Festival Trophy Handicap Chase

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RacecourseCheltenham, Old Course
Race Distance Approximately 3 miles & 1 furlong
Entry ConditionsHorses aged 5 and over
Current SponsorUltima Business Solutions
Date & Time Day 1 / Tuesday 16th March 2021 / 14:50
Leading Jockey R. Thornton & T. Scudamore with 3 wins
Leading TrainerF. Rimell & F. Walwyn with 4 wins

The Festival Trophy is also known as the National Hunt Handicap, or most recently, the Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase,.

The race takes place on day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival around the Cheltenham old course and is a distance of approximately 3 miles and 1 furlong and features 20 fences.

Festival Trophy Handicap Chase Past Winners

Year   Horse Age Price Trainer Jockey Distances
2020 1st The Conditional 8 15-2 D G Bridgwater Brendan Powell  
  2nd Kildisart 8 10-1 B Pauling D A Jacob  Neck
  3rd Discorama 7 11-2 P Nolan B J Cooper  2 1/4 lengths
2019 1st Beware The Bear 9 10-1 N J Henderson J McGrath  
  2nd Vintage Clouds 9 16-1 S J Smith D Cook 1 1/4 Lengths
  3rd Lake View Lad 9 25-1 N W Alexander H Brooke 2 Lengths
2018 1st Coo Star Sivola 6 5-1F Nick Williams Lizzie Kelly  
  2nd Shantou Flyer 8 16-1 R Hobson J Bowen Neck
  3rd Vintage Clouds 8 10-1 S J Smith D Cook 6 Lengths
2017 1st  Un Temps Pour Tout 8 9-1 D Pipe T Scudamore  
  2nd Singlefarmpayment 7 5-1F T R George Adrian Heskin Short Head
  3rd Nobel Endeavor 8 15-2 G Elliott D N Russell 3 1/2 Lengths
2016 1st  Un Temps Pour Tout 7 11-1 D Pipe T Scudamore  
  2nd Holywell 9 8-1 Jonjo O’Neill R P McLernon 7 Lengths
  3rd The Young Master 7 14-1 N P Mulholland S Waley-Cohen 9 Lengths
2015 1st  The Druids Nephew 8 8-1 N P Mulholland B J Geraghty  
  2nd Grand Jesture 7 25-1 H De Bromhead J J Burke 3 3/4 Lengths
  3rd Gallant Oscar 9 9-1 A J Martin B J Cooper 1 1/2 Lengths

Festival Trophy Handicap Chase Trends

  • 16 of the last 20 Festival Trophy Handicap winners were priced at 11-1 or shorter
  • 7 of the last 8 Festival Trophy Handicap winners wore headgear
  • 9 of the last 17 Festival Trophy Handicap winners won last time out

Festival Trophy Handicap Chase Betting Offers

You’ll find a list of Festival Trophy Handicap Chase betting offers below.

If you’re thinking of having a flutter on the Cheltenham Festival, then it’s worth taking a look at what betting offers are available. The majority of bookmakers run an increased number of offers around the time of the festival to entice punters in and some of these offers have great value.

Many bookmakers will be offering refunds on losing bets for the Festival Trophy Handicap Chase and other races at Cheltenham. There will also be free bet offers, best odds guaranteed, extra places and many price boosts. All of these offers can help you boost your returns and minimise any losses on losing bets.

Click on an offer below to read more.