Cross Country Chase Tips

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.

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Card

Cheltenham Day 2 Tips 2021 (Wednesday)

Time - DateRaceOur Tips / ResultsBet / Watch Replays
13:30 ResultNovices' HurdleWinner: Envoi Allen 4/7 F
14:10 ResultRSA ChaseWinner: Champ 9/2
14:50 ResultCoral CupWinner: Dame De Compagnie 5/1
15:30Champion ChaseWinner: Politologue 6/1 2ndF
16:10Cross Country ChaseWinner: Easysland 3/1
16:50Boodles Juvenile H'cap HurdleWinner: Aramax
17:30Champion BumperWinner: Ferny Hollow

2021 Cross Country Chase Odds


Name
Best Odds
Top Bookie
Easysland2/1Betfred
Tiger Roll5/1bet365
Amazin Comedy12/1Unibet
Champagne Classic16/1William Hill
Bar20/1

2021 Cross Country Chase Tips

Once the new National Hunt season starts, we'll cover the Cross Country Chase in our ante-post tips for the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.

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2020 Cross Country Chase Result

Cross Country Chase 2020 Runners & Results

RunnerBest OddsPlace Bet
Winner: Easyland3/1
2nd Place: Tiger Roll1/1
3rd Place: Out Sam25/1
4th Place: Diesel Dallier20/1
Might Bite12/1
Urgent De Gregaine12/1
Yanworth12/1
Neverushacon16/1
Arlequin DAllier25/1
Josies Orders25/1
Betvictor Paying1/5 Odds - 4 Places
E/W TermsNon Runner No Bet
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Cross Country Chase Key Facts


DateWednesday March 17, 2021
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 2020 FAQs

Who won the 2020 Cheltenham Cross Country Chase?

Favourite Tiger Roll came second to 6 year old Easysland in 2020. Our Cheltenham betting tips have been carefully selected by Seasoned Cheltenham pundits and horse racing experts. They're free, so check them out if you're not sure who to bet on in the Cross Country Chase 2020.

When is the Cross Country Chase?

The Cross Country Chase 2021 is the fifth race on Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday, March 17th. 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 2021?

The Cross Country Chase is due off at 4.10pm on Wednesday, March 10th 2020, following the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Who won the 2019 Cross Country Chase?

5/4f Tiger Roll won the 2019 Cross Country Chase, with the Grand National hero finishing ahead of 15/2 Josies Orders.