Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase

Date Time Class Distance
Wed 14th March 2018 16:10 Grade 1 3m 7f

Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase tip

Bless The Wings

A winner over this course and distance in December, over similar ground, Bless The Wings is the standout candidate for the Cross Country Chase.

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Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase Results

Pos Dist Horse Jockey Trainer Age Wgt
1st Tiger Roll K M Donoghue G Elliott 8 71
2nd 2 Urgent De Gregaine Felix de Giles E Clayeux 10 T
3rd 11 The Last Samuri David Bass K C Bailey 10 71
4th 4.5 Auvergnat M P Walsh E Bolger 8 71
5th nk Chic Name J J Burke Richard Hobson 6 71
6th 25 Josies Orders Ms N Carberry E Bolger 10 71
7th 1.5 Beeves Sean Quinlan J Candlish 11 71
PU Urumqi J Plouganou D Cottin 7 71
PU Belamix Dor T Beaurain P Quinton 7 68
PU Vicomte Du Seuil Charlie Deutsch E Clayeux 9 T
PU Hurricane Darwin D F O'Regan A Fleming 8 71
F Bless The Wings D N Russell G Elliott 13 71
PU Cantlow D J McInerney E Bolger 71
PU Cause Of Causes Mr J J Codd G Elliott 10 71
PU Federici W T Kennedy D McCain Jnr 9 71
PU Saint Are A P Heskin T R George 12 71

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About the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase is the second longest race run at the Cheltenham Festival, and the longest run over the cross country course. Originally a handicap it has been bumped up to Conditions status. The race covers a distance of 3 miles 7 furlongs, with 32 obstacles encountered during the course of the race.

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase is a tough enough test that it tends to attract horses who’re likely to compete in the Grand National later in the season. The arduous course tends to favour older horses with more experience and staying power. Surprisingly for a race that was a handicap for much of its history, the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase has produced two double winners.

Betting on the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase isn’t any old handicap, and a fairly specialized skillset is required to come out on top of this course and race. Falling towards the end of the day it also attracts less money from the general public than higher rated races earlier on the card.

In practice this means betting markets do a fairly job of picking out genuine contenders, if you want to take your direction from the odds. If not, you’re going to need to look out for older horses (8 or above) who ideally have some experience over cross country tracks, who’re also running within range of their handicap. Bet for the places and you’re in with a solid chance of a return.

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