A rematch between the first two home in last season’s Arkle Chase looks set to be the order of the day in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the 2024 Cheltenham Festival.
The lack of depth at the top of the two-mile chasing division means the feature race on the second day of the fiesta already appears to be a straight shootout between rising stars El Fabiolo and Jonbon.
We are likely to be denied a clash of the generations as Energumene, the winner of the last two editions of the Champion Chase, is set to miss the entire campaign through injury.
The Champion Chase is one of the most testing races on the Cheltenham Festival schedule as a massive engine and foot-perfect jumping at speed are required.
As the leading minimum-distance chase on the calendar, it is hardly surprising that some of the greatest to have graced the game feature on the roll of honour.
You can run the rule over our Champion Chase odds on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key details about next year’s renewal can be found below.
Champion Chase 2024 date and start time
The Champion Chase is set to take place at Cheltenham on Wednesday, March 13. The post time is provisionally scheduled for 15:30. You can watch the race live on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app or on ITV.
Champion Chase 2024 runners and riders
The following 14 horses hold entries for the Champion Chase ahead of confirmations and final declarations.
Amarillo Sky (Jockey TBC)
Appreciate It (TBC)
Captain Guinness (TBC)
Editeur Du Gite (TBC)
El Fabiolo (TBC)
Elixir De Nutz (TBC)
Ferny Hollow (TBC)
Funambule Sivola (TBC)
Gentleman De Mee (TBC)
Champion Chase 2024 betting
Champion Chase odds are on paddypower.com and prices for the leading contenders can be seen on our snazzy widgets below.
El Fabiolo, the winner of last season’s Arkle, is the favourite with Paddy Power for the Champion Chase after a successful start to life in open company with a facile success in the Hilly Way before landing the Dublin Chase.
Jonbon is next in our early betting after an impressive start to the campaign with victories in the Shloer and Tingle Creek before a poor jumping display cost him dear in the Clarence House.
*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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