Festival Handicap Chase

The Festival Handicap Chase (formerly known as the William Hill Trophy) has traditionally been the first handicap race run at the Cheltenham Festival. The grade 3 steeplechase is run on the Old Course at Cheltenham Racecourse, over a distance of 3 miles and 110 yards.

Entry to the Festival Handicap Chase is open to 5 year old and older chasers. While the event is not as prestigious as some of the feature steeplechase events, it can provide a good indication of the form of the various stables competing at the Cheltenham Festival.

Festival Handicap Chase Odds

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - Cheltenham - 14:40
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The Druids Nephew98889
Ned Stark98889
Gallant Oscar109101010
Gevrey Chambertin1414121412
Mendip Express1616141616
Theatre Guide1818141816
Black Thunder2222202018
Monbeg Dude2520252020
Indian Castle2525202020
Grand Jesture2828252520
Cape Tribulation3333332033
What A Warrior3333332525
Smart Freddy3333333333
Azure Fly3333332525
Lamb Or Cod4040404033
Tenor Nivernais4040334040
Lost Legend5040403333
Dursey Sound5033404050
No Planning6666504050
According To Trev6666506650

Festival Chase History and Winners

The Festival Handicap Chase has been raced for more than half a century. During this time the race has developed a reputation for showcasing future Cheltenham Gold Cup winners, with five Festival Handicap winners going on to claim the Cheltenham Festival’s biggest prize.

As something of a racing lottery, the Festival Handicap Chase rarely produces double winners. Scot Lane was the last horse to win consecutive National Hunt Handicap Chase titles, in 1982 and 1983.

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