The Get Switched On With Matchbook Handicap Chase is the fourth race that takes place at Kempton Park Racecourse for The May Bank Holiday Raceday every Spring.
The May Bank Holiday Raceday is a phenomenal single-day National Hunt horse racing affair that features a spectacular seven-race card that includes the Class 2 VIP Handicap Chase, the Class 4 National Hunt Novices’ Hurdle, and five other fantastic fixtures.
Kempton Park Racecourse in Surrey just outside Greater London is a marvellous horse racing venue that also hosts the likes of September Stakes Day, Jump Sunday and The Christmas Festival, which includes The King George VI Chase.
On Monday, May 3rd, 2021, Kempton Park Racecourse will host the May Bank Holiday Raceday. For all of The May Bank Holiday Raceday’s news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.
About The Race
The Get Switched On With Matchbook Handicap Chase is a Class 3 National Hunt handicap steeplechase that serves as the fourth race of The May Bank Holiday Raceday at Kempton Park Racecourse every year.
Open to horses aged five years old and above, The Get Switched On With Matchbook Handicap Chase stretches 3 miles of Kempton Park Racecourse and features a multitude of fences for the brilliant runners to negotiate.
A generous prize pool worth £14,400 was on offer for the competitors last time out in 2019, which was shared between the first four horses that successfully passed the final post. Here’s how much was assigned to each placement position:
1st place – 11/2 Beau Du Brizais (FR) – £8,447
2nd place – 8/1 Marquis Of Carabas (IRE) – £2,480
3rd place – 10/1 Exitas (IRE) – £1,240
4th place – N/A – £620
The Get Switched On With Matchbook Handicap Chase is scheduled to begin at around 15:30 at the midpoint of The May Bank Holiday Raceday 2021.
It’s the mid-point of the magnificent May Bank Holiday Raceday and the runners that participate in The Get Switched On With Matchbook Handicap Chase do a superb job of carrying the electrifying atmosphere through to the second half of the day.
Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race at Kempton Park’s May Bank Holiday Raceday at Kempton Park Racecourse last time out in 2019 (ordered by saddlecloth number):
- Tommy Silver (FR) – Pulled Up – 10/11 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
- Exitas (IRE) – third-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-8 – ridden by jockey Lorcan Williams and trained by Phil Middleton
- Beau Du Brizais (FR) – first-place finish – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Philip Hobbs
- Marquis Of Carabas (IRE) – second-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman and trained by David Dennis
- Lord Bryan (IRE) – Pulled Up – 7/2 starting price – weighing in at 10-13 – ridden by jockey Sean Bowen and trained by Peter Bowen
The Get Switched On With Matchbook Handicap Chase provides an excellent opportunity to place some bets on some high-quality National Hunt horse racing. In fact, any race that takes place at the world-class Kempton Park Racecourse is always worth getting involved with.
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At The May Bank Holiday Raceday last time out in 2019, odds for The Get Switched On With Matchbook Handicap Chase began at 10/11 for the race favourite Tommy Silver and went as high as 10/1 for the longest outsider Exitas who managed a third-place finish.
This edition of the race was won by 11/2 priced Beau Du Brizais, a result that converted £10 outright backing stakes on the third-favourite into £65 in returns, £55 in profits.
Here are the previous 4 winners of The Get Switched On With Matchbook Handicap Chase at The May Bank Holiday Raceday, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:
(2020 edition abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic)
At the most recent edition of The May Bank Holiday Raceday at Kempton Park Racecourse, the winner of The Get Switched On With Matchbook Handicap Chase was 11/2 priced third-favourite Beau Du Brizais, ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Philip Hobbs.
8/1 priced Marquis Of Carabas finished seven lengths behind Beau Du Brizais in second place, followed by 10/1 priced Exitas in third place. 10/11 race favourite Tommy Silver pulled up and dismounted before four out and 7/2 priced second-favourite Lord Bryan pulled up before five out.
5/2 race favourite Bugsie Malone finished first in The Get Switched On With Matchbook Handicap Chase at Kempton Park Racecourse in 2018, ridden by jockey Tom Cannon and trained by Chris Gordon.
9/2 joint third-favourite Minella Daddy finished a length and three-quarters behind Bugsie Malone in second place, followed by 7/2 second-favourite Buster Thomas in third place and 9/2 joint third-favourite Favorito Buck’s in fourth.
Back at The May Bank Holiday Raceday in 2017, the winner of The Get Switched On With Matchbook Handicap Chase at Kempton Park Racecourse was 7/2 joint-favourite Roc D’Apsis, ridden by jockey Adrian Heskin and trained by Tom George.
7/1 priced Al Alfa finished three and a quarter lengths behind Roc D’Apsis in second place, followed by 7/2 joint-favourite Fort Worth in third place and 5/1 third-favourite Cloudy Bob in fourth.
Bob Tucker won The Get Switched On With Matchbook Handicap Chase at Kempton Park Racecourse with a starting price of 12/1 back in 2016, ridden by jockey Sean Bowen and trained by Charlie Longsdon.
Equally priced Ballyheigue Bay finished seven lengths behind Bob Tucker in second place, followed by 10/1 priced Opening Batsman in third place and 25/1 outsider Filbert in fourth. This edition of The Get Switched On With Matchbook Handicap Chase featured many more runners than usual with 15 competitors lining up at the start.