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Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
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Cheltenham 15:40
£48,750 added, 5yo plus,
3m 6f 37y, Class 2   
Wednesday 17th March 2021

1 Tiger Roll 9/2
2 Easysland 1/1F
3 Some Neck 17/2
13 ran NR: Potters Corner Distances: 18l, 2¼l, 1½l

Tiger Roll produced a breath-taking performance in the hands of Keith Donoghue to record his fifth Cheltenham Festival success.

The dual Grand National hero hasn't looked himself as a 10 and 11-year-old this season, so much so that connections withdrew him from a potential crack at a record third straight Aintree win next month over a row concerning his British handicap mark, but he roared back to his very best in the Cheltenham sun shine.

Right on the pace throughout, Tiger Roll tanked through the race and never looked in trouble despite even-money favourite Easysland creeping into contention from the back of the field.

Tiger Roll kept pouring it on with the minimum of effort and ultimately reversed last year's placings with the French raider, beating Easysland by a massive 18 lengths, with Some Neck back in third at 17/2.

"That's the Tiger we were seeing at home and we're delighted he could show it on the track. He's a legend," said Donoghue on ITV Racing.

Tiger Roll was making his first start under the banner of Denis 'Sneezy' Foster following a high-profile change of licence-holder at Gordon Elliott's Cullentra House stables.

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Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
(Cross Country Chase)
£48,750 added, 5yo plus, 3m 6f 37y, Class 2
13 ran
Going: Good to Soft

POS. DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1     Tiger Roll 11 11-4 1 Mrs Denise Foster Keith Donoghue 9/2
2
18 Easysland 7 11-4 D Cottin Felix De Giles EvsF
3
Some Neck 10 11-4 John C McConnell Richard Johnson 17/2
4
Alpha Des Obeaux 11 11-4 Mrs Denise Foster 22/1
5
72 Out Sam 12 11-4 Mrs Denise Foster Jody McGarvey 50/1
6
34 Hogan's Height 10 11-4 Jamie Snowden Gavin Sheehan 25/1
PU Artic Pearl 10 11-4 Martin Brassil Darragh O'Keeffe 100/1
PU Defi Des Carres 8 11-4 Charlie Mann Harry Bannister 28/1
PU Kingswell Theatre 12 11-4 Michael Scudamore Tom Scudamore 33/1
PU Le Breuil 9 11-4 Ben Pauling Kielan Woods 9/1
PU Vivas 10 11-4 Charlie Longsdon Charlie Deutsch 100/1
UR Balko Des Flos 10 11-4 Henry De Bromhead Rachael Blackmore 6/1
FELL Kings Temptation 9 11-4 Ben Case Bryan Carver 66/1
NR Potters Corner 11 11-4 Christian Williams NON RUNNER

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PAST RESULTS

Year Winner Age/Wt Jockey Trainer Owner SP Ran
2020 Easysland 6 11-04 D Cottin Jonathan Plouganou John P McManus 3/1 14

2019 Tiger Roll 9-11-04 Keith Donogue Gordon Elliott IRE Gigginstown House Stud 5/4F 15

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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