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Ultima Handicap Chase Tips - Cheltenham 2021

Ultima Handicap Chase Tips 2021 – Day 1, 14:30.

This wide open handicap is currently 10/1 the field with the bookmakers, and is sure to be a wide open betting heat on the day (with astute punters recommended to shop around and find layers offering 5 or even 6 places for their each-way wagers). Dickie Diver represents shrewd connections and would be an interesting runner if his lack of jumping experience is not a drawback in a huge field of established handicappers.

Best betting tips by Stephen Harris – Day 1, 14:30

Bets Horse Odds Bookmaker Handicap Chase Tips
#1 Aye Right Read Preview here
#2 Cepage   Read Preview here

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 16th March 2021

Ultima Handicap Chase 2021 Preview

The first handicap of the four days and one of the most competitive, with the bookmakers offering “8/1 the field” at the moment and astute punters will be shopping around for enhanced place terms on the day. The pick of the weights looks to be Lieutenant Rocco, who comes from the Nick Mitchell yard that have enjoyed a terrific winter with their small team of horses.

His strapping 6-y-o has the perfect profile for this race, unexposed at this stamina sapping 3m1f trip and open to loads more improvement after just three runs over fences. He has vital Cheltenham experience in the book too having run really well from the front when second here in December, and jumped superbly when routing the field at Ffos Las in February under a brilliant ride from Daryl Jacob.


Ultima Handicap 2021 Trends

  • 10 of the last 12 winners were 7, 8 or 9 years of age
  • 9 of the last 12 winners had previously raced at Cheltenham 3 or more times
  • Each of the last 12 winners had previously won over a distance of at least 3 miles
  • Each of the last 12 winners had previously won at least 1 hurdle race

Ultima Handicap Chase Tips 2021

Aye Right, Ultima Handicap Chase Tip #1

This progressive northern handicapper comes here on the back of a career best run in the Skybet Chase at Doncaster, and remains open to some improvement after just 7 career runs over fences..

Tip stakes (out of 5):  2

Tip Horse Odds Bookmaker Bet
#1 Aye Right BET

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 16th March 2021


Cepage, Ultima Handicap Chase Tip #2

Venetia Williams handicapper ran a screamer when seventh in the Ultima at the Festival in 2020, doing too much too soon and tiring out of the places from the last. He is well treated after a disappointing effort in December here, and is just the sort to bounce back to form with soft conditions to suit.

Tip stakes (out of 5):  1

Tip Horse Odds Bookmaker Bet
#2 Cepage BET

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 16th March 2021



Ultima Handicap Chase Winners

Unusually for a big festival handicap, the Ultima has been dominated by UK trainers, with David Pipe in particular having a terrific record in the race. He produced Un Temps Pour Tout to land the prize in 2016 and 2017, and seems sure to have laid out a progressive stayer for the 2021 renewal (with the yard sustaining excellent form throughout the winter).

Last 5 Ultima Handicap Chase Winners

Year Horses Jockey Trainer
2020 The Conditional  B Powell Jnr D Bridgewater
2019 Beware the Bear J McGrath N Henderson
2018 Coo Star Sivola  L Kelly N Williams
2017 Un Temps Pour Tout T Scudamore D Pipe
2016 Un Temps Pour Tout  T Scudamore D Pipe

Ultima Handicap Chase 2021 Race Conditions

Race Information
Location Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham England
Race Type Handicap Chase
Distance 3 Miles 1/2 Furlong
Age 5 yo+
Weight Handicap

FAQs about the Ultima Handicap Chase race

Who will win the Ultima Handicap Chase?

Our racing expert Stephen Harris’ favourite for the Ultima Handicap Chase race is Master Tommytucker. We invite you to read his preview to understand why Stephen has picked this horse.

What time is the Ultima Handicap Chase race?

The Ultima Handicap Chase race will be the third race of day 1. The race start is scheduled for 14:30.

What day is the Ultima Handicap Chase race at Cheltenham festival 2021?

The Ultima Handicap Chase race will take place on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival (Day 1 – Champions Day), Tuesday 16th of March 2021.

Who won the Ultima Handicap Chase last year?

The 2020 Ultima Handicap Chase was won by The Conditional.


Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Tuesday 16th March, Day 1 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Tips
1:55 Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Tips
2:30 Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase Tips
3:05 Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Tips
3:40 Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Tips
4:15 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Tips
4:50 National Hunt Challenge Chase Tips

Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Wednesday 17th March, Day 2 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Tips
1:55 Festival Novices’ Chase Tips
2:30 Coral Cup Hurdle Tips
3:05 Queen Mother Champion Chase Tips
3:40 Glenfarcias Cross Country Chase Tips
4:15 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Tips
4:50 Weatherbys Champion Bumper Tips

Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Thursday 18th March, Day 3 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 Marsh Novices Chase Tips
1:55 Pertemps Network Final Tips
2:30 Ryanair Chase Tips
3:05 Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle Tips
3:40 Paddy Power Plate Tips
4:15 Daylesford Mares Novices Hurdle Tips
4:50 Kim Muir Challenge Cup Tips

Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Friday 19th March, Day 4 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 JCB Triumph Hurdle Tips
1:55 County Handicap Hurdle Tips
2:30 Albert Bartlett Novice’s Hurdle Tips
3:05 Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips
3:40 Foxhunter Steeple Chase Tips
4:15 Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase Tips
4:50 Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Tips

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