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Grand Annual Handicap Chase Tips, Odds, Betting Offers & 2023 Preview

The Grand Annual is the oldest race at the Festival with the inaugural event taking place in 1834. It’s a trappy little affair for speedy horses held over two miles, one hundred and ten yards with fourteen fences in all to negotiate.

The leading trainer over the last 21 renewals is Paul Nicholls who has saddled four winners. Read on to see on Grand Annual Handicap Chase betting tips, odds and offers.

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Race Details
When:Wednesday 15th March, 4.50pm
Distance:Two miles , + about half a furlong
Race TypeGrade 2 Chase
CourseNew Course
Where to watch?ITV, Racing UK, Bookmaker Streams

Grand Annual Handicap Chase Tips

One of the toughest puzzles to solve of the entire meeting, a race often ran at an incredible pace, which almost turns this into a stamina test, despite being over the minimum trip of two miles.

To give you some assistance solving this puzzle, you can head over to the Alan Kelly tips page or Charlie McCann tips page and check out what they fancy for this one.

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Grand Annual Betting Odds

This looks wide open, and anything could go off as favourite, particularly if there is a late gamble somewhere.

Horses to keep an eye on include Andy Dufresne, Dinoblue and Final Orders, all of which could be favourite.

Check out the latest odds and Tips for Cheltenham Day 2 Races.

What Happened in 2022?

Global Citizen came to the fore and won the 2022 Grand Annual by three lengths in great style. The horse had lost his way over fences, and this was actually his first run over fences for 15 months, but it didn’t stop the Ben Pauling trained runner from coming out on top

Grand Annual Key Race Stats

  • We’ve had just two winning favourites from the last ten renewals
  • Eight of the last 10 winners have been aged between 7 and 9

Previous Winners of the Grand Annual

  • 2022 - Global Citizen
  • 2021 – Sky Pirate
  • 2020 – Chosen Mate
  • 2019 – Croco Bay
  • 2018 – Le Prezien
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When is the Grand Annual Handicap Chase?

The Cheltenham Grand Annual Handicap Chase is taking place on Wednesday 15th March at 4.50pm

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What distance is the Grand Annual Chase?

The Grand Annual Chase is Two miles and about half a furlong and is a Grade 3 race that takes place on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival.