Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Betting Tips & Odds 2018

17.30 The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup

The Grand Annual Challenge Cup is what you could call the Chase version of the Martin Pipe before it, a two mile test of speed over fences for some of the better handicap chasers around.

This time, all jockeys are welcome to ride and a year ago, the rampant Robbie Power and Jessica Harrington partnership struck with the slick jumping Rock The World, a horse arriving at the Festival in terrible form but leaving after the win of his life.

Cheltenham Day 4 Betting Offers

That’s what the Cheltenham Festival is all about, attracting the best horses to do their best work on the highest stage of the sport.

The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual brings down the curtain on the Cheltenham Festival for another year and is the last chance for a Cheltenha winner for horses, connections and the punters of course.

Grand Annual Chase Feature Betting Tip

The last chance for the ‘get out stakes’ with the hurly burly of one of the fastest National Hunt races on the entire calendar with little margin for error.

Nicky Henderson will be hoping for a third win in the race named after his father and Theinval is, surprisingly, his only representative. He shaped well when last seen on New Year’s Day and was subsequently dropped 3lb for that effort.

His former inmate at Seven Barrows Vaniteux has also had a preparation towards this contest all season in but his 0-10 record at Cheltenham tempers enthusiasm.

Last year’s winner Rock The World and Don’t Touch It both represent Jessica Harrington and the pair look to have excellent chances with both having been aimed at the race all season.

One who could pose a threat at a bigger price is the 2016 Fred Winter winner DIEGO DU CHARMIL. His comeback run after a setback was promising behind Saint Calvados and 143 looks a very tempting handicap mark compared to his hurdles rating.

Main Players

Ted Walsh’s Any Second Now is the dark Irish horse currently heading the Grand Annual Cheltenham betting market, with the former Nicky Henderson but now David Pipe trained Vaniteux, Foxtail Hill (probably wants further) and Don’t Touch It also high in the marketing.

Fixe Le Kap, Dandridge, Gardefort, Forest Bihan and last year’s winner Rock The World are also in the shake up.

Latest Grand Annual Betting Odds

  • Any Second Now – 14/1
  • Vaniteux – 16/1
  • Don’t Touch It – 20/1
  • Fix Le Kap – 20/1
  • Dandridge – 20/1
  • Gardefort – 25/1
  • Forest Bihan – 25/1
  • Rock The World – 25/1
  • other prices available

2017 GRAND ANNUAL WINNER – ROCK THE WORLD 10/1

Grand Annual Chase Betting Odds

The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Race Card

Cheltenham
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
17:3016.03.2018
Soft-heavy in places
  • 1
    Garde La Victoire
    J R Johnson T P J Hobbs
    2318-24
    11-12 9
    154
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  • 2
    Forest Bihan
    J Danny Cook T B Ellison
    2-1P341
    11-12 7
    154
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  • 3
    Rock The World
    J R M Power T Mrs J Harrington
    14-2504
    11-11 10
    153
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  • 4
    Gino Trail
    J J E Moore T Kerry Lee
    6-31121
    11-10 11
    143
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  • 5
    Vaniteux
    J T Scudamore T D Pipe
    4-75742
    11-9 9
    151
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  • 6
    North Hill Harvey
    J Harry Skelton T D Skelton
    00-1123
    11-8 7
    150
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  • 7
    Le Prezien
    J B J Geraghty T P F Nicholls
    38P-238
    11-8 7
    150
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  • 8
    Don't Touch It
    J M P Walsh T Mrs J Harrington
    21-546U
    11-7 8
    149
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  • 9
    Top Gamble
    J D N Russell T Kerry Lee
    46-P244
    11-7 10
    149
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  • 10
    Valdez
    J Wayne Hutchinson T A King
    1152F/3
    11-7 11
    149
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  • 11
    Dolos
    J Harry Cobden T P F Nicholls
    2-20132
    11-5 5
    147
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  • 12
    Sizing Platinum
    J T J O'Brien T C L Tizzard
    4F07-13
    11-5 10
    147
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  • 13
    Eastlake
    J Jonjo O'Neill T Jonjo O'Neill
    P1P0P-0
    11-5 12
    147
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  • 14
    Some Plan
    J N D Fehily T H de Bromhead
    66-483F
    11-2 10
    144
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  • 15
    Three Stars
    J J J Slevin T H de Bromhead
    5-35502
    11-2 8
    144
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  • 16
    Townshend
    J P Townend T W P Mullins
    1145U7
    11-2 7
    144
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  • 17
    Dresden
    J J M Davies T Henry Oliver
    4-63711
    11-2 10
    144
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  • 18
    Foxtail Hill
    J Jamie Bargary T N A Twiston-Davies
    92-1868
    11-1 9
    143
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  • 19
    Bouvreuil
    J Sam Twiston-Davies T P F Nicholls
    5630-76
    11-0 7
    142
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  • 20
    The Game Changer
    J J W Kennedy T G Elliott
    11P447
    11-0 9
    142
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  • 21
    Theinval
    J J McGrath T N J Henderson
    27-4F36
    10-13 8
    141
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  • 22
    Born Survivor
    J Bridget Andrews T D Skelton
    F60-133
    10-13 7
    141
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  • 23
    Bright New Dawn
    J A P Cawley T Miss V Williams
    37F-6RF
    10-11 11
    139
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  • 24
    Doitforthevillage
    J P J Brennan T P Henderson
    1-96142
    10-11 9
    139
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