Cheltenham Festival: Queen Mother Champion Chase betting preview


RACING anorak Graeme Johnston (@GraemeJ_83) analyses the field for the highlight of on Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival, the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Queen Mother Champion Chase | Wednesday 11th March 2020, 15:30 | ITV1

The Queen Mother Champion Chase is the highlight of Day 2 and the race I've been looking forward to more than anything else. Unfortunately, Altior is a late detection, but that just makes the task at hand easier for my selection.
Defi Du Seuil (5/4 Ladbrokes) is my selection here and I am super confident about him. His Cheltenham Festival record is perfect (Triumph Hurdle and JLT) and his record at the track is exceptional.
If you excuse his second season as a hurdler where he was never right his over profile is top class. He was beaten by Chacun Pour Soi last season, however that form may be suspect (Defi long season and Chacun fresh) and this season's form indicates Defi has progressed further.
He is a confident selection to gain a third Festival victory.

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Queen Mother Champion Chase – Defi Du Seuil to win (5/4 Bet365)

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I grew up watching Hearts games with my dad and playing football at every opportunity so betting on it was the logical next step! Football coupons became a Saturday ritual and it introduced me into the world of horse racing. I started watching it on a regular basis, and after Galileo's Derby win in 2001 I was hooked. I follow both flat and national hunt racing attending the northern meetings when possible.

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