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

2009-2018 Stats


  • Paul Nicholls has won this twice, and the remaining races have gone to eight different trainers


  • Winners of the race have been aged 6 to 9yo, all winning at least twice


  • One favourite (3/1) has won in ten years, winning prices of non-favourites range from 7/1 to 40/1

Festival appearances:

  • Seven winners had previously run at the Festival

Form pointers:

  • All ten winners had won over the distance, one C&D
  • Only one runner had won its previous race, and only one other winner had won a race that season
  • Six winners had won at Cheltenham

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