Ultima Handicap Chase Tips

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The first handicap on day one of the Cheltenham Festival is the Festival Handicap Chase.

More commonly known as the Ultima, this three-mile handicap has been won by some really classy horses down the years, with many of it's runners going on to take part in the Aintree Grand National the following month.

Cheltenham Day 1 Results 2022 (Tuesday)

TimeTuesday Races2022 Results for Day 1Place Bet
13:30Supreme Novices' Hurdle1st Constitution Hill 9/4
2nd Jonbon 5/1
3rd Kilcruit 6/1
14:10Arkle Challenge Trophy1st Edwardstone 5/2
2nd Gabynako 25/1
3rd Blue Lord 4/1
4th War Lord 50/1
14:50Ultima Handicap Chase1st Corach Rambler 10/1
2nd Gericault Roque 9/1
3rd Oscar Elite 22/1
4th Tea Clipper 12/1
15:30Champion Hurdle
1st Honeysuckle 8/11
2nd Epatante 16/1
3rd Zanahiyr 28/1
16:10Mares' Hurdle1st Marie's Rock 18/1
2nd Queens Brook 4/1
3rd Mrs Milner 14/1
16:50Boodles Handicap Hurdle1st Brazil 10/1
2nd Gaelic Warrior 6/4
3rd Bell Ex One 25/1
17:30National Hunt Chase1st Stattle 2/1
2nd Run Wild Fred 7/4
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Ultima Handicap 2021 Betting Tips

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Ultima Handicap Chase Key Facts

DateTuesday March 15th, 2022
Distance3m 1f
StatusGrade 3 Handicap
Prize Money£110,000

Ultima Handicap Chase History

The Ultima Handicap Chase was first added to the Cheltenham Festival schedule in 1946. Run over three miles and one furlong, this handicap is a stern test of stamina and class and has seen some top-quality winners down the years.

Verly Bewicke's Kerstin won the Festival Handicap Chase in 1956, before going on to beat the boys in the Cheltenham Gold Cup two years later.

Sentina was the first back-to-back winner when she claimed victories in 1957 and '58. That achieve was matched by Scot Lane in the early 1980s and Un Temps Pour Tout, who successfully defended his title under top-weight at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival.

Many horses often go from the Festival Handicap Chase to the Grand National at Aintree. Five horses have completed the Festival Handicap, Grand National double. The most recent being Rough Quest, who completed that grueling double under Mick Fitzgerald in 1996.

Viewers were treated to a thrilling renewal of the Festival Handicap Chase in 2019, with David Bridgewater's The Conditional narrowly holding off Kildisart to claim his first Cheltenham Festival victory.

Ultima Handicap Chase FAQs

When is the Ultima Handicap Chase 2022?

The 2022 Ultima Handicap Chase takes place on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival, on Tuesday March 15th.

What time is the 2022 Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham?

The Ultima Handicap is due off at 14:50 GMT on Tuesday March 15th 2022. It is the third race on the opening day of Day One at the Cheltenham Festival.