Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Chase (grade 1) 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 1, 9 runners)
  • Winner £182,432
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 51.30s
  • Off time: 15:20:24

Full Result

15:20 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 1 Big Zeb (IRE) C A Murphy 9 11-10 B J Geraghty 10/1
SP 10/1 Tracked leaders on inside, went 3rd 4 out, joined leader and going well next, led before last, ridden and stayed on well flat £10000-£900 £5000-£450 £10000-£1000 £4000-£400(x2)
2nd 6 2 Forpadydeplasterer (IRE) T Cooper 8 11-10 A P McCoy 10/1
SP 10/1 Hit 1st, led narrowly, driven and hard pressed 3 out, ridden and headed before last, kept on until no extra final 100 yards £10000-£1000
3rd 4 Kalahari King (FR) Ferdy Murphy 9 11-10 G Lee 9/2
SP 9/2 Held up in touch, pushed along 8th, driven and outpaced on inside 3 out, went 4th when hit next, soon ridden and no impression, stayed on under pressure to take 3rd towards finish, not troubled leading pair £15000-£3000 £5000-£1000 £2500-£500 £2000-£400 £22500-£5000 £4500-£1000(x5)
4th ½ 6 Master Minded (FR) P F Nicholls 7 11-10 R Walsh 4/5f
SP 4/5f Held up in touch, pushed along to chase leaders on outside 4 out, ridden next, chased leading pair 2 out, soon no impression, tired flat, lost 3rd towards finish opened 5/6 £20000-£20000 £5000-£5000 £1200-£1200 £10000-£11000(x2) £1000-£1100(x2) £1800-£2000 £900-£1000(x4) £15000-£18000 £6667-£8000 £5000-£6000(x2) £3333-£4000 £2500-£3000(x8) £2000-£2400 £1667-£2000(x2) £1000-£1200(x6) £833-£1000(x5) £667-£800 £500-£600(x24) £2400-£3000 £1840-£2300 £1920-£2400 £1200-£1500
5th 7 Oh Crick (FR) A King 7 11-10 W Hutchinson 66/1
SP 66/1 Behind, outpaced 4 out, kept on under pressure approaching last, no impression opened 50/1
6th 22 3 Golden Silver (FR) W P Mullins 8 11-10 Paul Townend 33/1
SP 33/1 With leader, driven and lost place 3 out, soon outpaced, lost 3rd when hit next, soon weakened opened 50/1 £75000-£750
7th ¾ 9 Well Chief (GER) D Pipe 11 11-10 p1 Timmy Murphy 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up behind, mistake 2nd, outpaced 4 out, never on terms
PU 8 Twist Magic (FR) P F Nicholls 8 11-10 R Thornton 8/1
SP 8/1 With leaders until dropped in 3rd at 4th, blundered and lost place 4 out, behind when pulled up before next opened 15/2 £10000-£1100 £3600-£400 £8500-£1000 £8000-£1000 £4000-£500
F 5 Mahogany Blaze (FR) N A Twiston-Davies 8 11-10 b P J Brennan 66/1
SP 66/1 Held up behind when fell 5th

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £12.30 Tote Place £2.80 £2.30 £1.70 Straight Forecast £90.94 Exacta £57.70 Trifecta £258.70 Swingers 1&2 £6.40, 2&3 £3.70, 1&3 £5.90

Jackpot £184,940.02 carried forward to Cheltenham, 18th Mar
Placepot £2,756.80, Pool: £877741.75, 232.42 winning tickets
Quadpot £223.60, Pool: £41276.76, 136.6 winning tickets

Analysis

No hat-trick for Master Minded, who was never travelling sweetly and though he was pushed into contention turning for home, he had nothing left and faded into fourth. But BIG ZEB was always travelling like the winner and nabbed long-time leader Forpadydeplasterer approaching the last and ran out an impressive. last year's Arkle winner held on gamely for second and Kalahari King produced his customary late finish to take third just ahead of the fallen champion.