Champion Chase - 2021
The Champion Chase is set to be the most bet on race on Day 2 of Cheltenham Festival. It's run over 1m 7f 99y with the winner walking away with £400,000 in prize money.
Champion Chase Odds
Check out the best odds that British Bookmakers offer for the favourites to win the Champion Chase in 2021 below. Tap ALL ODDS to see odds from more bookmakers.
NB: Champion Chase odds correct at the time this Cheltenham betting guide went live and are subject to change. Last updated: 05:41 on 10/03/2020.
Champion Chase Betting Guide
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Cheltenham Day 2 Races
The main race of the day is the Champion Chase, but there are also 6 other races being run on Wednesday the 17th of March. The full line up for Day 2 of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival is:
- 13:30 - Ballymore Novices Hurdle - [2m 5f]
- 14:10 - Novices' Steeple Chase - [3m 80y]
- 14:50 - Coral Cup Hurdle - [2m 5f]
- 15:30 - Champion Chase - [1m 7f 99y]
- 16:10 - Cross Country Chase - [3m 6f 37y]
- 16:50 - Juvenile Handicap Hurdle - [2m 87y]
- 17:30 - Champion Bumper - [2m 87y]
Cheltenham Festival 2021
The Cheltenham Festival is, without a doubt, the biggest racing meet of the year, and with unrivalled betting opportunities and some of the best horses in the world set to take part, it’s not surprising that British Bookmakers are fighting for punters attention.
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2020 - Champion Chase
Wednesday’s main race is the Champion Chase, and with Nicky Henderson’s ‘Altior’ looking to win a 3rd consecutive title, it's bound to be one of the most exciting races of the festival...
Cheltenham's Champion Chase offers the winner a prize fund of £400,000, and attracts some of the World's strongest runners specialising in the 2 mile distance.
Although previous Champion Chase winners over the past 3 years have been either English or Irish, this year the top 10 contenders are predominantly French horses.
Bookmakers offer ‘Altior’ as favourite to win the Champion Chase, however they don’t have the best track record of picking winners of this high profile race, having only got 5 of the last 14.
‘Altior’ is the only Irish runner in the top contenders, with the Irish runner seeking yet another Champion Chase title at the Cheltenham Festival.
Nicky Henderson has been successful in winning 5 of the last 8 Champion Chase races, and ‘Altior’ looks the strongest contender with a win rate of 94% on jump races this season.
As always, the odds that British Bookmakers offer are expected to be pretty short, so make sure you take advantage of some of the Cheltenham betting offers that are up for grabs.
Another favourite for the Champion Chase is ‘Defi Du Seuil’, a 7 year old trained by P. Hobbs.
With victories in the 2019 JLT Novices' Chase and Shloer Chase at Cheltenham under his belt, Phillip Hobbs' ‘Defi Du Seuil’ is one to keep an eye on in 2021.
Another firm favourite is ‘Chacun Pour Soi’, an 8 year old Gelding trained by Willie Mullins, who comes into the race on the back of a win at the Ladbrokes Dublin Chase in February.
Henry De Bromhead’s ‘A Plus Tard’, Willie Mullins trained ‘Cilaos Emery’ and ‘Dynamite Dollars’, the 7 year old trained by Paul Nicholls make bookmakers top 6 horses for the race.
All look good and could put up a good fight for first place in the 2021 Champion Chase, however they haven’t looked as impressive as the top 3 in their last outings.
If you’re looking for better odds on a top 10 runner, Willie Mullins also has 2 strong contenders in the line up, with ‘Min’ who win the JLT Chase last year, and ‘Duc Des Genievres’ worth a punt.
2019 - Champion Chase
Day 2 promises one of the most thrilling races of the Cheltenham Festival, with the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase set to be the highlight of the day’s races...
Nicky Henderson is back with ‘Altior’, who is seeking a 2nd win in a row, and with Willie Mullins bringing a raft of strong contenders to the starting line, this is set to be one of the most exhilarating races of the 4 days of Cheltenham Festival.
When comparing bookmakers Champion Chase odds, ‘Altior’, the Irish 9 year old who is unbeaten in 17 runs, is the favourite to win the cream of the £400,000 prize fund.
In fact, ‘Altior’ has already had great success at the Cheltenham Festival, winning the Supreme Novice Hurdle, the Arkle Chase and the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 3 consecutive seasons, and big things are expected from him in this outing.
As we’ve come to expect, Willie Mullins brings a number of his top contenders to challenge for the Champion Chase title at this years Cheltenham Festival.
‘Min’ the 8 year old Bay Gelding who came 2nd in last years race, is the main contender, and comes into this race having won his last 2 outings at Leopardstown and Punchestown.
‘Min’ also looks to be in great form, and a win against ‘Altior’ would be the ultimate prize!
Willie Mullins ‘Footpad’, a 7 year old Bay Gelding who won 5 straight races last season before having an upset in the last 2 outings, and also billed as a top contender.
He looks strong but has a lot to prove after upsets in his last 2 outings. ‘Un De Sceaux’ has won 17 of his 24 races to date, and there are high expectations that the 11 year old Bay Gelding trained by Willie Mullins still has it in him to make an impact in this key race.
Alan King’s ‘Sceau Royal’ is the top English challenger, and bookmakers believe that he's in great form when you look at the Champion Chase odds they offer on him.
The 7 year old Bay Gelding has a good track record, and even though he missed the end of last season, he has had a good start to this season, and should challenge bookmakers favourites.
The last runners that online bookmakers offer as the main contenders for the Champion Chase are ‘Petit Mouchoir’ an 8 year old French Gelding trained by Henry De Bromhead, and ‘Fox Norton’, Harry Whittington’s impressive 9 year old Bay Gelding.