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Festival Plate 2021 Racecard

The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Festival Plate is a Grade 3 run over two miles and five furlongs on the New Course at Cheltenham with a total of 17 fences to jump. The race is a handicap race that takes place on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival.

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3:40 Thu 18 Mar FESTIVAL PLATE

Distance: 20f 127y Age: 5yo + Prize: £82,500

ENTRY
FORM
SILKS HORSE
JOCKEY & TRAINER
AGE
WGT
ODDS
1
111F4-146
jockey silks 1. BATTLEOVERDOYEN (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
8
11-12
111F4-146
2
25/1U21-3P
jockey silks 2. SAMCRO (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
9
11-10
25/1U21-3P
3
2/3547-7F2
jockey silks 3. ASO (FR)
T: Venetia Williams
11
11-8
2/3547-7F2
4
24617-P14
jockey silks 4. CEPAGE (FR)
T: Venetia Williams
9
11-8
24617-P14
5
24/14442-9
jockey silks 5. JANIKA (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
8
11-8
24/14442-9
6
1115-2F44
jockey silks 6. FANION D'ESTRUVAL (FR)
T: Venetia Williams
6
11-7
1115-2F44
7
517-61445
jockey silks 7. MAGIC SAINT (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
7
11-7
517-61445
8
23/5-15113
jockey silks 8. CHATHAM STREET LAD (IRE)
T: Michael Winters, Ireland
9
11-6
23/5-15113
9
112-2211
jockey silks 9. IBLEO (FR)
T: Venetia Williams
8
11-4
112-2211
10
310P/113-6
jockey silks 10. TOP NOTCH (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
10
11-4
310P/113-6
11
31-134
jockey silks 11. CARIBEAN BOY (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
7
11-3
31-134
12
53-2359P4
jockey silks 12. TOUT EST PERMIS (FR)
T: Noel Meade, Ireland
8
11-3
53-2359P4
13
2425-139P
jockey silks 13. AL DANCER (FR)
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
8
11-2
2425-139P
14
09-242311
jockey silks 14. COKO BEACH (FR)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
6
11-1
09-242311
15
4P1/5P3-66
jockey silks 15. MISTER WHITAKER (IRE)
T: Mick Channon
9
11-0
4P1/5P3-66
16
7326-3102
jockey silks 16. SHATTERED LOVE (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
10
11-0
7326-3102
17
1344-3213
jockey silks 17. CONFLATED (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
7
10-13
1344-3213
18
U/230-1142
jockey silks 18. ELDORADO ALLEN (FR)
T: Colin Tizzard
7
10-13
U/230-1142
19
F2126-02P
jockey silks 19. MIDNIGHT SHADOW
T: Sue Smith
8
10-13
F2126-02P
20
1163-12FF
jockey silks 20. ASSEMBLE
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
7
10-12
1163-12FF
21
211P-1842
jockey silks 21. ESPOIR DE GUYE (FR)
T: Venetia Williams
7
10-12
211P-1842
22
48-864B14
jockey silks 22. ROMAIN DE SENAM (FR)
T: Dan Skelton
9
10-12
48-864B14
23
26219/2-1P
jockey silks 23. HUNTSMAN SON (IRE)
T: Alex Hales
11
10-11
26219/2-1P
24
250-22313
jockey silks 24. PAINT THE DREAM
T: Fergal O'Brien
7
10-11
250-22313
25
5P/111-534
jockey silks 25. FARCLAS (FR)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
7
10-10
5P/111-534
26
33114-44U
jockey silks 26. OLDGRANGEWOOD
T: Dan Skelton
10
10-10
33114-44U
27
481-F125
jockey silks 27. FILS D'OUDAIRIES (FR)
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
6
10-9
481-F125
28
39F2/P-R4P
jockey silks 28. GOLD PRESENT (IRE)
T: Nicky Henderson
11
10-9
39F2/P-R4P
29
1242-5F33
jockey silks 29. HAPPY DIVA (IRE)
T: Kerry Lee
10
10-9
1242-5F33
30
F11P6-P30
jockey silks 30. SLATE HOUSE (IRE)
T: Colin Tizzard
9
10-9
F11P6-P30
31
0226-2482
jockey silks 31. SPIRITOFTHEGAMES (IRE)
T: Dan Skelton
9
10-9
0226-2482
32
6/560-2211
jockey silks 32. UMBRIGADO (IRE)
T: David Pipe
7
10-8
6/560-2211
33
0/1114-224
jockey silks 33. CASABLANCA MIX (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
9
10-7
0/1114-224
34
4P-122163
jockey silks 34. COOLE CODY (IRE)
T: Evan Williams
10
10-7
4P-122163
35
921/7231-P
jockey silks 35. DELIRE D'ESTRUVAL (FR)
T: Ben Pauling
8
10-7
921/7231-P
36
4221-141
jockey silks 36. FARMIX (FR)
T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle, Ireland
6
10-7
4221-141
37
116-33173
jockey silks 37. LASKALIN (FR)
T: Venetia Williams
6
10-7
116-33173
38
16/123F-25
jockey silks 38. PRECIOUS CARGO (IRE)
T: Nicky Henderson
8
10-7
16/123F-25
39
56317-FPP
jockey silks 39. SAINT SONNET (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
6
10-7
56317-FPP
40
7-0413751
jockey silks 40. A WAVE OF THE SEA (IRE)
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
5
10-6
7-0413751
41
3/R2211-13
jockey silks 41. ADMIRAL'S SECRET
T: Victor Dartnall
10
10-6
3/R2211-13
42
F14-149UF
jockey silks 42. DISCORDANTLY (IRE)
T: Mrs J. Harrington, Ireland
7
10-6
F14-149UF
43
68-311332
jockey silks 43. BEAT THE JUDGE (IRE)
T: Gary Moore
6
10-5
68-311332
44
07136-365
jockey silks 44. MITCHOUKA (FR)
T: Gearoid O'Loughlin, Ireland
7
10-5
07136-365
45
3020-4
jockey silks 45. TWO TAFFS (IRE)
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
11
10-5
3020-4
46
13/9
jockey silks 46. CLAIMANTAKINFORGAN (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
9
10-4
13/9
47
008-63723
jockey silks 47. LIVELOVELAUGH (IRE)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
11
10-4
008-63723
48
3/1211-622
jockey silks 48. SCHIEHALLION MUNRO
T: Micky Hammond
8
10-4
3/1211-622
49
4P-411413
jockey silks 49. THE SHUNTER (IRE)
T: Emmet Mullins, Ireland
8
10-4
4P-411413
50
2131P-234
jockey silks 50. KILTEALY BRIGGS (IRE)
T: Jamie Snowden
7
10-3
2131P-234
51
31P/1F50-2
jockey silks 51. PISTOL WHIPPED (IRE)
T: Nicky Henderson
7
10-3
31P/1F50-2
52
5/P525-145
jockey silks 52. DR SANDERSON (IRE)
T: Paul Nicholls
7
10-2
5/P525-145
53
317-32079
jockey silks 53. FAN DE BLUES (FR)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
6
10-2
317-32079
54
211/221-27
jockey silks 54. FLOWERY (IRE)
T: Iain Jardine
9
10-2
211/221-27
55
203/P-3F47
jockey silks 55. DEFI BLEU (FR)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
8
10-1
203/P-3F47
56
P/6256-13
jockey silks 56. SULLY D'OC AA (FR)
T: Anthony Honeyball
7
10-1
P/6256-13
57
1178/P57-U
jockey silks 57. WHATSWRONGWITHYOU (IRE)
T: Nicky Henderson
10
10-1
1178/P57-U
58
446-34315
jockey silks 58. SMARTY WILD
T: Philip Hobbs
7
10-0
446-34315
59
61F15-51P
jockey silks 59. ALMAZHAR GARDE (FR)
T: Charlie Longsdon
6
9-13
61F15-51P
60
4437/3P8
jockey silks 60. BENATAR (IRE)
T: Gary Moore
9
9-13
4437/3P8
61
2/122P-FPU
jockey silks 61. CHAMPAGNE MYSTERY (IRE)
T: Nicky Henderson
7
9-13
2/122P-FPU
62
266-14531
jockey silks 62. MY WAY (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
7
9-13
266-14531
63
31-432U25
jockey silks 63. UP THE STRAIGHT (IRE)
T: Richard Rowe
7
9-13
31-432U25
64
158-9P584
jockey silks 64. CHAMPAGNE COURT (IRE)
T: Jeremy Scott
8
9-12
158-9P584
65
12U27-333
jockey silks 65. NIETZSCHE
T: Brian Ellison
8
9-12
12U27-333
66
06/214-127
jockey silks 66. SENIOR CITIZEN
T: Alan King
8
9-12
06/214-127
67
2132/4563
jockey silks 67. THE UNIT (IRE)
T: Alan King
10
9-12
2132/4563
68
82211/24
jockey silks 68. ANOTHER CRICK
T: Noel Williams
8
9-11
82211/24
69
121/12-231
jockey silks 69. PADDY'S POEM
T: Nick Gifford
10
9-11
121/12-231
70
11/22PP-1
jockey silks 70. DEAD RIGHT
T: Neil Mulholland
9
9-10
11/22PP-1
71
1/043F-7P1
jockey silks 71. KING OF REALMS (IRE)
T: Ian Williams
9
9-10
1/043F-7P1
72
212P-011P
jockey silks 72. MAYPOLE CLASS (IRE)
T: Jonjo O'Neill
7
9-10
212P-011P
73
1/1P-09576
jockey silks 73. TOWNSHEND (GER)
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
10
9-10
1/1P-09576
74
23U-76212
jockey silks 74. EAMON AN CNOIC (IRE)
T: David Pipe
10
9-8
23U-76212
75
2/64-22321
jockey silks 75. BEFORE MIDNIGHT
T: Sam Thomas
8
9-7
2/64-22321
76
P17U2-FPP
jockey silks 76. PINSON DU RHEU (FR)
T: Alexandra Dunn
10
9-7
P17U2-FPP
77
134-044P5
jockey silks 77. EDEN DU HOUX (FR)
T: David Pipe
7
9-3
134-044P5

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The Festival Plate first took place in 1951 in memory of 2nd Baron Mildmay of Flete who rode three winners at the Festival as an amateur National Hunt jockey.

There are two horses who have won the race twice – The Tsarevich (1985, 1986) and Elfast (1992, 1994).

Fred Winter is the leading jockey, having tasted victory three times – on Slender (1951 – dead heat), Sy Oui (1953) and Caesar’s Helm (1958).

There are three leading trainers. Bobby Renton – Tudor Line (1954), Caesar's Helm (1958), Siracusa (1959), Merry Court (1968). Nicky Henderson – The Tsarevich (1985, 1986), Liberthine (2005), Non So (2006). Martin Pipe – Terao (1997), Majadou (1999), Dark Stranger (2000), Blowing Wind (2002).

In the 2019 renewal, Lizzie Kelly gained her second win at the Cheltenham Festival when riding Siruh du Lac to victory. The winner typically jumped superbly and answered every question asked of him, always holding off the well-backed favourite Janika on the run-in.

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Festival Plate 2020 FAQs

What is the distance of the Festival Plate?

2 miles and 5 furlongs

How many obstacles are jumped in the Festival Plate?

17

What day of the festival is the Festival Plate?

Day 3

What time is the Festival Plate?

16:10

What weights are carried for the Festival Plate?

As it is a traditional National Hunt handicap chase, weights range from 11 st 12 lb for the top weight, to 10 st for the bottom weight.

What is the purse for the Festival Plate?

£110,000 (2019)

Who is the leading jockey in the Festival Plate?

Since the turn of the century, Richard Johnson, Tom Scudamore and Bryan Cooper have won this race twice. The all-time leading jockey is Fred Winter who won this race three times.

Who is the leading trainer in the Festival Plate?

The leading active trainer is Nicky Henderson with four race wins, but Bobby Renton and Martin Pipe also have 4 victories in this race.

Who won the Festival Plate?

You can check out our Festival Plate results page here to see a list of previous winners.

Where can I compare the odds for the Festival Plate?

Click the link to visit our Festival Plate Odds Comparison page.

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