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The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase

The Cheltenham Festival is amongst the most prestigious meetings in the National Hunt horseracing calendar, alongside the likes of Royal Ascot and The Grand National. In fact, it’s only The Grand National that has a higher prize-pool than Cheltenham.

Taking place every March, The Festival usually coincides with St. Patrick’s Day, much to the delight of the Guinness-guzzling horseracing fanatics from the Emerald Isle.

Made up of 28 individual exciting races spread evenly over the four-day event, The Festival effortlessly attracts around a quarter of a million spectators to Cheltenham Racecourse from all over the UK, Ireland and further afar.

Featured races include The Cheltenham Gold Cup, The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy, The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase, The Ryanair Steeple Chase and The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle.

The Cheltenham Festival 2021 will take place from Tuesday the 16th until Friday the 19th of March. The featured race of Ladies Day will be The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase.

About the Race

Open to horses aged 5 and above and run on the ‘old course’ at Cheltenham, The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt Steeplechase with a fairly short total distance of 1 mile, 7 furlongs and 199 yards (just short of 2 miles).

The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase is the pinnacle minimum distance race of the horseracing calendar, featuring 13 fences for the participants to jump for a chance of the £225,880 first-place prize.

Inaugurated as The National Hunt Two-Mile Champion Chase in 1959, the name of this race was appropriately changed to honour The Queen Mother’s 80th birthday in recognition of her support for jump racing.

The most successful horse in the history of this race was Badsworth Boy who won three times consecutively in 1983, 1984 and 1985.

The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase will take place on Ladies Day, Day Two of The Cheltenham Festival 2021 with a start time of 15:30.

Runners

The top 10 predicted runners and their ante-post odds for The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase at The Cheltenham Festival 2021 are the following:

  1. Chacun Pour Soi (FR) – 1/1 ante-post favourite – 9 years old – weighing in at 12-0 (27/12/20) – trained by Willie Mullins
  2. Altior (IRE) – 7/1 ante-post odds – 11 years old – weighing in at 11-6 (27/12/20) – trained by Nicky Henderson
  3. Nube Negra (SPA) – 8/1 ante-post odds – 7 years old – weighing in at 11-0 (27/12/20) – trained by Dan Skelton
  4. Politologue (FR) – 8/1 ante-post odds – 10 years old – weighing in at 11-7 (23/01/21) – trained by Paul Nicholls
  5. Min (FR) – 8/1 ante-post odds – will be 11 years old – weighing in at 11-12 (06/12/20) – trained by Willie Mullins
  6. A Plus Tard (FR) – 10/1 ante-post odds – will be 8 years old – weighing in at 11-12 (28/12/20) – trained by Henry De Bromhead
  7. Put The Kettle On (IRE) – 12/1 ante-post odds – will be 8 years old – weighing in at 11-7 (27/12/20) – trained by Henry De Bromhead
  8. Greaneteen (FR) – 12/1 ante-post odds – 7 years old – weighing in at 11-7 (05/12/20) – trained by Paul Nicholls
  9. First Flow (IRE) – 12/1 ante-post odds – 9 years old – weighing in at 11-7 (23/01/21) – trained by Kim Bailey
  10. Melon (GB) – 14/1 ante-post odds – 9 years old – weighing in at 11-12 (28/12/20) – trained by Willie Mullins.

Tips

Over the course of this four-day Cheltenham event, tens of millions of pounds are bet on the horses. Many punters walk away from this grand occasion with a wide smile on their face and we want to make sure you’re one of them.

If you’re thinking about placing a few bets on The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase on Ladies Day this year, trust our expertly crafted betting tips to ensure this Cheltenham Festival is a profitable one, whether you’re watching live from the racecourse or at home from the comfort of your sofa.

Odds

In recent years it has been mostly the favourite horses taking home the first-place prize in The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase, but we have seen a few upsets, too.

In 2018, even the favourite Altior had an Evens starting price, meaning you’d have doubled your stake on the most likely horse. £50 in, £100 back. In 2017, a £10 bet on outsider Special Tiara would have returned £110 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

Last year’s winner of The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase was 6/1 Politologue, ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Paul Nicholls.

Strong 2/5 favourite Defi Du Seuil only managed to finish fourth of the five runners that took part after jockey Barry Geraghty lost his right iron briefly early on as well as landing awkwardly after the final hurdle.

2019

4/11 favourite Altior won The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase for the second consecutive year in 2019, again ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson.

2020 winner Politologue finished shortly behind with a starting price of 11/1, followed by 16/1 Sceau Royal, then 25/1 Hell’s Kitchen.

2018

In 2018, the winner of The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase was favourite Altior, ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson with a starting price of 1/1.

Willie Mullins trained Min finished 7 lengths behind Altior in second with a starting price of 5/2, followed by 40/1 outsider God’s Own.

2017

11/1 outsider Special Tiara won the 2017 edition of The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase, ridden by jockey Noel Fehily and trained by Henry De Bromhead.

Strong 2/9 favourite Douvan only managed a seventh-place finish after hitting the third hurdle, which freed up placement positions for 7/1 Fox Norton and 33/1 Sir Valentino.

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