2023 Queen Mother Champion Chase Preview, Trends & Analysis

A Grade 1 Chase run over 2 miles of 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.

2023 Queen Mother Champion Chase Preview, Trends & Analysis

2023 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 as well as form picks highlighted by our expert tipsters in forum posts to help you find the winner of the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

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Queen Mother Champion Chase Content:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Cheltenham Betting Picks on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners?

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the Gary Moore trained Sire De Grugy ridden by Jamie Moore who has set the fastest winning time in the Queen Mother Champion Chase, the runner won the race in a time of 3:48.49 that was set when winning the race in 2014. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Paul Nicholls and jockey Harry Skelton with Politologue who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 4:10.03 in the 2020 renewal.

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

  • 2014 - Sire De Grugy (3:48.49)
  • 2016 - Sprinter Sacre (3:48.90)
  • 2010 - Big Zeb (3:51.30)

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 117%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £117 which is bet.

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 back a total of 12 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +1.80. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

Champion Chase 22 May @ 17:18 - AntePost
Energumene 3.50
Shishkin 5.00
Ferny Hollow 9.00
Galopin Des Champs 9.00
Gentleman De Mee 15.00
Edwardstone 17.00
Bob Olinger 26.00
Blue Lord 26.00
Riviere Detel 34.00
Nube Negra 34.00

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.

Year Horse Info
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)
2014
3:48.49
Sire De Grugy (FR)
8yo 11-10 11/4F
Jamie Moore
Gary Moore (GB)
2013
4:00.27
Sprinter Sacre (FR)
7yo 11-10 1/4F
Barry Geraghty
Nicky Henderson (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: 12 winners with an additional 23 placings from 122 runners
  • IRE: 8 winners with an additional 13 placings from 58 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 3 runners

Queen Mother Champion Chase Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the Queen Mother Champion Chase over the last 20 renewals with both Paul Nicholls & Nicky Henderson who have both won the race 5 times. Paul Nicholls winners have been with Azertyuiop (2004), Master Minded (2008), Master Minded (2009), Dodging Bullets (2015) & Politologue (2020). Nicky Henderson winners have been with Finians Rainbow (2012), Sprinter Sacre (2013), Sprinter Sacre (2016), Altior (2018) & Altior (2019). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Queen Mother Champion Chase are Henry De Bromhead (3 wins) & Mrs John Harrington (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):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Paul Nicholls 29-5-9 -8.26 -9.52
Nicky Henderson 13-5-6 +2.61 +0.08
Henry De Bromhead 16-3-7 +16.50 +10.93
Mrs John Harrington 4-2-2 +1.25 -0.05
W P Mullins 15-1-4 -11.50 -10.56
Alan King 6-1-3 +0.00 +0.85
C A Murphy 5-1-3 +6.00 +3.95
Gary Moore 5-1-1 -1.25 -2.35
John Joseph Murphy 4-1-1 +13.00 +6.60
Tom George 8-0-3 -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 3 times. Those 3 winners came from Sprinter Sacre (2016), Altior (2018) & Altior (2019). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Queen Mother Champion Chase, Paddy Brennan has had a total of 10 rides 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 = Rides, 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):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Nico de Boinville 4-3-3 +5.36 +2.82
Paul Townend 7-1-3 -3.50 -3.13
Jamie Moore 4-1-1 -0.25 -1.35
Aidan Coleman 3-1-2 +6.50 +4.30
Sam Twiston-Davies 3-1-1 +2.50 +0.70
Harry Skelton 2-1-2 +5.00 +4.35
Paddy Brennan 10-0-3 -10.00 +0.80
Davy Russell 5-0-0 -5.00 -5.00
Harry Cobden 4-0-2 -4.00 -1.02
Daryl Jacob 4-0-1 -4.00 -1.90

2023 Queen Mother Champion Chase Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,1,UR,1,F,F,2,1,4,8,2,1,1,PU,2,7,1,1,4,3,PU

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (60%) - No bigger than 16/1
  • 20 / 20 (68%) - Within first 6 of the market
  • 20 / 20 (74%) - Off a break of 32-95 days
  • 20 / 20 (75%) - Graded race (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (77%) - No bigger than 8/1 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (77%) - Had 1-12 placings (Class)
  • 20 / 20 (78%) - Not in a handicap (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (79%) - No starts (30 Days)
  • 20 / 20 (80%) - Previously placed in a G1
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Field of 3-8 runners (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - No bigger than 6/1 (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Ran in a Graded race (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Placed within last three
  • 19 / 20 (62%) - Never sent off 30/1+
  • 19 / 20 (74%) - Made 3+ starts (Jockey)
  • 19 / 20 (82%) - Made 5-18 starts (Further)
  • 19 / 20 (85%) - Made 1-4 starts (Season)
  • 18 / 20 (66%) - Had won that season
  • 18 / 20 (68%) - Won within last 3 starts

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Cheltenham racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Queen Mother Champion Chase. Maybe you are looking to back something in this race on the tote, but you are not sure of the process or how the tote works? No problem! We have an article which is dedicated to The Tote for you to read which explains everything you need to know! Be sure to check out the other articles too in the OLBG Betting School.

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Queen Mother Champion Chase Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +9.49 is when runners had 1 win in the past 90 days. The worst performing factor which 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 0-40.

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 and Punchestown, there has been a total number of 4 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 180 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:

  • High Chaparral (2 Wins)
  • Moscow Society (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 when 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 has been a total of 7 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2023 Queen Mother Champion Chase see which other runners today are being back by the best racing tipsters today.

Schedule at the Cheltenham Festival

Have a look at our racing tipsters Cheltenham predictions for the Queen Mother Champion Chase. Next up is the Cross Country Chase, head over to find trends and tips.

Cheltenham Festival races for Tuesday 14th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Supreme Novices Hurdle
Constitution Hill (GB)
5yo - 9/4
Nicky Henderson
Nico de Boinville
14:10 Cheltenham
Arkle Challenge Trophy
Edwardstone (GB)
8yo - 5/2
Alan King
Tom Cannon
14:50 Cheltenham
Ultima Handicap Chase
Corach Rambler (IRE)
8yo - 10/1
Lucinda Russell
Derek Fox
15:30 Cheltenham
Champion Hurdle
Honeysuckle (GB)
8yo - 8/11
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
16:10 Cheltenham
Close Brothers Mares Hurdle
Maries Rock (IRE)
7yo - 18/1
Nicky Henderson
Nico de Boinville
16:50 Cheltenham
Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
Brazil (IRE)
4yo - 10/1
Padraig Roche
Mark Walsh
17:30 Cheltenham
National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup
Stattler (IRE)
7yo - 2/1
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Cheltenham Festival races for Wednesday 15th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Ballymore Novices Hurdle
Sir Gerhard (IRE)
7yo - 8/11
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:10 Cheltenham
Brown Advisory Novices Chase
LHomme Presse (FR)
7yo - 9/4
Venetia Williams
Charlie Deutsch
14:50 Cheltenham
Coral Cup (Link)
Commander Of Fleet (IRE)
8yo - 50/1
Gordon Elliott
Shane Fitzgerald
15:30 Cheltenham
Queen Mother Champion Chase
Energumene (FR)
8yo - 5/2
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:10 Cheltenham
Cross Country Chase
Delta Work (FR)
9yo - 5/2
Gordon Elliott
Jack Kennedy
16:50 Cheltenham
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual
Global Citizen (IRE)
10yo - 28/1
Ben Pauling
Kielan Woods
17:30 Cheltenham
Champion Bumper
Facile Vega (IRE)
5yo - 15/8
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Cheltenham Festival races for Thursday 16th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Turners Novices Chase
Bob Olinger (IRE)
7yo - 6/5
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
14:10 Cheltenham
Pertemps Network Final
Third Wind (GB)
8yo - 25/1
Hughie Morrison
Tom OBrien
14:50 Cheltenham
Ryanair Chase
Allaho (FR)
8yo - 4/7
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
15:30 Cheltenham
Stayers Hurdle
Flooring Porter (IRE)
7yo - 4/1
Gavin Cromwell
Danny Mullins
16:10 Cheltenham
Festival Plate
Coole Cody (IRE)
11yo - 22/1
Evan Williams
Adam Wedge
16:50 Cheltenham
Ryanair Mares Novices Hurdle
Love Envoi (IRE)
6yo - 15/2
Harry Fry
Jonathan Burke
17:30 Cheltenham
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup
Chambard (FR)
10yo - 40/1
Venetia Williams
Miss Lucy Turner

Cheltenham Festival races for Friday 17th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
JCB Triumph Hurdle
Vauban (FR)
4yo - 6/4
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:10 Cheltenham
County Handicap Hurdle
State Man (FR)
5yo - 11/4
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:50 Cheltenham
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle
The Nice Guy (IRE)
7yo - 18/1
W P Mullins
Sean OKeeffe
15:30 Cheltenham
Cheltenham Gold Cup
A Plus Tard (FR)
8yo - 3/1
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
16:10 Cheltenham
Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup
Billaway (IRE)
10yo - 13/8
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins
16:50 Cheltenham
Mrs PP Mares Chase
Elimay (FR)
8yo - 9/4
W P Mullins
Mark Walsh
17:30 Cheltenham
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle
Banbridge (IRE)
6yo - 12/1
Joseph Patrick OBrien
M M McDonagh

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