When is the Champion Chase? Cheltenham date, start time, runners and betting

This race could be like London buses for Willie Mullins...

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*Odds quoted on the widget are Future Racing / Antepost prices which means that if your selection does not run in the race for whatever reason – you will lose your stake under traditional Antepost rules

The Queen Mother Champion Chase is the feature race on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival.

It is the leading minimum-distance contest over larger obstacles in the British calendar and there are 13 fences to be jumped before connections can dream of banking the £225,080 winning prize.

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Energumene landed last year’s renewal to finally end Willie Mullins’ duck in the race and the Irish-trained horse is bidding to join the likes of Altior, Master Minded and Moscow Flyer as a multiple winner of the prestigious Grade 1.

You can run the rule over our antepost Champion Chase odds on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key details about this year’s renewal can be found below.

Champion Chase 2023 date and start time

The Champion Chase is set to take place at Cheltenham on Wednesday, March 15. The post time is provisionally set for 15:30 GMT. You can watch the race live on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app or on ITV.

Champion Chase 2023 runners

The following 14 horses hold entries for the Champion Chase ahead of the forfeit stage, five-day confirmations and final declarations.

Amarillo Sky (Jockey TBC)
Blue Lord (TBC)
Captain Guinness (TBC)
Chacun Pour Soi (TBC)
Coeur Sublime (TBC)
Dunvegan (TBC)
Editeur Du Gite (TBC)
Edwardstone (TBC)
Energumene (TBC)
Funambule Sivola (TBC)
Gentleman De Mee (TBC)
Greaneteen (TBC)
Nube Negra (TBC)
Sceau Royal (TBC)

Champion Chase 2023 betting

Champion Chase odds are on paddypower.com and prices for the leading contenders can be seen on our snazzy widgets below.

Energumene is the favourite with Paddy Power to win the Champion Chase and make it back-to-back victories in the race. The nine-year-old looks set to follow the same path to Cheltenham having kicked off his season by strolling to success in the Hilly Way.

Edwardstone, the winner of last season’s Arkle over course and distance, is next in our antepost betting and heads the home charge, despite unseating his jockey in the Desert Orchid last time out.

Willie Mullins’ second string, Blue Lord, has come on leaps and bounds in his second season over fences and is also prominent in our early market after an eye-catching victory in the Paddy’s Rewards Club Chase over Christmas.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

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