Cross Country Chase Odds
Day 1 - Wednesday 14th March 2018 - 4.10pm - Cross Country Chase - Cross Country - 3m7f
The Cross Country Chase is the fifth race on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival, as runners tackle a host of idiosyncratic obstacles in a real marathon test. The 2017 race was won by 4/1 shot Cause Of Causes, ridden by Jamie Codd and trained by Gordon Elliott.
Latest 2018 Cross Country Chase Betting
2017 Cross Country Chase Result
|1st||Cause Of Causes 4/1||9||J Codd||G Elliott|
|2nd||Bless The Wings 10/1||12||D Russell||G Elliott|
|3rd||Cantlow 9/4F||12||A Heskin||E Bolger|
Cross Country Chase Background
The Cross Country Chase involves a distance of 3 miles and 7 furlongs and takes place on the opening day of the Festival. It was one of the first races to be added to the Festival to make it a four day event and it now has a prize purse of £45,000.
It was first run in 2005 and trainer Enda Bolger claimed four of the first five winners to become the most successful trainer in the race's short history. A standout winner of the Cross Country Chase was Garde Champetre, who won the 2008 and 2009 renewals. The veteran horse is back for another crack in 2011 after a disappointing performance in 2010. Nine Carberry is the leading jockey with three wins, including two aboard Garde Champetre that made it three consecutive successes between 2007 and 2009.