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2024 Plate Handicap Chase Handicap Chase Tips, Odds and News

Following the Stayers' Hurdle on day three at the Cheltenham Festival is the Festival Plate Handicap Chase. This two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase was created back in 1951, and has been won by many great chasers during its 60-year history.

This race was known as the Brown Advisory Plate for a number of years. In 2021, Brown Advisory moved their sponsorship to the Grade One Novices' Chase on day two, with Paddy Power taking over sponsorship of the Plate.

Plate Handicap Chase Handicap Chase Key Facts

Date Thursday 14th March, 2024
Time 4:10pm
Course Cheltenham Festival
Status Grade Three Handicap
Distance 2m 4f
Prize Pool £110k
Age 5YO+

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Plate Handicap Chase Handicap Chase Odds

No odds are currently available for the Plate Handicap Chase.

Plate Handicap Chase Handicap Chase Tips

Our guide to the Plate Handicap Chase will be published when the entries and weights have been announced.

Plate Handicap Chase Handicap Chase Result

1st Seddon 20/1
2nd Fugitif 11/1
3rd Shakem Up'Arry 16/1
4th Gevrey 125/1

Plate Handicap Chase Day Card

1:30pm Marsh Novices' Chase Grade One 2m 4f
2:10pm Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle Listed Handicap 3m
2:50pm Ryanair Chase Grade One 2m 4f
3:30pm Stayers' Hurdle Grade One 3m
4:10pm Plate Handicap Chase Grade Three Handicap 2m 4f
4:50pm Mares' Novices' Hurdle Grade Two 2m 1f
5:30pm Kim Muir Handicap Chase Class Two Handicap 3m 2f

Plate Handicap Chase History

This two-and-a-half mile handicap chase is one of the most prestigious Handicap races during the Cheltenham Festival. 

First run back at the 1951 meeting, the race was initially named in memory of the 2nd Baron Mildmay of Flete, who rode three winners at the Cheltenham Festival as an amateur.

The Mildmay of Flete Challenge Cup has had many different sponsors down the years, including the Racing Post and the Byrne Group. In 2015, Brown Advisory and Merriebelle Stable took over sponsorship. 

Fred Winter rode the first winner of the Paddy Power Plate in 1951. Winter went on to ride the winner twice more during his career, and remains the winning-most jockey with his tally of two.

Three trainers have saddled the Paddy Power Plate winner four times. First to do so was Bobby Renton, who's winners came between 1954 and 1968.

Martin Pipe won the race for the first time when Terao scored in 1997. The last of his four wins came six years later, when Blowing Wind won. Pipe's son, David pipe has also won this handicap three times.

Nicky Henderson trained the first two-time winner of the Paddy Power Plate, 1985 and '86 winner The Tsarevich. Henderson has trained two further winners, Liberthine and Non So in 2005 and '06.

Venetia Williams has saddle the winner of this handicap three times, with the last of her victories coming with Carrickboy in 2013.

Irish trainers secured a hat-trick of wins between 2016 and '18. Colm Murphy's Empire Of Dirt, Noel Meade's Road To Respect and The Storyteller for Gordon Elliott.

Nick Williams celebrated his first Cheltenham Festival winner when Siruh Du Lac won the Paddy Power Plate under Lizzie Kelly in 2019.

The following season, Harry Whittington secured his first Festival winner, as Simply The Betts won the 2020 Paddy Power Plate. Another favourite came good in 2021, as The Shunter landed connections the £100k bonus by winning the Plate.

Plate Handicap Chase Winners

2023 Seddon
2022 Coole Cody
2021 The Shunter
2020 Simply The Betts
2019 Siruh Du Lac
2018 The Storyteller
2017 Road To Respect
2016 Empire Of Dirt
2015 Darna
2014 Ballynagour
2013 Carrickboy
2012 Salut Flo
2011 Holmwood Legend
2010 Great Endeavour
2009 Something Wells
2008 Mister McGoldrick
2007 Idole First
2006 Non So
2005 Liberthine
2004 Tikram
2003 Young Spartacus
2002 Blowing Wind

Plate Handicap Chase FAQs

When is the Plate Handicap Chase?

The 2024 Plate Handicap Chase will take place at 4:10pm on day three of the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday 16th March.

What is the Plate Handicap Chase?

The Plate Handicap Chase is a Group Three Handicap race staged during the Cheltenham Festival. this race is open to all chasers, and is run over a trip of two-and-a-half-miles.

Who won the Plate Handicap Chase?

John McConnell celebrated his first Cheltenham Festival winner after Seddon scored in the 2023 Plate Handicap Chase.

Where can I watch the Plate Handicap Chase?

The 2024 Plate Handicap Chase will be shown live on ITV Racing. If you want to stream the race live on your mobile or tablet then visit our Live Streaming page for more details.