Champion Standard Open Flat Race

The Champion Standard Open Flat race is the most important national hunt flat race run at the annual Aintree Festival. The race is run over a distance of 2 miles 1 furlong, and features racehorses between the ages of 4 and 6.

The Champion Standard Open Flat Race has been run since 1987. In 1995 the race acquired Group 2 status, making it one of the national hunt flat race highlights of the season. The race is considered to be the sequel to the Cheltenham Festival’s Champion Bumper.

Champion Flat Race Betting & Trends

Age: 4, 5 and 6-years-olds are equally represented in the Champion Standard Open Flat Race.

Odds: The Champion Standard Open Flat Race is prone to upsets, with winners routinely coming home priced over 50/1. During the past 5 years the antepost favourite has won the race once and winners have been priced anywhere from 6/5 to 66/1.

Jockey: No jockey has retained the Champion Standard Open Flat Race title.

Trainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies is the only trainer to have trained two Champion Standard Open Flat Race winners.

Champion Standard Open Flat Race Tip: Take advantage of the low odds offered on the antepost favourite in this race and lay this horse at a betting Exchange. Otherwise consider a spread of place bets on long-shot entries.

Champion Standard Open Flat Race Winners

National hunt flat racehorses rarely go on to achieve greater things in the sport. The quality of entries in this race is mediocre, and it is primarily of interest to punters due to its tendency to produce upsets, rather than the talent on display.