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Wednesday 13 March 2024

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Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   1m 7f 199y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf  |   Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:00  |   Winning time: 4m 10.91s
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Captain Guinness38
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-10| J: Rachael Blackmore| T: H De Bromhead| OR:  162| BF| D
17/2
High-class chaser who made a winning reappearance at Navan in November. Ran abysmally in Leopardstown Grade 1 over Christmas but back on track when 14½ lengths third to El Fabiolo there latest. Surely playing for place money at best, though
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3
Horse silk
Edwardstone32
Age: 10|  Weight: 11-10| J: Tom Cannon| T: A King| OR:  166| BF| CD
15/2
Winner of the Arkle at 2022 Festival. Found Jonbon too strong on his first 2 outings this term but looked back to his top-class best under a change of tactics (often held up) when easily making all in the Game Spirit at Newbury (2m, soft) last month.
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El Fabiolo38
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-10| J: P Townend| T: W P Mullins| OR:  175| CD
2/9
Beat Jonbon in last year's Arkle and took his chase record to a perfect 6-6 with an easy 8½-length defeat of Dinoblue at Leopardstown last month. Very hard to beat again for yard seeking a hat-trick of wins in this.
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Elixir De Nutzp,t46
Age: 10|  Weight: 11-10| J: Freddie Gingell| T: J Tizzard| OR:  161| CD
40/1
This 10-y-o has been better than ever this season, winning 3 times, notably a neck defeat of Jonbon in the rearranged Clarence House here (17f, good to soft) at the end of January. Jonbon all but came down 4 out though, so he'll do well to confirm the placings.
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Horse silk
Funambule Sivola32
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-10| J: Charlie Deutsch| T: Miss V Williams| OR:  144| BF| D
100/1
Dual Game Spirit winner (also runner-up in this in 2022) but well below par since falling in this race 12 months ago, finishing a distant second to Edwardstone in this season's Game Spirit.
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Gentleman De Meeh,t38
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-10| J: M P Walsh| T: W P Mullins| OR:  164| D
16/1
Won a 2m Grade 1 at last year's Dublin Racing Festival but 16¼ lengths behind El Fabiolo when fourth in this season's renewal of that race. No reason why he'll get much closer to his stablemate here.
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Non-Runners

1
Horse silk
Boothill32
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 9
T: H Fry  J: J J Burke
NR
8
Horse silk
Jonbon46
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 8
T: N J Henderson  J: N de Boinville
NR

Forecasts

El Fabiolo (2/9), Jonbon (7/2), Edwardstone (15/2), Captain Guinness (17/2), Gentleman De Mee (16/1), Elixir De Nutz (40/1), Boothill (50/1), Funambule Sivola (100/1)

Verdict

EL FABIOLO was edged out by Jonbon in a Grade 1 novice hurdle at Aintree a couple of years ago but he saw off Nicky Henderson's charge by 5½ lengths in last season's Arkle and can make it 2-1 in his favour in their head-to-head rivalry. Edwardstone looked back to his best at Newbury and can take third.

Previous Winners

2023
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 9
6/5
2022
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 8
5/2
2021
17/2
2020
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 9
6/1
2019
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 9
4/11
2018
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 8
1/1
2017
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 10
11/1

Prize Money

1st: £225,080.002nd: £84,800.003rd: £42,440.004th: £21,200.005th: £10,640.006th: £5,320.007th: £2,640.008th: £1,360.00

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