13:55 Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase

🥇 Shiskin (Nico De Boinville) 4/9 Fav
🥈 Eldorado Allen (H Cobden) 33/1
🥉 Allmankind (Harry Skelton) 5/1

14:30 Handicap Steeple Chase

🥇 Vintage Clouds (Ryan Mania) 28/1
🥈 Happygolucky (David Bass) 10/3
🥉 Aye Right (R Johnson) 11/2

15:05 Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy

🥇 Honeysuckle (Rachel Blackmore) 11/10 Fav
🥈 Sharjah (P Townend) 11/1
🥉 Epatante (Aidan Coleman) 4/1

15:40 The Mares’ Hurdle

🥇 Black Tears (JW Kennedy) 11/1
🥈 Concertista (P Townend) 10/11 Fav
🥉 Roksana (Harry Skelton) 3/1

16:15 Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

🥇 Jeff Kidder (SW Flanagan) 80/1
🥈 Saint Sam (P Townend) 9/2 Fav
🥉 Elham Valley (PJ Brennan) 66/1

16:50 The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup

🥇 Galvin (J W Kennedy) 7-2
🥈 Next Destination (H Cobden) 3-1
🥉 Escaria Ten (Adrian Heskin) 11-4 Fav

Day Two Results: Ladies Day (17th March 2021)
13:20 Novices’ Hurdle

🥇 Bob Olinger (Rachael Blackmore) 6/4 Fav
🥈 Gaillard Du Mesnil (P Townend) 9/4
🥉 Bravemansgame (H Cobden) 4/1

13:55 Novices’ Steeple Chase

🥇 Monkfish (P Townend) 1/4 Fav
🥈 Fiddlerontheroof (RM Power) 40/1
🥉 The Big Breakaway (H Cobden) 12/1

14:30 Handicap Hurdle

🥇 Heaven Help Us (RJ Condon) 33/1
🥈 Craigneiche (Tom Cannon) 17/2
🥉 Tea Clipper (JJ Burke) 33/1

15:05 Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase

🥇 Put The Kettle On (Aidan Coleman) 17/2
🥈 Nube Negra (Harry Skelton) 11/1
🥉 Chacun Pour Soi (P Townend) 8/13 Fav

15:40 Cross Country Steeple Chase

🥇 Tiger Roll (KM Donoghue) 9/2
🥈 Easyland (Felix de Giles) 1/1 Fav
🥉 Some Neck (R Johnson) 17/2

16:15 Grand Annual Handicap Chase

🥇 Sky Pirate (Nick Scholfield) 14/1
🥈 Entoucas (MP Walsh) 7/1
🥉 Ibleo (Charlie Deutsch) 9/1

16:50 Champion Bumper

🥇 Sir Gerhard (Rachael Blackmore) 2/1
🥈 Kilcruit (P Townend) 10/11 Fav
🥉 Elle Est Belle (Harry Skelton) 16/1

Day Three Results: St Patrick’s Thursday (18th March 2021)
13:20 Novices’ Chase

🥇 Chantry House (Nico de Boinville) 9/1
🥈 Fusil Raffles (DA Jacob) 14/1
🥉 Asterion Forlonge (P Townend) 14/1

13:55 Pertemps Network Final

🥇 Mrs Milner (BJ Cooper) 12/1
🥈 The Bosses Oscar (JC Gainford) 10/3 Fav
🥉 Come On Teddy (JJ Burke) 10/1

14:30 The Ryanair Steeple Chase

🥇 Allaho (Rachael Blackmore) 3/1 Fav
🥈 Fakir D’Oundaires (MP Walsh) 11/2
🥉 Tornado Flayer (DE Mullins) 25/1

15:05 Stayers’ Hurdle

🥇 Flooring Porter (D Mullins) 12/1
🥈 Sire Du Berlais (Mark Walsh) 5/1
🥉 Paisley Park (Aidan Coleman) 9/4 Fav

15:40 Stable Plate

🥇 The Shunter (JC Gainford) 9/4 Fav
🥈 Farclas (JW Kennedy) 5/1
🥉 Top Notch (Luca Morgan) 50/1

16:15 Mares Novices’ Hurdle

🥇 Telmesomethinggirl (Rachael Blackmore) 5/1
🥈 Magic Daze (RM Power) 22/1
🥉 Mighty Blue (JJ Slevin) 12/1

16:50 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup

🥇 Mount Ida (JW Kennedy) 3/1 Fav
🥈 Cloudy Glen (RT Dunne) 33/1
🥉 Shantou Flyer (H Cobden) 11/2

Day Four Results: Gold Cup Day (19th March 2021)
13:20 Triumph Hurdle

🥇 Quilixios (Rachael Blackmore) 7/4
🥈 Adagio (T Scudamore) 17/2
🥉 Haut En Couleurs (P Townend) 14/1

13:55 County Handicap Hurdle

🥇 Belfast Banter (KC Sexton) 33/1
🥈 Petit Mouchoir (J C Gainford) 22/1
🥉 Milkwood (RT Dunne) 28/1

14:30 Novices’ Hurdle

🥇 Vanillier (MP Walsh) 14/1
🥈 Oscar Elite (Jonjo O’Neill Jr) 40/1
🥉 Streets of Doyen (SD Torrens) 10/1

15:05 The Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase 2021

🥇 Minella Indo (JW Kennedy) 9/1
🥈 A Plus Tard (Rachael Blackmore) 3/1
🥉 Al Boum Photo (P Townend) 9/4 Fav

15:40 Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Steeple Chase

🥇 Porlock Bay (Lorcan Williams) 16/1
🥈 Billaway (P Townend) 2/1 Fav
🥉 Staker Wallace (MP Walsh) 9/1

16:15 Mares’ Chase

🥇 Colreevy (P Townend) 9/4
🥈 Elimay (MP Walsh) 6/5 Fav
🥉 Shattered Love (JW Kennedy) 6/1

16:50 Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

🥇 Galopin Des Champs (SF O’Keefe) 8/1
🥈 Langer Dan (Lorcan Williams) 13/2
🥉 Floueur (Paul O’Brien) 33/1

Altior

Altior

According to Timeform, Altior is currently the second highest rated steeplechaser in training, behind only Chacun Pour Soi. Indeed, until November, 2019, when beaten 2¼ lengths by Cyrname in the Christy 1965 Chase at Ascot, on his first attempt beyond 2 miles 1 furlong, Altior had won all 14 starts over fences and extended his unbeaten sequence to 19 races.

As far as the Cheltenham Festival is concerned, Altior made his first appearance, as a six-year-old, in 2016. After justifying favouritism with an impressive, 13-length victory in the William Hill On Your Mobile Novices’ Hurdle at Kempton on Boxing Day, to take his career record over the smaller obstacles to 4-4, he was sent off 4/1 second favourite for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. He travelled and jumped well, lead approaching the final flight and readily outpaced favourite Min in the closing stages to win, impressively, by 7 lengths.

Sent over fences at the start of the 2016/17 season, Altior won his first four starts, including the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase at Sandown, all at long odds-on, en route to the Arkle Challenge Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival. Defending an unblemished record over obstacles, of any description, he was sent off at prohibitive odds of 1/4 to maintain his 100% record and did so with a minimum of fuss. His task was made easier by the departure of leader Charbel at the second-last fence, but he probably would have won anyway and drew clear in the final hundred yards to win by 6 lengths.

Two routine victories later, again both at long odds-on, Altior was back at the Cheltenham Festival for his first attempt in the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 2018. Sent off even money favourite, ahead of his old rival Min, he barely gave his supporters an anxious moment, forging clear in the closing stages to win by the same margin as he had in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle two years earlier. Back again for the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 2019, Altior had to work a little harder on unfavourable soft ground, but eventually held off Politologue by 1¾ lengths to win at the Cheltenham Festival for the fourth consecutive year.

Cheltenham Festival Buzz!

The buzz is certainly in the air for the 2021 Cheltenham Festival. We were lucky that the 2020 Festival took place, and once again we can count our lucky stars that – from Tuesday – we’re being gifted four days of racing excellence from the likes of Al Boum Photo, Honeysuckle and Native River. Even those with a passing interest in racing are well aware of the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the significance of winning this prestigious race – or any other at the Cheltenham Festival.

And of course there’s the battle between the nations in the form of the Prestbury Cup. In anticipation of the event, Richard Hoiles hosts his very own Betway horse racing quiz version of the cup, with West Ham footballers Mark Noble and Jesse Lingard (Team UK) and Michail Antonio and Darren Randolph (Team Ireland) . With a little help from Betway ambassador Katie Walsh too, let’s see how much the boys know about racing.