Queen Mother Champion Chase Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Cheltenham Festival)

Updated: 10002 Horse Racing

We look at the Queen Mother Champion Chase ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 2m at Cheltenham during the Cheltenham Festival to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends can you use to find the winner of the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Queen Mother Champion Chase Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Cheltenham Festival)
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Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2025 Queen Mother Champion Chase Preview

The Queen Mother Champion Chase is a Grade 1 Chase run over two miles on the Old Course and contested by the quickest chasers in training, one mistake could cost a horse the race emphasising the ability to be able to jump fluently at pace.

Read on below for a detailed look at the Champion Chase trends and statistics to help you find the winner of the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

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Queen Mother Champion Chase Information:

We also have a dedicated Cheltenham tips page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards. We cover every race at the Cheltenham Festival and below you can find links to all of the races for each of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

How competitive is the Queen Mother Champion Chase market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2005 when the race had an over-round of 110%. The race in 2017 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 139%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Queen Mother Champion Chase, the over-round has been 116%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £116 which is bet.

Queen Mother Champion Chase Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Queen Mother Champion Chase next time out then you would have backed a total of 13 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +2.46. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks daily.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 3:48.49 was set by Sire De Grugy in 2014, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Gary Moore and ridden by Jamie Moore. The slowest winning time was set in 2024 when Captain Guinness won in a time of 4:10.91, booked to ride was Rachael Blackmore on this Henry De Bromhead trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run Queen Mother Champion Chase over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Sire De Grugy (3:48.49) in 2014
  2. Sprinter Sacre (3:48.90) in 2016
  3. Big Zeb (3:51.30) in 2010
What the expert says...
Last time out winners used to be one of the first trends to look at the Champion Chase, between 2004 & 2019 the fourteen renewals were won twelve times by a last time out winner. However, we are now on a string of five winners who came into the race having not won last time out, Politologue (2020) was 5th in the Tingle Creek, Put The Kettle On (2021) was 3rd in the Paddys Reward Club Chase and then Energumene was 2nd in the Clarence House in 2022 and 3rd in the same race in 2023 and then Captain Guinness in 2024 was 3rd in the Dublin Chase so not as a reliable trend of late.

Andy Powell - Horse Racing Betting Expert - OLBG.com

Champion Chase 13 Jun @ 12:37 - AntePost
Jonbon 4.50
Gaelic Warrior 5.00
El Fabiolo 6.00
Energumene 10.00
Marine Nationale 15.00

Queen Mother Champion Chase Past Winners

Here are the Queen Mother Champion Chase past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Queen Mother Champion Chase as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorseInfo
2024
4:10.91
Captain Guinness (IRE)
9yo 11-10 17/2
Rachael Blackmore
Henry De Bromhead (IRE)
2023
3:57.25
Energumene (FR)
9yo 11-10 6/5F
Paul Townend
W P Mullins (IRE)
2022
4:06.27
Energumene (FR)
8yo 11-10 5/2
Paul Townend
W P Mullins (IRE)
2021
3:57.09
Put The Kettle On (IRE)
7yo 11-3 17/2
Aidan Coleman
Henry De Bromhead (IRE)
2020
4:10.03
Politologue (FR)
9yo 11-10 6/1
Harry Skelton
Paul Nicholls (GB)
2019
3:58.54
Altior (IRE)
9yo 11-10 4/11F
Nico de Boinville
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2018
4:07.60
Altior (IRE)
8yo 11-10 1/1F
Nico de Boinville
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2017
3:55.40
Special Tiara (GB)
10yo 11-10 11/1
Noel Fehily
Henry De Bromhead (IRE)
2016
3:48.90
Sprinter Sacre (FR)
10yo 11-10 5/1
Nico de Boinville
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2015
3:53.00
Dodging Bullets (GB)
7yo 11-10 9/2
Sam Twiston-Davies
Paul Nicholls (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Queen Mother Champion Chase have been based:

  • GB: 11 winners with an additional 20 placings from 115 runners
  • IRE: 9 winners with an additional 14 placings from 59 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 3 runners

Queen Mother Champion Chase Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Queen Mother Champion Chase over the last 20 renewals is Nicky Henderson who has won the race five times with those five winners coming from Finians Rainbow (2012), Sprinter Sacre (2013 & 2016) and Altior (2018 & 2019). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Queen Mother Champion Chase are Paul Nicholls (4 wins), Henry De Bromhead (4 wins) and W P Mullins (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Queen Mother Champion Chase trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
Nicky Henderson12-5-6+3.61+1.08
Paul Nicholls25-4-7-7.14-8.85
Henry De Bromhead18-4-9+24.00+17.24
W P Mullins17-2-6-11.30-8.31
Alan King8-1-3-2.00-1.15
Gary Moore6-1-1-2.25-3.35
C A Murphy5-1-3+6.00+3.95
John Joseph Murphy4-1-1+13.00+6.60
Mrs John Harrington2-1-1+0.50-0.10
Tom George8-0-3-8.00+2.80

Queen Mother Champion Chase Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Queen Mother Champion Chase over the last 20 renewals is Nico de Boinville who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Sprinter Sacre (2016) and Altior (2018 & 2019). The only other jockey to have recorded multiple wins in the Queen Mother Champion Chase is Paul Townend (2 wins). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Queen Mother Champion Chase, Paddy Brennan has ridden a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Queen Mother Champion Chase jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Nico de Boinville4-3-3+5.36+2.82
Paul Townend9-2-4-3.30-3.38
Rachael Blackmore5-1-2+4.50+3.31
Aidan Coleman3-1-2+6.50+4.30
Harry Skelton3-1-2+4.00+3.35
Sam Twiston-Davies3-1-1+2.50+0.70
Paddy Brennan10-0-3-10.00+0.80
Harry Cobden5-0-2-5.00-2.02
Daryl Jacob4-0-1-4.00-1.90
Charlie Deutsch3-0-1-3.00+2.50

Queen Mother Champion Chase Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +32.70 is when runners ran in Ireland on debut. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran in a Handicap when last winning, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-37.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Queen Mother Champion Chase is Ascot, there has been a total number of 6 winners of this race who ran at Ascot last time out. The next best courses which have produced the second most winners are Newbury, Cheltenham and Punchestown, there has been a total number of 3 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 19 winners from a total of 174 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 3 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Queen Mother Champion Chase:

  • Denham Red (2 Wins)
  • High Chaparral (2 Wins)
  • Network (2 Wins)
  • Nikos (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Queen Mother Champion Chase despite multiple attempts:

  • Alflora (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Second Empire (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Newmill in 2006, winning for John Joseph Murphy at odds of 16/1 under the guidance of Andrew J McNamara. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 7 winning favourites in the race. Remember to bookmark the best racing tipsters page so you can get easy access to the best OLBG racing tipsters.

Schedule for Tuesday at the Cheltenham Festival

Prepare for the ROAR of the Cheltenham Festival on the opening day when the tape goes up for the Supreme Novices Hurdle, the feature on Tuesday is the Champion Hurdle.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:30 Cheltenham
Supreme Novices Hurdle
Slade Steel (IRE)
6yo - 7/2
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
14:10 Cheltenham
Arkle Challenge Trophy
Gaelic Warrior (GER)
6yo - 2/1
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:50 Cheltenham
Ultima Handicap Chase
Chianti Classico (IRE)
7yo - 6/1
Kim Bailey
David Bass
15:30 Cheltenham
Champion Hurdle
State Man (FR)
7yo - 2/5
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:10 Cheltenham
Close Brothers Mares Hurdle
Lossiemouth (FR)
5yo - 8/13
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:50 Cheltenham
Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
Lark In The Mornin (GER)
4yo - 9/1
Joseph Patrick O'Brien
J J Slevin
17:30 Cheltenham
National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup
Corbetts Cross (IRE)
7yo - 15/8
Emmet Mullins
Mr Derek O'Connor

Schedule for Wednesday at the Cheltenham Festival

The dust has settled on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival and now on to day two. The feature on the second day is the Queen Mother Champion Chase. We also have the cross country scheduled on Wednesday, a race like Marmite, some love it and some don't!

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:30 Cheltenham
Baring Bingham Novices Hurdle
Ballyburn (IRE)
6yo - 1/2
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:10 Cheltenham
Brown Advisory Novices Chase
Fact To File (FR)
7yo - 8/13
W P Mullins
Mark Walsh
14:50 Cheltenham
Coral Cup
Langer Dan (IRE)
8yo - 13/2
Dan Skelton
Harry Skelton
15:30 Cheltenham
Queen Mother Champion Chase
Captain Guinness (IRE)
9yo - 17/2
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
16:10 Cheltenham
Cross Country Chase
Delta Work (FR)
10yo - 11/10
Gordon Elliott
Keith Donoghue
16:50 Cheltenham
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual
Unexpected Party (FR)
9yo - 12/1
Dan Skelton
Harry Skelton
17:30 Cheltenham
Champion Bumper
Jasmin De Vaux (FR)
5yo - 9/2
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Schedule for Thursday at the Cheltenham Festival

Halfway through the festival and onto day three where the Stayers Hurdle is the feature race. A hurdle race to test the stamina and see how can last best up the Cheltenham hill.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:30 Cheltenham
Turners Novices Chase
Grey Dawning (IRE)
7yo - 5/2
Dan Skelton
Harry Skelton
14:10 Cheltenham
Pertemps Network Final
Monmiral (FR)
7yo - 25/1
Paul Nicholls
Harry Cobden
14:50 Cheltenham
Ryanair Chase
Protektorat (FR)
9yo - 17/2
Dan Skelton
Harry Skelton
15:30 Cheltenham
Stayers Hurdle
Teahupoo (FR)
7yo - 5/4
Gordon Elliott
Jack Kennedy
16:10 Cheltenham
Festival Plate
Shakem UpArry (IRE)
10yo - 8/1
Ben Pauling
Ben Jones
16:50 Cheltenham
Mares Novices Hurdle
Golden Ace (GB)
6yo - 10/1
Jeremy Scott
Lorcan Williams
17:30 Cheltenham
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup
Inothewayurthinkin (IRE)
6yo - 13/8
Gavin Cromwell
Mr Derek O'Connor

Schedule for Friday at the Cheltenham Festival

The final day of the festival and feature race that we have all been waiting for, the Cheltenham Gold Cup in which the Irish have been fairly dominant in recent years.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:30 Cheltenham
Triumph Hurdle
Majborough (FR)
4yo - 6/1
W P Mullins
Mark Walsh
14:10 Cheltenham
County Handicap Hurdle
Absurde (FR)
6yo - 12/1
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:50 Cheltenham
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle
Stellar Story (IRE)
7yo - 33/1
Gordon Elliott
Sam Ewing
15:30 Cheltenham
Cheltenham Gold Cup
Galopin Des Champs (FR)
8yo - 10/11
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:10 Cheltenham
Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup
Sine Nomine (GB)
8yo - 8/1
Fiona Needham
Mr John Dawson
16:50 Cheltenham
Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase
Limerick Lace (IRE)
7yo - 3/1
Gavin Cromwell
Keith Donoghue
17:30 Cheltenham
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle
Better Days Ahead (IRE)
6yo - 5/1
Gordon Elliott
Danny Gilligan

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Queen Mother Champion Chase Preview are at hand, Andy and James. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for National Hunt Racing.

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for jump racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful national hunt racing blogs for OLBG.

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