Ultima Handicap Chase

Date Time Class Distance
Tue 10th March 2020 14:50 Grade 3 3 miles 1 furlong

Ultima Handicap Chase Results

Pos Dist Horse Jockey Trainer Age Wgt
1st The Conditional Brendan Powell D G Bridgwater
2nd nk Kildisart D A Jacob Ben Pauling
3rd 2.25 Discorama B J Cooper P Nolan
4th nk Vinndication David Bass K C Bailey
5th nk Big River D R Fox Miss Lucinda V Russell
6th 5.5 Cobra De Mai Harry Skelton D Skelton
7th 2 Cepage Charlie Deutsch Miss V Williams
8th 5 Vintage Clouds Ryan Mania Mrs S J Smith
9th 2 Atlanta Ablaze T J O'Brien H D Daly
10th 15 Vivas G Sheehan C E Longsdon
11th 3.75 Brave Eagle Nico de Boinville N J Henderson
12th 3.5 Mulcahys Hill Adrian Heskin W Greatrex
13th 3.5 Who Dares Wins Tom Cannon A King
- - Quarenta H Cobden Jonjo O'Neill    
- - Ice Cool Champs Adam Wedge Miss Kerry Lee    
- - Mister Malarky Jonjo O'Neill Jr. C L Tizzard    
- - Burbank J McGrath N J Henderson    
- - Activial J J Burke T R George    
- - Soupy Soups R T Dunne N P Mulholland    
- - No Comment Aidan Coleman P J Hobbs    
- - General Principle Unknown Unknown    
- - Elwood L P Dempsey G Elliott    
- - Townshend Jamie Neild N A Twiston-Davies    
- - Cogry Sam Twiston-Davies N A Twiston-Davies    
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About the Ultima Handicap Chase

The Ultima Handicap Chase is the first handicap race run at the Cheltenham Festival annually.  Run over an intermediate distance of 3 miles 1 furlong, the race features 20 fences. Entry is open to 5-year-old and above horses.

The Ultima Handicap Chase has become something of a proving ground for horses that have gone on to achieve success in the Grand National, with several horses achieving this double in their careers.

However, the quality of entries is consistent with what you would expect from this class of race, and victory in the Ultima Handicap Chase is typically a career peak for the winner.

Betting on the Ultima Handicap Chase

There are no shortcuts for betting on the Ultima Handicap Chase. Like with other day one races, you may find the favourite under priced, so don’t get onboard the favourite train unless there are some solid fundamentals backing up its prospects.

Otherwise you’ll need to do your homework. Match entries to the course conditions, distance and handicap based on past performances, and don’t pay undue attention to recent form if race stats don’t line up with the Ultima Handicap Chase. Also don’t be afraid of getting behind long shots, as they can easily pay dividends even on the places.

Ultima Handicap Chase Past Winners

Year Winner Age Weight Jockey Trainer
2019 Beware The Bear 9 11-08 Jeremiah McGrath Nicky Henderson
2018 Coo Star Sivola 6 10-10 Lizzie Kelly Nick Williams
2017 Un Temps Pour Tout 8 11-12 Tom Scudamore David Pipe
2016 Un Temps Pour Tout 7 11-07 Tom Scudamore David Pipe
2015 The Druids Nephew 8 11-03 Barry Geraghty Neil Mulholland

More past winners

Year Winner Age Weight Jockey
2014 Holywell 7 11-06 Richie McLernon
2013 Golden Chieftain 8 10-05 Brendan Powell Jnr
2012 Alfie Sherrin 9 10-00 Richie McLernon
2011 Bensalem 8 11-02 Robert Thornton
2010 Chief Dan George 10 10-10 Paddy Aspell
2009 Wichita Lineman 8 10-09 Tony McCoy
2008 An Accordion 7 10-12 Tom Scudamore
2007 Joes Edge 10 10-06 Davy Russell
2006 Dun Doire 7 10-09 Ruby Walsh
2005 Kelami 7 10-02 Robert Thornton
2004 Fork Lightning 8 10-05 Robert Thornton
2003 Youlneverwalkalone 9 10-11 Barry Geraghty
2002 Frenchman's Creek 8 10-05 Paul Carberry
2001 no race     due to foot-and-mouth crisis
2000 Marlborough 8 10-03 Mick Fitzgerald
1999 Betty's Boy 10 10-02 Norman Williamson
1998 Unguided Missile 10 11-10 Paul Carberry
1997 Flyer's Nap 11 11-02 David Bridgwater
1996 Maamur 8 10-00 Andrew Thornton
1995 Rough Quest 9 10-03 Mick Fitzgerald
1994 Antonin 6 11-05 John Burke
1993 Givus a Buck 10 10-08 Paul Holley
1992 Tipping Tim 7 10-00 Carl Llewellyn
1991 Seagram 11 10-11 Nigel Hawke
1990 Bigsun 9 10-11 Richard Dunwoody
1989 Dixton House 10 11-00 Tom Morgan
1988 Aquilifer 8 10-12 Paul Croucher
1987 Gainsay 8 10-05 Ben de Haan
1986 Charter Party 8 10-10 Peter Scudamore
1985 West Tip 8 10-13 Richard Dunwoody
1984 Tracys Special 7 11-01 Steve Knight
1983 Scot Lane 10 11-07 Craig Smith
1982 Scot Lane 9 10-12 Craig Smith
1981 Current Gold 10 10-07 Neale Doughty
1980 Again the Same 7 11-01 Jim Wilson[b]
1979 Fair View 9 10-04 Ridley Lamb
1978 no race     due to snow
1977 Gay Vulgan 9 11-04 Bill Smith
1976 Barmer 8 10-03 Jimmy McNaught
1975 King Flame 9 10-06 John Francome
1974 Cuckolder 9 10-13 Andrew Turnell
1973 The Chisler 7 10-10 Michael Dickinson
1972 Jomon 6 10-12 David Mould
1971 Lord Jim 10 10-08 Johnny Haine
1970 Charter Flight 8 11-09 Andrew Turnell
1969 Chancer 7 11-00 Pat McCarron
1968 Battledore 7 10-10 Kit Stobbs
1967 Different Class 7 11-13 David Mould
1966 Arkloin 7 12-05 Pat Taaffe
1965 Rondetto 9 11-10 Johnny Haine
1964 Prudent Barney 10 10-11 Terry Biddlecombe
1963 Team Spirit 11 11-04 Willie Robinson
1962 Longtail 7 11-00 Stan Mellor
1961 Ravencroft 8 10-03 Fred Winter
1960 Isle of Skye 9 10-05 Tony Keen
1959 Winning Coin 7 11-07 Dave Dick
1958 Sentina 8 11-07 Tom Taaffe
1957 Sentina 7 10-04 Pat Taaffe
1956 Kerstin 6 10-05 George Milburn
1955 Limber Hill 8 11-02 Tim Molony
1954 Holly Bank 7 10-13 Peter Brookshaw[b]
1953 Four Ten 7 10-07 Tommy Cusack
1952 Royal Tan 8 11-06 Phonsie O'Brien[b]
1951 Land Fort 7 11-08 Johnny Bullock
1950 Silver Fame 11 12-07 Martin Molony
1949 Frere Jacques II 7 10-06 Ted Vinall
1948 Cavaliero 7 11-10 Ted Vinall
1947 no race     due to snow and frost
1946 Dunnshaughlin 8 10-10 Bobby O'Ryan

 

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