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Champion Chase - 2024

Champion Chase Odds

The Champion Chase is set to be the most bet on race on Day 2 of Cheltenham Festival. The 15:30pm race is run over Abt 2m with the winner walking away with £400,000 in prize money.

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Champion Chase Odds

Check out the best odds that British Bookmakers offer for the favourites to win the Champion Chase in 2024 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: 05:12 on 16/03/2022.

Champion Chase Betting Guide

Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival delivers 3 Grade 1 races, but the feature race of the day is The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase at 15:30pm.

This steeplechase is for 5yo+ which are allotted a BHA rating of 130 or more, and 17 of the last 18 winners having already won at least one Grade 1 race.

The highlight of this years Champion Chase is surely the highly anticipated meet up between the top two contenders for the race; ‘Shishkin’ and ‘Energumene’.

None of the bookmaker’s favourites are previous winners of the race, even though previous winners ‘Put The Kettle On’ and ‘Politologue’ feature in the line-up.

The favourite entrant at most British Bookmakers is ‘Shishkin’, an 8-year-old Irish Bay Gedling trained by Nicky Henderson, who has trained 5 of the last 10 Champion Chase race winners.

‘Shishkin’ is in fantastic form, boasting a 91% win rate, 2 Cheltenham Grade 1 victories and a win over Kempton park in December against another favourite ‘Greaneteen’.

The Willie Mullins trained ‘Energumene’ looks set to be ‘Shishkin’s’ strongest contender, with most online bookmakers offering nearly equal odds on both horses.

‘Energumene’ won all 7 of his National Hunt starts and won all races he's entered in this year.

Making up the top 3 contenders at most British Bookmakers is ‘Chacun Pour Soi’ another Willie Mullins trained Gelding, who came 3rd in last years Champion Chase.

This 10-year-old French horse has a 70% win rate, but has had mixed success in the last year.

Wins in the Ladbrokes Dublin Chase and The William Hill Champion Chase were mixed with a 3rd place Champion Chase finish and most recently a 5th place finish behind ‘Greaneteen’ and ‘Nube Negra’ in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown Park.

‘Chacun Pour Soi’ has the potential to win the standout race of Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival, but with strong competition for the event, it may be a big ask.

Looking at bookmakers odds, ‘Greaneteen’ the French 8-year-old trained by Paul Nicholls, who won the 2020 race with ‘Politologue’, is also among the top runners.

Having won the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase in December against ‘Nube Negra’ and ‘Chacun Pour Soi’, it won’t be a huge surprise to see ‘Greaneteen’ do well in this years Champion Chase.

The Spanish runner ‘Nube Negra’, trained by Dan Skelton, looked great at Cheltenham with a victory in The Shloer Chase, however a 4th place finish in The Betfair Tingle Creek Chase in December wasn’t the follow on result Skelton hoped for.

The 2nd place finisher of last years Champion Chase was expected to place much higher among bookmaker’s favourites for this outing, but could surprise a few punters on the day.

‘Envoi Allen’, the French 8-year-old trained by last year’s winning trainer, Henry De Bromhead, makes up the final of the bookmakers top 6 Champion Chase contenders.

After an impressive start to his career ‘Envoi Allen’ had a mixed bag last year, but after a recent win in December in The Paddy's Rewards Club Chase, he seems to be back on form and it will be exciting to see how he performs in Wednesday's main race.

Traditionally, the Champions Chase is an extremely interesting race. Mostly for the fact that more often than not, the bookmaker’s favourite doesn’t usually win!

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 15th of March. The full line up for Day 2 of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival is:


  • 13:30 - Ballymore Novices Hurdle - [2m abt 5f]
  • 14:10 - Novices' Steeple Chase - [3m abt ½f]
  • 14:50 - Coral Cup Hurdle - [2m abt 5f]
  • 15:30 - Champion Chase - [Abt 2m]
  • 16:10 - Cross Country Chase - [3m 6f]
  • 16:50 - Handicap Steeple Chase - [2m abt ½f]
  • 17:30 - Champion Bumper - [2m abt ½f]

Cheltenham Festival 2024

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.

We recommend checking out our Cheltenham Festival betting guide which previews all of the best races to bet on each day including which bookmakers offer the best odds.

It's a page to bookmark as it also showcases all of the latest Cheltenham betting offers and bookmakers signup offers to make betting on the 2024 Festival even more rewarding.

2021 - Champion Chase

The feature race of day 2 of this years Cheltenham Festival day is The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase which takes place at 15:05pm...

‘Chacun Pour Soi’ is a leading contender, and one of British Bookmakers favourites to win the Champion Chase, after being pulled from the race in 2020 due to being lame.

This 9-year-old Bay Gelding has won 6 of his 7 races, and having won at Cork’s Hilly Way Chase in December, and his last 2 outings at Leopardstown, trainer Willie Mullins has a good chance of winning the Champion Chase with ‘Chacun Pour Soi’.

The winner of 2018 and 2019 Champion Chase, ‘Altior’ is up there again as one of the favourites to win this years race... but can ‘Altior’ really win it again? Only time will tell.

The 11 year old Irish Bred British Trained Bay Gelding has an 84% win rate, and although he only ran 2 races in 2020, trainer Nicky Henderson has high hopes that ‘Altior’ can take a 3rd victory on the 17th March.

‘A Plus Tard’ is a French 7-year-old trained by Henry de Bromhead, and online bookmakers offer the winner of The Savills Chase as a strong contender for this race.

Henry de Bromhead last won the Champions Chase back in 2017 with ‘Special Tiara’ and given ‘A Plus Tard’ is in such great form, he could be in with a chance to take another title.

Also a top runner and in serious contention to romp home in the Champions Chase is the reigning champion ‘Politologue’, the 10-year-old Grey Gelding trained by Paul Nicholls.

After his victory in 2020, ‘Politologue’ went on to win The Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown Park, and came 2nd in The Clarence House Chase at Ascot in January.

The final horse to make up the bookmakers top 5 contenders for the Champion Chase is ‘Nube Negra’, a 7-year-old Spanish Brown Gelding trained by Dan Skelton.

‘Nube Negra’ caused quite the surprise when he beat ‘Altior’ in the 2020 Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton Park in December, and if he is on form, Dan Skelton’s runner will be a top contender.

Although bookmakers offer the above 5 horses as their top picks, this is one of those Cheltenham Festival races where the favourite doesn’t always have the best track record.

In fact only 5 of the last 15 races won by the online bookmakers favourite.

2020 - Champion Chase

Wednesday’s main race is the Champion Chase, and with Nicky Henderson’s ‘Altior’ looking to win another 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 this year.

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 this years 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.