2022 Cross Country Handicap Chase Racecard Betting Odds

If you are interested in the type of races that give you plenty of value for money in terms of how long it lasts, the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase is certainly for you. Run over a monster distance of three miles and seven furlongs and with 32 obstacles to negotiate, this race is one of the toughest at the Cheltenham Festival. But which sturdy competitor will triumph in 2022?

Tiger Roll6/16/16/16/14/1
Shady Operator14/17/18/115/28/1
Balko Des Flos10/117/210/117/28/1
Escaria Ten--14/1--
Back On The Lash-12/114/114/116/1
Coko Beach--14/1--
Kitty's Light---16/1-
Midnight Maestro20/1-20/1--
Alpha Des Obeaux--20/1--
Plan Of Attack25/122/120/125/125/1
Diesel D'allier--25/125/125/1
Freewheelin Dylan25/1-25/125/1-
Singing Banjo50/125/133/128/125/1
Potters Corner--33/1--
Le Breuil--33/1--
Hurricane Darwin--33/1--
Blast Of Koeman--33/1--
Call It Magic--33/1--
Cap Du Nord--33/1--
Fox Pro--40/1--
Robin Des Foret--40/1--
Otchoa Rouge--40/1--
Super Citizen--40/1--
Kingswell Theatre--50/1--

After the excitement of the Queen Mother Champion Chase comes the X-Country Glenfarclas Chase and this is a quirky encounter where the chasers go over a variety of obstacles dotted around the centre of the track before heading up the famous Cheltenham hill in a bid for victory.

Tiger Roll has been a prominent contender in previous Cross Country races although the Gordon Elliott charge had his colours lowered last year and the two-time Grand National winner isn’t favourite for the race this time around, with recent form looking a concern.

Since finishing runner-up in this race in March, the runner finished sixth in a maiden race at Navan before turning out at Cheltenham in November where Tiger Roll was pulled up in a Cross Country race which was won by Kingswell Theatre.

2020 Cross Country Chase winner Easysland was also in that race and was sent off as the 8/11 favourite although the French raider fell short when finishing fourth. That hasn’t stopped the bookies from making the six-year-old favourite to claim a consecutive victory at the Cheltenham Festival.

It might pay to look outside the leading pair in the betting for this race and Amazing Comedy could be an interesting runner after landing a couple of victories already this season. This is another French horse who finished second to Easysland in a race in December 2019 and has to be respected despite making it hard to marry French form with the British runners.

Potters Corner is a former Welsh Grand National winner who could line up in this race and trainer Christian Williams will have been impressed by the horse’s third-place finish at Cheltenham last autumn despite a long lay-off, with more to come from the ten-year-old who could be the best each-way bet in the race.