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
Champion Chase Trends
|15/15||came into the race off at least a 32 day break|
|15/15||were sent off no bigger than 16/1|
|15/15||ran in a Graded race last time out and won at least a Grade 2 (14x won G1)|
|15/15||had been ridden by their jockey 3+ times (0-40 those under)|
|15/15||had previously won on the ground of the day of the race|
|15/15||ran off no bigger than 5/1 last time out in a Graded race|
|14/15||were either French or Irish bred|
Queen Mother Chase - Trends Analysis
Eight of the last ten winners have returned an SP of 5/1 or shorter indicates that this race has been an excellent race for punters in recent years.
OLBG blogger Micko70 has written a blog on the Champion Chase. His blog can be found here.
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 Top Trainers
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||Win LSP||Each Way LSP|
|H De Bromhead||7||1||4||4.00||7.35|
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 surprsingly poorly represented in this race and only last year's second, Un De Sceaux, has come into the race with a strong chance. 2016 Arkle winner Douvan could change all that if given the green light for this race and he is currently the short price favourite with most of the bookmakers.
Punters who are looking for a trainer to follow in this race outside of Nicholls, Henderson and Mullins could do worse than monitoring any runners from the Henry De Bromhead
stable. The County Waterford based trainer has recorded one win (Sizing Europe 2011) and four other placed horses from just seven runners in the last ten seasons.
Queen Mother Champion Chase Tips from The OLBG Forum
Very few OLBG members appear to fancy opposing Douvan but Derbz87
feels that Sir Valentino
may offer a bit of each-way value:
Done nothing but improve this season in three runs. Sir Valentino stays well having won the Haldon Gold Cup over 17.5F at Exeter, form has been franked by the narrow runner-up Garde La Victoire recently. I think connections if they did run them both stable entries at Cheltenham would fancy Gods Own's chances of actually winning a Ryanair far more than his chances of toppling Douvan and Sir Valentino would be more than competitive as a deputy for prize money if Champion Chase cut-up. I'll be keeping an eye on Tom George's plans because I think he's better than a 40/1 chance and with the safety of NRNB he could even be a play now.
See other views and the latest news on the Queen Mother Champion Chase here via the OLBG forum.
The race after the Queen Mother Champion Chase is the Cross Country Chase
which will see trainer Enda Bolger attempt to get a sixth win in this race. Check out the tips and race preview for that race here.