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Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
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Cheltenham 16:10
£65,000 added, 5yo plus,
3m 6f 37y, Class 2   
Wednesday 13th March 2019

1 Tiger Roll 5/4F
2 Josies Orders 15/2
3 Urgent De Gregaine 17/2
15 ran NR: Hurricane Darwin Distances: 22l, ¾l, 2¾l
Time: 8m 27.28s (slow by 23.28s)

Tiger Roll hacks up in the Cross Country Chase!

Tiger Roll continued building his place among the Cheltenham Festival's all-time favourites when winning his fourth race at the famous meeting.
 
Today's win in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase was his second in the race, following on from last year's success, and complemented other wins in the G1 JCB Triumph Hurdle (2014) and National Hunt Chase (2017). To that quartet can be added success in the 2018 Randox Health Grand National, yet it could be argued today's triumph, as the 5/4 favourite, was his best performance, and certainly one of the easiest. 
 
He tanked through the race under jockey Keith Donoghue and trounced his rivals, beating the 2016 winner Josie's Orders (15/2) by 22 lengths, with last year's runner-up, Urgent De Gregaine (17/2) a further three-quarters of a length back in third. Coral shortened the winner to 6/1 from 10/1 to repeat his Aintree victory.

Trainers Quotes

Eddie O'Leary, brother of Michael and part of the Gigginstown House Stud team which owns Tiger Roll, said: "He's an amazing horse. He's not a good horse, he's a great horse. He's just incredible, and while he's not a Don Cossack [the Magners Gold Cup winner owned by Gigginstown House Stud] he's a great horse.
 
"He looks to be a freak of nature, and people forget he had stopped racing. He was sick of the game and didn't want any more of it, then Keith Donoghue took him hunting [in late 2017] and went down the cross-country route and he got his mojo back. Now he loves racing, and it's all down to Keith, Gordon [Elliott] and the team at home.
 
"The cross-country discipline really invigorated him, so while people dismiss this race, don't forget what it can do for some horses."
 
Donoghue said: "He is some legend, definitely a legend in my eyes anyway. It was some performance on heavy ground - he just tanked around and, the further he was going, the better he was getting. He is just a legend of a horse.

"I wasn't too sure coming back on the main course how far I was clear, but I jumped the second-last, gave him a bit of a squeeze and he came alive. I could see the big screen and saw that I was about 10 lengths clear, so I just needed to get him over the last. I think he is better than ever this season. His run the last time out over hurdles was a serious run and today was arguably his best performance.

"He was a Festival winner for me last year and is probably the horse who has got my name out there. He is just a legend. If it wasn't for Gordon, I wouldn't be in this situation and Tiger Roll wouldn't be such a good horse. He is a master of a trainer."

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Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
(Cross Country Chase)
£65,000 added, 5yo plus, 3m 6f 37y, Class 2
15 ran
Going: Soft, Heavy in places

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Tiger Roll (IRE) 5/4f K M Donoghue
11-4
G Elliott 9
2nd 22 Josies Orders (IRE) 15/2 M P Walsh
11-4
E Bolger 11
3rd ¾ Urgent De Gregaine (FR) 17/2 Felix de Giles
11-4
E Clayeux 11
4th Ballycasey (IRE) 33/1 Mr P W Mullins
11-4
W P Mullins 12
5th 5 Jarob 66/1 M A Enright
11-4
G O'Loughlin 12
6th 9 Kingswell Theatre 33/1 T Scudamore
11-4
M Scudamore 10
7th 10 Vyta Du Roc (FR) 25/1 D A Jacob
11-4
N J Henderson 10
8th 10 Fact Of The Matter (IRE) 16/1 G Sheehan
11-4
Jamie Snowden 9
9th s.h Aubusson (FR) 100/1 Chester Williams
11-4
Mrs J Williams 10
10th Amazing Comedy (FR) 20/1 J Plouganou
11-4
D Cottin 9
PU Auvergnat (FR) 9/1 D J McInerney
11-4
E Bolger 9
PU Bless The Wings (IRE) 20/1 D N Russell
11-4
G Elliott 14
PU Devils Bride (IRE) 100/1 Rachael Blackmore
11-4
H De Bromhead 12
PU Ultragold (FR) 14/1 H Cobden
11-4
C L Tizzard 11
UR Tea For Two 12/1 Lizzie Kelly
11-4
Mrs J Williams 10
NR Hurricane Darwin (IRE) D Meyler
11-4
A Fleming 9

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PAST RESULTS

2018-WINNER-TIGER ROLL 8-11-04 Owner-Gigginstown House Stud; Trainer-Gordon Elliott IRE; Jockey-Keith Donoghue; SP-7/1
2ND-Urgent De Gregaine 10-11-02 Owner-Arnaud Rasquier; Trainer-Emmanuel Clayeux FR; Jockey-Felix De Giles; SP-12/1
3RD-The Last Samuri 10-11-04 Owner-Paul & Clare Rooney; Trainer-Kim Bailey; Jockey-David Bass; SP-11/4 Fav
16 ran, Time-8m 51.60s, Dist-2, 11

2017-WINNER-CAUSE OF CAUSES 9-11-04 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Gordon Elliott IRE; Jockey-Mr Jamie Codd; SP-4/1
2ND-Bless The Wings 12-11-04 Owner-Adrian Butler/S O’Connor; Trainer-Gordon Elliott IRE; Jockey-Davy Russell; SP-10/1
3RD-Cantlow 12-11-04 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Enda Bolger IRE; Jockey-Adrian Heskin; SP-9/4 Fav
16 ran, Time-8m 12.30s, Dist-9, 1¼

2016-WINNER-JOSIES ORDERS 8-11-04 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Enda Bolger IRE; Jockey-Ms Nina Carberry; SP-15/8 Fav
2ND- Bless The Wings 11-11-04 Owner-Adrian Butler/S P O’Connor; Trainer-Gordon Elliott IRE; Jockey-Mr Jamie Codd; SP- 33/1
3RD- Quantitativeeasing 11-11-04 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Enda Bolger IRE; Jockey-Mark Walsh; SP-9/1
16 ran, Time-8m 11.00s, Dist-1, 1¼, 5 (original) Josies Orders awarded the race on August 25, 2016 when Any Currency disqualified.

2015-WINNER-RIVAGE D’OR 10-10-10 Owner-Gigginstown House Stud; Trainer-Tony Martin IRE; Jockey-Davy Russell; SP-16/1
2ND-Any Currency 12-11-11 Owner-Cash Is King; Trainer-Martin Keighley; Jockey-Aidan Coleman; SP-7/1
3RD-Uncle Junior 14-11-09 Owner-Mrs M McMahion; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Mr Patrick Mullins; SP-20/1
4TH-Dogora 6-10-10 Owner-Susannah Ricci; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ms Katie Walsh; SP-20/1
16 ran, Time-8m 23.80s, Dist-2¼, 1, 2 9/2 Fav Toutancarmont (ran out)

2014-WINNER-BALTHAZAR KING 10-11-12 Owner-The Brushmakers; Trainer-Philip Hobbs; Jockey-Richard Johnson; SP-4/1
2ND-Any Currency 11-10-08 Owner-Cash Is King; Trainer-Martin Keighley; Jockey-Ian Popham; SP-10/1
3RD-Big Shu 9-11-09 Owner- Hugh Duffy, Richard Robinson & Caroline Woods; Trainer-Peter Maher IRE; Jockey- Paul Carberry; SP-3/1
Fav
4TH-Duke Of Lucca 9-10-10 Owner-Lesley Field; Trainer-Philip Hobbs; Jockey-Tom O’Brien; SP-25/1
16 ran, Time-8m 19.20s, Dist-sh, 3, 5

2013-WINNER-BIG SHU 8-10-05 Owner-Hugh Duffy, Richard Robinson & Caroline Woods; Trainer-Peter Maher IRE; Jockey-Barry Cash;
SP-14/1
2ND-Shakervilz 10-10-00 Owner-Wicklow Bloodstock Limited; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ms Katie Walsh; SP-20/1
3RD-Outlaw Pete 9-10-09 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-John Halley IRE; Jockey- Mr Josh Halley; SP-6/1
4TH-Bostons Angel 9-11-00 Owner- Elder Scouller; Trainer-Jessica Harrington IRE; Jockey-Robbie Power; SP-9/1
16 ran, Time-8m 44.70s, Dist-4, 10, 1¼ 9/4 Fav Arabella Boy (7th)

2012-WINNER-BALTHAZAR KING 8-10-09 Owner-The Brushmakers; Trainer-Philip Hobbs; Jockey-Richard Johnson; SP-11/2
2ND-A New Story 14-10-06 Owner-Storey’s Over Syndicate; Trainer-Michael Hourigan IRE; Jockey-Adrian Heskin; SP-20/1
3RD-Wedger Pardy 11-9-08 Owner-Lord Leigh; Trainer-Kim Bailey; Jockey-Miss Jacqueline Coward; SP-33/1
4TH-Sizing Australia 10-11-01 Owner-Ann & Alan Potts Partnership; Trainer-Henry de Bromhead IRE; Jockey-Andrew Lynch; SP-5/1
16 ran, Time-7m 51.70s, Dist-hd, 5, 2½ 100/30 Fav Scotsirish (PU)

2011-WINNER-SIZING AUSTRALIA 9-10-09 Owner-Ann & Alan Potts Partnership; Trainer-Henry De Bromhead IRE; Jockey-Andrew Lynch; SP-13/2
2ND-Garde Champetre 12-11-12 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Edna Bolger IRE; Jockey-Miss Nina Carberry; SP-5/1
3RD-A New Story 13-10-05 Owner-Storey’s Over Syndicate; Trainer-Michael Hourigan IRE; Jockey-Adrian Heskin; SP-12/1
15 ran, Time-8m 6.22s, Dist 1 ¼, 1 9/2 Fav Maljimar (4th)

2010-WINNER-A NEW STORY 12-9-07 Owner-Storey’s Over Syndicate; Trainer-Michael Hourigan IRE; Jockey-Adrian Heskin; SP33/1 2ND-L’Ami 11-11-04 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Enda Bolger IRE; Jockey-Mr J T McNamara; SP-4/1 3RD-Lacdoudal 11-9-12 Owner-Carol Skan; Trainer-Philip Hobbs; Jockey-Rhys Flint; SP-28/1 4TH-Another Jewel 8-10-00 Owner-F Magee; Trainer-Denis Murphy IRE; Jockey-Davy Condon; SP-16/1 16 ran, Time-8m 18.00s, Dist-2½ , 2¾ , nk 7/4 Fav Garde Champetre (5th)

2009-WINNER-GARDE CHAMPETRE 10-11-12 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Enda Bolger IRE; Jockey-Miss Nina Carberry; SP-7/2
2ND-L’Ami 10-11-08 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Enda Bolger IRE; Jockey-Mr J T McNamara; SP-7/4 Fav
3RD-Drombeag 11-10-07 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Enda Bolger IRE; Jockey-Robert Power; SP-7/1
4TH-A New Story 11-9-11 Owner-Storey’s Over Syndicate; Trainer-Michael Hourigan IRE; Jockey-Jack Doyle; SP-14/1 16 ran, Time-8m 47.54s, Dist-1¾, 14, 24

2008-WINNER-GARDE CHAMPETRE 9-10-13 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Enda Bolger IRE; Jockey-Miss Nina Carberry; SP-4/1
2ND-Native Jack 14-10-12 Owner-Gerard Burke/Robert Bagnall/N O’Farrell/K Sexton; Trainer-Philip Rothwell IRE; Jockey-Davy Russell; SP-40/1
3RD-A New Story 10-10-08 Owner-Storey’s Over Syndicate; Trainer-Michael Hourigan IRE; Jockey-Andrew McNamara; SP-20/1
4TH-Freneys Well 8-10-05 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Enda Bolger IRE; Jockey-Mr G Mangan (7); SP-25/1 16 ran, Time-8m 39.52s; Dist-10, 1½ , 4½ 5/2 Fav Wonderkid (6th)

2007-WINNER-HEADS ONTHE GROUND 10-10-02 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Enda Bolger IRE; Jockey-Miss Nina Carberry; SP-5/2 Fav
2ND-Silver Birch 10-11-00 Owner-Brian Walsh; Trainer-Gordon Elliott IRE; Jockey-Jason Maguire; SP-14/1
3RD-Le Duc 8-10-10 Owner-The Stewart Family; Trainer-Paul Nicholls; Jockey-Sam Thomas; SP-8/1
4TH-Spot Thedifference 14-11-12 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Enda Bolger IRE; Jockey-Mr J T McNamara; SP-6/1
16 ran, Time-8m 43.80s, Dist-3½, 12, 5

2006-WINNER-NATIVE JACK 12-10-08 Owner-Gerard Burke/R J Bagnall/N O’Farrell/K Sexton; Trainer-Philip Rothwell IRE; Jockey-Davy Russell; SP-7/2 Jt Fav
2ND-Spot Thedifference 13-11-12 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Enda Bolger IRE; Jockey-Mr J T McNamara; SP-12/1
3RD-Buauiltes And Fadas 11-9-11 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Enda Bolger IRE; Jockey-Miss Nina Carberry; SP-6/1
4TH-Il De Boitron 8-10-06 Owner-Clonakilty Racing Club; Trainer-Thomas O’Leary IRE; Jockey-Andrew McNamara; SP-100/1
16 ran, Time-8m 30.10s, Dist-2, 5, 5 7/2 Jt Fav Good Step (6th)

2005-WINNER-SPOT THEDIFFERENCE 12-11-12 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Enda Bolger IRE; Jockey-Mr J T McNamara; SP-4/1
2ND-Luzcadou 12-10-13 Owner-A G Chappell; Trainer-Ferdy Murphy; Jockey-Alan O’Keeffe; SP-22/1
3RD-Mrs Be 9-9-12 Owner-J H Burridge; Trainer-Grant Cann; Jockey-Miss Polly Gundry; SP-20/1
4TH-Lord Noelie 12-11-08 Owner-Executive Racing; Trainer-Bridget Nicholls; Jockey-Jason Maguire; SP-14/1
16 ran, Time-8m 44.00s, Dist-2.5, 6, .75 100/30 Fav Comanche War Paint (Fell)

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