Queen Mother Champion Chase Tips 2022

The Queen Mother Champion Chase tips are lined up for the big feature race of the Cheltenham Festival Day 2 action. The significant Grade 1 fixture is the biggest 2m chase on the National Hunt Calendar.

Our betting experts look through the field for this year’s Queen Mother Champion Chase preview. It is expected to all boil down to a massive clash between SHISHKIN and ENERGUMENE, which could well be the highlight of the entire Festival.

Queen Mother Champion Chase Potential Runners & Favourites

The Queen Mother Champion Chase runners for the 2022 renewal naturally see some big names on the list. It’s the top minimum-distance chasers around that will step into the arena on Ladies Day to take their chance at glory. Our experts size up some Queen Mother Champion Chase betting tips.

SHISHKIN is so unique, and the Nicky Henderson-trained 8-year-old will put his unbeaten record on the line at this year’s Festival. He landed the Arkle last year and has just gone from strength to strength since. Shishkin confirmed his status as the best 2-mile chaser when he beat out big rival Energumene in the Clarence House at Ascot in January.

ENERGUMENE has risen to the top of this division and is the apparent threat to the favourite. The gelding, trained by Willie Mullins, gave everything he had against Shishkin at Ascot earlier this year but fell short by a length, despite having been two lengths up at last. However, that’s just what Shishkin can do to his rivals.

CHACUN POUR SOI is a high-class chaser but has just been unfortunate to have the other two on the scene at the moment. Chacun Pour Soi has won 8 of 12 chase starts in his career and was third in last year’s renewal. So place claims are there, but can he defy odds to upset the big two?

It looks like it will be a challenging way into the mix for any other contenders in this one. It is not a weak field at all, but Shishkin and Energumene look a clear-cut above the rest when it comes to Queen Mother Champion Chase tips. But competitors for the places include NUBE NEGRA, ENVOI ALLEN and PUT THE KETTLE ON.

Queen Mother Champion Chase Confirmed Runners

Horse Silks Trainer/Jockey Odds
Shishkin Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Nico de Boinville
T: Nicky Henderson
Energumene Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Paul Townend
T: Willie Mullins
Chacun Pour Soi Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Patrick Mullins
T: Willie Mullins
Nube Negra Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Harry Skelton
T: Dan Skelton
Envoi Allen Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Rachael Blackmore
T: Henry De Bromhead
Funambule Sivola Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Charlie Deutsch
T: Venetia Williams
Put The Kettle On Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Aidan Coleman
T: Henry De Bromhead
Politologue Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Harry Cobden
T: Paul Nicholls

*Odds Correct as of 12pm 14/03/22*

How Often Does a Favourite Horse Win The Queen Mother Champion Chase Race 

Four of the last ten Queen Mother Champion Chase winners have been favourites. The most recent was Altior at 4/11, when he completed a double. 

Breaking that down further, Altior’s 2019 win is the only time in the last seven editions that there has been a winning favourite.

So that’s something to consider for Queen Mother Champion Chase betting tips. In the last ten editions, the biggest-priced winner was Put The Kettle On, who won last year at 17/2. 

In the last two decades, there has not been a Queen Mother Champion Chase winner bigger than 16/1.

Queen Mother Champion Chase Favourites vs Winners in The Past 10 Years

Year Favourite Horse* Winning Horse
2021 Chacun Pour Soi (3rd) Put The Kettle On (17/2)
2020 Defi Du Seuil (4th) Politologue (6/1)
2019 Altior Altior (4/11)
2018 Altior Altior (1/1)
2017 Douvan (7th) Special Tiara (11/1)
2016 Un De Sceaux (2nd) Sprinter Sacre (5/1)
2015 Sprinter Sacre (PU) Dodgin Bullets (9/2)
2014 Sire De Grugy Sire De Grugy (11/4)
2013 Sprinter Sacre Sprinter Sacre (1/4)
2012 Sizing Europe (2nd) Finian’s Rainbow (4/1)

*(-) = Finishing Position, UR = Unseated Rider, F = Faller, RO = Ran Out, PU = Pulled Up

Queen Mother Champion Chase History & Present Time

We are looking at the pinnacle of 2m chasing in this Queen Mother Champion Chase preview. The race was inaugurated in 1959 as the National Hunt Two-Mile Champion Chase. It took on its current moniker in 1980 to celebrate the Queen Mother’s 80th Birthday.

This 2m Grade 1 fixture is on the Old Course at the Cheltenham racecourse. There are 13 fences in his contest. 

Some great winners include Moscow Flyer, Badsworth Boy (the only horse to win it three times), Master Minded, Sizing Europe, Sprinter Sacre and more recently, two-time winner Altior. There is a purse of £400,000 on this year’s Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Queen Mother Champion Chase Jockey & Trainer Records

Pat Taafe and, more recently, Barry Geraghty share the spoils for having ridden the most Queen Mother Champion Chase winners. The only active jockey to have won the Champion Chase on more than one occasion is Nico de Boinville, with three scores, including a double on Altior.

Trainers Tom Dreaper, Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls, have all won the Champion Hurdle three times. The latter two have got all of theirs within the last 20 renewals. Henry de Bromhead (3) and Jessica Harrington (2) are the only other multiple-winner trainers in that span.

Tips for all the other races on Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival

1:30 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Tips See Preview
2:10 Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase Tips See Preview
2:50 Coral Cup Tips See Preview
3:30 Queen Mother Champion Chase Tips See Preview
4:10 Cross Country Chase Tips See Preview
4:50 Grand Annual Chase Tips See Preview
5:30 Champion Bumper Tips See Preview