Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase Race Card

Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase Runners And Entries 2024

You can find the runners & entries for the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase for this year's Cheltenham Festival down below.

As a reminder, this is a full list of entries, but 5 days before the race there will be further declarations, and final declarations 48 hours before.

Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

1st
Harry Skelton

Unexpected Party

Age: 9
Weight: 10.7
OR: 138
J:
 
Harry Skelton
T:
 
Dan Skelton
prominent on outer, went second 6th, briefly disputed lead 4 out, led 3 out, faced challenges before 2 out, edged right run-in, ridden out (trainer said, regarding the apparent improvement in form, that gelding had benefitted from a drop back down in trip to 1m 7f from 2m 4 1/2f on this occasion)
2nd
Harry Cobden

Libberty Hunter

Age: 8
Weight: 10.8
OR: 139
J:
 
Harry Cobden
T:
 
Evan Williams
raced wide, in touch with leaders, headway going easily and went second after 3 out, pressed winner before 2 out, hung left and no extra inside final 110yds
3rd
Keith Donoghue

Path D'oroux

Age: 7
Weight: 11.0
OR: 142
J:
 
Keith Donoghue
T:
 
Gavin Cromwell
in touch with leaders, headway and disputing second before 2 out, weakened gradually inside final 110yds
4th
Jack Kennedy

Sa Fureur

Age: 7
Weight: 11.2
OR: 145
J:
 
Jack Kennedy
T:
 
Gordon Elliott
towards rear, headway and went fourth when hung left before 2 out, hit and lost ground 2 out, weakened run-in
5th
Charlie Deutsch

Gemirande

Age: 8
Weight: 10.4
OR: 134
J:
 
Charlie Deutsch
T:
 
Venetia Williams
led, headed 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, weakening when hit last

Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase Tips

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Kelso - April 15 2024
Kelso 13:30
6
Ryan Mania

Pavlik

J: Ryan Mania
T: Sandy Thomson
Ryan Mania

Pavlik

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Age: 7
Weight: 11-3
OR: 104
Days: 59
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
16/02/24KEL22.5Sft11-07
11/12/23AYR20.5Sft10-129
05/11/22KEL21GS11-131
02/10/22KEL16Gd11-06
11/06/22HEX16Gd11-22
Kelso 15:30
4
Brian Hughes

Lexie's Moon

J: Brian Hughes
T: Laura Horsfall
Brian Hughes

Lexie's Moon

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5/1
Age: 6
Weight: 11-9
OR: 105
Days: 30
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
16/03/24KEM16GS11-74
03/03/24HUN16Sft11-11
07/02/24LUD21.5Sft11-55
04/01/24HER21.5GS11-43
Kelso 16:00
1

Alone No More

J:
T: Miss Lucy Brown

Alone No More

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50/1
Age: 12
Weight: 12-0
OR: 72
Days: 367
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
14/04/23SED27Hy9-9PU
30/03/23HEX23.5Hy9-103
16/03/23HEX24Hy10-4PU
14/02/23AYR24GS9-127
01/01/23CAT25.5Sft10-95
Redcar - April 15 2024
Redcar 13:12
1(7)
Brandon Wilkie

Indication Ember

J: Brandon Wilkie
T: Grant Tuer
Brandon Wilkie

Indication Ember

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Age: 2
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 23
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
23/03/24DON5Sft9-23
Redcar 13:42
1(2)
Connor Beasley

Huddle Up

J: Connor Beasley
T: David & Nicola Barron
Connor Beasley

Huddle Up

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Age: 6
Weight: 9-9
OR: 70
Days: 22
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05/08/23THI5Sft9-87
21/07/23HAM5GS9-93
14/07/23CHS5.5Sft8-123
24/06/23AYR6Gd10-03
Windsor - April 15 2024
Windsor 13:20
4(2)
Richard Kingscote

Dashing Harry

J: Richard Kingscote
T: Clive Cox
Richard Kingscote

Dashing Harry

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Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
OR: 75
Days: 180
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18/10/23BAT5Hy8-111
01/09/23SAL6GS9-54
10/08/23SAL6Gd9-29
Windsor 16:20
1(2)
Robert Havlin

Savvy Warrior

J: Robert Havlin
T: S Woods
Robert Havlin

Savvy Warrior

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Age: 3
Weight: 9-10
OR: 71
Days: 187
DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
11/10/23KEM8St/Slw8-126
16/09/23DON8Sft9-77
25/08/23FFO7.5GS9-43
09/08/23KEM7St/Slw9-74

Sixth race of Ladies day

The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase is a Premier Handicap Chase that takes place on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival.

As the penultimate race of the day and the final race for regular jockeys, it offers a thrilling spectacle for racing fans. The race is run on the Cheltenham New Course over a distance of 2 miles, with 14 fences to test the runners.

Horses must be aged at least five to qualify, and the winner takes home a substantial purse of approximately £70,000. The handicap rating needed to enter the race changes year on year.

History of the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase

The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase is the oldest race of the 28 races at the festival and not only that, is also the oldest chase race still running within national hunt racing, with its first running all the way back in April 1834.

The race was originally run over three miles and then was scrapped during the 1860's. It was reintroduced to the national hunt calendar in the early 1900's, where it took place in many different venues such as Leicester and Warwick before going to Cheltenham in 1913.

The race doesn't have a sponsor and instead, was named after the late Johnny Henderson in 2005, who is the farther of champion trainer Nicky Henderson. Johnny, who died in 2003, formed a group within the 1960's that raised £240,000 to purchase Cheltenham racecourse and secure the course's future.

Recent years

The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase has produced some surprising results in recent years. Croco Bay pulled off a major upset in 2019, winning at 50/1 odds for trainer Ben Case and jockey Kielan Woods. Maskada won in 2023 for trainer Will P Middleton and jockey Darragh O'Keeffe.

Trainer Paul Nicholls has emerged as a dominant force in the Grand Annual. With wins in 2018 (Le Prezien), 2016 (Solar Impulse), 2007 (Andreas), and 2004 (St Pirran), he's the most successful trainer in recent history. This track record suggests it's wise to pay close attention to his entries.

While no single jockey stands out as the clear leader in recent years, Nicholls' runners often feature top jockeys like Harry Cobden. Additionally, given Le Prezien's win and strong performance in subsequent years, a Nicholls-trained, JP McManus-owned horse ridden by Barry Geraghty is worth keeping an eye on.

Grand Annual Chase Winners

Previous Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase Winners (2016 - 2023)


Year Horse Trainer Jockey
2023 Maskada H De Bromhead D J O'Keeffe
2022 Global Citizen B Pauling Kielan Woods
2021 Sky Pirate Jonjo O'Neill Nick Scholfield
2020 Chosen Mate G Elliott D N Russell
2019 Croco Bay B I Case Kielan Woods
2018 Le Prezien P F Nicholls B J Geraghty
2017 Rock The World Mrs J Harrington R M Power
2016 Solar Impulse P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies

Grand Annual Chase FAQs

Finding Tips For The Grand Annual Chase

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You can also see all the latest odds for this race on our Grand Annual Chase Odds page allowing you to see which bookmakers are offering the best price on each horse in the race.