Cross Country Chase

cross country chase
Introduced 2005
Racecourse Cheltenham, Cross Country Course
Race Distance Approximately 3 miles 6 furlongs
Entry Conditions Horses aged 45 and over
Current Sponsor Glenfarcas
Date & Time Day 2 / Wednesday 17th March 2021 / 16:10
Leading Jockey Nina Carberry with 4 wins
Leading Trainer Enda Bolger with 5 wins

The Cross Country Chase, also known as the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase for sponsorship purposes, takes place at 16:10 on day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival.

The race is run on the cross country course at Cheltenham over a distance of approximately 3 miles and 6 furlongs and features no less than 32 obstacles to be jumped.

The Cross Country Chase is one of the more recent races to be added to the Cheltenham Festival race schedule having been introduced in 2005 when a fourth day was added to the festival.


Cross Country Chase Past Winners

Year   Horse Age Price Trainer Jockey Distances
2020 1st Easysland 6 3-1 D Cottin J Plouganou  
  2nd Tiger Roll 10 8/11f G Elliott K M Donoghue  17 lengths
  3rd Out Sam 11 33-1 G Elliott Mr J J Codd  18 lengths
2019 1st Tiger Roll 9 5-4F G Elliott K M Donoghue  
  2nd Josies Orders 11 15-2 E Bolger P Townend 22 Lengths
  3rd Urgent De Gregaine 11  17-2 E Clayeux Felix de Giles 3/4 Length
2018 1st Tiger Roll 8 4-6F G Elliott K M Donoghue  
  2nd Urgent De Gregaine 10 16-1 E Clayeux Felix de Giles 2 Lengths
  3rd The Last Samuri 10 33-1 K C Bailey D Bass 11 Lengths
2017 1st  Cause Of Causes 9 4-1 G Elliott J J Codd  
  2nd Bless The Wings 12 10-1 G Elliott D N Russell 9 Lengths
  3rd Cantlow 12 9-4F E Bolger A Heskin 1 1/4 lengths
2016 1st  Josies Orders 8 15-8 E Bolger N Carberry  
  2nd Bless The Wings 11 33-1 G Elliott J J Codd 1 1/4 Lengths
  3rd Quantitativeeasing 11 9-1 E Bolger M P Walsh 5 Lengths
2015 1st  Rivage D’Or 10 6-1 A J Martin D N Russell  
  2nd Any Currency 12 7-1 M Keighley A Coleman 2 1/4 Lengths
  3rd Uncle Junior 14 20-1 W P Mullins P W Mullins 1 Length

Cross Country Chase Trends

  • 12 of the last 15 Cross Country Chase winners were aged 10 or younger
  • 13 of the last 15 Cross Country Chase winners had Irish trainers

Cross Country Chase Betting Offers

If you’re considering having a bet on the race, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are many Cross Country Chase betting offers available from a number of bookmakers.

Many top bookies will be offering best odds guaranteed on all races at Cheltenham, including the Cross Country Chase and there are plenty of other offers available such as refunds, extra places, free bets and enhanced odds on specific horses and races.

Take a look below at all of the Cross Country Chase betting offers which are likely to available for the 2021 Cheltenham Festival and click to view more info about the offer.