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Matchbook Low Commission Exchange Beginners’ Chase

The Matchbook Low Commission Exchange Beginners’ Chase is the second race that takes place at Kempton Park Racecourse for The May Bank Holiday Raceday every year.

The May Bank Holiday Raceday is a single-day National Hunt horse racing event that offers a magnificent seven-race card which includes the likes of The Class 2 VIP Handicap Chase, The Class 4 National Hunt Novices’ Hurdle and five more exquisite races.

The May Bank Holiday Raceday at Kempton Park Racecourse will take place on Monday, May 3rd, 2021. 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 Matchbook Low Commission Exchange Beginners’ Chase is a Class 3 National Hunt steeplechase that serves as the second race of The May Bank Holiday Raceday every May at Kempton Park Racecourse.

Open to horses aged five years old and above, The Matchbook Low Commission Exchange Beginners’ Chase runs 2 miles, 4 furlongs and 110 yards of Kempton Park Racecourse and features a number of fences for the competitors to jump.

The prize pool for The Matchbook Low Commission Exchange Beginners’ Chase was £12,800 last time out, an amount that would usually be assigned to the placing horses as follows:

1st place – £7,408

2nd place – £2,175

3rd place – £1,088

4th place – £544

The Matchbook Low Commission Exchange Beginners’ Chase will begin at 14:20 on Monday the 3rd of May 2021.

Runners

The Matchbook Low Commission Exchange Beginners’ Chase usually features a very small field of runners, just three on each of the last three occasions, who often decide their final positions fairly early in the race with no pack to set the pace.

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):

  1. Burbank (IRE) – first-place finish – 8/15 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Jeremiah McGrath and trained by Nicky Henderson
  2. Kingston Mimosa (GB) – third-place finish – 28/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Daniel Hiskett and trained by Mark Gillard
  3. Sao (FR) – second-place finish – 13/8 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls

Burbank won this edition of The Matchbook Low Commission Exchange Beginners’ Chase emphatically, 34 lengths ahead of Kingston Mimosa in second place. The race the year before also featured just three runners but was a much closer result:

  1. Amour de Nuit (IRE) – first-place finish – 5/6 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Paul Nicholls
  2. Another Stowaway (IRE) – second-place finish – 9/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Tom George
  3. Wishfull Dreaming (GB) – third-place finish – 3/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Oisin Murphy

Tips

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Odds

Odds for The Matchbook Low Commission Exchange Beginners’ Chase last time out at Kempton Park Racecourse for The May Bank Holiday Raceday ranged from 8/15 for the race favourite Burbank up to 28/1 for the longest outsider Kingston Mimosa – an incredible price for a three-horse race.

8/15 favourite Burbank did in fact win this edition of The Matchbook Low Commission Exchange Beginners’ Chase, turning £50 outright backing stakes into £76.67 in returns, £26.67 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Matchbook Low Commission Exchange Beginners’ Chase at The May Bank Holiday Raceday, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

(2020 edition abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic)

2019

8/15 race favourite Burbank finished first in The Matchbook Low Commission Exchange Beginners’ Chase at Kempton Park Racecourse last time out for The May Bank Holiday Raceday in 2019, ridden by jockey Jeremiah McGrath and trained by Nicky Henderson.

13/8 second-favourite Sao finished 34 lengths behind Burbank in second place, followed by 28/1 priced Kingston Mimosa in third. These were the only three horses to participate in this edition of the race.

2018

Back in 2018, the winner of The Matchbook Low Commission Exchange Beginners’ Chase at Kempton Park Racecourse for The May Bank Holiday Raceday was 5/6 race favourite Amour de Nuit, ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Paul Nicholls.

9/4 priced second-favourite Another Stowaway finished five lengths behind Amour de Nuit in second place, followed by 3/1 third-favourite Wishfull Dreaming in third. These were the only three horses to participate in this edition of the race.

2017

In 2017, 6/5 race favourite Bagad Bihoue finished in first place in The Matchbook Low Commission Exchange Beginners’ Chase on The May Bank Holiday Raceday, ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Paul Nicholls.

6/4 close second-favourite Forever Field finished a length and three-quarters behind Bagad Bihoue in second place, followed by 4/1 priced Midnight Cowboy in third. These were the only three horses to participate in this edition of the race.

2016

Back at The May Bank Holiday Raceday in 2016, the winner of The Matchbook Low Commission Exchange Beginners’ Chase was 2/1 race favourite Days Of Heaven, ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson.

5/2 priced second-favourite Monsieur Gibraltar finished four lengths behind Days Of Heaven in second place, followed by 11/1 priced Foxcub in third place and 66/1 long outsider Funny Irish in fourth.

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