November Handicap Chase 2021

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When is The November Handicap Chase 2021?

The November Handicap Chase is on day 3 of the  November Meeting at Cheltenham.  The race is run under the sponsor's name of The Plantuer at Chapel Stud Handicap Steeple Chase

It takes place on Sunday 14th November 2021 with the race starting at 1.50pm at Cheltenham Racecourse.

At 3 mile and 3 1/2 furlong, this Grade 3 race is open to horses aged 4 years and older.

Last year's winner took home prize money of £25628.



Handicap Chase Previous Winners

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
Cheltenham3m4fGood To Soft17720/110-131481(1)180d
Cheltenham3m3½fGood To Soft1777/111-31442(1)35d
Cheltenham3m3½fGood To Soft1179/110-101352(1)20d
Cheltenham3m3½fGood To Soft1788/111-91460(0)29d
Cheltenham3m3½fGood To Soft1269/211-61502(1)196d
Cheltenham3m3½fGood To Soft1699/110-61353(1)217d
Cheltenham3m3½fGood To Soft1055/110-61420(0)139d
Cheltenham3m3½fGood To Soft13712/110-51343(2)27d


Handicap Chase Stats and Trends

Keith is busy crunching the numbers of previous runnings of the November Handicap Chase

12 year Trends and Statistics 


  • Age – 10 of the last 12 winners were aged between 7 and 9.
  • Sex – All of the last 12 winners were geldings.
  • Country – 7 of the last 12 winners were bred in Ireland, 3 in France and 2 in Great Britain.
  • Colour – 9 of the last 12 winners were bay (b).
  • Starting Price (SP) – 9 of the last 12 winners returned a SP of between 7/1 and 25/1.
  • Headgear – 9 of the last 12 winners wore no headgear. 
  • Weight Carried – 10 of the last 12 winners carried between 10st and 11st 3lb.
  • Days Since Last Run – 10 of the last 12 winners had run between 20 and 35 days ago. 
  • Last Run Form – Just 1 of the last 12 winners had won last time out, 8 of them finished in the first 6 last time.
  • Official Rating – 9 of the last 12 winners had an official rating between 132 and 148.

Handicap Chase Results

Planteur At Chapel Stud Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)
Distance: 3m3½f (6011 yards +88 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £25628 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 6    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 3    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 7 mins 32.24s   Avg OR: 148     Median OR: 148.5

1st Ramses De Teillee (FR) 11/2
2nd Yala Enki (FR) 11/2
3rd Big River (IRE) 16/1

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
51stRamses De Teillee (FR)811-5TT149Pipe, D EScudamore, Tom11/26.672.08
chased leaders, mistake 4 out then went 2nd, challenging when not fluent 2 out, soon led, hard pressed final 75 yards, held on gamely BF IP MIN 1.02 BF IP MAX 8.4
12ndSHYala Enki (FR)1011-12156Nicholls, P FFrost, Bryony11/27.032.19
led, headed before 7th, led after 10th, headed just after 2 out, stayed on gamely, every chance final 75 yards, just held BF IP MIN 1.58 BF IP MAX 42
73rd35Big River (IRE)1010-13CkPc TT143Russell, Miss Lucinda VFox, Derek R16/121.163.92
chased leaders, lost place before 5th, headway 16th, outpaced before 3 out, soon well held, went 3rd flat BF IP MIN 9.6 BF IP MAX 1000
64th3.25West Approach1011-4CkPc148Tizzard, C LCobden, Harry9/26.101.72
held up in rear, jumped slowly at times, closed 18th, went close 3rd 3 out, weakened before last, lost 3rd flat BF IP MIN 5.1 BF IP MAX 1000
35thNKDiscorama (FR)711-6TT150Nolan, PaulPower, R M15/8 (Fav)3.011.41
raced keenly, held up, closed 3rd, led before 7th, headed after 10th, lost place before 3 out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 2.28 BF IP MAX 1000
8PUCaptain Drake (IRE)710-7CkPc142Fry, HarryCarver, Bryan (5)4/15.441.82
chased leader, not fluent 3rd, lost 2nd 6th, slow next, pushed along 15th, last 17th, behind 18th, pulled up before 3 out BF IP MIN 4.6 BF IP MAX 1000

BetVictor Smartcards Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
Distance: 3m3½f (6011 yards +76 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £33762 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 7    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 3    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 7 mins 29.43s   Avg OR: 139     Median OR: 138

1 West Approach 11/4
2 Achille (FR) 10/1
3 Potters Legend 7/1

7 ran  Distances: 3, 0.75
Time: 7m 29.43s

Full Results

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
21stWest Approach911-1142Tizzard, C LPower, R M11/4 (JFav)4.102.22
held up in rear, smooth headway on long run before 2 out, shaken up between last 2, led flat, driven clear closing stages, ran on BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 8
62nd3Achille (FR)910-6CkPc133Williams, Miss VenetiaDeutsch, Charlie10/111.604.86
led, driven between last 2, ridden after last, headed flat, readily outpaced by winner closing stages BF IP MIN 1.74 BF IP MAX 1000
73rd0.75Potters Legend910-5CkPc132Wadham, Mrs LQuinlan, Jack7/19.543.90
tracked leaders, pushed along on long run before 2 out, ridden between last 2, stayed on and every chance flat, no extra towards finish BF IP MIN 4 BF IP MAX 1000
14th21Ramses De Teillee (FR)711-12TT153Pipe, D EScudamore, Tom11/4 (JFav)3.942.28
tracked leader, lost place turning in, hit 2 out, soon ridden and no impression, well held in 4th from last BF IP MIN 2.84 BF IP MAX 1000
45th13Pop Rockstar (IRE)710-8TT138ONeill, JonjoONeill, Jonjo (Jr) (3)9/111.184.60
held up behind, headway 17th, outpaced on long run before 2 out, never on terms, ridden and weakened turning in, tailed off BF IP MIN 9.2 BF IP MAX 1000
56th8Relentless Dreamer (IRE)1010-10CkPc TT137Curtis, Miss RebeccaWedge, Adam14/118.506.80
tracked leaders, lost place when ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off BF IP MIN 9.6 BF IP MAX 1000
3PUBig River (IRE)910-12TT WS139Russell, Miss Lucinda VFox, Derek R9/26.133.05
prominent early, chased leaders, dropped towards rear 8th, blundered 3 out (usual 4 out), soon lost touch, tailed off when pulled up 2 out BF IP MIN 5.8 BF IP MAX 1000

Handicap Chase Tips

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The benfit of a recent run combined with a low weight and aged between 7 and 9 appears to be the key here this gives us a shortlist of CAPTAIN DRAKE, KILFILUM CROSS and CLOTH CAP.

How did we do?

CAPTAIN DRAKE and CLOTH CAP were both declared to run.

Keith's Tip on the day:

CLOTH CAP 13:50 Cheltenham 9/1 each way – Well handicapped, stays forever and handles soft / heavy going. What more could you want.

CLOTH CAP was declared a non-runner before they went to post.

CAPTAIN DRAKE didn't handle the desparate going and pulled up when well beaten 3 out.

November Meeting Race Card:

Friday 12th November

1.15Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle Race
1.50Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase
2.25The SSS Novices' Chase
3.00Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
3.35Ballymore Novices' Hurdle
4.05Valda Energy Novices' Handicap Hurdle

Saturday 13th November

12.30JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial
1.05November Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Steeple Chase
1.40Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial
2.15Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase
2.50Paddy Power Games Handicap Hurdle
3.25Intermediate Handicap Hurdle
3.55Karndean Design Flooring Mares' Bumper (Listed)

Sunday 14th November Novices' Steeple Chase
1.50The Plantuer at Chapel Stud Handicap Steeple Chase
2.25The Shloer Steeplechase
3.00The Unibet Greatwood Hurdle Race
3.35Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (Sharp Novices Hurdle)
4.05High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

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