15:30 Cheltenham

Wednesday 11 March 2020

All13:3014:1014:5015:3016:1016:5017:30

Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1)

Class 1  |   1m 7f 199y  |   Soft  |   5 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:30  |   Winning time: 4m 10.03s

1st
6
6/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Harry Skelton
Made virtually all, clear before 2 out, ridden approaching last, driven flat, unchallenged op 7/1
2nd
9 ½
5
7/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Chased leaders, disputing 2nd from 4th, mistake 4 out, pushed along after next, ridden and hanging left before last, no impression on winner tchd 15/2
3rd
3 ¼
2
911-10
33/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: J J Burke
Led until 1st, chased winner, pushed along after 3 out, no impression before 2 out, ridden before last, lost 2nd flat, no extra
4th
½
4
2/5f
T: P J HobbsJ: B J Geraghty
Held up in touch on outside, rider lost right iron briefly 4 out, close enough 3 out, soon pushed along and beaten, well held when landed awkwardly last, closed on 3rd towards finish op 4/11
5th
32
7
10/1
T: A KingJ: D A Jacob
Held up in last, pushed along before 3 out, soon beaten, well behind 2 out, tailed off op 11/1

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Non-Runners

3
Chacun Pour Soi39
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 8
T: W P Mullins  J: P Townend
1
Altior32
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 10
T: N J Henderson  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Defi Du Seuil (2/5), Chacun Pour Soi (11/8), Altior (5/2), Politologue (6/1), Dynamite Dollars (7/1), Sceau Royal (10/1), Bun Doran (33/1)

Verdict
Injury (soreness on a splint) has cruelly denied the brilliant defending champion Altior the opportunity to seek a hat-trick of wins in the Grade 1 Queen Mother Champion Chase, which opens the door for the ultra-progressive Dublin Chase winner Chacun Pour Soi and the notoriously hardy DEFI DU SEUIL. The former was flawless when taking the scalp of his illustrious Ryanair Chase bound stablemate Min at Leopardstown, but the JP McManus-owned runner adores Cheltenham (6-8) and that serves to tip the scales narrowly in his favour.
  1. Defi Du Seuil
  2. Chacun Pour Soi
  3. Dynamite Dollars

Previous Winners

2019
Altior
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 9
Weight: 11-10  |  
Age: 9  |  
J: Nico de Boinville
  |  
T: N J Henderson
4/11
Prize Money
1st:
£225,080.00
2nd:
£84,800.00
3rd:
£42,440.00
4th:
£21,200.00
5th:
£10,640.00
6th:
£5,320.00
7th:
£2,640.00
8th:
£1,360.00

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