The Festival Handicap Chase is a grade 3 National Hunt chase, it is run on the Old Course at Cheltenham and runners have to jump a total of 19 fences. It always hard to pick a winner in this race, with many of the recent winners being double figure prices.
The winners of the Festival Handicap Chase often go on to run in the Grand National, with a few horses winning both races. Jonjo O’Neill has a great record in this race in recent years, in the 8 runnings since 2009 he has won 3 of them.
When betting on this race it is important to look for a horse who is proven over this trip, as stamina can often let horses down in this race.
Type: Grade 3 Handicap Steeplechase Race
Distance: 3m 1/2f (4,929m)
Age: 5 year olds +
Prize Fund: £105,00