2024 Grand Annual Handicap Chase Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Wednesday, 13 March 2024

My Mate Mozzie has been installed at the head of the Grand Annual betting market, although there’s a typically wide open look about things for a race which takes place one mile and seven furlongs. We can also see Inothewayurthinkin and Djelo among the favourites to win the race, with Master Chewy also among the favourites.

Compare the latest betting odds and choose two or three runners against the field. The bookies will increase the number of available places as we get closer to the start of the race, with price boosts also available on the day of the race. This is the penultimate encounter on Day Two of the meeting, with punters recommended to look out for extra places.

My Mate Mozzie
My Mate Mozzie
8.00
My Mate Mozzie
My Mate Mozzie
Best Odds8.00
All Odds7/16/17/1
Saint Roi
Saint Roi
10.00
Saint Roi
Saint Roi
Best Odds10.00
All Odds9/17/16/1
Madara
Madara
13.00
Madara
Madara
Best Odds13.00
All Odds12/110/19/1
Saint Felicien
Saint Felicien
13.00
Saint Felicien
Saint Felicien
Best Odds13.00
All Odds12/112/112/1
Libberty Hunter
Libberty Hunter
13.00
Libberty Hunter
Libberty Hunter
Best Odds13.00
All Odds12/112/112/1
Path D'oroux
Path D'oroux
15.00
Path D'oroux
Path D'oroux
Best Odds15.00
All Odds14/112/112/1
Demnat
Demnat
17.00
Demnat
Demnat
Best Odds17.00
All Odds14/110/116/1
Sa Fureur
Sa Fureur
21.00
Sa Fureur
Sa Fureur
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/110/114/1
In Excelsis Deo
In Excelsis Deo
17.00
In Excelsis Deo
In Excelsis Deo
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/114/114/1
Unexpected Party
Unexpected Party
17.00
Unexpected Party
Unexpected Party
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/116/114/1
Maskada
Maskada
21.00
Maskada
Maskada
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/114/112/1
Enniskerry
Enniskerry
21.00
Enniskerry
Enniskerry
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/114/112/1
Dancing On My Own
Dancing On My Own
17.00
Dancing On My Own
Dancing On My Own
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/116/116/1
Master Chewy
Master Chewy
17.00
Master Chewy
Master Chewy
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/116/116/1
Harper's Brook
Harper's Brook
19.00
Harper's Brook
Harper's Brook
Best Odds19.00
All Odds18/116/116/1
Calico
Calico
21.00
Calico
Calico
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/116/116/1
Solness
Solness
21.00
Solness
Solness
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/116/120/1
Pinkerton
Pinkerton
26.00
Pinkerton
Pinkerton
Best Odds26.00
All Odds16/116/125/1
Frere D'armes
Frere D'armes
23.00
Frere D'armes
Frere D'armes
Best Odds23.00
All Odds22/116/120/1
Saint Segal
Saint Segal
23.00
Saint Segal
Saint Segal
Best Odds23.00
All Odds20/116/122/1
The Folkes Tiara
The Folkes Tiara
21.00
The Folkes Tiara
The Folkes Tiara
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/120/120/1
Fils D'oudairies
Fils D'oudairies
26.00
Fils D'oudairies
Fils D'oudairies
Best Odds26.00
All Odds16/120/125/1
Hardy Du Seuil
Hardy Du Seuil
26.00
Hardy Du Seuil
Hardy Du Seuil
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/120/120/1
Flanking Maneuver
Flanking Maneuver
26.00
Flanking Maneuver
Flanking Maneuver
Best Odds26.00
All Odds20/120/125/1
Frero Banbou
Frero Banbou
26.00
Frero Banbou
Frero Banbou
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/120/125/1
Pats Choice
Pats Choice
26.00
Pats Choice
Pats Choice
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/120/125/1
Mighty Tom
Mighty Tom
34.00
Mighty Tom
Mighty Tom
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/120/120/1
Gunsight Ridge
Gunsight Ridge
41.00
Gunsight Ridge
Gunsight Ridge
Best Odds41.00
All Odds20/116/140/1
Pembroke
Pembroke
34.00
Pembroke
Pembroke
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/120/125/1
Triple Trade
Triple Trade
34.00
Triple Trade
Triple Trade
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/125/125/1
Straw Fan Jack
Straw Fan Jack
34.00
Straw Fan Jack
Straw Fan Jack
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/125/125/1
Tommy's Oscar
Tommy's Oscar
41.00
Tommy's Oscar
Tommy's Oscar
Best Odds41.00
All Odds40/125/125/1
Gemirande
Gemirande
51.00
Gemirande
Gemirande
Best Odds51.00
All Odds25/120/150/1
Guy
Guy
41.00
Guy
Guy
Best Odds41.00
All Odds33/125/140/1
Arclight
Arclight
41.00
Arclight
Arclight
Best Odds41.00
All Odds40/125/140/1
The King Of Prs
The King Of Prs
51.00
The King Of Prs
The King Of Prs
Best Odds51.00
All Odds25/133/150/1
Malystic
Malystic
51.00
Malystic
Malystic
Best Odds51.00
All Odds33/125/150/1
Embittered
Embittered
51.00
Embittered
Embittered
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/140/150/1

2024 Grand Annual Tips

There are lots of potential winners when it comes to the Grand Annual, with customers recommended to select two or three horses against the field. My Mate Mozzie runs for trainer Gavin Cromwell and the eight-year-old ran well at Leopardstown Racecourse on Boxing Day, finishing second in the Racing Post Novice Chase.

It was a solid outing considering that the horse finished ahead of Facile Vega, with the horse returning to Cheltenham Racecourse after previously winning a four-runner race when obliging as the 4/7 favourite in a Novices’ Chase. However, the horse failed to oblige as the 8/15 favourite in a Beginners Chase at Fairyhouse Racecourse.

Cromwell is mob-handed going into the race and Inowhaturthinkin is a six-year-old who was able to finish third out of five runners and it was respectable to finish just seven lengths behind Gaelic Warrior. The same horse beat him into second at Punchestown by fifteen lengths, although the runner is clearly capable of running to a strong mark.

Djelo and Master Chewy come next in the betting, with the former having scored three consecutive wins at Aintree, Newbury and Ascot. At Aintree, Djelo and Master Chewy were the first two horses home, with Venetia Williams’ charge potentially well weighted and ready to deliver another notable victory.


2023 Grand Annual Challenge Cup Betting Tips

Final Orders is a talented seven-year-old trained by Gavin Cromwell and it’s hard to crab his form coming into this race at the Cheltenham Festival. The runner has put together a string of victories which means he could go off betting favourite for an encounter over two miles, with the latest victory coming in the Dublin Racing Festival where he was able to win over two miles and a furlong.

That was by a convincing margin of four lengths and the performance was preceded by a win on Boxing Day also at Leopardstown, although he will have to continue his upwards trajectory in order to finish ahead of the pack and that includes beating Aucunrisque. Chris Gordon’s charge hasn’t been out of the front two in his four outings this season and could go well.

The victory in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury Racecourse in February suggests that there is more to come from a seven-year-old who finished second to Boothill in the Wayward Lad Novices’ Chase on 27 December, with JP McManus also having several of the Cheltenham betting favourites, including Dinoblue and Saint Roi.

Dinoblue finished well down the order at the Cheltenham Festival last year in the Mares Novices’ Hurdle after being sent off as the 11/8 favourite, although she ran well in a Mares Chase at Naas more recently and will benefit from having the weight allowance in this clash, while Saint Roi was actually third to Honeysuckle in the Champion Hurdle last year and should also be respected.


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.