Queen Mother Champion Chase Betting Tips
The second day of the Cheltenham Festival is headlined by the Queen Mother Champion Chase and is regularly one of the Festival’s most competitive races. The Champion Chase is the leading National Hunt race of the season, and the regular quality of the field reflects its importance. After failing in his bid for three straight Champion Chase wins, Altior drops to 7/1 in the ante-post market, replaced by Chacun Pour Soi at 4/6. Bet UK will also provide Cheltenham Festival betting tips and the latest odds and news throughout the event.
History of the Queen Mother Champion Chase
The Queen Mother Champion Chase is the newest of the four highlight races at the Cheltenham Festival. Originally run in 1959, the race was given its name in 1980. The Queen Mother was a well-known supporter of jumps racing, and Cheltenham owners dedicated this race to celebrate the fact. In the ‘80s, one of the more successful Champion Chase runners started his winning streak. Badsworth Boy won in 1983, 1984 and 1985 and remains the horse with the most wins in the race.
Last year’s winner Altior will likely be entered in this race again and will certainly be there or thereabouts at the end. However, it will also be interesting to see who Barry Geraghty chooses to ride on the day. Geraghty is one win away from being the outright most successful jockey in the Champion Chase. He is currently joint 1st with five wins. However, he will surely be looking for number six this week.
Potential Racecard for the Queen Mother Champion Chase
3:05 Cheltenham - Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase
Grade 1 - Class 1 - 2m
|3||Bun Doran||F3-75P||---||Tom George||11-10|
|4||Chacun Pour Soi||21-111||---||W P Mullins||11-10|
|6||Cilaos Emery||F14-21||---||W P Mullins||11-10|
|7||Duc des Genievres||F5-237||---||Paul Nicholls||11-10|
|9||Fakir D'oudairies||22-2P2||---||Joseph Patrick O'Brien||11-10|
|10||Fanion D'Estruval||5-2F44||---||Venetia Williams||11-10|
|11||First Flow||11-111||---||Kim Bailey||11-10|
|15||Min||121-1P||---||W P Mullins||11-10|
|16||Notebook||16-123||---||Henry De Bromhead||11-10|
|17||Nube Negra||1122-1||---||Dan Skelton||11-10|
|19||Rouge Vif||13-134||---||Harry Whittington||11-10|
|21||Sceau Royal||1124F1||---||Alan King||11-10|
|23||Tornado Flyer||5-2254||---||W P Mullins||11-10|
|24||Put The Kettle On||211-13||---||Henry De Bromhead||11-10|
2020 Queen Mother Champion Chase Betting Tip
Last year’s race was marred by the absence of this year’s favourites - Altior and Chacun Pour Soi. Before it was announced they were pulling out, we backed Altior and we’re going to repeat our tip from last year. Altior might be another year older and nearing the end of a dominant career, but at 7/1, it’s too good a price to turn down. A loss at Kempton at the end of last year has undoubtedly hurt Altior’s price at this stage. But, we are talking about one of the best horses of recent times, especially at the Cheltenham Festival. As long as he gets back to his old ways, then this should be another Festival win for Altior and Nicky Henderson.
We often talk about ante-post betting when looking at odds in advance, but what is ante-post betting? This means that you are placing a bet on the race before the racecards have been officially announced. So, you could place a bet on Altior and he might get entered into a completely different race. Normally, that would mean you lose your stake, but at Bet UK, we are offering No Runner, No Bet on the Champion Chase. So any ante-post bet you place on the Champions Chase will be fully refunded if your horse doesn’t run.
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