Grand Annual Handicap Chase Odds
Day 4 - Fri 13th Mar 2020 - 4.50pm - Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup - Grade 3 - 2m110y
The Grand Annual Chase is the penultimate race of the Cheltenham Festival and run over two miles and 110 yards. In 2019 the honours went to 66/1 long shot Croco Bay.
2019 Grand Annual Chase Result
|1st||Croco Bay 66/1||12||K Woods||B Case|
|2nd||Bun Doran 11/1||8||P Brennan||T George|
|3rd||Brelan D'As 8/1||8||B Frost||P Nicholls|
|4th||Forest Bihan 33/1||8||D Cook||B Ellison|
Grand Annual Chase Background
The Grand Annual Chase is a handicap race that closes the Festival on the Friday and remarkably was first run in 1834. It is a handicap race for horses aged five and over, and the race involves a distance of 2 miles and half a furlong and includes 14 fences.
Nigel Twiston-Davies and Paul Nicholls have enjoyed recent success in the £80,00 prize purse race although they trail Fulke Walwyn in terms of the number of wins. Walwyn enjoyed great success in the Festival through the 1940s to the 70s and indeed claimed three Grand Annual winners in 1946, 1953 and 1964. Graham Bradley is the leading jockey meanwhile with three wins after he won in 1986, 1992, 1995 and 1997.