2023 Ultima Handicap Chase Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Tuesday, 14 March 2023

Does He Know, Imperial Alcazar and Aye Right are among the leading horses when it comes to the 2022 Ultima Handicap Chase betting odds. You can compare the best Cheltenham betting sites and find the biggest price for the horse that you want to back. This an opportunity to get a Cheltenham tip at a big price and the bookies are constantly changing their prices.

This race takes place over three miles and one furlong, with the horses needing plenty of stamina and that’s particularly if the going is on the soft side. It will be interesting to see which horses can follow in the footsteps of recent winners such as Beware The Bear, The Conditional and Vintage Clouds.

14/03 14:50Best Odds
Unibet
ThreeunderthrufiveThreeunderthrufive
Unibet12/1
12/1
VanillierVanillier
Unibet14/1
14/1
Corach RamblerCorach Rambler
Unibet16/1
16/1
HewickHewick
Unibet16/1
16/1
Farouk D'aleneFarouk D'alene
Unibet16/1
16/1
Gaillard Du MesnilGaillard Du Mesnil
Unibet16/1
16/1
CapodannoCapodanno
Unibet16/1
16/1
Beacon EdgeBeacon Edge
Unibet16/1
16/1
Pats FancyPats Fancy
Unibet16/1
16/1
Does He KnowDoes He Know
Unibet20/1
20/1
Our PowerOur Power
Unibet20/1
20/1
Gericault RoqueGericault Roque
Unibet20/1
20/1
DusartDusart
Unibet20/1
20/1
Oscar EliteOscar Elite
Unibet25/1
25/1
Grumpy CharleyGrumpy Charley
Unibet33/1
33/1
Hurricane GeorgieHurricane Georgie
Unibet33/1
33/1
Tea ClipperTea Clipper
Unibet33/1
33/1
Streets Of DoyenStreets Of Doyen
Unibet40/1
40/1

2022 Ultima Handicap Chase Tips

It’s worth keeping tabs on the 2022 Ultima Handicap Chase odds and working out the Cheltenham betting site that has the biggest prices about the horse you want to back. At the time of writing, the Cheltenham bookies have different Ultima favourites, with some betting sites wanting to get on the right side of Shan Blue.

Alternatively, other firms are expecting Does He Know to take lots of beating, while Imperial Alcazar, Aye Right and Escaria Ten are among the other market leaders. Punters know that if they have an each-way bet, then they can profit if the horse finishes in the top four or five places overall.

Shan Blue the Market Mover for the Ultima Handicap Chase

Dan Skelton saw Shan Blue run a creditable race at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival when finishing fifth in the Marsh Novices’ Chase. The horse was sent off at Cheltenham betting odds of 10/1 and finishing behind eventual winner Chantry House along with Fusil Raffles, Asterion Forlonge and Chatham Street Lad. However, this is clearly a step down in class and a step up in trip.

Shan Blue then finished a distant second to Chantry House over a longer trip at Aintree, with Skelton then sending out the horse in the Charlie Hall Chase at October. The runner ran a blinder and looked the winner all ends up before falling at Wetherby, with the horse now returning to the Cheltenham track and we can see the runner going well.

Who Are the Other Ultima Handicap Chase Favourites?

Does He Know is an experienced campaigner at Cheltenham Racecourse and the Kim Bailey-trained runner finished fifth in the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle and the fact that the horse was sent off at 50/1 means that the horse outran his Cheltenham betting odds and set himself up for a successful future season.

There was a Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham in November where the horse finished second behind Threeunderthrufive over three miles and it’s clear that this Prestbury Park experience can secure him a big performance in the Ultima. However, a lot of recent successes have been achieved in a small field.


The Ultima Handicap Chase is also known as the Festival Trophy Handicap Chase, with this race being over three miles and one furlong. It is open to horses who are aged five years old or over.

At the moment, the race is sponsored by Ultima Business Solutions and the 2019 renewal saw Beware the Bear claim a victory for trainer Nicky Henderson. This was the first time that Henderson had ever enjoyed victory in this particular race.

This time around, it is GLENLOE who is trading as the favourite to win the Ultima, with the Gordon Elliott-trained charge having made three outings this season although none of those have resulted in a victory.

The nine-year-old finished fifth behind Faugheen at Punchestown before running into third at Navan in December and then finishing in the frame at Limerick on 28 December.

Glenloe did finish second in the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle behind Delta Work two years ago, although it could be worth looking at alternatives as we get closer to the race.

THE CONDITIONAL looks another likely runner and David Bridgwater’s charge has already won at Cheltenham racecourse this season, obliging on 26 October in a Handicap Chase that also included favourite West Approach and Cogry.

The Conditional was recently fourth in a race at Warwick after making a mistake towards the end of the encounter although he’s likely to line up in this race and is certainly one to watch.

EARLY DOORS is another likely runner and we saw the Joseph O’Brien-trained horse win the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle over two miles and four furlongs.

It’s all about whether the JP McManus-owned horse can now return and win at the Cheltenham Festival for a second time, with the runner finishing second at Punchestown on New Year’s Eve, with O’Brien likely to prepare the horse for the third race of the Cheltenham meeting.