Queen Mother Chaseby Darren Brett
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.
Champion Chase Trends
|10/10||had run no more than four times that season|
|10/10||had run at least seven times over fences|
|10/10||had won at least one race that season|
|10/10||had won over at least 2m 1f|
|10/10|| were aged under ten-years-old|
|8/10||had previously competed at a previous Festival|
|8/10||won on their latest completed start|
|7/10||returned 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.
|2013||Sprinter Sacre||7yo||N Henderson||B Geraghty||1/3F|
|2012||Finians Rainbow||9yo||N Henderson||B Geraghty||4/1|
|2011||Sizing Europe||9yo||H De Bromhead||A Lynch||10/1|
|2010||Big Zeb||9yo||C Murphy||B Geraghty||10/1|
|2009||Master Minded||6yo||P Nicholls||R Walsh||4/11F|
|2008||Master Minded||5yo||P Nicholls||R Walsh||3/1|
|2007||Voy Por Ustedes||6yo||A King||R Thornton||5/1|
|2006||Newmill||8yo||J Murphy||A McNamara||16/1|
|2005||Moscow Flyer||11yo||Mrs J Harrington||B Geraghty||6/4F|
|P Nicholls||R Walsh||15/8|
Champion Chase Preview
Double champions of the Queen Mother Chase are rare with only Master Minded able to retain his crown in 2009 since Viking Flagship did the same in 1995.
Sprinter Sacre will be looking to defend the title he won in 2013 and unless a new star appears he would seem to be head and shoulders over his rivals at two miles. However, there may be a chance that Nicky Henderson will step Spinter Sacre up to three miles for the 2013/14 season so think twice before backing him ante-post for the Queen Mother.
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