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.
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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.
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
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2017 GRAND ANNUAL WINNER – ROCK THE WORLD 10/1
Grand Annual Chase Betting Odds
The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Race Card
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1Garde La VictoireJ R Johnson T P J Hobbs2318-2411-12 9154
2Forest BihanJ Danny Cook T B Ellison2-1P34111-12 7154
3Rock The WorldJ R M Power T Mrs J Harrington14-250411-11 10153
4Gino TrailJ J E Moore T Kerry Lee6-3112111-10 11143
5VaniteuxJ T Scudamore T D Pipe4-7574211-9 9151
6North Hill HarveyJ Harry Skelton T D Skelton00-112311-8 7150
7Le PrezienJ B J Geraghty T P F Nicholls38P-23811-8 7150
8Don't Touch ItJ M P Walsh T Mrs J Harrington21-546U11-7 8149
9Top GambleJ D N Russell T Kerry Lee46-P24411-7 10149
10ValdezJ Wayne Hutchinson T A King1152F/311-7 11149
11DolosJ Harry Cobden T P F Nicholls2-2013211-5 5147
12Sizing PlatinumJ T J O'Brien T C L Tizzard4F07-1311-5 10147
13EastlakeJ Jonjo O'Neill T Jonjo O'NeillP1P0P-011-5 12147
14Some PlanJ N D Fehily T H de Bromhead66-483F11-2 10144
15Three StarsJ J J Slevin T H de Bromhead5-3550211-2 8144
16TownshendJ P Townend T W P Mullins1145U711-2 7144
17DresdenJ J M Davies T Henry Oliver4-6371111-2 10144
18Foxtail HillJ Jamie Bargary T N A Twiston-Davies92-186811-1 9143
19BouvreuilJ Sam Twiston-Davies T P F Nicholls5630-7611-0 7142
20The Game ChangerJ J W Kennedy T G Elliott11P44711-0 9142
21TheinvalJ J McGrath T N J Henderson27-4F3610-13 8141
22Born SurvivorJ Bridget Andrews T D SkeltonF60-13310-13 7141
23Bright New DawnJ A P Cawley T Miss V Williams37F-6RF10-11 11139
24DoitforthevillageJ P J Brennan T P Henderson1-9614210-11 9139