Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase is open to five-year old horses and older. Runners must jump 32 obstacles on the way round the Cross Country course situated on the infield, before joining the racecourse proper at the final hurdle.

The race was first run in 2005 when the fourth day was added to the Cheltenham festival. It is the final Cross Country Chase of the season at Cheltenham with the other two taking place in November and December.

Tiger Roll won the last two runnings.


4.10 Cross Country Chase (ITV/RTV)

Type: Ungraded steeplechase

Distance: 3m 7f 

Age: 5 year olds +

Prize Fund: £65,000


2010-2019 Quick Read Stats

Wednesday 11 March

Cheltenham (X-Country) 4.10: Glenfarclas Chase (A Cross Country Chase) (Class 2) (5yo+) 3m6f (ITV)

Trainers:

  • Eight of the last ten runnings have gone to Irish trainers, with Gordon Elliott winning it the last three times, and Enda Bolger also a two-times winner
  • The non-Irish trainer to win it is Philip Hobbs

Age:

  • 8yo winners: 4
  • 9yo: 3
  • 10yo: 2
  • 12yo: 1

Wight and Official Rating

  • The last four winners carried 11st4lb – before that, four winners carried 10st5lb to 10st10lb
  • Five winners were rated 142 to 159

SP:

  • Two favourites have won in the past 10 years (15/8 and 5/4), and winning non-favourites have been priced between 4/1 and 25/1

Form pointers:

  • Nine winners had raced two or more times in the same season
  • Nine winners have previously raced over 3m6f
  • Seven winners had won at least two races over fences
  • Five winners had previously won in the season
  • Five winners were previous Cheltenham winners. three C&D
  • Five winners last ran in a cross-country race at Cheltenham

Racing Hub Verdict

1 Tiger Roll, 2 Easyland, 3 Yanworth