Aintree Bowl Steeple Chase


The Aintree Bowl is a steeplechase over nineteen fences which is open to horses aged five years or older. The race is run on the first day of the Aintree Grand National Festival.

2024 Aintree Bowl Preview

The 2024 Aintree Bowl is headlined by Gerri Colombe, second place finisher in last month’s Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Priced close to him is the talented but unpredictable Shishkin, winner of the Grade 2 Denman Chase earlier this season, who was pulled out of the Cheltenham Gold Cup at the last moment.

Corbett’s Cross rounds off a trio of horses priced under the 4/1 margin, thanks to his win in the National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup at Cheltenham last month.

The only horse outside the top three who has some chance of crashing this party is Thunder Rock. He may be the lowest rated horse in the field, but did win his last start over fences by a handy 7 lengths.

Race Card

11.04.2024 Soft (Heavy in places) 7 3m 210y
POS Dist Horse Jockey Trainer
1 st Gerri Colombe J W Kennedy G Elliott
2 nd 0.5 Ahoy Senor D R Fox Miss Lucinda V Russell
3 rd 2.25 Corbetts Cross M P Walsh E Mullins
4 th 6 Shishkin N de Boinville N J Henderson
5 th 1.5 Gentlemansgame D J O’Keeffe M F Morris
6 th 2.25 Bravemansgame H Cobden P F Nicholls
PU Thunder Rock S Bowen O Murphy

Aintree Bowl Chase Tips

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2024 Aintree Bowl Tips & Analysis

A number of tipsters have weighed in on the 2024 Aintree Bowl, with the day’s biggest race seeing punters split between backing Corbetts Cross and Shishkin.

On The Nose, who is currently ranked #3 in our tipster profit rankings, has gotten behind Shishkin for this race. Glendale, who is currently ranked #2 in our win bet rankings, has made the same call.

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About the Aintree Bowl Chase

Initiated in 1984, the Aintree Bowl Steeple Chase was conceived as a secondary opportunity for horses that either did not win or could not compete in the Cheltenham Gold Cup the previous month. Its first edition was sponsored by Perrier-Jouët, earning it the name Perrier-Jouët Champagne Cup. This was followed by a three-year sponsorship from Whitbread, during which it was known as the Whitbread Gold Label Cup.

Over the years, the race has attracted various sponsors, including Martell (renamed the Martell Cup and the Martell Cognac Cup) and Betfair (rebranded as the Betfair Bowl). In 2008, Totesport took on the sponsorship, dubbing it the Totesport Bowl, until Betfred assumed the role in 2012 after acquiring The Tote in 2011. From the 2017 edition onwards, Betway has been the sponsor. The 2023 race marked a special occasion, being titled the Alder Hey Aintree Bowl in celebration of the 21st anniversary of the collaboration between Aintree Racecourse and the Alder Hey Children’s Charity.

The event was elevated to Grade 1 status in 2010 and is now a highlight of the opening day of the Grand National meeting, which spans three days.

Recent Winners

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainer
2023Shishkin9Nico de BoinvilleNicky Henderson
2022Clan Des Obeaux10Harry CobdenPaul Nicholls
2021Clan Des Obeaux9Harry CobdenPaul Nicholls
2020no race
2019Kemboy7Ruby WalshWillie Mullins