Cross Country Chase Odds
Day 1 - Wednesday 11th March 2020 - 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 2019 race was won for a second year running by Tiger Roll for trainer Gordon Elliott.
2019 Cross Country Chase Result
|1st||Tiger Roll 5/4F||9||K Donoghue||G Elliott|
|2nd||Josies Orders 15/2||11||M Walsh||E Bolger|
|3rd||Urgent De Gregaine 8/1||11||F De Giles||E Clayeux|
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.