2016 Byrne Group Festival Plate

The Byrne Group Festival Plate, formerly known as the Freddie Williams Festival Plate, is one of the major grade 3 handicap chases run during the course of the Cheltenham Festival. The race covers a distance of 2 miles 4½ furlongs on the New Course, and features 15 fences.

Entry to the Byrne Group Plate is restricted to racehorses over the age of 5. The race was first run in 1951 as the Mildmay of Flete Handicap Chase, with the name later changed to commemorate the contribution made by Scottish bookie, Freddie Williams, to the Cheltenham Festival.

Byrne Group Plate Betting Odds

Cheltenham - Cheltenham
Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (Grade 3 Handicap Chase) (Class 1) - 16:10
Click red odds to strike a bet
Johns Spirit 5 7 7 -
Taquin Du Seuil - - - -
Monetaire - - - -
Out Sam - 10 10 12
Sametegal - - - 14
Stilletto 10 14 12 -
Village Vic - 12 10 -
Annacotty - - - -
Doctor Harper - - - 14
Free Expression - - - 14
Irish Cavalier - 14 16 -
Noble Endeavor - - - 14
Aloomomo - - - -
Art Mauresque 14 20 20 -
Blood Cotil - 20 20 20
Champagne West - 12 16 -
Empire Of Dirt 16 16 16 16
Fingal Bay 12 16 14 20
Full Shift 14 20 20 20
King's Odyssey - - - 14
Royal Regatta - - - 20
The Saint James - 20 16 20
Voix D'eau - - - 20
Altiepix - - - 25
Anay Turge - 25 25 25
Argocat - - - 20
Aso - - - 25
Boondooma - - - -
Bridgets Pet - - - 25
Buckers Bridge 25 25 20 25
Cernunnos - 25 25 25
Generous Ransom - - - 25
Gitane Du Berlais - - - 25
Halo Moon - 25 25 25
Killer Crow - - - 20
Kings Palace 16 16 20 -
La Vaticane 16 20 20 25
Lord Scoundrel - - - 25
Orbasa - 20 20 25
Oscar Rock - - - 20
Our Father - - - 25
Pressurize - 25 25 20
Red Spinner - 25 25 25
Regal Encore - 20 16 25
Salubrious 20 25 20 25
Sew On Target 20 20 25 25
Shanahan's Turn - 25 25 -
Solar Impulse - 25 25 25
Tenor Nivernais 20 25 25 -
Top Gamble - - - 25
Twelve Roses - - - 25
Ultragold - 25 25 20
Astigos - 33 33 33
Baily Green 33 33 33 33
Ballycasey 20 25 25 33
Ballynagour 20 25 25 33
Bear's Affair 33 33 33 33
Captain Von Trappe - - - 33
Cocktails At Dawn - - - 20
Cold March - - - 25
Dare Me 20 33 33 25
Darna 25 33 33 20
Dromnea - - - 33
Eastlake - - - 25
Emily Gray - - - 33
Ericht - 25 33 33
Fairy Rath - 33 33 33
Little Jon 25 25 33 -
Marcilhac - - - 33
Minella Reception - 33 33 33
Mountain King - - - 33
Niceonefrankie 20 20 20 25
Nickname Exit - - - 25
O Maonlai - 25 33 33
Off The Ground - 33 33 33
Roc D'apsis - - - 25
Splash of Ginge - 33 25 33
Tango De Juilley 25 33 33 33
Tennis Cap - - - 20
Atirelarigo - 33 33 40
De Kerry Man - 40 33 25
Firth Of The Clyde - - - 33
Fourth Act - 33 40 33
Al Alfa - - - 50
Astracad 50 50 50 40
Kings Lad 50 50 50 50
No Buts - - - 33
Rubi Light - - - 50
Seventh Sky - - - 50
Turban - - - 33
Followmeuptocarlow - 66 66 50
French Opera - - - 50
Pumped Up Kicks - 66 66 50
Quite By Chance - 66 50 33
Ulis De Vassy - - - 50
Un Beau Roman - - - 50
Unic De Bersy - - - 33
Fort Smith - 100 100 66
Midnight Appeal - 100 100 66
Quincy Des Pictons 50 66 100 50
Royal Macnab - 100 100 66

Byrne Group Plate Winners

While it is rare for winners of the Byrne Group Plate to go on to greater things, the race has produced some memorable moments. In 2008 Mr McGoldrick, an 11-year-old carrying a hefty weight of 11st 7lbs, produced the performance of his career to win the Byrne Group Plate at odds of 66/1. Tote payouts on his win ran as high as 147/1.