*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widget, while in-copy odds are accurate at the time of publication but subject to change
It’ll be brews all round if Queen Mother Champion Chase winner Put The Kettle On rounds off a hugely-successful season by claiming another big prize. After beating the likes of Chacun Pour Soi and Nube Negra at the Cheltenham Festival, Henry de Bromhead’s mare will attempt to get the better of Altior over two miles at Sandown Park.
The Grade 1 Celebration Chase is one of the feature races on Jump Finale day at Sandown Park as the 2020/21 jump racing season in Great Britain draws to a close. The contest dates back to 2001 when the foot-and-mouth crisis caused the cancellation of the Cheltenham Festival and a replacement for the Queen Mother Champion Chase was run at Sandown in late April.
Altior has won the last three renewals and represents the biggest danger to Put The Kettle On, with trainer Nicky Henderson hoping to make it five in a row having also saddled Sprinter Sacre in 2016.
Paddy Power News has everything you need to know as some of the speediest chasers in the game embark on Sandown for the season climax.
CELEBRATION CHASE DATE AND START TIME
The Celebration Chase is one of the feature races on the Jump Finale card at Sandown Park on Saturday April 24. The runners and riders are due to go to post at 3.05pm BST.
CELEBRATION CHASE PRIZE MONEY
The first horse past the post will bag a cool £65,493 for connections. All in all, not a shabby pay day to round off the season.
CELEBRATION CHASE RUNNERS AND RIDERS
Put The Kettle On is the one to beat after a convincing victory over two miles at the Cheltenham Festival. The high-quality seven-runner field also boasts Greaneteen attempting to reverse the form from Prestbury Park and the highly-anticipated return of Altior after a 118-day break.
Altior (Nico de Boinville)
Dolos (Harry Skelton)
Greaneteen (Bryony Frost)
Nuts Well (Danny McMenamin)
Ornua (Rachael Blackmore)
Put The Kettle On (Aidan Coleman)
Sceau Royal (Daryl Jacob)
You will find all seven confirmed runners and riders by visiting our ‘Racecards‘ tab, as well as race details, weights and latest odds.
- DON’T MISS OUR BRAND NEW SNAZZY RACECARDS FOR EVERY SINGLE RACE TODAY
- … THEN CHECK OUT ALL THE WINNERS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE WITH OUR FAST RESULTS
CELEBRATION CHASE BETTING
CELEBRATION CHASE TIPS
Frank Hickey: “The ground is ideal and if SCEAU ROYAL jumps like he did at Cheltenham, he is the one to beat as far as I am concerned.”
Matt Chapman: “I’d love Altior to win and I’ll scream him home even if it’s at the expense of my selection. That will be SCEAU ROYAL, who is not top class but will love conditions.”
Mick Fitzgerald: “I know I will get plenty of stick for staying with ALTIOR, but I don’t care. He has been an amazing Champion and not having gone to the big festivals this year, should be relatively fresh.”
SANDOWN JUMP FINALE RACECARD
13.55 – Novices’ Championship Final Handicap Hurdle – 2m
14.30 – Oaksey Chase (Grade 2) – 2m 6f
15.05 – Celebration Chase (Grade 1) – 2m
15.40 – Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) – 3m 5f
16.15 – Select Hurdle (Grade 2) – 2m 5f
16.50 – Josh Gifford Novices’ Handicap Chase – 2m 4f
17.25 – Handicap Hurdle – 2m 4f
You can keep up to date with all the day’s racing via our superb racecard feature HERE – or simply click on the ‘Racecards’ tab at the top of the page.
- Everything you need to know about the 2021 Punchestown Festival
- Punchestown Gold Cup entries, betting and tips for 2021
- Clan Des Obeaux 4/1 for Punchestown Gold Cup after swerving Sandown
- Ruby Walsh and Frank Hickey’s Punchestown Gold Cup antepost best bets