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Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase 2012
Fri, Mar 16th, 2012

The last race of the Cheltenham Festival is the Grand Annual. It is a 2 mile handicap chase. The race was renamed in honour of Nicky Henderson's father in 2004 and since then the Seven Barrows trainer likes to target this race. Henderson trained the winner in 2006 and has had five other horses placed from a total of eighteen runners. Eradicate and Kid Cassidy are the shortest priced of Henderson's with Paul Nicholl's Toubab,  Nigel Twiston- Davies' Astracad and Ferdy Murphy's De Boitron also prominent in the betting.

Grand Annual Stats and Winners Since 2002

Starting Price : 7 of the last 10 winners have come from the first four in the betting but only one favourite has won.

Last Run: 9 of the last 10 winners had their prep run between 16 and 41 days before the race.

Weight/Rating: Last years 40/1 winner Oiseau De Nuit ( rated 145)  was the first in a decade not to  have an official rating between 129 and 134. last years winner was also the first ( 46 tried) to carry more than 11 stone to success in the race since Edredon Bleu win in 1998.

Course Form : All winners in the past decade ( with the exception of the three that were irish trained) have had a previous course win.

Trainers: Arthur Moore has had two winners in the past decade and Free World ( in Kauto Star's colours ) is his sole entry this year.  Paul Nicholls is another trainer to follow. He has been winner and has been runner up twice in the last decade.

Year

Horse

Age

Jockey

Trainer

OR

WT

SP

2011

Oiseau de Nuit

9

Steven Clements

Colin Tizzard

145

10-13

40/1

2010

Pigeon Island

7

Paddy Brennan

Nigel Twiston-Davies

129

10-01

16/1

2009

Oh Crick

6

Wayne Hutchinson

Alan King

130

10-00

7/1

2008

Tiger Cry

10

Davy Russell

Arthur Moore

134

10-06

15/2

2007

Andreas

7

Robert Thornton

Paul Nicholls

143

10-11

12/1

2006

Greenhope

8

Andrew Tinkler

Nicky Henderson

132

10-11

20/1

2005

Fota Island

9

Paul Carberry

Mouse Morris

130

10-00

7/1

2004

St Pirran

9

Ruby Walsh

Paul Nicholls

130

10-01

4/1F

2003

Palarshan

5

Mark Bradburne

Henry Daly

134

10-00

8/1

2002

Fadoudal du Cochet

9

David Casey

Arthur Moore

131

10-00

6/1

 

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