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This article looks at the Queen Mother Champion Chase odds and Queen Mother Champion Chase favourites 2022. It focuses on the top two Queen Mother Champion Chases tips. The Queen Mother Champion Chase is the championship race for experienced chasers over a minimum distance of two miles. It is the highlight of the second day of the Cheltenham Festival.
Queen Mother Champion Chase Odds Winner – Favourites 2022
The odds comparison table below highlights the best Queen Mother Champion Chase odds chosen by our experts. It displays the Queen Mother Champion Chase odds from leading bookmakers and shows the Champion Chase favourites in 2022. It looks set to be a wide-open race in 2022, with leading contenders including Shishkin, Energumene and Chacun Pour Soi.
Queen Mother Champion Chase Tips
There will be a fresh number of names in the Queen Mother Champion Chase tips in 2022, as it is hugely unlikely that Altior will be looking to return for a third win. Confidence in Chacun Pour Soi has also faded, with Shishkin and Energumene now preferred in the 2022 ante-post.
There are few more talented horses in training across the United Kingdom and Ireland than Shishkin. The seven-year-old looks set to continue his excellent form at the Festival next year by attempting to win the Champion Chase for the first time.
Few would bet against the horse trained by Nicky Henderson achieving that target. He has only failed to win on one occasion. That came when he was a faller at Newbury in December 2019.
Since then, he has bounced back by winning on all eight starts. He is a two-time Festival winner, with his first victory coming in March 2020, as he won the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle by a head from Abracadabras.
His dominance has continued over two miles this season with wins in the Arkle Novices’ Chase and Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival and Grand National Festival, respectively.
The leading Irish contender in 2022 could come in the form of Energumene. The Willie Mullins trained horse has won six from seven under rules, with his only defeat coming back at Navan in November 2019 when he was third behind Joshua Webb.
That remains the only defeat that he has suffered since joining the Mullins yard, and he could be set for a first Cheltenham run at the Festival in 2022. The seven-year-old bypassed the Festival in 2021, as connections instead opted for runs at Leopardstown and Punchestown.
However, it looks hard to imagine now that Mullins won’t look to try this talented gelding around the track at the Festival. His first Grade 1 success came in the Irish Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown, as he beat Franco De Port by ten lengths.
His dominance continued at Punchestown, as he won the Grade 1 Ryanair Novice Chase by 14 lengths from Janidil.
It will be fascinating to see the talented Irish horse around Cheltenham next year, and a head to head clash with Shishkin could be the biggest of the Festival.
Queen Mother Champion Chase Cheltenham Festival
Here is some important information about the Queen Mother Champion Chase Cheltenham:
The Queen Mother Champion Chase was first run in 1959. It is the most prestigious chase over two miles and there are 13 fences. Odds for about a year which reflects its prominence.
It is the most important non-handicap chase of the season after the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Horses aged five and older are eligible.
The Queen Mother Champion Chase is one of the richest races of the National Hunt season. Official prize money for the 2022 renewal is yet to be announced. However, we can expect the prize money should be similar to what it was in 2021.
Connections of Put The Kettle On, who won the race in 2021, claimed prize money of £168,810. The total prize pot for the race was £300,000, with connections as low as eighth getting their share. The second in the race was awarded £63,600, while the third was awarded £31,830.
It’s debatable which horse is the most famous winner but Badsworth Boy must be considered as the only winner of three Champion Chases. Sprinter Sacre and Altior have both the won the Queen Mother Champion Chase Cheltenham on two occasions as favourites.
However, Sprinter Sacre’s wins were three years apart so he is the most famous winner. That could change if Altior wins the race for the third time this year.
Badsworth Boy is the only three-time winner, in 1983, 1984 and 1985. The leading jockeys are Pat Taaffe and Barry Geraghty with five wins. Geraghty has retired from race riding so cannot improve his record.
The leading trainers are Tom Dreaper, Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls with six wins. Nicky Henderson trains Atior and Paul Nicholls trains Politologue. Willie Mullins, the trainer of Chacun Pour Soi, has never won the race.
Queen Mother Champion Chase – FAQs
Here are some FAQs about the Queen Mother Champion Chase:
What Time is the Queen Mother Champion Chase Cheltenham 2022?
The 2022 Queen Mother Champion Chase is the featured race on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival and will get underway at 15:30.
Who Won the Queen Mother Champion Chase Last Year?
There was a shock winner of the 2022 Queen Mother Champion Chase, as Put The Kettle On won by half a length from Nube Negra. Chacun Pour Soi was the clear favourite, but he could only finish in third.
Which Horse is the Favourite to Win in 2022?
The current favourite in the ante-post market is Shishkin. Energumene is also a short price selection with the leading sportsbooks.