Cheltenham 2023 Antepost Market Movers and Shakers| Energumene drifts for the Champion Chase
As we grow closer and closer to Cheltenham 2023, each week we will be looking back at the weekend’s action and see the main market movers for the Festival.
Champion Chaser – Editeur Du Gite cut, Energumene on the drift
The re-scheduled running of the Clarence House produced an absolute thriller on Saturday, having been moved a week later from Ascot to Cheltenham.
It didn’t follow the script as many predicted however, with Queen Mother Champion Chase Favourite Energumene struggling and ultimately only managing third and nowhere near the first two.
It was Gary Moore’s front-runner Editeur Du Gite who took the spoils battling out an enthralling finish with the fast-finishing Edwardstone in one of the races of the season. The race really shook up the betting markets for the Wednesday feature race and what once looked Energumene’s to lose is a wide-open contest.
Queen Mother Market Movers and Shakers
Editeur Du Gite – 25/1 into 9/2
Energumene – 8/11 out to 5/2