Mar 8 2018
Queen Mother Champion Chase Tips and Betting Offers, 3.30 at Cheltenham, 14th March
Ahead of Day Two at Cheltenham, attention has turned to the Queen Mother Champion Chase. This race is the pick of the second day’s action, and the Grade 1 outing should see a tight contest across all 16 furlongs. Ahead of the headline race at on day two of the festival, we have the latest betting odds and predictions for this race, which you can see below.
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Queen Mother Champion Chase Betting Tips
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- Altior To Win at 8/11 with Betfair
- Un De Sceaux Each Way at 8/1 with BetVictor
Queen Mother Champion Chase Betting Offers 2018
The Queen Mother Champion Chase opens up with Altior out in front with the bookies, who is priced up at 8/11 with Betfair. He’s followed by Min, from Willie Mullins’ stable. He’s been priced in to second favourite at 11/4 with Betfred, having sat out as a 10/1 shot at one stage in the early betting. Will that influx of backers lead to a strong display from the seven-year-old?
A victory at the start of February was Min’s last run, while his four wins from five races does make him a contender. However, those victories all came as the standout favourite, while now he has Altior to contend with, which could make things difficult for Mullins’ charge. The trainer has failed to win this race, which could make things difficult for the second favourite.
That could leave things clear for favourite Altior, who is in great form going in to this race. Last season’s Arkle Trophy winner is in great shape according to trainer Nicky Henderson, and his seven race unbeaten run over fences makes us confident that the favourite will claim a victory here, so he’s our main tip for this race.
While Mullins waits for a victory in this race, he did come close with Un De Sceaux in 2016. The 10-year-old won the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham last year, and he’ll be looking to make the most of the shorter distance in this race.
With five victories in his last six races, we think Mullin’s pick is well priced at 8/1 with BetVictor given recent form at the festival. Could he follow up that recent finish behind Sprinter Sacre with another tilt for a win on day two. We think that the 10-year-old’s price certainly offers some value, and with his stablemate being priced in to challenge Altior we see an opportunity to back Un De Sceaux for a strong run on Wednesday.
While Altior will remain the heavy favourite for the win, we do see Mullin’s more experienced entrant coming closest to challenging. Given that, we think it’s worth getting both on side here, so we’re going for an Altior win, while we’re also adding in Un De Sceaux as our each way tip this week.