Cross Country Chase Tips

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The Cross Country Chase is a fairly new addition to the Cheltenham Festival, having been added to the Day 2 schedule in 2005.

Staged on the unique Cross Country course, a wide array of weird and wonderful obstacles will be scaled during this 3m 6f marathon.

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2024 Cross Country Chase Tips

The Cross Country Chase ante-post tips and final Cross Country Chase tips are available ahead of the Cheltenham Festival.

Cross Country Chase Key Facts


DateWednesday March 13, 2024
Time4:10pm
TrackCheltenham (Cross Country)
Distance3m 6f
StatusClass 2
Prize Money£65,000
Age5YO+

Cross Country Chase History

During the early history of the Cross Country Chase, Irish specialist Enda Bolger dominated. Bogler saddled four of the first five winners, whilst also celebrating with Josies Orders in 2016.

Philip Hobbs' fan's favourite, Balthazar King twice won the Cross Country Chase in 2012 and '14.

Top amateur jockey, Jamie Codd celebrated his first victory in this testing race in 2017, as he guided Gordon Elliott's Cause Of Causes to victory.

The leading jockey in this unique race is the recently retired Nina Carberry, who rode four winners for Enda Bolger during her career.

Cheltenham legend Tiger Roll won the 2018 and '19 renewals of the Cross Country, before going on to win the Grand National three weeks later.

Gordon Elliott's star then tried to make it three victories in a row in 2020, only to be denied by French raider Easysland, who powered to victory on very testing ground.

Cross Country Chase FAQs

When is the Cross Country Chase?

The Cross Country Chase 2024 is the fifth race on Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday, March 13th. The Cross Country Chase is run over 3m6f and provides runners with a series of unique fences and obstacles on the cross-country course before rejoining the main track for the closing stages.

What time is the Cross Country Chase?

The Cross Country Chase is due off at 4.10pm on Wednesday, March 13th 2024, following the Queen Mother Champion Chase.