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The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeplechase

The fourth race to take place at The November Meeting 2021 at Cheltenham Racecourse will be The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeplechase.

The November Meeting is a magical three-day horse racing meeting that takes place annually just as Autumn is turning to Winter and the emerging festive vibes are beginning to grip the nation.

That gripping sensation is maximised by the 19 intense races that are offered by this National Hunt meeting in Cheltenham, including the three high-value, prestigious featured races that belong to their respective days.

There are 6 races on Day One, Countryside Day, 7 races on Day Two, Paddy Power Day including the Paddy Power Gold Cup, and 6 races on The November Meeting Sunday. 

The featured races of each day are The Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase on Friday, The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase on Saturday and The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race on Sunday. These races offer the biggest prize pools of the event.

The Cheltenham November Meeting 2021 is penned in to take place from Friday the 12th until Sunday the 14th of November this year.

About the Race

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeplechase is a Class 2 National Hunt cross country handicap steeplechase that is run at Cheltenham Racecourse for Countryside Day at The November Meeting, open to horses aged 5 years and older.

Stretching a lengthy total distance of 3 miles, 6 furlongs and 37 yards and featuring 32 obstacles for the elite competitors to negotiate, this interesting cross country race offers a purse of £20,000 which is to be split proportionately between the top four placed horses accordingly:

  • 1st place – £12,512
  • 2nd place – £3,696
  • 3rd place – £1,848
  • 4th place – £924

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeple Chase will be the fourth race of the afternoon at The November Meeting 2021, beginning at 15:00 on Countryside Day.

Runners

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeplechase is a huge date in the diary for all of those involved, particularly the competitors and their teams who prepare for this race right up until the final moments.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race the last time it was contested at The November Meeting 2020 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Tiger Roll (IRE) – Pulled Up – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Robbie Power and trained by Gordon Elliott
  2. Easysland (FR) – fourth-place finish – 8/11 starting price – weighing in at 11-8 – ridden by jockey Jonathon Plouganou and trained by David Cottin
  3. Potters Corner (IRE) – third-place finish – 17/2 starting price – weighing in at 10-6 – ridden by jockey Jack Tudor and trained by Christian Williams
  4. Little Bruce (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-0 – ridden by jockey Thomas Dowson and trained by Patrick Kirby
  5. Kings Temptation (GB) – sixth-place finish – 28/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-0 – ridden by jockey Kielan Woods and trained by Ben Case
  6. Beau Du Brizais (FR) – second-place finish – 22/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-0 – ridden by jockey Micheal Nolan and trained by Philip Hobbs
  7. Vivas (FR) – fifth-place finish – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-0 – ridden by jockey Charlie Deutsch and trained by Charlie Longsdon
  8. Vino Royale (FR) – Pulled Up – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-0 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by David Cottin
  9. Kingswell Theatre (GB) – first-place finish – 22/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-0 – ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by Michael Scudamore

Tips

The November Meeting provides a great opportunity to get your betting boots on and attempt to turn the event into a profitable one. With the help of our friendly, knowledgable betting tipsters, this feat is much easier to accomplish.

Millions of pounds are won across the meetings hosted by Cheltenham Racecourse and with three-days of excellent racing on offer for The November Meeting, this could well be the second-best opportunity behind The Cheltenham Festival itself.

As well as lucrative tips with plenty of potential, we’ll let you know all the best offers and promotions that are available for each and every race so you can fully maximise your profits should you see the right results.

Odds

Before enhanced odds promotions are even considered, odds for Countryside Day at The November Meeting are already generous.

Last year’s winner is a perfect example – 22/1 outsider Kingswell Theatre performed exceptionally to grind out an incredible result that would have turned the £10 outright stakes of those that backed him into £220 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeplechase at The November Meeting in Cheltenham, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

Last year’s winner in The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeplechase was 22/1 outsider Kingswell Theatre, ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by Michael Scudamore.

A 22/1 outsider also finished in second-place – 5 lengths behind the leader was Beau Du Brizais, followed by 17/2 priced Potters Corner in third and 8/11 race favourite Easysland in fourth.

2019

The 2019 edition of The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeple Chase did not take place after adverse weather conditions resulted in the abandonment of The November Meeting’s Countryside Day at Cheltenham Racecourse.

2018

The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeplechase at Cheltenham Racecourse was won by 2/1 race favourite Josies Orders in 2018, ridden by jockey Mark Walsh and trained by Enda Bolger.

7/1 priced Fact Of The Matter finished just three-quarters of a length behind the leader in second-place, followed by 12/1 outsider Jarob in third and 11/4 second-favourite Tiger Roll in fourth.

2017

Back in 2017, 14/1 outsider Kingswell Theatre won The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeplechase at The November Meeting, ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by Michael Scudamore.

12/1 outsider Vicomte Du Seuil finished just three-quarters of a length behind the leader in second-place, followed by 7/2 second-favourite Urgent De Gregaine in third and 6/1 Cantlow in fourth.

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