Summary of all Cheltenham Festival Winners 2021
There were many Cheltenham Festival winners 2021 had to offer. Here, you can read all about them in this Horsebetting.com summary of the greatest jumps meeting in the world.
Favourites delivered in three of the first four races at Cheltenham on the opening day. Appreciate It demolished the smallest Supreme Novices’ Hurdle field in history, while Shishkin sparkled in the Arkle for novice chasers.
The veteran Vintage Clouds won the Ultima Handicap Chase at the fifth attempt, before Honeysuckle reigned in the Champion Hurdle. She followed-up on Mares’ Hurdle success the previous year and, in her absence, Black Tears won that.
She turned over hot favourite Concertista, running her down up the famous hill. The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (registered and better known as the Fred Winter) went to 80/1 outsider Jeff Kidder.
Finally on day one, Galvin took his long-term target the National Hunt Chase. You can read more about the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival with our more detailed results summary.
Ladies Day sees history made in Champion Chase
On Ladies Day, Bob Olinger was the first leg of a Grade 1 double for Irish trainer Henry De Bromhead. He turned away Gaillard Du Mesnil and Bravemansgame in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle.
The Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase, meanwhile, went to hot favourite Monkfish but he didn’t jump like a 1/4 shot. Heaven Help Us plundered the valuable Coral Cup, her second major handicap win in as many starts at a meeting where mares had plenty of success.
Other Cheltenham Festival winners 2021 threw up included Put The kettle On, who enhanced her course record to four from four in the Queen Mother Champion Chase. She was also the first mare ever to take that race.
By far the most popular winner on Ladies Day, however, was Tiger Roll regaining his Cross Country crown. Sky Pirate swerved the Arkle and ran in the Grand Annual Chase. It proved a good decision by Jonjo O’Neill as he just held on win yet another handicap since dropping back to two miles.
The Champion Bumper saw Willie Mullins win the race for a record-extending eleventh time with new recruit Sir Gerhard. For more on the Ladies Day results at Cheltenham, see our dedicated service.
Thursday sees Stayers and Ryanair won from front
The penultimate day of the Festival started with a dramatic fall for banker bet Envoi Allen. That meant the Marsh Novices’ Chase went to Chantry House ahead of stable companion Fusil Raffles.
In the Pertemps Final, the staying handicap hurdle gave trainer Paul Nolan a first win at the meeting in a decade thanks to Mrs Milner. The Ryanair Chase saw Allaho puts his rivals to the sword with a searing pace that the opposition just couldn’t live with.
It wasn’t Lisngar Oscar, Paisley Park or Sire Du Berlais, all past Festival winners, that took the Stayers’ Hurdle but Flooring Porter. He proved his Leopardstown victory over Christmas was no fluke despite a late change of jockey.
Yet more Irish success followed in the Paddy Power Plate as The Shunter scooped a £100,000 bonus. His handicap success followed wins in the Morebattle and Greatwood Hurdles, proving he can mix it between both sets of obstacles.
The Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle saw the well-backed Telmesomethinggirl oblige for jockey of meeting Rachael Blackmore and De Bromhead. Mount Ida pulled off a last to first success in the Kim Muir and, if you want more on the Thursday results from Cheltenham, we’ve got all the details.
Gold Cup glory for Minella Indo
Quilixios opened Cheltenham Gold Cup day with a classy win the Triumph Hurdle with leading contenders Zanahiyr and Tritonic out of the frame. The County Hurdle, meanwhile, went to Belfast Banter at a big price.
The Albert Bartlett saw trainer Gavin Crowmell complete a Grade 1 double courtesy of Vanillier, adding to success on the previous day. In the feature Gold Cup, Minella Indo was the biggest of Cheltenham Festival winners 2021 had to offer leading home a 1-2 for De Bromhead under Jack Kennedy.
Porlock Bay won the Festival Hunter Chase by a nose from last year’s second Billaway. The inaugural running of the Mares’ Chase went to Colreevy with a 1-2 for Mullins.
He also snatched the top trainer award thanks to Galopin Des Champs in the Martin Pipe that rounded off Cheltenham. For more on the Gold Cup day results, we have even more from this meeting.