TrustATrader Plate Handicap Chase Race Card

TrustATrader Plate Chase Runners And Entries 2024

You can find the runners & entries for the Festival Plate Handicap Chase for this year's Cheltenham Festival down below.

As a reminder, this is a full list of entries, but 5 days before the race there will be further declarations, and final declarations 48 hours before.

TrustATrader Plate Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

1st
Ben Jones

Shakem Up'Arry

Age: 10
Weight: 11.4
OR: 143
J:
 
Ben Jones
T:
 
Ben Pauling
jumped well, in touch with leaders, steady headway and went second 4 out, led before 2 out, ridden and went clear before last, idled and reduced lead final 110yds, stayed on
2nd
Jonjo O'Neill Jr

Crebilly

Age: 7
Weight: 11.1
OR: 140
J:
 
Jonjo O'Neill Jr
T:
 
Jonjo O'Neill
didn't jump with fluency, midfield, headway 3 out, went second last, stayed on, did well in the circumstances
3rd
Sean Houlihan

Straw Fan Jack

Age: 9
Weight: 10.6
OR: 133
J:
 
Sean Houlihan
T:
 
Sheila Lewis
prominent on inner, not fluent and lost position 12th, outpaced on turn before 2 out, rallied and disputing second inside final 110yds, kept on

FESTIVAL PLATE HANDICAP CHASE Tips

This is where all of our tips will be for the Festival Plate Handicap Chase , we also have you covered with daily tips.

Ayr - July 15 2024
Ayr 14:28
2(8)
David Nolan

Aberama Gold

J: David Nolan
T: David O'Meara
David Nolan

Aberama Gold

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6/1
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11/2
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grosvenor
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11/2
paddy_power
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parimatch
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11/2
william_hill
£10.00 Returns £65.00
11/2
6/1
Age: 7
Weight: 10-2
OR: 90
Days: 25
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
20/06/24RIP6GS9-74
02/06/24HAM5Gd9-127
15/05/24YOR6Gd9-49
04/05/24NMK6Gd9-16
17/04/24NMK6Gd9-63
Ayr 13:53
3(8)
Oisin Orr

My Harrison George

J: Oisin Orr
T: Richard Fahey
Oisin Orr

My Harrison George

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6/1
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6/1
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6/1
william_hill
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6/1
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11/2
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5/1
grosvenor
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5/1
paddy_power
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5/1
6/1
Age: 4
Weight: 9-8
OR: 64
Days: 31
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
14/06/24YOR10.5GS8-36
07/06/24HAY11.5GF10-114
24/05/24PON12Gd9-53
25/04/24BEV10Sft9-67
04/12/23WOL12St8-92
Ayr 13:18
8(4)
Connor Beasley

Sanbona

J: Connor Beasley
T: Michael Dods
Connor Beasley

Sanbona

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25/1
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16/1
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parimatch
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16/1
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14/1
betfred
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12/1
grosvenor
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12/1
william_hill
£10.00 Returns £130.00
12/1
25/1
Age: 2
Weight: 9-4
OR: N/A
Days: 51
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
25/05/24YOR6GS9-512
Windsor - July 15 2024
Windsor 18:20
4(1)
William Buick

Mezzo Soprano

J: William Buick
T: Simon & Ed Crisford
William Buick

Mezzo Soprano

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3/2
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11/8
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11/8
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11/8
parimatch
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11/8
william_hill
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11/8
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13/10
betMGM
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5/4
betuk
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grosvenor
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5/4
3/2
Age: 4
Weight: 10-0
OR: 84
Days: 29
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
16/06/24THI7GS9-52
11/10/23KEM7St/Slw9-111
18/09/23THI6Sft9-81
30/08/23CAT7Gd8-131
Windsor 17:20
7(7)
Daniel Tudhope

Under Siege

J: Daniel Tudhope
T: Andrew Balding
Daniel Tudhope

Under Siege

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3/10
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william_hill
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2/7
3/10
Age: 3
Weight: 9-4
OR: N/A
Days: 59
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
17/05/24YOR8Gd9-42
20/04/24NBY8GS9-72
Windsor 17:50
9(1)
Jack Mitchell

Raheena

J: Jack Mitchell
T: Simon & Ed Crisford
Jack Mitchell

Raheena

bet365
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15/2
midnite
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7/1
william_hill
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13/2
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paddy_power
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13/2
betvictor
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11/2
parimatch
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11/2
15/2
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 56
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
20/05/24WDR8GF9-25
12/08/23NMK7Gd9-25
Wolverhampton (AW) - July 15 2024
Wolverhampton (AW) 19:10
1(1)
P J McDonald

Lady Dreamer

J: P J McDonald
T: Tom Ward
P J McDonald

Lady Dreamer

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9/4
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william_hill
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11/5
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7/4
parimatch
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7/4
9/4
Age: 4
Weight: 10-2
OR: 68
Days: 16
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
29/06/24WDR6GF9-65
17/06/24WDR6GF8-57
05/06/24NOT6GF9-28
13/05/24WDR6GF8-74
17/04/24KEM6St/Slw9-85

Fifth race of Thursday's racing

The TrustATrader Plate Handicap Chase (Festival Plate) is a Grade Three race that is run over 2 and a half miles.

Over the 2 and half mile distance, there is 17 fences on the new course for the runners to jump. Horses must be aged five or older to get into the race, with handicap marks changing each year in terms of the barrier to be in the final field.

There is prize money of £61,000 to the winner.

History of the Festival Plate Handicap Chase

The Festival Plate Handicap Chase (originally known as the Mildmay of Flete Handicap Chase) was established in 1951 in memory of the 2nd Baron Mildmay of Flete. An amateur National Hunt jockey and three-time Cheltenham Festival winner, Lord Mildmay's legacy lives on in this thrilling race.

The inaugural running had a dramatic start – Canford and Slender finished in a dead heat, cementing the race's exciting potential.

The race has seen several sponsorship changes over the years. The Racing Post sponsored the event from 2006 to 2008 (known as the Racing Post Plate). In 2009, it was dedicated to the memory of popular Scottish bookmaker Freddie Williams. Construction company Byrne Group took over sponsorship from 2010 to 2014, followed by Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable from 2015 to 2020, followed by Paddy Power in (2021) & Craft Irish Whiskey Co Plate (2022).

Recent Years in the Festival Plate Handicap Chase

The Festival Plate Handicap Chase has seen an exciting shift in recent years. Siruh Du Lac's dominant win in 2019, ridden by Lizzie Kelly and trained by Nick Williams, marked an end to three years of Irish victories.

While legendary jockey Fred Winter holds the record for most wins (three, with one dead-heat), Richard Johnson and Bryan Cooper are close behind with two victories apiece. Here's a look at their past winners along with Fred Winter's:

  • Fred Winter: Slender (1951, dead-heat), Sy Oui (1953), Caesar's Helm (1958)
  • Richard Johnson: Balthazar King (2012), Rajdhani Express (2017)
  • Bryan Cooper: The Storyteller (2018), Simply The Betts (2020)

Trainers Nicky Henderson and Martin Pipe have been particularly successful – each has saddled four winners. Here's a breakdown of their successes:

  • Nicky Henderson: The Tsarevich (1985, 1986), Liberthine (2005), Non So (2006)
  • Martin Pipe: Terao (1997), Majadou (1999), Dark Stranger (2000), Blowing Wind (2002)

Though Henderson hasn't tasted victory since 2006, his track record means his runners command attention. It's worth keeping a close eye on the mounts of Richard Johnson and Bryan Cooper as they strive to match Fred Winter's record.

Plate Handicap Chase Winners

Previous Festival Plate winners by year: 2018 - 2023


Year Winner Jockey Trainer
2023 Seddon Ben Harvey John C McConnell
2022 Coole Cody Adam Wedge Evan Williams
2021 The Shunter Brendan Powell Emmet Mullins
2020 Simply The Betts Gavin Sheehan Harry Whittington
2019 Siruh Du Lac Lizzie Kelly Nick Williams
2018 Top Notch Daryl Jacob Nicky Henderson