Grade One Chase over 2 miles of the Old Course. Speed jumping at its best. One mistake could cost a horse the race.
2016 Champion Chase winner Sprinter Sacre
Queen Mother Champion Chase Last Ten Winners
Table below shows the last ten winners of the race.
|2017||Special Tiara||10yo||H De Bromhead||N Fehily||11/1|
|2016||Sprinter Sacre||10yo||N Henderson||N De Boinville||5/1|
|2015||Dodging Bullets||7yo||P Nicholls||S Twiston Davies||9/2|
|2014||Sire De Grugy||8yo||Gary Moore||J Moore||11/4F|
|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|
Queen Mother Champion Chase Trends
|16 / 16||Were sent off no bigger than 16/1|
|16 / 16||Ran in a field of between 5-8 runners last time out|
|16 / 16||Had previously been ridden by the jockey at least 3 times|
|16 / 16||Were sent off no bigger than 8/1 last time out|
|16 / 16||Had previously won on the going|
|15 / 16||Held a career strike rate of at least 35%|
|15 / 16||Had previously won a Grade 1|
|15 / 16||Held at least a 25% strike rate that season|
|15 / 16||Were no more than three years older than the youngest runner|
Queen Mother Champion Chase Trends Analysis
Seven of the last ten winners have returned an SP of 5/1 or shorter
which indicates that this race has been an excellent race for punters in recent years.
It's not been a race for new jockey acquaintances as the successful rider had teamed up with the horse at least three times previously, the last sixteen winners had all won previously on the forecast going and all bar one had a career win strike of better than 1 win every 3 starts and had previously won a Grade 1 race.
Queen Mother Champion Chase Trainer Statistics
Below is a table of how some of the top trainers have fared in the last ten years in the Champion Chase:
|Trainer||Runners||Wins||Places (Inc Wins)||Win LSP||Each Way LSP|
|Henry De Bromhead||9||2||6||14.00||11.83|
|C A Murphy||5||1||3||6.00||3.95|
|W P Mullins||7||0||1||-7.00||-6.43|
Three wins apiece for Paul Nicholls
and Nicky Henderson
in the last ten renewals and five wins in total for Nicholls (also won this race with Azertyuiop in 2004 and Call Equiname in 1999) and four total wins for Henderson (also won in 1992 with Remittance Man).
has been surprisingly poorly represented in this race until 2016 where Un De Sceaux finished second and last year Douvan (many punters banker of the meeting) could finish only seventh despite going off the 2/9 favourite.
Punters who are looking for a trainer to follow in this race outside of Nicholls and Henderson could do worse than monitoring any runners from the Henry De Bromhead
stable. The County Waterford based trainer has recorded two wins (Sizing Europe 2011 and Special Tiara 2017) and four other placed horses from just nine runners in the last ten seasons.
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