Updated: 10th February 2021
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Cheltenham 2021: Your Top 10 Champions Chase Questions Answered
The Queen Mother Champion Chase is one of the biggest races to be held at the Cheltenham Festival. One of the major Grade One races it has substantial prize money on offer and is a contest of speed as well as guile as the horses involved try to navigate the tricky fences of the Old Course at pace. Many hardened punters will already be browsing the ante-post horse racing betting odds for this race, with some trainers already making it clear that their horse will be taking part in the content.
But for those punters who are new to the world of horse racing and betting, our tipster has been taking a look at the race itself and picked out all the key facts you’ll need to know before browsing through our Cheltenham Tips and placing your bets.
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What Prize Money Is On Offer For Winning the Champion Chase?
Heading into the 2020 Queen Mother Champion Chase, the prize money on offer for the horses who pass the post in the first three places will be around £400,000. One of the biggest purses at the festival behind the Gold Cup, the prize money on offer only adds to the prestige of the race.
What Is the Distance Of the Queen Mother Champion Chase?
Run on the old course at Cheltenham where they hold first two days of the festival, the Champion Chase is contested over the short distance of 2 miles, which makes it the leading minimum distance chase in the UK National Hunt Calendar.
How Many Fences Will Be Jumped In The Queen Mother Champion Chase?
Even though it’s only a 2 mile race, horses will need to navigate their way over 13 fences around the tight bends of the Cheltenham, which means although speed can be a virtue here, they’ll also need skill as they fences will be coming thick and fast.
Which Cheltenham Course Is The Queen Mother Champion Chase Run On?
As this race is contested on the second day of The Cheltenham Festival, it will be run on the Old Course at Cheltenham, which means a shorter run to the winning post. It also means that horses will need to have a good position from the start of a race so as not to be left behind if the pace of the race quickens in the closing stages.
Who Won The 2020 Queen Mother Champion Chase?
Dominating the minimum-distance chasing scene for the past two years, Altior was a non-runner in the 2020 Queen Mother Champion Chase allowing Politologue to win convincingly. The horse led for the vast majority of the race and couldn't be caught by Dynamite Dollars in 2nd.
Who Are The Horses To Watch In 2021?
The 2021 Champion Chase looks set to be an interesting contest, and it’s expected some of the most in-form chasers will be on the card come race day. But our tipster has taken a glance over the early decelerations and picked out some potential horses to keep a close eye on in the build-up to Cheltenham Festival. First off, you can’t ignore Altior, if he's entered by trainer Nicky Henderson, going for a hat-trick of wins he sits around 7/2 in the betting markets and we only expect that price to shorten come race day. The current market favourite is Chacun Pour Soi who is set to race at the Cheltenham Festival for the first time after six wins in seven races.
Which Races Can Influence the 2021 Queen Mother Champion Chase?
The race punters will need to pay the closest attention to in the build-up to the Queen Mother Champion Chase is the Clarence House Chase that is held annually during the Cheltenham Trials meeting. Contested over a similar distance to the Champion Chase, the 2021 renewal was won by First Flow who tipped Politologue and can be found at 14/1 to win this years Champions Chase.
It was Defi Du Seuil who managed to claim the victory in the race last season, with Altior missing from the card, it seemed likely he would be the horse to pass the post first. But in a race with only four other horses, his nearest rival Un De Sceaux couldn’t keep up with the pace as it came the closing stages of the race. However, the horse has never really ran the same and has failed to finish in a respectable position.
Who Was The Last Queen Mother Champion Chase Winner To Retain Their Crown?
We’ve already mentioned this horse before, but once again this accolade falls to the undefeatable Altior, who managed to retain his title in last year’s renewal. But this a race with a history of winners retaining their crown and you only have to look back to 2009 where this was done by Master Minded in the hands of Ruby Walsh, and it’s also a crown held by Viking Flagship who managed to win the race back in 1994 and 1995.
Which Jockey Has The Most Champion Chase Wins?
There are two jockeys which lead the standings here, but we’re going to stick with the top man from the modern day of racing, and that is Barry Geraghty. Winning this race on five separate occasions for three different trainers, the Irishman is certainly the jockey everyone looks out for when it comes to placing a bet, especially if he happens to be riding the favourite. Alongside Sprinter Sacre in 2013, his winning rides have been Finian’ Rainbow (2012), Big Zeb (2010) and Moscow Flyer in 2003 and 2005.
Which Trainer Has The Most Champion Chase Wins?
Again, there are two contenders which we can focus on here, and our man of choice is Nicky Henderson who has racked up a massive six wins in this race to date. The most recent coming just last year. Starting his collection of wins in 2003 with Moscow Flyer, many of his wins come in conjunction with those of Barry Geraghty as he was the former stable jockey for Henderson.
The Queen Mother Champion Chase is always an interesting contest due to the speed and technical skill needed to navigate the fences of this race. If you’re looking for ante-post betting, remember we have all the markets for the biggest races of the Festival, so if you’d like to place your Champion Chase bets head over to our 21.co.uk sportsbook.
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