2016 Cross Country Handicap Chase

The Cross Country Handicap Chase is the first major cross country chase of the Cheltenham Festival. The race challenges entries to cover a distance of 3 miles 7 furlongs over the Cheltenham Cross Country Course, clearing 32 fences on the way to the finishing post.

The Cross Country Handicap Chase is one of the longest handicap races at the Cheltenham Festival. Entry to the race is open to qualified cross country chasers over the age of 5.

Introduced to the Cheltenham Festival race program in 2005, the Cross Country Handicap Chase is one of only three races run on the Cheltenham Cross Country Course every year.

Cross Country Chase Betting Odds

Cheltenham - Cheltenham
Glenfarclas Chase (Cross Country Chase) (Class 2) - 16:10
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Josies Orders 15/8 11/4 15/8
Balthazar King 9/2 5 9/2
Quantitativeeasing 9 8 9
Any Currency 11 9 11
Sire Collonges 12 11 12
Ballyboker Bridge 16 14 16
Cantlow 10 16 11
Third Intention 16 16 16
Rivage D'or 25 18 25
Dolatulo 28 25 25
Bless The Wings 33 33 33
Uncle Junior 33 22 33
Love Rory 33 28 33
Rossvoss 40 40 40
Utah De La Coquais 66 50 66
Valadom 50 80 50

Cross Country Handicap Chase Winners

Edna Bolger’s Garde Champetre is the stand-out winner of the Cross Country Handicap Chase. Garde Champetre became the first racehorse to score to wins in the race by taking the title for the second consecutive year in 2009, giving Nina Carberry her second ride on a Cross Country Handicap Chase winner.