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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
7-0413751
jockey silks 1. A WAVE OF THE SEA (IRE)
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
5
0-0
7-0413751
2
3/R2211-13
jockey silks 2. ADMIRAL'S SECRET
T: Victor Dartnall
10
0-0
3/R2211-13
3
12425-139
jockey silks 3. AL DANCER (FR)
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
8
0-0
12425-139
4
61F15-51P
jockey silks 4. ALMAZHAR GARDE (FR)
T: Charlie Longsdon
6
0-0
61F15-51P
5
82211/24
jockey silks 5. ANOTHER CRICK
T: Noel Williams
8
0-0
82211/24
6
2/3547-7F2
jockey silks 6. ASO (FR)
T: Venetia Williams
11
0-0
2/3547-7F2
7
1163-12FF
jockey silks 7. ASSEMBLE
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
7
0-0
1163-12FF
8
111F4-146
jockey silks 8. BATTLEOVERDOYEN (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
8
0-0
111F4-146
9
68-311332
jockey silks 9. BEAT THE JUDGE (IRE)
T: Gary Moore
6
0-0
68-311332
10
2/64-22321
jockey silks 10. BEFORE MIDNIGHT
T: Sam Thomas
8
0-0
2/64-22321
11
4437/3P
jockey silks 11. BENATAR (IRE)
T: Gary Moore
9
0-0
4437/3P
12
31-134
jockey silks 12. CARIBEAN BOY (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
7
0-0
31-134
13
0/1114-224
jockey silks 13. CASABLANCA MIX (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
9
0-0
0/1114-224
14
24617-P14
jockey silks 14. CEPAGE (FR)
T: Venetia Williams
9
0-0
24617-P14
15
1158-9P58
jockey silks 15. CHAMPAGNE COURT (IRE)
T: Jeremy Scott
8
0-0
1158-9P58
16
22/122P-FP
jockey silks 16. CHAMPAGNE MYSTERY (IRE)
T: Nicky Henderson
7
0-0
22/122P-FP
17
23/5-15113
jockey silks 17. CHATHAM STREET LAD (IRE)
T: Michael Winters, Ireland
9
0-0
23/5-15113
18
13/
jockey silks 18. CLAIMANTAKINFORGAN (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
9
0-0
13/
19
09-242311
jockey silks 19. COKO BEACH (FR)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
6
0-0
09-242311
20
1344-3213
jockey silks 20. CONFLATED (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
7
0-0
1344-3213
21
34P-12216
jockey silks 21. COOLE CODY (IRE)
T: Evan Williams
10
0-0
34P-12216
22
11/22PP-1
jockey silks 22. DEAD RIGHT
T: Neil Mulholland
9
0-0
11/22PP-1
23
3203/P-3F4
jockey silks 23. DEFI BLEU (FR)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
8
0-0
3203/P-3F4
24
4921/7231-
jockey silks 24. DELIRE D'ESTRUVAL (FR)
T: Ben Pauling
8
0-0
4921/7231-
25
F14-149UF
jockey silks 25. DISCORDANTLY (IRE)
T: Mrs J. Harrington, Ireland
7
0-0
F14-149UF
26
5/P525-145
jockey silks 26. DR SANDERSON (IRE)
T: Paul Nicholls
7
0-0
5/P525-145
27
23U-76212
jockey silks 27. EAMON AN CNOIC (IRE)
T: David Pipe
10
0-0
23U-76212
28
4134-044P
jockey silks 28. EDEN DU HOUX (FR)
T: David Pipe
7
0-0
4134-044P
29
U/230-1142
jockey silks 29. ELDORADO ALLEN (FR)
T: Colin Tizzard
7
0-0
U/230-1142
30
2/211P-184
jockey silks 30. ESPOIR DE GUYE (FR)
T: Venetia Williams
7
0-0
2/211P-184
31
317-32079
jockey silks 31. FAN DE BLUES (FR)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
6
0-0
317-32079
32
1115-2F44
jockey silks 32. FANION D'ESTRUVAL (FR)
T: Venetia Williams
6
0-0
1115-2F44
33
5P/111-534
jockey silks 33. FARCLAS (FR)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
7
0-0
5P/111-534
34
4221-141
jockey silks 34. FARMIX (FR)
T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle, Ireland
6
0-0
4221-141
35
481-F125
jockey silks 35. FILS D'OUDAIRIES (FR)
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
6
0-0
481-F125
36
211/221-27
jockey silks 36. FLOWERY (IRE)
T: Iain Jardine
9
0-0
211/221-27
37
39F2/P-R4P
jockey silks 37. GOLD PRESENT (IRE)
T: Nicky Henderson
11
0-0
39F2/P-R4P
38
1242-5F33
jockey silks 38. HAPPY DIVA (IRE)
T: Kerry Lee
10
0-0
1242-5F33
39
26219/2-1P
jockey silks 39. HUNTSMAN SON (IRE)
T: Alex Hales
11
0-0
26219/2-1P
40
112-2211
jockey silks 40. IBLEO (FR)
T: Venetia Williams
8
0-0
112-2211
41
24/14442-9
jockey silks 41. JANIKA (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
8
0-0
24/14442-9
42
2131P-234
jockey silks 42. KILTEALY BRIGGS (IRE)
T: Jamie Snowden
7
0-0
2131P-234
43
1/043F-7P1
jockey silks 43. KING OF REALMS (IRE)
T: Ian Williams
9
0-0
1/043F-7P1
44
116-33173
jockey silks 44. LASKALIN (FR)
T: Venetia Williams
6
0-0
116-33173
45
008-63723
jockey silks 45. LIVELOVELAUGH (IRE)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
11
0-0
008-63723
46
517-61445
jockey silks 46. MAGIC SAINT (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
7
0-0
517-61445
47
212P-011P
jockey silks 47. MAYPOLE CLASS (IRE)
T: Jonjo O'Neill
7
0-0
212P-011P
48
F2126-02P
jockey silks 48. MIDNIGHT SHADOW
T: Sue Smith
8
0-0
F2126-02P
49
4P1/5P3-66
jockey silks 49. MISTER WHITAKER (IRE)
T: Mick Channon
9
0-0
4P1/5P3-66
50
07136-365
jockey silks 50. MITCHOUKA (FR)
T: Gearoid O'Loughlin, Ireland
7
0-0
07136-365
51
4266-1453
jockey silks 51. MY WAY (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
7
0-0
4266-1453
52
12U27-333
jockey silks 52. NIETZSCHE
T: Brian Ellison
8
0-0
12U27-333
53
33114-44U
jockey silks 53. OLDGRANGEWOOD
T: Dan Skelton
10
0-0
33114-44U
54
3121/12-23
jockey silks 54. PADDY'S POEM
T: Nick Gifford
10
0-0
3121/12-23
55
250-22313
jockey silks 55. PAINT THE DREAM
T: Fergal O'Brien
7
0-0
250-22313
56
P17U2-FPP
jockey silks 56. PINSON DU RHEU (FR)
T: Alexandra Dunn
10
0-0
P17U2-FPP
57
31P/1F50-2
jockey silks 57. PISTOL WHIPPED (IRE)
T: Nicky Henderson
7
0-0
31P/1F50-2
58
116/123F-2
jockey silks 58. PRECIOUS CARGO (IRE)
T: Nicky Henderson
8
0-0
116/123F-2
59
148-864B1
jockey silks 59. ROMAIN DE SENAM (FR)
T: Dan Skelton
9
0-0
148-864B1
60
56317-FPP
jockey silks 60. SAINT SONNET (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
6
0-0
56317-FPP
61
25/1U21-3P
jockey silks 61. SAMCRO (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
9
0-0
25/1U21-3P
62
3/1211-622
jockey silks 62. SCHIEHALLION MUNRO
T: Micky Hammond
8
0-0
3/1211-622
63
06/214-127
jockey silks 63. SENIOR CITIZEN
T: Alan King
8
0-0
06/214-127
64
7326-3102
jockey silks 64. SHATTERED LOVE (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
10
0-0
7326-3102
65
1F11P6-P3
jockey silks 65. SLATE HOUSE (IRE)
T: Colin Tizzard
9
0-0
1F11P6-P3
66
446-34315
jockey silks 66. SMARTY WILD
T: Philip Hobbs
7
0-0
446-34315
67
2312-1201
jockey silks 67. SOUTHFIELD STONE
T: Paul Nicholls
8
0-0
2312-1201
68
0226-2482
jockey silks 68. SPIRITOFTHEGAMES (IRE)
T: Dan Skelton
9
0-0
0226-2482
69
P/6256-13
jockey silks 69. SULLY D'OC AA (FR)
T: Anthony Honeyball
7
0-0
P/6256-13
70
4P-411413
jockey silks 70. THE SHUNTER (IRE)
T: Emmet Mullins, Ireland
8
0-0
4P-411413
71
12132/456
jockey silks 71. THE UNIT (IRE)
T: Alan King
10
0-0
12132/456
72
310P/113-6
jockey silks 72. TOP NOTCH (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
10
0-0
310P/113-6
73
453-2359P
jockey silks 73. TOUT EST PERMIS (FR)
T: Noel Meade, Ireland
8
0-0
453-2359P
74
1/1P-09576
jockey silks 74. TOWNSHEND (GER)
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
10
0-0
1/1P-09576
75
3020-4
jockey silks 75. TWO TAFFS (IRE)
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
11
0-0
3020-4
76
6/560-2211
jockey silks 76. UMBRIGADO (IRE)
T: David Pipe
7
0-0
6/560-2211
77
31-432U25
jockey silks 77. UP THE STRAIGHT (IRE)
T: Richard Rowe
7
0-0
31-432U25
78
1178/P57-U
jockey silks 78. WHATSWRONGWITHYOU (IRE)
T: Nicky Henderson
10
0-0
1178/P57-U

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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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