2023 Grand Annual Handicap Chase Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Wednesday, 15 March 2023

There have been some big-priced winners of the Grand Annual Handicap Chase over the past few years, with twelve-year-old Croco Bay winning this encounter three years ago, while Chosen Mate and Sky Pirate have also landed the spoils in recent times. It’s always worth looking through the Cheltenham racecard and looking at the bottom weights.

Gentleman de Mee is trading as the single figure betting favourite with some Cheltenham Festival betting sites, although Brave Seasca and Couer Sublime are other contenders that could run a big race. We’re excited to see which horses are going to be among the betting favourites for this stretch.

15/03 16:50Best Odds
Bet365
Unibet
888sport
Final OrdersFinal Orders
Unibet12/1
8/112/18/1
Coeur SublimeCoeur Sublime
Unibet12/1
10/112/110/1
Third Time LuckiThird Time Lucki
Bet36512/1
11/110/110/1
So ScottishSo Scottish
Unibet14/1
9/114/18/1
Haddex Des ObeauxHaddex Des Obeaux
Bet36514/1
10/112/110/1
Il RidotoIl Ridoto
Unibet16/1
10/116/110/1
Editeur Du GiteEditeur Du Gite
888sport12/1
12/1
Elixir De NutzElixir De Nutz
Unibet14/1
14/110/1
BanbridgeBanbridge
Unibet14/1
14/110/1
Saint RoiSaint Roi
Unibet20/1
8/120/18/1
BoothillBoothill
Unibet14/1
12/114/110/1
Ciel De NeigeCiel De Neige
Unibet14/1
12/114/112/1
Fast BuckFast Buck
Unibet14/1
14/112/1
AucunrisqueAucunrisque
Unibet14/1
12/114/112/1
Amarillo SkyAmarillo Sky
Unibet16/1
10/116/114/1
Flame BearerFlame Bearer
Bet36516/1
10/116/110/1
Adamantly ChosenAdamantly Chosen
Unibet14/1
14/112/1
Dad's LadDad's Lad
Bet36516/1
14/116/18/1
Sea DucorSea Ducor
Unibet16/1
16/112/1
Colonel MustardColonel Mustard
Bet36516/1
14/114/114/1
Buddy RichBuddy Rich
Unibet16/1
16/114/1
KilcruitKilcruit
Unibet16/1
16/114/1
In Excelsis DeoIn Excelsis Deo
Unibet16/1
14/116/114/1
VisionarianVisionarian
Bet36520/1
14/116/114/1
FugitifFugitif
Bet36520/1
14/120/112/1
Tommy's OscarTommy's Oscar
Unibet20/1
20/114/1
Unexpected PartyUnexpected Party
Bet36520/1
16/116/116/1
Get My DriftGet My Drift
Bet36520/1
16/118/114/1
Andy DufresneAndy Dufresne
Bet36520/1
16/116/116/1
EmbitteredEmbittered
Unibet20/1
20/116/1
For PleasureFor Pleasure
Unibet20/1
20/116/1
Rebel GoldRebel Gold
Unibet20/1
20/116/1
Gentleman de MeeGentleman de Mee
Unibet20/1
20/116/1
Hollow GamesHollow Games
Unibet20/1
20/116/1
CapuccimixCapuccimix
Unibet20/1
20/116/1
Funambule SivolaFunambule Sivola
Unibet20/1
20/116/1
Magic DazeMagic Daze
Bet36520/1
16/120/116/1
Slip Of The TongueSlip Of The Tongue
Unibet20/1
20/116/1
MalysticMalystic
Unibet25/1
25/114/1
Eclair D'AinayEclair D'Ainay
888sport20/1
20/120/1
Cayd BoyCayd Boy
Bet36520/1
20/120/120/1
Epson Du HouxEpson Du Houx
888sport20/1
20/120/1
Ash Tree MeadowAsh Tree Meadow
888sport20/1
20/120/1
Cap Du MathanCap Du Mathan
Unibet25/1
25/116/1
Saint SegalSaint Segal
Bet36525/1
20/120/120/1
Largy DebutLargy Debut
Unibet33/1
33/110/1
MaskadaMaskada
Unibet25/1
20/125/116/1
NotlongtillmayNotlongtillmay
Unibet28/1
28/116/1
Brave SeascaBrave Seasca
Unibet33/1
16/133/120/1
CheddletonCheddleton
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Millers BankMillers Bank
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Mt LeinsterMt Leinster
Bet36525/1
20/125/120/1
Before MidnightBefore Midnight
Unibet25/1
20/125/120/1
Gold Des BoisGold Des Bois
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Duffle CoatDuffle Coat
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Midnight RunMidnight Run
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Master McsheeMaster Mcshee
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Red RookieRed Rookie
Unibet25/1
20/125/120/1
MackenbergMackenberg
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
IrascibleIrascible
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Amoola GoldAmoola Gold
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Frere D'armesFrere D'armes
Bet36525/1
20/125/120/1
Grey DiamondGrey Diamond
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Choice Of WordsChoice Of Words
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
GamaretGamaret
Unibet25/1
20/125/120/1
Moriko De VassyMoriko De Vassy
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Pay The PiperPay The Piper
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Fils D'oudairiesFils D'oudairies
Unibet33/1
20/133/120/1
Shakem Up'arryShakem Up'arry
Unibet33/1
20/133/120/1
A Wave Of The SeaA Wave Of The Sea
Unibet33/1
20/133/120/1
XcitationsXcitations
Unibet25/1
25/125/1
War LordWar Lord
Bet36533/1
25/125/120/1
BarnaculliaBarnacullia
Bet36533/1
25/125/125/1
Sil Ver KlassSil Ver Klass
Unibet33/1
25/133/120/1
Frero BanbouFrero Banbou
Unibet33/1
25/133/120/1
Prince EscalusPrince Escalus
Unibet33/1
33/125/1
GumballGumball
Unibet33/1
33/125/1
Thyme WhiteThyme White
Unibet33/1
25/133/125/1
DunveganDunvegan
Unibet33/1
33/125/1
Fan De BluesFan De Blues
Unibet33/1
33/125/1
HasankeyHasankey
Unibet33/1
33/125/1
Quel DestinQuel Destin
Unibet33/1
25/133/125/1
Born By The SeaBorn By The Sea
Unibet33/1
33/125/1
Rouge VifRouge Vif
Unibet33/1
33/125/1
Clear The RunwayClear The Runway
Unibet33/1
33/125/1
FastorslowFastorslow
Unibet33/1
25/133/125/1
Gunsight RidgeGunsight Ridge
Unibet40/1
25/140/125/1
Friend Or FoeFriend Or Foe
Bet36540/1
33/133/125/1
Glory And FortuneGlory And Fortune
Unibet33/1
33/133/1
DolosDolos
Unibet33/1
33/133/1
AllmankindAllmankind
Unibet50/1
25/150/125/1
Sizing PottsieSizing Pottsie
Unibet50/1
25/150/125/1
Magic SaintMagic Saint
Bet36540/1
33/133/133/1
West CorkWest Cork
Bet36540/1
33/133/133/1
The Widdow MakerThe Widdow Maker
Unibet40/1
40/133/1
Christopher WoodChristopher Wood
Unibet40/1
40/133/1
Dancing On My OwnDancing On My Own
Unibet40/1
40/133/1
Kiltealy BriggsKiltealy Briggs
Bet36550/1
33/140/133/1
The Last DayThe Last Day
Unibet50/1
50/133/1

2022 Grand Annual Tips

Willie Mullins is the betting favourite when it comes to Top Cheltenham Festival trainer odds and perhaps he will secure a few victories in the handicap races. The Irish handler has an exciting six-year-old in the form of Gentleman de Mee, with the JP McManus-owned runner having finished second to the talented Haut En Couleurs in the Paddy Power Games Beginners Chase.

Previously to this, the horse was fifth in a Beginners Chase at Punchestown Racecourse in early December, with Ferny Hollow producing the goods in that particular race although this is likely to be a less competitive betting heat. The horse finished tenth in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle at last year’s Festival when being sent off as 4/1 favourite.

Who Are the Grand Annual Handicap Chase Favourites?

Brave Seasca could be a great Cheltenham Festival betting tip, with the horse having won on his past three outings. The seven-year-old is trained by Venetia Williams and scored two successes at Warwick Racecourse which sandwiched a solitary success at Ascot in December – arguably the most impressive run of all.

Charlie Deutsch rode the horse to victory at Warwick over two miles in mid-January, with Sky Pirate beaten by seven lengths, while the win at Ascot was in the Howden Novices' Limited Handicap Chase where he won by three lengths over two miles and one furlong.

Henry de Bromhead is likely to win with his hot Cheltenham Festival tip Honeysuckle on Day One of the meeting and perhaps the Irish trainer will score again with Coeur Sublime having proven really impressive at Gowran Park and the horse was sent off as 1/6 under the ride of Rachael Blackmore.

Buddy Rich will line up for trainer Gordon Elliott and the nine-year-old ran in a competitive handicap race at Fairyhouse in November, with the horse sent off as the 5/2 favourite before finishing fourth. Dunvegan is the one to watch at a bigger price and it’s often worth an each-way horse racing bet on this race.


As we come towards the end of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, there are still some exciting races that remain on the cards and this includes the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual which is run over a distance of approximately two miles.

This race has been in operation since 1834 and it’s now a Grade 3 encounter which is the oldest race at the Festival, with Croco Bay making history when winning the 2019 renewal at the ripe old age of 12.

Previously to this, we have largely seen winners oblige around the age of 8, with Le Prezien, Rock the World and Edredon Bleu among those horses who have passed the post first in this race.

It’s one of those Festival races where the field is unclear until we get much closer to the off, although Lisp could be the horse that goes off favourite, with the Alan King-trained runner having run well in the County Hurdle last year.

On that occasion, the six-year-old finished in fifth place and we shouldn’t forget that he outran his odds of 25/1 to achieve that position, although form since then hasn’t been particularly convincing.

Last time out, Lisp finished third out of four in a Grade 2 race although it was a competitive heat which also featured Mister Fisher and Al Dancer, with Lisp effectively dropping down in class should he line up in the Grand Annual.

Greaneteen is an interesting runner and the Paul Nicholls-trained horse has achieved a recent double which sets things up nicely for the six-year-old as he prepares for the Festival.

On 1 February, the horse obliged in the Scottish Champion Chase as the favourite, with Bryony Frost likely to be on board again at the Festival.

Al Dancer could also line up for the Grand Annual and had that second-place finish in the same race as Lisp, with the seven-year-old not really achieving the early potential which saw him go off joint-favourite to win last year’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.

Nigel Twiston-Davies could pitch him into this race and look for the horse to rediscover the sort of form that had everyone wowed when the charge obliged at odds of 5/2 when winning the Betfair Hurdle last season.