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Grand Annual Chase 2021 Racecard

The Grand Annual Chase is a Grade 3 race that takes place on the last day of the Cheltenham Festival.

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4:15 Wed 17 Mar GRAND ANNUAL CHASE

Distance: 15f 199y Age: 5yo + Prize: £82,500

ENTRY
FORM
SILKS HORSE
JOCKEY & TRAINER
AGE
WGT
ODDS
1
111F4-146
jockey silks 1. BATTLEOVERDOYEN (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
8
11-12
111F4-146
2
482F5-237
jockey silks 2. DUC DES GENIEVRES (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
8
11-8
482F5-237
3
1115-2F44
jockey silks 3. FANION D'ESTRUVAL (FR)
T: Venetia Williams
6
11-7
1115-2F44
4
517-61445
jockey silks 4. MAGIC SAINT (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
7
11-7
517-61445
5
411-04P60
jockey silks 5. CHOSEN MATE (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
8
11-6
411-04P60
6
11F-521F5
jockey silks 6. SIZING POTTSIE (FR)
T: Mrs J. Harrington, Ireland
7
11-6
11F-521F5
7
112-2211
jockey silks 7. IBLEO (FR)
T: Venetia Williams
8
11-4
112-2211
8
35/122-335
jockey silks 8. DIEGO DU CHARMIL (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
9
11-3
35/122-335
9
4312-FF06
jockey silks 9. ECLAIR DE BEAUFEU (FR)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
7
11-3
4312-FF06
10
F22-25112
jockey silks 10. SKY PIRATE
T: Jonjo O'Neill
8
11-2
F22-25112
11
521F3-75P
jockey silks 11. BUN DORAN (IRE)
T: Tom George
10
11-0
521F3-75P
12
2057-121
jockey silks 12. TAMAROC DU MATHAN (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
6
11-0
2057-121
13
U/230-1142
jockey silks 13. ELDORADO ALLEN (FR)
T: Colin Tizzard
7
10-13
U/230-1142
14
3-1641722
jockey silks 14. MENGLI KHAN (IRE)
T: Nicky Henderson
8
10-12
3-1641722
15
11UP/3-F74
jockey silks 15. GLEN FORSA (IRE)
T: Mick Channon
9
10-11
11UP/3-F74
16
26219/2-1P
jockey silks 16. HUNTSMAN SON (IRE)
T: Alex Hales
11
10-11
26219/2-1P
17
U142-2F51
jockey silks 17. MOONLIGHTER
T: Nick Williams
8
10-11
U142-2F51
18
7883-08F7
jockey silks 18. US AND THEM (IRE)
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
8
10-11
7883-08F7
19
3725-1122
jockey silks 19. AMOOLA GOLD (GER)
T: Dan Skelton
8
10-10
3725-1122
20
5363-2244
jockey silks 20. EMBITTERED (IRE)
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
7
10-10
5363-2244
21
6F60-421F
jockey silks 21. ZANZA (IRE)
T: Philip Hobbs
7
10-9
6F60-421F
22
6/560-2211
jockey silks 22. UMBRIGADO (IRE)
T: David Pipe
7
10-8
6/560-2211
23
213-22244
jockey silks 23. ENTOUCAS (FR)
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
7
10-7
213-22244
24
4221-141
jockey silks 24. FARMIX (FR)
T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle, Ireland
6
10-7
4221-141
25
7-0413751
jockey silks 25. A WAVE OF THE SEA (IRE)
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
5
10-6
7-0413751
26
F55-15121
jockey silks 26. FUNAMBULE SIVOLA (FR)
T: Venetia Williams
6
10-5
F55-15121
27
233113-10
jockey silks 27. LOCKER ROOM TALK (IRE)
T: Stuart Coltherd
8
10-5
233113-10
28
3/54396-7P
jockey silks 28. DUCA DE THAIX (FR)
T: Olly Murphy
8
10-4
3/54396-7P
29
33311-553
jockey silks 29. ON THE SLOPES
T: Chris Gordon
7
10-4
33311-553
30
2PUP-942P
jockey silks 30. PONT AVEN (IRE)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
8
10-4
2PUP-942P
31
4P-411413
jockey silks 31. THE SHUNTER (IRE)
T: Emmet Mullins, Ireland
8
10-4
4P-411413
32
0-3121132
jockey silks 32. ASHUTOR (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
7
10-3
0-3121132
33
U336-2665
jockey silks 33. BALLYWOOD (FR)
T: Alan King
7
10-3
U336-2665
34
54-4F1151
jockey silks 34. SAO (FR)
T: Rebecca Menzies
7
10-2
54-4F1151
35
462-13421
jockey silks 35. NOT THAT FUISSE (FR)
T: Dan Skelton
8
10-1
462-13421
36
P/6256-13
jockey silks 36. SULLY D'OC AA (FR)
T: Anthony Honeyball
7
10-1
P/6256-13
37
F221/14-56
jockey silks 37. THE LAST DAY (IRE)
T: Evan Williams
9
10-1
F221/14-56
38
1-1682F69
jockey silks 38. WESTERN MILLER (IRE)
T: Charlie Longsdon
10
10-1
1-1682F69
39
1178/P57-U
jockey silks 39. WHATSWRONGWITHYOU (IRE)
T: Nicky Henderson
10
10-1
1178/P57-U
40
U215-8677
jockey silks 40. CAPUCCIMIX (FR)
T: Henry de Bromhead, Ireland
8
10-0
U215-8677
41
195-F6756
jockey silks 41. OR JAUNE DE SOMOZA (FR)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
9
10-0
195-F6756
42
36/FP5-577
jockey silks 42. THEINVAL (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
11
10-0
36/FP5-577
43
1497-2456
jockey silks 43. THATSY (FR)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
7
9-13
1497-2456
44
30-467343
jockey silks 44. MARRACUDJA (FR)
T: Dan Skelton
10
9-12
30-467343
45
121/12-231
jockey silks 45. PADDY'S POEM
T: Nick Gifford
10
9-11
121/12-231
46
23U-76212
jockey silks 46. EAMON AN CNOIC (IRE)
T: David Pipe
10
9-8
23U-76212
47
511/8P-540
jockey silks 47. TIMOTEO (FR)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
8
9-8
511/8P-540

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This handicap race is open to horses aged five years or older. The race takes place on the New Course at Cheltenham, over a distance of about two miles and half a furlong (2 miles and 110 yards) – with a total of 14 fences to be jumped.

The Grand Annual is not only the oldest race run at the Festival, it is the oldest chase present in the National Hunt Calendar. First run in 1834, the race was discontinued for a time before being run in several different venues around the country. It returned to Cheltenham in 1913.

The race bears the name of Johnny Henderson, who did much to safeguard the future of the race and the Festival. He is also the father of trainer Nicky Henderson, who has won this race twice – in 2006 and 2012.

In 2019, Croco Bay sprang a 66/1 surprise when holding off Bun Doran, in the process becoming the first 12-year-old to win the race since 1997. The success was also a first at the Festival for the horse’s trainer Ben Case and jockey Kielan Woods.

Since 1946, only two horses have won the race more than once – Top Twenty (1958, 59) and Dulwich (1974, 76).

The leading jockey in the same period is Graham Bradley, who won this race four times (1986, 1992, 1995, 1997). Davy Russell is the leading active jockey, having won it twice.

The top trainer in this race is Paul Nicholls, who has won it a total of four times – (2004, 2007, 2016, 2018).

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Grand Annual Chase 2020 FAQs

What is the distance of the Grand Annual Chase?

2 miles and 110 yards

How many obstacles are jumped in the Grand Annual Chase?

14

What day of the festival is the Grand Annual Chase?

Day 4

What time is the Grand Annual Chase?

16:50

What weights are carried for the Grand Annual Chase?

As it is a traditional National Hunt handicap steeplechase, weights range from 11 st 12 lb for the top weight, to 10 st for the bottom weight.

What is the purse for the Grand Annual Chase?

£110,000 (2019)

Who is the leading jockey in the Grand Annual Chase*?

Davy Russell is the leading active jockey, Graham Bradley is the all-time leader.

Who is the leading trainer in the Grand Annual Chase*?

Paul Nicholls.

Who won the Grand Annual Chase?

You can check out our Grand Annual Chase results page here to see a list of previous winners.

Where can I compare the odds for the Grand Annual Chase?

Click the link to visit our Grand Annual Chase Odds Comparison page.

*Since 1972

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