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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
7-0413751
jockey silks 1. A WAVE OF THE SEA (IRE)
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
5
0-0
7-0413751
2
3725-1122
jockey silks 2. AMOOLA GOLD (GER)
T: Dan Skelton
8
0-0
3725-1122
3
10-312113
jockey silks 3. ASHUTOR (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
7
0-0
10-312113
4
U336-2665
jockey silks 4. BALLYWOOD (FR)
T: Alan King
7
0-0
U336-2665
5
111F4-146
jockey silks 5. BATTLEOVERDOYEN (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
8
0-0
111F4-146
6
521F3-75P
jockey silks 6. BUN DORAN (IRE)
T: Tom George
10
0-0
521F3-75P
7
U215-8677
jockey silks 7. CAPUCCIMIX (FR)
T: Henry de Bromhead, Ireland
8
0-0
U215-8677
8
411-04P60
jockey silks 8. CHOSEN MATE (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
8
0-0
411-04P60
9
35/122-335
jockey silks 9. DIEGO DU CHARMIL (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
9
0-0
35/122-335
10
482F5-237
jockey silks 10. DUC DES GENIEVRES (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
8
0-0
482F5-237
11
3/54396-7P
jockey silks 11. DUCA DE THAIX (FR)
T: Olly Murphy
8
0-0
3/54396-7P
12
23U-76212
jockey silks 12. EAMON AN CNOIC (IRE)
T: David Pipe
10
0-0
23U-76212
13
4312-FF06
jockey silks 13. ECLAIR DE BEAUFEU (FR)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
7
0-0
4312-FF06
14
U/230-1142
jockey silks 14. ELDORADO ALLEN (FR)
T: Colin Tizzard
7
0-0
U/230-1142
15
5363-2244
jockey silks 15. EMBITTERED (IRE)
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
7
0-0
5363-2244
16
213-22244
jockey silks 16. ENTOUCAS (FR)
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
7
0-0
213-22244
17
1115-2F44
jockey silks 17. FANION D'ESTRUVAL (FR)
T: Venetia Williams
6
0-0
1115-2F44
18
4221-141
jockey silks 18. FARMIX (FR)
T: Miss Elizabeth Doyle, Ireland
6
0-0
4221-141
19
F55-15121
jockey silks 19. FUNAMBULE SIVOLA (FR)
T: Venetia Williams
6
0-0
F55-15121
20
11UP/3-F74
jockey silks 20. GLEN FORSA (IRE)
T: Mick Channon
9
0-0
11UP/3-F74
21
26219/2-1P
jockey silks 21. HUNTSMAN SON (IRE)
T: Alex Hales
11
0-0
26219/2-1P
22
112-2211
jockey silks 22. IBLEO (FR)
T: Venetia Williams
8
0-0
112-2211
23
233113-10
jockey silks 23. LOCKER ROOM TALK (IRE)
T: Stuart Coltherd
8
0-0
233113-10
24
517-61445
jockey silks 24. MAGIC SAINT (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
7
0-0
517-61445
25
30-467343
jockey silks 25. MARRACUDJA (FR)
T: Dan Skelton
10
0-0
30-467343
26
3-1641722
jockey silks 26. MENGLI KHAN (IRE)
T: Nicky Henderson
8
0-0
3-1641722
27
U142-2F51
jockey silks 27. MOONLIGHTER
T: Nick Williams
8
0-0
U142-2F51
28
462-13421
jockey silks 28. NOT THAT FUISSE (FR)
T: Dan Skelton
8
0-0
462-13421
29
33311-553
jockey silks 29. ON THE SLOPES
T: Chris Gordon
7
0-0
33311-553
30
195-F6756
jockey silks 30. OR JAUNE DE SOMOZA (FR)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
9
0-0
195-F6756
31
3121/12-23
jockey silks 31. PADDY'S POEM
T: Nick Gifford
10
0-0
3121/12-23
32
2PUP-942P
jockey silks 32. PONT AVEN (IRE)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
8
0-0
2PUP-942P
33
54-4F1151
jockey silks 33. SAO (FR)
T: Rebecca Menzies
7
0-0
54-4F1151
34
11F-521F5
jockey silks 34. SIZING POTTSIE (FR)
T: Mrs J. Harrington, Ireland
7
0-0
11F-521F5
35
F22-25112
jockey silks 35. SKY PIRATE
T: Jonjo O'Neill
8
0-0
F22-25112
36
P/6256-13
jockey silks 36. SULLY D'OC AA (FR)
T: Anthony Honeyball
7
0-0
P/6256-13
37
2057-12
jockey silks 37. TAMAROC DU MATHAN (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
6
0-0
2057-12
38
1497-2456
jockey silks 38. THATSY (FR)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
7
0-0
1497-2456
39
F221/14-56
jockey silks 39. THE LAST DAY (IRE)
T: Evan Williams
9
0-0
F221/14-56
40
4P-411413
jockey silks 40. THE SHUNTER (IRE)
T: Emmet Mullins, Ireland
8
0-0
4P-411413
41
36/FP5-577
jockey silks 41. THEINVAL (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
11
0-0
36/FP5-577
42
511/8P-540
jockey silks 42. TIMOTEO (FR)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
8
0-0
511/8P-540
43
6/560-2211
jockey silks 43. UMBRIGADO (IRE)
T: David Pipe
7
0-0
6/560-2211
44
7883-08F7
jockey silks 44. US AND THEM (IRE)
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
8
0-0
7883-08F7
45
1-1682F69
jockey silks 45. WESTERN MILLER (IRE)
T: Charlie Longsdon
10
0-0
1-1682F69
46
1178/P57-U
jockey silks 46. WHATSWRONGWITHYOU (IRE)
T: Nicky Henderson
10
0-0
1178/P57-U
47
6F60-421F
jockey silks 47. ZANZA (IRE)
T: Philip Hobbs
7
0-0
6F60-421F

Betting Forecast : Betting forecast will appear here when available.

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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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