Cross Country Handicap Chase Form
The key form race to review for the best form for the 2014 Cross Country Chase is the Cross Country race at the Cheltenham December meeting. This is one of the only chances during the year that many of the runners will get a chance to race in this fantastic race. There are very few cross country races during the season so any that do take place are well worth keeping a close eye on.
There are certain trainers worth following through the season with Edna Bolger being top of that list, the Irish trainer will always have a good cross country chaser on his books so his runners should be watched very closely.
Cross Country Handicap Racecard/Form 2014
Enda Bolger is well known for his ability to train Cross Country Chasers and the Irish handler looks to have another one on his hands this season. Love Rory won the Glenfarclas Memorial Cross Country Chase at Punchestown over three miles. Under a great ride from Nina Carberry, Love Rory beat off Big Shu who is also on his way to the Festival next month with good style. The winner jumped well and stayed on strongly in very testing conditions to put himself right into the Festival picture. Bolger and Carberry enjoyed great success in Cross Country Race at Cheltenham with Garde Champetre and maybe this is another horse who can claim Festival glory.
The first major trial race of the season for the Cross Country Chase takes place at Cheltenham during the Open Meeting in November. Run over the same course and distance as the Festival race it is always a key pointer and has been won by the excellent Balthazar King. The Philip Hobbs horse is in great form at the moment and he held off a strong challenge from Uncle Junior over the final couple of fences. Both horses are likely to be back for the Festival and both were trimmed for that race as a result of this run.
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Cheltenham Festival - Betting Tips
Following on from last year, we are delighted to announce that we are featuring horse racing tips from Channel Four Racing presenter, Tom Lee.
Tom appears on Channel 4's Morning Line & covers live Racing in the afternoon as well fronting RTE's Racing coverage in Ireland, his Cheltenham Festival Tips and previews of each day's Racing will be available during the Festival and supported with opinions and views from our Racing writers.