Grand Annual Handicap Chase

The Grand Annual Chase is a Grade 3 race for horses aged 5 years or older. It is run on Cheltenham’s New Course and runners have to jump 14 fences.

4.50 Grand Annual Chase (RTV)

Type: Grade 3 Steeplechase Race

Distance: 2m 1/2f 

Age: 5 year olds +

Weight: Handicap

Prize Fund: £115,000

2010-2019 Quick Read Stats

Friday 13 March

Cheltenham (New Course) 4.50: Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (Class 1) (5yo+) 2m½f


  • Paul Nicholls has won this twice, and the remaining races have gone to eight different trainers including Nicky Henderson has had six placed runners


  • 8yo winners: 3
  • 9yo: 3
  • 7yo: 2
  • 6yo: 1
  • 12yo: 1

Weight and Official Ratings:

  • Seven winners carried between  10st11lb and 11st8lb
  • Eight winners were rated between 138 and 147


  • One favourite (3/1) has won in ten years, winning prices of non-favourites range from 13/2 to 40/1, with eight of them returning double-digit SPS

Form pointers:

  • All ten winners had won over the distance
  • Seven winners at won at least twice over fences
  • Five winners had won at Cheltenham
  • The five most recent winners had not raced for three months of more
  • Only one runner had won its previous race – only one other winner had won a race that season

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