After Special Tiara caused a huge shock when taking this title in 2017, we take a look at the 2018 Queen Mother Champion Chase ante-post betting market.
Altior gave the punters something to shout about on a baron Tuesday at the 2017 Festival, when he claimed an expected victory in the Arkle. He was made to work a lot harder for that title than people expected, but he found an extra gear down the home straight to land his second Festival title in a row. The Champion Chase will be next on his agenda and he is currently listed as a 2/1 favourite with William Hill
to claim a hat-trick of Festival titles in the 2018 Queen Mother Champion Chase.
The horse-racing world came to a complete standstill on Wednesday as 1/4 favourite Douvan slipped harmlessly through the pack and eventually trailed home seventh behind Special Tiara in the 2017 Champion Chase. Willie Mullins confirmed he came up lame the following morning and they are currently trying to diagnose the severity of his injury, but there is no doubting the real Douvan didn’t show up at the Festival this year. Hopefully, the County Carlow maestro can get his stable star fit and ready to go as he squares off with Altior in the 2018 Champion Chase, for which he is currently listed as the 3/1 second-favourite to take the title with Ladbrokes
Yorkhill handed Willie Mullins his first winner at this year’s Festival, when he cruised to victory in the JLT Novices’ Chase and he is 7/1 shot with SkyBet
to drop back down in trip and become Champion Chaser in 2018. Min completes the trio of Mullins’ runners stacking up behind Altior in the 2018 Champion Chase betting, with bet365
quoting him at a best price of 12/1.
Charbel was travelling strongly at the front of the field in the Arkle before a fall two from home ruined his title chances. He was extremely impressive up until that fateful leap and he’s listed as a 16/1 shot with Ladbrokes to claim the Queen Mother title in 2018. Defending champion, Special Tiara and JLT runner-up, Top Notch accompany Charbel at 16/1 with William Hill
respectively, as they look to ensure the 2018 Queen Mother Champion Chase isn’t a two-horse race.
*2018 Champion Chase Odds (Best Price)*