Loking for some tips for today’s Queen Mother Champion Chase? IT’s going to be a battle of epic proportions as two greats go head-to-head once again in the hopes of dominating the fourth race of Day 2 at the 2012 Cheltenham Festival.
It’s the turn of Sizing Europe and Big Zeb to throw down the gauntlet to the rest of field and with Finians Rainbow hot on their heals this is not going to be easy. But at odds of 10/11 on, with Paddy Power Bookmakers, for race favourite Sizing Europe, the others are going to have to really step up their game.
Trained by Henry de Bromhead for Ann and Alan Potts, Andrew Lynch, who has ridden the classy ten-year-old ten times, told The Morning Line: “He’s the favourite, he won it last year and seems to be in great form – hopefully all goes well.
“It’s a championship race and you have to respect the rest of the field, but I wouldn’t swap my lad for any of them.”
Barry Geraghty, who boards Finians Rainbow, begs to differ saying “I’m very hopeful for Finains Rainbow. I think he’ll run a big race but whether he can beat Sizing Europe and Big Zeb on the day, we’ll have to wait and see but I’m very hopeful.”
Finians Rainbow is currently 5/1 with Paddy Power but if you’re looking for an outsider with longer odds for an each-way bet then try Wishful Thinking on 14/1. Paddy Power are paying out on the first three places so even a third place will get you a few quid.