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Queen Mother Champion Chase Tips

Champion Chase Stats

  • Altior has never been beaten over 2 miles in a hurdle or chase
  • Only one Irish trained winner in the last eight
  • This century 45 runners have been aged older than 9 yrs. Only 3 winners, two of whom were regaining crown
  • Sizing Europe only winner this century not to have won that season.
  • Finians Rainbow only winner this century to have been BF last time out.
  • Sprinter Sacre only winner this century not to have previous run after Jan 1st.
  • All winners going back to 2008 had already won a G1
  • 15 of the last 19 placed horses were already G1 winners.
  • The last 21 had no more than 4 outings that season.
  • Only one winner returned bigger than 11s since 1993.
  • Only Badsworth Boy 1985 has won this three times.

Champion Chase Form

  • Unlikely to be older than 9 unless previous winner.
  • If a ten year old or older is priced under 10/1, to be placed.
  • Will have won that season and should have been first, second, F or U last time.
  • Has won over at least 2 miles 1 furlong.
  • Has won a Grade 1 chase, is recently rated 160+ and had no more than 4 runs this season.
  • Won’t be wearing blinkers and won’t be a mare.
  • Will have won or been placed at the Festival before, a course winner or will never have been here before.
  • Should have won 40% of completed NH starts and ran at least 7 times over fences.
  • Ran since Boxing Day.
  • If good ground race to be run in about 3 mins 51 secs.
  • Not a beaten favourite last time.
  • Last years Arkle winner to be placed.

Champion Chase Tips

Stats suggest:
Nothing between Defi & Chacun, they are the only contenders

My selection

If forced to pick I would go with Chacun, given that I love my Irish racing, and he already has the beating of Defi + has Leopardstown form (similar course to Cheltenham). Does not look a betting race but certainly an exciting matchup.

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