2022 Queen Mother Champion Chase Racecard Betting Odds

The Queen Mother Champion Chase is the feature race on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival and for many it is the highlight of the four days. With three other Grade 1s on the Wednesday of the Festival it takes some contest to steal the limelight but invariably the Queen Mother manages to do just that. Read on as we take a closer look at this wonderful two-miler, as well as offering up our ante post predictions, betting tips and live odds comparison for the 2022 race.

Open to horses aged at least five, this is the biggest two mile chase around and with 12 fences to get over, pace and reliable jumping are paramount. Originally known as the National Hunt Two-Mile Champion Chase, this was first run back in 1959 but changed its name to the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 1980 to celebrate the late royal’s 80th birthday. Like her daughter, the current monarch, the Queen Mother was passionate about racing, in particular chases, and she was the owner of Game Spirit, who finished second in this race in 1976.

Chacun Pour Soi10/110/110/110/110/110/1
Nube Negra14/114/112/110/112/116/1
First Flow14/1-16/114/1--
Asterion Forlonge---16/1--
Envoi Allen16/116/114/116/118/125/1
Captain Guinness20/120/120/120/116/116/1
Put The Kettle On25/120/120/125/116/112/1
Defi Du Seuil---33/1--
Midnight Shadow---33/1--
Funambule Sivola33/1--33/1--
Sceau Royal33/133/133/133/128/150/1
Before Midnight---40/1--
Eldorado Allen---50/1--
Itchy Fee---50/1--
Sir Gerhard---50/1--
Sky Pirate66/1-50/166/1-40/1
Rouge Vif66/1-66/166/1--
Tamaroc Du Mathan100/1--100/1--
Editeur Du Gite66/1--150/1--

The 2022 Cheltenham Festival has many excellent races and the Queen Mother Champion Chase is one of the most exciting encounters, with some of the leading two-mile chasers from the UK and Ireland competing at speed around the Prestbury Park track.

We’ve seen some classic Queen Mother races in recent years and this one looks particularly hot, with Chacun Pour Soi bidding to become the leading champion chaser after having to miss the 2020 race due to injury, although the Willie Mullins horse appears to be in fine fettle.

Despite the horse being aged nine, it has yet to run at Cheltenham Racecourse which is a concern for anyone wanting to back the Queen Mother favourite, although there was a fine performance at Leopardstown on 27 December when being sent off as the 4/7 favourite in the Paddy’s Rewards Chase.

Over two miles and one furlong, there was lots to like about this performance and Paul Townend gave the horse a thrilling ride as Notebook and Put The Kettle On were put to bed fairly comfortably, with Mullins having high hopes that he will follow in the footsteps of Douvan.

Politologue was the somewhat surprise winner of the 2020 Queen Mother Champion Chase although that was perhaps due to the presence of a famous front three in the betting, two of whom didn’t make it to the post for the race.

The ten-year-old did achieve a brilliant win twelve months ago and can’t be too easily dismissed for this encounter, with the Paul Nicholls charge obliging as the 11/8 favourite when winning the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase and the bookies are certainly treating the horse with plenty of respect this time around.

Altior hasn’t exactly become the forgotten horse but the Cheltenham legend although the legend of National Hunt racing has recently been hit by various injuries and didn’t look convincing when falling short at even money in the Ladbrokes Desert Orchid Chase.