2023 Grand Annual Handicap Chase Betting Odds & Racecard

The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase, to give it its full title, is 2nd day race of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival. After four days of the most exciting National Hunt racing there is, it is with mixed feelings that most racing fans come to this final race of the meeting. For some it gives the chance to bolster a healthy bankroll after some shrewd wagers. For others it’s one final chance to recover losses (though we’d never recommend chasing losses… especially on a race as unpredictable as this!). For us there is always a tinge of sadness that the end of the Festival has arrived… but that doesn’t mean we can’t try to beat the bookies one last time. So read on for the latest betting tips, prediction and live odds as we try to garner one final winning bet from the 2023 Cheltenham Festival.

Andy Dufresne12/1
Frero Banbou14/1
Amarillo Sky14/1
Thyme White16/1
War Lord16/1
Before Midnight16/1
Buddy Rich16/1
Coeur Sublime16/1
Editeur Du Gite16/1
Elixir De Nutz20/1
For Pleasure20/1
Brave Seasca20/1
Sky Pirate20/1
Magic Daze20/1
Millers Bank25/1
Red Rookie25/1

The Grand Annual Chase takes place on Day Two of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival, with this race being the penultimate heat before the racing culminates. It’s a big horse race and a huge test of stamina, with the horse racing betting being a wide-open affair.

It’s definitely worth comparing the Cheltenham Festival betting odds for the 2023 Grand Annual Chase and there are some bookies who will be paying extra places, so it’s worth comparing the horse racing bookmakers so that you can sometimes get a return on your stake if your horse finishes fifth or sixth.

Gentleman De Mee is trading anywhere between 14/1 and 20/1 when you compare the Grand Annual Cheltenham prices, with Willie Mullins encouraged by a performance at Leopardstown Racecourse which saw the runner finish in second place when it came to an encounter over the festive period.The horse was sent off as the 4/1 favourite in the 2021 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle before producing an underwhelming performance to finish tenth, although there have been signs of improvement from a horse who might benefit from the overall experience.

Sky Pirate is another interesting Grand Annual contender, with the Jonjo O’Neil-trained runner having obliged in the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase when touching off Entoucas by a short head in the 2021 race. There was also a fairly encouraging run when finishing third behind Shishkin and Greaneteen in the Ladbrokes Desert Orchid Chase.