Cheltenham Cross Country Chase 2020 Trends

Our horse racing experts at Bookmakers.co.uk have taken a look at the key trends from the last 10 years which will help you find the best horse to follow in the 2020 renewal of the Cheltenham Cross Country Chase.

Cheltenham Cross Country Chase 2020 Trends

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2020 Cheltenham Cross Country Chase Trends


The last 10 winners:

  • Average rating of 143
  • Four runs over the previous year
  • At least seven runs over fences
  • At lease one chase win

Nine of the last 10 winners:

  • 10-year-old or younger
  • Last run was within the last 30 days
  • Competed over 3m4f or further - six winning over that distance
  • Previously ran at Cheltenham
  • Finished in the top five in at least one of their last three starts

Eight of the last 10 winners:

  • Trained in Ireland
  • Run in at least 13 chases
  • Had run in at least one Cheltenham cross country race before
  • Placed in the top five in a previous cross country (or banks)

Key Trials from the last 10 years

  • The Grade 2 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase in December has thrown up three winners in the last ten years (Tiger Roll, Josies Orders & Balthazar King). Tiger Roll won this race in 2019.
  • The Grade 2 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase in November has also thrown up three winners in the last decade (Tiger Roll, Cause Of Causes and Balthazar King). Urgent De Gregaine won this renewal in November 2019.
  • Big Shu (2012 winner) won the P P Hogan Cross Country Chase before his Cheltenham Cross Country victory.

Trainer Trends

  • Gordon Elliott has three wins from 11 runs, with Tiger Roll largely to thanks for his impressive strike rate.
  • Philip Hobbs has also had some success here with two wins from 10 runs.
  • Enda Bolger is a serial Cheltenham Cross Country entrant and will hope to build on his one win from 30 entries.

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Jockey Trends

  • Keith Donoghue has won the last two renewals of this race on board Tiger Roll and will look to make it three-in-a-row in 2020.
  • Richard Johnson has two Cheltenham Cross Country wins under his belt when he rode Balthazar King to success in 2012 and 2014.

How did the trends do last year?

Tiger Roll (5/4) was heaving fancied at the Cheltenham Festival last year and didn't dissapointment - landing his second Cheltenham Cross Country race in a row for Bookmakers.co.uk's very own Keith Donoghue.



Who Fits The Trends Best In 2020?

All signs point to Tiger Roll to make it a hat-trick in 2020 Cheltenham Cross Country Chase renewal.

The Gordon Elliott trained superstar will likely be sent off as favourite come March 10th.

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2019 Cheltenham Cross Country Result

PositionNamePriceTrainerJockey
1stTiger Roll5/4Keith DonoghueGordon Elliott
2ndJosies Orders15/2Mark WalshEnda Bolger
3rdUrgent De Gregaine17/2Felix De GilesEmmanuel Clayeux

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