Grand Annual Chase Tips

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The historic Grand Annual Chase moves from Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival and is now the sixth race on Day 2.

This two-mile handicap chase is the oldest race at the entire meeting, and will be run on Wednesday 16th March in 2022.

Cheltenham Day 2 Results 2022 (Wednesday)

TimeWednesday Races2022 Results for Day 2Place Bet
13:30Novices' Hurdle1st Sir Gerhard 8/11
2nd Three Stripe Life 8/1
3rd Whatdeawant 18/1
14:10Brown Advisory Novices' Chase1st L'Homme Presse 9/4
2nd Ahoy Senor 4/1
3rd Gaillard Du Mesnil 11/1
14:30Coral Cup
1st Commander of Fleet 50/1
2nd Fastorslow 18/1
3rd Ashdale Bob 14/1
4th Camprond 10/1
15:30Champion Chase1st Energumene 5/2
2nd Funambule Sivola 40/1
3rd Envoi Allen 10/1
16:10Cross Country Chase1st Delta Work 5/2
2nd Tiger Roll 3/1
3rd Plan of Attack 25/1
4th Diesel D'Allier 12/1
16:50Grand Annual Chase1st Global Citizen 28/1
2nd Andy Dufresne 10/3
3rd Frero Banbou 6/1
17:30Champion Bumper1st Facile Vega 15/8
2nd American Mike 5/2
3rd James's Gate 16/1
4th Seabank Bistro 18/1

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2022 Grand Annual Chase Tips

We provide in depth coverage of the Grand Annual Chase with our ante-post tips and guide to the final field. Get our Grand Annual betting tips here. 

Grand Annual Chase Key Facts


DateWednesday March 16, 2022
Time4:50pm
TrackCheltenham
Distance2m
StatusGrade 3 Handicap
Prize Money£110,000
Age5YO +

Grand Annual History

Not many people realise this, but the Grand Annual is the oldest race at the Cheltenham Festival, having first been staged way back in 1834.

The name of Johnny Henderson, one of the founders of the Racecourse Holdings Trust, was attached to the Grand Annual shortly after his death in 2005.

There were emotional scenes the following season when Greenhope, trained by Johnny's son Nicky Henderson, won the Grand Annual Handicap Chase.

Only two horses have managed to win the Grand Annual twice. Top Twenty managed to defend the title he won in 1958, while Dulwich won the Grand Annual in 1974 and '76.

Graham Bradley is the most successful jockey in the history of the Grand Annual, riding four winners during his career.

Paul Nicholls is the winning-most trainer in this handicap, with the last of his four winner coming in 2018, when Le Prezien powered to victory.

In 2019, 66/1 shot Croco Bay became the joint-oldest horse to win the race at the afe of 12.

Irish horses dominated the 2020 renewal of the Grand Annual, with Gordon Elliott's Chosen Mate coming out on top.

Grand Annual Chase Cheltenham 2022 FAQs

When is the Grand Annual Chase?

The Grand Annual Chase is the sixth race on Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday, March 16th.

What time is the Grand Annual Chase?

The Grand Annual Chase Cheltenham 2022 is due off at 16:50 GMT on Wednesday, March 16th. The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase attracts two-mile handicap specialists.

Who will win the Grand Annual Chase?

Our Cheltenham betting tips have been carefully selected by seasoned Cheltenham pundits and horse racing experts. They're free, so check them out if you're not sure who to bet on in the Grand Annual Chase.