Queen Mother Chase

Grade One Chase over 2 miles of the Old Course. Speed jumping at its best. One mistake could cost a horse the race.

We've advised two recent winners of this race (Sizing Europe and Finians Rainbow)and told our readers to back them at 10/1 and 6/1 respectively.

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Sprinter Sacre - Arkle
2013 Champion Chase winner Sprinter Sacre

Champion Chase Trends

10/10had run no more than four times that season
10/10had run at least seven times over fences
10/10had won at least one race that season
10/10had won over at least 2m 1f
10/10 were aged under ten-years-old
8/10had previously competed at a previous Festival
8/10won on their latest completed start
7/10returned an SP of no bigger than 5/1

Queen Mother Chase - Trends Analysis

As with so many races at the Festival the need for previous form at the course and, in this case, preferably form at the Festival itself is paramount. Only Newmill and Master Minded in 2008 had not already run at the Festival so proven Festival form is a huge plus in this race.

Seven of the last ten winners have returned an SP of 5/1 or shorter also indicates that this race has been an excellent race for punters with only the 16/1 win of Newmill in 2006 a relative shock.

Queen Mother Champion Chase Last Ten Winners

Table below shows the last ten winners of the race.
2013Sprinter Sacre7yoN HendersonB Geraghty1/3F
2012Finians Rainbow9yoN HendersonB Geraghty4/1
2011Sizing Europe9yoH De BromheadA Lynch10/1
2010Big Zeb9yoC MurphyB Geraghty10/1
2009Master Minded6yoP NichollsR Walsh4/11F
2008Master Minded5yoP NichollsR Walsh3/1
2007Voy Por Ustedes6yoA KingR Thornton5/1
2006Newmill8yoJ MurphyA McNamara16/1
2005Moscow Flyer11yoMrs J HarringtonB Geraghty6/4F
2004Azertyuiop7yo P NichollsR Walsh15/8

Champion Chase Preview

Unfortunately Sprinter Sacre will not be back to defend the title he won so impressively last year.

Sire De Grugy is the new favourite for this race but is Cheltenham his track?

Champion Chase Tips

Nicky Henderson has won this race in both of the last two years and has a fine chance to hit the hat-trick with CAPTAIN CONAN.

It could be argued that this horse has suffered because of Sprinter Sacre in that Henderson has tried to stretch out Captain Conan's stamina in an attempt to keep his horses apart.

With Sprinter out of the picture, Captain Conan can focus on the distance the probably suits him best.

Sire De Grugy beat Captain Conan at Sandown in December but that was the Henderson horse's first race of the season and stable reports are that he is now firing on 100%.

Captain Conan beat Sire De Grugy the last time they met at Cheltenham and with doubts about Gary Moore's horse at this track there must be a good chance CAPTAIN CONAN can come out on top once again.

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