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2024 Ultima Handicap Chase Odds - The Goffer and Meetingofthewaters early Cheltenham favourites

Last updated: 05 Mar 2024
Jon Vine 05 Mar 2024
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  • Latest odds and betting for the 2024 Ultima Handicap Chase
  • This handicap takes place on day one of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday 12th March
  • The Goffer and Meetingofthewaters currently head the market
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Derek Fox (r) riding Corach Rambler takes the water jump on his way to winning the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023. (Getty)

The first handicap to be staged during the Cheltenham Festival is the Ultima Handicap Chase. Corach Rambler successfully defended this handicap crown 12 months ago, before going on to claim Grand National glory at Aintree.

Here's the latest Ultima Handicap Chase betting and a look at the most likely runners.

2024 Ultima Handicap Chase Odds

The Goffer8/1
Chianti Classico9/1
Corach Rambler10/1
Monbeg Genius10/1
Theatre Man10/1

2024 Ultima Handicap Chase Entries

The Ultima is one of the few races at Cheltenham where Irish raiders have a poor record. The Goffer finished fourth in this race 12 months ago and Gordon Elliott's star sits prominently in the ante-post market. As does Willie Mullins' Meetingofthewaters, who landed a big handicap at Leopardstown over Christmas.

Last year's Kim Muir runner-up, Stumptown shot up the betting following an impressive win here at Cheltenham on New Year's Day. Inothewayurthinkin has also been entered by Gavin Cromwell. James Du Berlais, Minella Cocooner, Bronn, Classic Getaway, Glengouly and Cool Survivor could also represent Irish connections.

Kim Bailey's novice Chianti Classico sits prominently in the market, along with Grand National entrant and last year's third Monbeg Genius. Richard Bandey's Theatre Man could also make an appearance on day one of the Cheltenham Festival. Corach Rambler has been entered again too, but looks more likely to run in the Gold Cup.

Other possible home runners include Jonjo O'Neill's Crebilly, Demnat for Venetia Williams, Lucinda Russell's novice Giovinco and Ben Pauling's nine-year-old, Twig.

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