2021 Ultima Handicap Chase Odds - Happygolucky new favourite as 31 remain in running
- We take a look through the betting for the 2021 Ultima Handicap Chase
- The Arkle is the third race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival
- 31 horses remained in the field after the seven-day declarations
- Happygolucky is the new favourite at 11/2 with bet365
The runners jump the last in the 2020 Ultima. (Getty)
The Ultima Handicap Chase is the first handicap race staged during the Cheltenham Festival. Novice chasers have an excellent recent record in the Ultima, so it's no surprise to see several first-season chasers topping the market.
2021 Ultima Handicap Chase Odds
|One For The Team||9/1|
*Odds taken from bet365 on 11/3/21*
2021 Ultima Handicap Chase Entries
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Happygolucky has risen to the top of the Ultima betting in recent weeks, with many fancying Kim Bailey's seven-year-old to run a big race. Fellow novice, Lieutenant Rocco has also been well-backed since winning at Ffos Las, with One For The Team coming into a single-figure price.
Escaria Ten remains in the betting, but connections are said to be leaning towards the National Hunt Chase. Coko Beach could represent Denise Foster in the Ultima, but stablemates Farclas and Run Wild Fred look set to run in the Paddy Power Plate and Kim Muir respectively.
Harriet Graham could throw Aye Right into the Ultima, while Remastered also looks set for a run on day one of the Cheltenham Festival. Alnadam, Cepage, Musical Slave, Pym and Storm Control could also represent British trainers in the Ultima.
Last year's Kim Muir winner, Milan Native is a likely runner in the Ultima. Ireland could also be represented by Jessica Harrington's Discordantly and Tom Taffe's Goose Man.