Cheltenham Day 4 Tips: GRAND ANNUAL CHASE

  • 15/03/2019
  • 16:50

2020 Grand Annual Tips

An interesting trend has cropped up in the Grand Annual. All of the last five winners had previously taken part in this historic handicap. This trend would put Brelan D’As, who finished third last year, firmly in the picture.

Paul Nicholls has run Brelan D’As in the same races Le Prezien took part in before winning the Grand Annual in 2018, and he’s performed well on all three outings. He would be my main selection, if it wasn’t for the fact that Nicholls said in the Betfair Preview Evening that Brelan D’As was going for the Brown Advisory Plate. Completely ruining my Grand Annual tips!

Nicholls still has a strong hand to play, with Greaneteen topping the betting. Magic Saint, the beaten favourite 12 months ago, has the class to contend under top weight and could be worthy an each-way punt at 20/1 with bet365. Adrrastos is another I like at a big price, but the one I’m going to include in my Cheltenham Festival Day four tips is ÉCLAIR DE BEAUFEU.

Gordon Elliott’s charge was running really well in the County Hurdle 12 months ago before coming down at the last. Elliott has got plenty of chasing experience into his novice this term and Éclair De Beaufeu comes into this on the back of a snug victory over Paloma Blue at the Dublin Racing Festival. He could be a massive player under a manageable burden of 11-6.

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Cheltenham day four tips

1:30Triumph Hurdle Tips
2:10County Handicap Hurdle Tips
2:50Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Tips
3:30Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips
4:10Foxhunter Chase Tips
4:50Grand Annual Chase Tips
5:30Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Tips

The opening day of the Festival features a full seven races. Find all of our Cheltenham day 4 tips here to get full coverage of Gold Cup Day.


Cheltenham day 4 tips are coming to an end and Friday’s traditional curtain closer is the Grand Annual, a two-mile handicap chase which offers entrants the chance to win a valuable prize in the final minutes of the Cheltenham Festival. While many would expect one of the Championship races to be the oldest race of the Festival, the Grand Annual is, in fact, the most historic, having first been runway back in 1834. 

This fact makes the Grand Annual one of the most valuable handicaps in all of National Hunt racing and all trainers and jockeys involved will be desperate to end the Cheltenham Festival on a winning note around the Gold Cup finale.