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Grand Annual Chase Tips, Odds, Free Bets, Betting Offers & 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 in the race is Paul Nicholls, who has saddled four winners, the most recent being Le Prezien in 2018.

Read on to see our Grand Annual Handicap Chase betting tips, odds, and offers.

Race Details
When:Wednesday, March 13th, - 4:50pm
Distance:Two miles & about half a furlong
Race Type:Grade 2 Chase
Course:New Course
Where to watch?ITV Racing, Racing TV, Bookmaker Streams

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Grand Annual Chase Tips

One of the toughest puzzles to solve in 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 their thoughts on the race.

Grand Annual Chase Betting Odds

Check back nearer to Cheltenham for the latest Grand Annual Chase odds and betting chat.

In the meantime, check out our Cheltenham Free Bets page for all the latest Festival offers!

What Happened Last Year?

In a thrilling finish, it was the Henry de Bromhead-trained Maskada who won the 2023 Grand Annual Chase.

Ridden by Darragh O’Keefe, Maskada took the lead over the final fence and powered up the Cheltenham hill at odds of 22/1, with the 7/2 favourite Dino Blue taking 2nd place.

Grand Annual Chase Key Race Stats

Below, we’ve highlighted some key stats to keep in mind when looking at the Grand Annual Chase.

  • We’ve had just two winning favourites from the last 11 renewals
  • Eight of the last 11 winners have been aged between 7 and 9
  • Nine of the last 12 winners had at least one previous run at Cheltenham

Previous Winners of the Grand Annual

Check out the last five winners of the Grand Annual Chase in the table below.

2022Global Citizen
2021Sky Pirate
2020Chosen Mate
2019Croco Bay


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When is the Grand Annual Chase?

The Grand Annual Chase takes place on Wednesday, March 13th, at 4:50pm.

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What distance is the Grand Annual Chase?

The Grand Annual Chase is run over a distance of two miles and about half a furlong.

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Which trainer has the best record in the Grand Annual Chase?

Paul Nicholls has trained the winner of the Grand Annual Chase on four occasions with St Pirran in 2004, Andreas in 2007, Solar Impulse in 2016, and Le Prezien in 2018.

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Scott McGlynn

Famed for his Acca of the Day and Bet Builder selections, Scott provides tips across many sports on Freebets, and is our lead Scottish football writer