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Cheltenham 15:40 Result

Glenfarclas Chase (A Cross Country Chase) (GBB Race)

  • 5yo+, 13 Runners
  • jumps, Turf
  • Winner £30,176, 2nd £8,960, 3rd £4,480, 4th £2,233, 5th £1,121, 6th £566, 7th £283, 8th £137
  • Distance 3m 6f 37y
  • Going GOOD TO SOFT (6.5)
  • Off Time 15:41
  • Winning Time 08:42
  • Race Status: WeighedIn
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  • Tiger Roll silk
    Tiger Roll
    • Keith Donoghue
    • Mrs Denise Foster
    • 11 years, 11-4
    Tip button hidden
    9/2 F

    led, headed and tracked leader 1st, lost second but prominent 12th, went second again 19th, led 22nd, nudged along and went clear from 3 out, 15 lengths ahead last, easily

  • Easysland silk
    • Felix de Giles
    • D Cottin
    • 7 years, 11-4
    9 Tips

    held up in rear, headway into midfield 18th, chased leaders 20th, went second 25th, hit 4 out, ridden before 2 out, soon no chance with winner

    Tipped by:

    • The Scout - Daily Express
    • Robin Goodfellow - Daily Mail
    • Garry Owen - Daily Record
    • Steve Mason - RP Ratings
    • Marlborough - Telegraph
    • The Guardian
    • Jason Heavey - The Star
    • Rob Wright - The Times
  • Some Neck silk
    2 ¼
    Some Neck
    • Richard Johnson
    • John C McConnell
    • 10 years, 11-4
    2 Tips

    towards rear, headway from 21st, chased leaders 24th, ridden 5 out, mistake 4 out, well held from 2 out

    Tipped by:

    • Newsboy - Daily Mirror
    • Templegate - The Sun
  • Alpha Des Obeaux silk
    1 ½
    Alpha Des Obeaux
    • Sean Flanagan
    • Mrs Denise Foster
    • 11 years, 11-4
    Tip button hidden

    towards rear, mistake 4th, headway into midfield 13th, chased leaders and mistake 26th, ridden 3 out, well held from 2 out, stayed on

  • Out Sam silk
    Out Sam
    • Jody McGarvey
    • Mrs Denise Foster
    • 12 years, 11-4
    Tip button hidden

    chased leaders, ridden and lost position 23rd, soon behind, tailed off

  • Hogan's Height silk
    Hogan's Height
    • Gavin Sheehan
    • Jamie Snowden
    • 10 years, 11-4
    2 Tips

    always towards rear, mistake 12th, lost touch 22nd, tailed off

    Tipped by:

    • James Burn - LAMBOURN
    • Ben Hutton - SPOTLIGHT
  • Balko Des Flos silk
    Balko Des Flos
    • Rachael Blackmore
    • Henry De Bromhead
    • 10 years, 11-4
    Tip button hidden

    towards rear of midfield, mistake and unseated rider 15th

  • Le Breuil silk
    Le Breuil
    • Kielan Woods
    • Ben Pauling
    • 9 years, 11-4
    1 Tip

    midfield, lost position 17th, ridden 21st, in rear when pulled up before 25th

    Tipped by:

    • James Stevens - WEST COUNTRY
  • Defi Des Carres silk
    Defi Des Carres
    • Harry Bannister
    • Charlie Mann
    • 8 years, 11-4
    Tip button hidden

    chased leaders, went second 12th, led 17th, headed 22nd, mistake 25th, weakened 4 out, well behind when pulled up run-in

  • Kingswell Theatre silk
    Kingswell Theatre
    • Tom Scudamore
    • Michael Scudamore
    • 12 years, 11-4
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    close up, led 1st, headed 17th, lost second 19th, soon ridden and weakened, behind when pulled up before 23rd

  • Kings Temptation silk
    Kings Temptation
    • Bryan Carver
    • Ben Case
    • 9 years, 11-4
    1 Tip

    chased leaders, blundered 23rd, weakened 25th, fell on flat before 27th, fatally injured

    Tipped by:

  • Artic Pearl silk
    Artic Pearl
    • Darragh O'keeffe
    • Martin Brassil
    • 10 years, 11-4
    Tip button hidden

    midfield, stumbled 15th, lost position 17th, well behind when pulled up before 27th

  • Vivas silk
    • Charlie Deutsch
    • Charlie Longsdon
    • 10 years, 11-4
    Tip button hidden

    in rear, slow jump 20th, soon lost touch, behind when pulled up before 26th

  • Potters Corner silk
    Potters Corner
    • Non Runner
    • Christian Williams
    • 11 years, 11-4
    Tip button hidden

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Wed 15:40 - Cross Country Chase
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What is the Cross Country Chase?

The Cross Country Chase is a unique event, and was introduced in 2005 as part of the extension of the festival from three days to four. The race is currently backed by Glenfarcas, and is run over three miles, six furlongs and 37 yards, with 32 obstacles cleared in total.       

The history of the Cross Country Chase

Since its introduction in 2005, the Cross Country Chase has been dominated by Enda Bolger, who has won the race five times - though it’s worth noting that Gordon Elliott has won each of the last three renewals. The race was originally run as a handicap, but was switched to a conditions race race in 2016, and since that switch it has quickly become a popular warm-up race for the following month’s Grand National at Aintree - a path taken by the winners of the last three renewals of the Cross Country Chase, Cause of Causes (2017) and Tiger Roll (2018 & 2019). The unique nature of the race means that specialists are common, and three horses have won the race on more than one occasion since its inception at the Cheltenham Festival; Garde Champetre, Balthazar King and Tiger Roll. 

What happened in the 2021 Cross Country Chase?

Tiger Roll rolled back the years to cruise to an authoritative victory in the Cross Country Chase, as the legendary Irish raider won his third renewal of this race. Trouncing French raider and former winner Easysland by 18 lengths, Tiger Roll produced one of the stories of the festival with a classy victory, with Easysland finishing second and Some Neck bagged third.

Who is the most iconic winner of the Cross Country Chase?

As mentioned above, we may never see a winner of the Cross Country Chase again who’s quite like Tiger Roll. The dual-Grand National winner has had an unconventional career, considering he made his name by winning the Triumph Hurdle in 2014, before his hurdling career very much went into the doldrums. However, after a very brief stint on the Flat via an all-weather race at Dundalk, he rediscovered his love for the game over fences, and came into his own as a staying chaser, recording successive Festival wins in the 2017 National Hunt Chase and the 2018 Cross Country Chase. Tiger Roll saved his finest season yet for the 2018/19 campaign, when he trailblazed to success in the Cross Country Chase, before becoming the first horse since Red Rum in 1974 to defend his Grand National crown the following month.

Are there any trials for the Cross Country Chase?

The Cross Country Chase is the feature event of the Glenfarcas Series, for which there are qualifying events at Cheltenham in November and December. Alongside this, there are also qualifying races in Ireland at Punchestown and in France at Pau. 

Who is the most successful jockey in the Cross Country Chase?

The most successful jockey in the history of the Cross Country Chase is Nina Carberry, who has ridden four winners in the race, courtesy of Heads Onthe Ground (2007), Garde Champetre (2008 & 2009) and Josies Orders (2016). 

Who is the most successful trainer in the Cross Country Chase?

As mentioned above, the most successful trainer in the history of the Cross Country Chase is Enda Bolger, with five winners. Bolger is responsible for each of Nina Carberry’s winners in the race (Heads Onthe Ground, Garde Champetre and Josies Orders), and he also trained Spot Thedifference to victory in 2005.

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