15:40 Glenfarclas Chase Betting Odds & Tips: Cheltenham 2021 – 17th March 2021

Easysland to cruise to another cross-country success the Cheltenham Festival?

Horse Racing Betting

We switch to a bit of cross country action next for Cheltenham 2021 as we look at Glenfarclas Chase betting odds.

This is a gruelling 3m 6f contest for those involved in the action. There are 14 declared runners in the field for this year’s edition.

There are familiar names back at the head of the market in EASYSLAND and TIGER ROLL.

The former scooped the win in last year’s edition from a 3/1 SP (J Plouganou / D Cottin) as is expected to be right back there again 12 months later.

Glenfarclas Chase Betting Odds

Easysland 4/5
Tiger Roll 5/1
Some Neck 10/1
Balko Des Flos 14/1
Le Breuil 14/1
Kingswell Theatre 20/1
Hogan’s Height 25/1
Alpha Des Obeaux 22/1
Defi Des Carres 33/1
Out Sam 28/1
Kings Temptation 66/1
Vivas 66/1
Artic Pearl 100/1
* (betting odds recorded at 17:58 GMT March 16th, 2021 at Bet365)

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Easysland 4/5 odd-on FAV in Glenfarclas Chase Betting Odds

Last year’s winner EASYSLAND is back at the head of the market for another assault on the Glenfarclas Chase.

There is a quote of 4/5 to stride home first once again in the contest* (betting odds recorded at 17:58 GMT March 16th, 2021 at Bet365).

It is at the point where it really hard to oppose this brilliant cross-country player. He impressively took the score in the previous edition of this one.

It was by a ridiculous 17 length victory over dual Grand National winner Tiger Roll.

That was part of a storming season that he put on the board.

On his reappearance run for this campaign, he was well below his best here at Cheltenham in November.

Easysland was fourth behind Kingswell Theatre in that run. But this was the big target of course and he will likely be a lot sharper.

It’s all eyes on David Cottin’s charge who looks a pretty solid fit to go out and collect the double in the Glenfarclas Chase.



Can Le Brueil mount a challenge

We haven’t seen LE BREUIL to the best effect this season yet.

He is a very smart staying chase and back in 2019 landed the National Hunt Chase at the Festival.

He hasn’t really followed up on that big breakthrough result. But he’s interesting in this race nonetheless as it’s hard to dismiss place claims.

It may offer him something different after a disappointing fourth-place finish at Musselburgh on his latest run.

That was over a 4m trip so may appreciate the drop.

Le Brueil may not be a bad 14/1 each-way option to consider for Glenfarclas Chase betting odds* (betting odds recorded at 17:58 GMT March 16th, 2021 at Bet365).

Some Neck to make further progress?

There was a course and distance win in December for SOME NECK. That could well put him on the radar in this one. It was a narrow score that he got in that one.

In the race before that, he had landed a third-place finish at Punchestown on his cross country debut the prior month.

He has been knocking around the hurdles recently and despite being well beaten on his most recent in that sphere, it should have him pretty sharp to challenge here.

Some Neck is in the mix at 10/1* (betting odds recorded at 17:58 GMT March 16th, 2021 at Bet365.


Last Glenfarlcas Cross Country Winners (age, trainer, jockey)

  • 2020 Easysland, 6, David Cottin, Jonathan Plouganou
  • 2019 Tiger Roll, 9, Gordon Elliott, Davy Russell
  • 2018 Tiger Roll,8, Gordon Elliott, Davy Russell
  • 2017 Cause Of Causes, 9, Gordon Elliott, Jamie Codd
  • 2016 Josies Orders, 8, Enda Bolger, Nina Carberry
  • 2015 Rivage D’Or, 10, Tony Martin, Davy Ruell
  • 2014 Balthazar King, 10, Philip Hobbs, Richard Johnson
  • 2013 Big Shu, 8, Peter Maher, Barry Cah
  • 2012 Balthazar King, 10, Philip Hobbs, Richard Johnson
  • 2011 Sizing Australia, 9, Henry de Bromhead, Andrew Lynch


Defi Des Carres offers place claim hopes

There was a narrow miss for DEFI DES CARRES on his penultimate run. That was over course and distance in December. In it, he found only Le Breuil too good for him.

So we expect Defi Des Carres to be right back in the thick of things because of that. He was a specialist in this discipline in France.

His follow up to that C&D second was completely forgettable as he did good things wrong at Plumpton in a 3m 4f chase in January.

A return to the cross country setting may see better come out of him.

Defi Des Carres is a 33/1 each-way shot in this big field* (betting odds recorded at 17:58 GMT March 16th, 2021 at Bet365).

Too much once against for Tiger Roll

TIGER ROLL couldn’t make any impact on Easysland in last year’s Glenfarclas Chase. But he is back for more but is likely to come up short again.

He is with a new yard for the first time in this one. the two-time Grand National winner is now an 11-year-old and hasn’t hit any form this season.

Tiger Roll didn’t complete his reappearance run before finishing a distant sixth last month in a Grade 2 hurdle at Navan.

That having been said, he had the beating of everyone else except Easysland in this last year, so place claims aren’t totally out of the picture on a return to Cheltenham.

Tiger Roll is a slightly flattering 5/1 quote in the outright market* (betting odds recorded at 17:58 GMT March 16th, 2021 at Bet365).

Others to note

KINGSWELL THEATRE scored a course and distance win in November. He used what he knows about Cheltenham to good effect in that one.

It fell apart on his follow up back at the same venue however as he was hammered by Some Neck.

BALKO DES FLOS has been struggling to hit his very best. He is a good chaser but since he got that 2018 Ryanair win, he has struggled for form.

He is not totally out of the picture in this one however if he handles the Cross Country Course.

HOGAN’S HEIGHT makes his cross country debut in this one. He has only been seen twice since winning the Grand Sefton at Aintree last seen.

It has been hurdles from him in his last two and he was well held in each. Will the change of discipline offer something more?

Predictions & Tips for Glenfarclas Chase Betting Odds

It was a ridiculous win for EASYSLAND in last year’s Glenfarclas. We don’t see anyone touching him this time around either.

He is firmly the justifiable 5/6 odds-on favourite* (betting odds recorded at 17:58 GMT March 16th, 2021 at Bet365).

So we really have to go digging through the rest of the field for something special.

We are going to have some 14/1 each way interest in BALKO DES FLOS who could just find a bit of form if he gets to grip early on the track* (betting odds recorded at 17:58 GMT March 16th, 2021 at Bet365).

The other for the shortlist will have to be SOME NECK who may benefit from a recent hurdles trip to have sharpened him up for this one 10/1* (betting odds recorded at 17:58 GMT March 16th, 2021 at Bet365)