Who will be the Champion of the Champion
Chase at Cheltenham 2017?
IMAGE - https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5135/5583185146_a8cfae93c9_b.jpg7
Well the gates of Cheltenham race course have
closed for another year and what a year itís been at the course. A number of fan
favourites including Thistlecrack, Annie Power and Don Cossack all raced to
stunning victories during the Cheltenham Festival. The course also saw Olympic
cycling hero Victoria
Pendleton achieve her goal of
competing in the Foxhunter Chase, finishing an impressive fifth just 12 months
after taking up the sport.
But now all of that is in the past and the horse
racing odds for this yearís Cheltenham Festival have already been released. One
of the big races already attracting a lot of money from punters is the Champion
Chase, which will be held on Tuesday
the 14th of March 2017. So who will be the next horse to write
their name in the Cheltenham history books?
At the moment Coral are offering pretty long
horse racing odds
across the field,
meaning you could really end up winning bid if you place your bet early. Only
the favourite Douvan have odds shorter than 7/1. The horse looked after by Irish
trainer Willie Mullins shot up to the top of the horse racing odds for this race
as soon as he won the Arkle Challenge Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival this
year. The young horse hasnít lost any of its last eight races, meaning itís been
given odds of just 4/7 to win this race.
Of course we all know performing well in the past
never guarantees that the horse will perform well in the future. That means that
the bookmakers could be forced to pay out a lot if anyone other than Douvan
wins. The horse racing odds are currently so rewarding that even if you played
money on the second favourite Fox Norton, youíre looking at a return eight times
larger than your stake. The horse has had a busy 2016, finishing in the top
three in all seven of the races itís been entered in. After winning his last
three races of 2016, he
is in prime position to
cause an upset in the Champion Chase with odds of 7/1.
If youíre looking for even longer horse racing
odds, Un De Sceaux could also cause a big upset with odds of 10/1 at Coral. The
horse has failed to finish lower than second in all four of the races itís been
entered this year. Fourth favourite God's Own has massively tempting odds of
20/1. Since the horse won the champion
chase at Aintree earlier this year,
there is every chance he could end up in the winnerís enclosure at Cheltenham.
Behind the top four are another five horses that
all have the potential to cause a real upset at odds of 25/1. If Ar Mad, L'Ami
Serge, Special Tiara, Traffic Fluide or Vaniteux even finish in the top three
they could cause big payouts from bookmakers like Coral who pay out 1/5 for the
top three when you bet each way.