2023 Cross Country Handicap Chase Betting Odds & Racecard

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 2023?

Delta Work5/29/4
Noble Yeats-7/1
Good Bye Sam12/110/1
Diesel D'allier16/116/1
Stealthy Tom-20/1
Shady Operator25/120/1
Back On The Lash33/125/1
Brahma Bull33/125/1
Hurricane Darwin-33/1
Plan Of Attack40/133/1

Tiger Roll has got two Grand National victories under his belt and the Gordon Elliott-trained horse still has plenty left to offer at the Cheltenham Festival. The Gigginstown horse delighted all his backers twelve months ago when obliging with a victory under Denise Foster and will be saddled again by Elliott after his return from a racing ban.

When you compare the Cheltenham 2023 betting odds, you can see that the bookies are struggling to split Tiger Roll and Easysland in the market. The former is trading at Cheltenham Festival odds of anywhere between 4/1 and 6/1, although not much is known about present condition.

Tiger Roll was pulled up in the Unibet Many Clouds Chase back in early December, so it might be guesswork as to how he performs. On the flip side, the 2021 Cross Country Chase saw the horse win by eighteen lengths despite being sent off at betting odds of 9/2 to win.

As for Easysland, the French raider was even money betting favourite to win the 2021 Cross Country Chase before losing to his old adversary, although the JP McManus horse previously lowered Tiger Roll’s colours and he’s clearly become something of a Cross Country Chase specialist.

Ajas and Shady Operator are the other horses that are likely to offer attractive Cheltenham each-way betting options, with the former coming from the Easysland stable, with a number of victories being recorded during the calendar year. Shady Operator is trained by Cross Country specialist Enda Bolger and there was a recent winner in a Punchestown chase.