Horse Racing

Glenfarclas Cross Country 2023 Betting Odds, Runners & Preview


For a true racing spectacle look no further than the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase, a three-mile six-furlong helter-skelter contest featuring banks, hedges, water jumps, hurdles and fences.

Run over a trip slightly further than three miles and six furlongs and with thirty-two various obstacles to be negotiated, the Cross Country Chase is a truly unique race and one that many people have taken to their hearts.

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Race Details
Prize:£65,000
When:Wednesday 15th March, 4:10pm
Distance:Three-miles six-furlongs
Race TypeCross Country Chase
Age:5-Years+
CourseCross Country Course
Weights:Handicap
Where to watch?ITV, Racing UK, Bookmaker Streams

Cross Country Chase Tips

The Cross Country Chase is a real marmite race at the Cheltenham Festival. It’s quirky, very different, and not the highest quality contest, but from a betting perspective, there is usually an interesting angle into it. This is of course what our resident horse racing tipsters will be looking for when they look at the final declarations.

Check back on Cheltenham week and we will have their thoughts and selections on the website for this very unique contest.

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Cross Country Chase Betting Odds (February Update)

On the back of a strong third placed finish with a lot of weight on his back, Delta Work has shortened in the betting to win back to back Cross Country Chase races, and he is now the 11/10 favourite.

Galvin is next in at 6/1, a fascinating contender if he shows up for the race.

What Happened in 2022?

We had a thrilling finish, and almost the perfect career ending for Tiger Roll in the 2022 Cross Country Chase, but sadly it wasn’t to be.

The 12-year-old was running in his last race, looking for his sixth Cheltenham Festival win, but went down by three quarters of a length, to stablemate Delta Work. It was a brave effort from Tiger Roll, who bowed out from the sport as a legend, and a great performance from Delta Work, who really impressed over this course.

Cross Country Chase – Key Race Stats

Experience is a big help in this race – Easysland was the outlier when winning as a six-year-old, and even then he had previously won over the Cheltenham banks – and the second youngest winner was eight.

  • 10 of the last 11 winners have been aged eight or over
  • 9 of the last 11 winners came from the top three in the betting

Previous Winners of the Cross Country Chase

2022 - Delta Work

2021 – Tiger Roll

2020 – Easysland

2019 – Tiger Roll

2018 – Tiger Roll