2022 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase Preview, Trends & Analysis - November Meeting

2022 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase Preview, Trends & Analysis - November Meeting

2022 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase Preview

Scheduled to take place during the November Meeting of each year at the Cheltenham racecourse is the Cross Country Chase, a class two handicap that is run over the unique cross country course at Cheltenham. Runners compete over the three miles and six furlongs trip and those runners must be five or older to enter the race.

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Over the last 20 renewals, it was the W P Mullins trained Uncle Junior ridden by Mr P W Mullins who has set the fastest winning time in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase, the runner won the race in a time of 8:03.10 that was set when winning the race in 2011. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Paul Nolan and jockey Davy Russell with Dix Villez who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 8:50.47 in the 2008 renewal.

These are the top three quickest run Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2011 - Uncle Junior (8:03.10)
  • 2016 - Urgent De Gregaine (8:09.70)
  • 2018 - Josies Orders (8:09.70)

How competitive is the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2018 when the race had an over-round of 111%. The race in 2015 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 131%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase, the over-round has been 119% that means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £119 which is bet.

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase next time out then you would have back a total of 5 winners. Backing all 17 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +7.00. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase Past Winners

Here are the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse Info
2021
8:20.67
Back On The Lash (GB)
7yo 10-3 4/1F
Sean Bowen
Martin Keighley (GB)
2020
8:34.27
Kingswell Theatre (GB)
11yo 10-0 22/1
Tom Scudamore
Michael Scudamore (GB)
2019
8:44.77
Diesel DAllier (FR)
6yo 10-4 13/2
Charlie Deutsch
Emmanuel Clayeux (FR)
2018
8:09.70
Josies Orders (IRE)
10yo 10-11 2/1F
Mark Walsh
E Bolger (IRE)
2017
8:14.60
Kingswell Theatre (GB)
8yo 10-7 14/1
Tom Scudamore
Michael Scudamore (GB)
2016
8:09.70
Urgent De Gregaine (FR)
9yo 10-3 50/1
Felix De Giles
Emmanuel Clayeux (FR)
2015
8:09.80
Josies Orders (IRE)
7yo 10-2 11/4F
Ms N Carberry
E Bolger (IRE)
2014
8:21.70
Balthazar King (IRE)
10yo 11-8 4/7F
Richard Johnson
Philip Hobbs (GB)
2013
8:16.10
Balthazar King (IRE)
9yo 11-8 5/4F
Richard Johnson
Philip Hobbs (GB)
2012
8:33.12
Uncle Junior (IRE)
11yo 11-8 9/2
Mr P W Mullins
W P Mullins (IRE)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase have been based:

  • IRE: 10 winners with an additional 17 placings from 82 runners
  • GB: 8 winners with an additional 16 placings from 126 runners
  • FR: 2 winners with an additional 6 placings from 20 runners
  • CZE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 13 runners
  • SWE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase over the last 20 renewals is E Bolger who has won the race 7 times. Those 7 winners came from Spot Thedifference (2004), Spot Thedifference (2005), Spot Thedifference (2006), Spot Thedifference (2007), Garde Champetre (2009), Josies Orders (2015) & Josies Orders (2018). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase are Philip Hobbs (3 wins), W P Mullins (2 wins) & Michael Scudamore (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase, Paul Nicholls has sent a total of 14 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
E Bolger 24-7-13 +3.80 +1.05
Philip Hobbs 9-3-5 +0.32 +1.01
W P Mullins 8-2-4 +3.00 +1.75
Michael Scudamore 3-2-2 +35.00 +20.60
Martin Keighley 8-1-4 -3.00 +2.33
Kim Bailey 7-1-1 +10.00 +2.00
Colin Tizzard 5-1-1 +6.00 +2.00
Paul Nolan 1-1-1 +28.00 +14.00
Paul Nicholls 14-0-1 -14.00 -13.28
Henry De Bromhead 8-0-2 -8.00 -5.60

Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase Jockey Statistics

There are two leading jockeys in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase over the last 20 renewals with both Mr P W Mullins & Tom Scudamore who have both won the race 2 times. Mr P W Mullins winners have been with Uncle Junior (2011) & Uncle Junior (2012). Tom Scudamore winners have been with Kingswell Theatre (2017) & Kingswell Theatre (2020).

Here are some of the top Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Rides, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Mr P W Mullins 5-2-4 +6.00 +4.75
Tom Scudamore 4-2-2 +34.00 +19.60
Davy Russell 5-1-2 +24.00 +11.90
Charlie Deutsch 4-1-2 +3.50 +2.60
Felix De Giles 3-1-3 +48.00 +29.85
Mark Walsh 2-1-1 +1.00 +0.25
Sean Bowen 1-1-1 +4.00 +2.50
Sam Twiston-Davies 6-0-0 -6.00 -6.00
Aidan Coleman 4-0-2 -4.00 -1.87
Richie McLernon 4-0-0 -4.00 -4.00

2022 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,2,11,RO,1,5,UR,2,1,2,2,2,1,1,1,2,F,1,5,4,1

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (64%) - Carried 150-165lbs (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Contested over 3m2f+
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - At least a class 3 (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (70%) - Not 2-3 falls over fences
  • 19 / 20 (71%) - 3+ starts (Class)
  • 19 / 20 (76%) - Placed within last 4 starts
  • 19 / 20 (76%) - Placed in at least a class two
  • 19 / 20 (79%) - Either a bay or grey
  • 19 / 20 (82%) - Either a 4yo+ or 5yo+ (LTO)
  • 18 / 20 (64%) - 3+ wins (Chases)
  • 18 / 20 (69%) - Placed over 3m1½+
  • 18 / 20 (70%) - 4+ wins (Career)
  • 18 / 20 (78%) - 4-9 starts (1 Year)
  • 18 / 20 (85%) - 11+ starts (Chases)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Cheltenham racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase. Did you know that we have an OLBG Betting School section on OLBG? It is a place to help you improve your betting experience with articles like the How to Find Winners - 101 Tips to Choose A Winning Horse Racing Bet.

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Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +83.62 is when runners had the same jockey as when last winning. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 2 career wins in Jumps (Chase) races, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-44.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase is Cheltenham, there has been a total number of 5 winners of this race who ran at Cheltenham last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Galway, there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Galway last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 234 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 8 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, These are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase:

  • Kings Theatre (4 Wins)
  • Lafontaine I (4 Wins)
  • Milan (2 Wins)
  • Saddlers Hall (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase despite multiple attempts:

  • Be My Native (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Kayf Tara (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Zaffaran (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Urgent De Gregaine in 2016 when winning for Emmanuel Clayeux at odds of 50/1 under the guidance of Felix De Giles. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 7 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2022 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today.

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