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.

4.10 Cross Country Chase (ITV/RTV)

Type: Ungraded steeplechase

Distance: 3m 7f 

Age: 5 year olds +

Prize Fund: £65,000

2009-2018 Stats


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


  • No horses younger than 8yo have won, with four wins for 8yo, three wins for 10yo, two at 9yo and one 12yo


  • One favourite has won in the past 10 years (15/8), and winning non-favourites have been priced between 7/2 and 25/1

Form pointers:

  • All winners had won at distances of 3m or more
  • Six winners were previous Cheltenham winners. three C&D
  • Six winners had won over course and distance
  • Only two winners won their preceding race

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