Welcome to my Queen Mother Champion Chase Race 2017 Preview
In a race that should be dominated by the short odds favourite Douvan who is currently a 1/4 shot to win this years renewal. I will try to think outside the box and see if we can get some each way bets here.
Queen Mother Champion Chase Race 2017 Preview
Altior is definitely worth considering as an alternative for win purposes as this horse is a brilliant young chaser also undefeated in 9 races and on the up, could possibly serve it up to Douvan in the closing stages of the race.
Douvan is unbeaten in 13 starts but at 1/4 and possibly shorter as the race draws closer only a mad man would back it over jumps. Those odds are far too short for the average punter so a value bet here in my eyes could be Un De Sceaux.
He has already had Top Gamble, Gods Own, Special Tiara and Uzixandre all beaten in behind him over both 1 mile 7 and over 2 miles here at Cheltenham, finding extra both times towards the tail of the race.
Fox Norton has been running well but in Grade 2 and when racing in Grade 1 he has run into Douvan twice being beaten both 18 lengths and 10 lengths over this trip.
Its not going to be easy for anything to win these apart from Douvan who is a monster however a few of these have room for improvement but to win they will have to improve markedly and or Douvan will need to make mistakes.
Back-> Un De Sceux E/W @8/1 – Will be there or thereabouts come the end of the race and could possibly be a thorn in the side of the two market rivals here.
Back-> Top Gamble E/W @33/1 – He has been behind a few of these a lot recently though if there are some mistakes made by them he can certainly take ther eplace in the top 3 here and at big odds.
The Previous Winners Over The Last 5 Years Of This Race
- 2016 – Sprinter Sacre
- 2015 – Dodging Bullets
- 2014 – Sire De Grugy
- 2013 – Sprinter Sacre
- 2012 – Finian’s Rainbow
Who won the Queen Mother Champion Chase last year?
Sprinter Sacre (5/1) was the winner of the 2016 race.
Un De Sceaux (4/6f) was second.
While Special Tiara (16/1) was third.