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Cross Country Chase 2021 Racecard

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase in a National Hunt Chase which takes place every year at the Cheltenham Festival in March. Open to horses who are aged five years and older, the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase is run over a distance of about of three miles and six furlongs (3 miles 6 furlongs and 37 yards), and there are a total of 32 obstacles to be cleared.

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3:40 Wed 17 Mar CROSS COUNTRY CHASE

Distance: 30f 37y Age: 5yo + Prize: £48,750

ENTRY
FORM
SILKS HORSE
JOCKEY & TRAINER
AGE
WGT
ODDS
1
333-595PP
jockey silks 1. ALPHA DES OBEAUX (FR)
T: Mrs Denise Foster, Ireland
11
11-4
333-595PP
2
P1/U44-05
jockey silks 2. ARTIC PEARL
T: Martin Brassil, Ireland
10
11-4
P1/U44-05
3
73/44-4764
jockey silks 3. BALKO DES FLOS (FR)
T: Henry de Bromhead, Ireland
10
11-4
73/44-4764
4
257-4F225
jockey silks 4. BEAU DU BRIZAIS (FR)
T: Philip Hobbs
9
11-4
257-4F225
5
3151U-52P
jockey silks 5. DEFI DES CARRES (FR)
T: Charlie Mann
8
11-4
3151U-52P
6
11/11111-4
jockey silks 6. EASYSLAND (FR)
T: David Cottin, France
7
11-4
11/11111-4
7
3P11/715-P
jockey silks 7. HOGAN'S HEIGHT (IRE)
T: Jamie Snowden
10
11-4
3P11/715-P
8
14-111P65
jockey silks 8. KINGS TEMPTATION
T: Ben Case
9
11-4
14-111P65
9
556P5P-17
jockey silks 9. KINGSWELL THEATRE
T: Michael Scudamore
12
11-4
556P5P-17
10
38/1
jockey silks 10. KRUZHLININ (GER)
T: Mrs Denise Foster, Ireland
14
11-4
38/1
11
P750-4334
jockey silks 11. LE BREUIL (FR)
T: Ben Pauling
9
11-4
P750-4334
12
1122-4991
jockey silks 12. LORD DU MESNIL (FR)
T: Richard Hobson
8
11-4
1122-4991
13
63P-F54F8
jockey silks 13. OUT SAM
T: Mrs Denise Foster, Ireland
12
11-4
63P-F54F8
14
5P011-37P
jockey silks 14. POTTERS CORNER (IRE)
T: Christian Williams
11
11-4
5P011-37P
15
23-P7FP4P
jockey silks 15. SAINT XAVIER (FR)
T: Richard Hobson
9
11-4
23-P7FP4P
16
30389-651
jockey silks 16. SHADY OPERATOR (IRE)
T: Enda Bolger, Ireland
8
11-4
30389-651
17
52PF-6310
jockey silks 17. SOME NECK (FR)
T: John McConnell, Ireland
10
11-4
52PF-6310
18
P/4PF51-03
jockey silks 18. SPACE CADET (IRE)
T: Gearoid O'Loughlin, Ireland
11
11-4
P/4PF51-03
19
4111/52-P6
jockey silks 19. TIGER ROLL (IRE)
T: Mrs Denise Foster, Ireland
11
11-4
4111/52-P6
20
5950-2P5P
jockey silks 20. VIVAS (FR)
T: Charlie Longsdon
10
11-4
5950-2P5P

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The Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase is a unique test, and takes place on a separate course which is situated on the inside of the two conventional courses at Cheltenham.

The race was initially run as a handicap chase, before the organisers changed it to a conditions event from the 2016 running.

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase is scheduled to take place on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival each year.

The race was established when a fourth day was added to the Cheltenham Festival in 2005, and it is now one of three cross-country events to be held at Cheltenham each season – the others take place in November and December.

The most successful horses to have raced in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase are Garde Champetre and Balthazar King , both of whom won the race two times.

Garde Champetre was one of the best performers in the cross-country sphere for a number of years, recording no less than six victories on the Cheltenham cross-country track.

Balthazar King was a rare English-trained runner to take so well to this discipline, but he put up one of the best performances in this race on Timeform ratings when recording his second win in the race in 2014, beating the trusty Any Currency by a short head.

Irish trainer Gordon Elliott has seemingly targeted this race in more recent years and has managed to win the last three renewals, the last twice with his Grand National hero Tiger Roll , who provided Gigginstown Stud with their second win in the race following Rivage d’Or’s 2015 success when taking the 2018 renewal, and then their third when winning a year later.

The most successful Glenfarclas Cross Country trainer is Enda Bolger, who has won the race five times, with: Spot Thedifference (2005), Heads Onthe Ground (2007), Garde Champetre (2008, 2009) and Josies Orders (2016).

The most successful Glenfarclas Cross Country jockey is Nina Carberry, who has won the race four times, with: Heads Onthe Ground (2007), Garde Champetre (2008, 2009) and Josies Orders (2016).

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Cross Country Chase 2020 FAQs

What is the distance of the Cross Country Chase?

3 miles 6 furlongs and 37 yards

How many obstacles are jumped in the Cross Country Chase?

32

What day of the festival is the Cross Country Chase?

Day 2

What time is the Cross Country Chase?

16:10

What weights are carried for the Cross Country Chase?

11st 4lbs. 7lb allowance for mares.

What is the purse for the Cross Country Chase?

£65,000 (2019)

Who is the leading jockey in the Cross Country Chase?

Nina Carberry

Who is the leading trainer in the Cross Country Chase?

Enda Bolger

Who won the Cross Country Chase?

You can check out our Cross Country Chase results page here to see a list of previous winners.

Where can I compare the odds for the Cross Country Chase?

Click the link to visit our Cross Country Chase Odds Comparison page.

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