Sizing Europe has come in for support in the Champion Chase betting market after punters realised just how strong Arkle form is for the Champion Chase.
Sizing Europe is now 16/1 to win the Champion Chase and trainer Henry De Bromhead has confirmed his nine-year-old will run in Wednesday’s feature race at the Cheltenham Festival.
Arkle winners at the Cheltenham Festival have gone on to produce solid performances at the following year’s Champion Chase with five winners, five seconds and two third places in the last twelve years.
The 2009 Arkle winner, Forpadydeplasterer, finished second in the 2010 Champion Chase at 10/1 so punters shouldn’t be put off by seven horses having shorter Champion Chase odds than Sizing Europe in the betting market.
With Ladbrokes offering 1/4 of the odds for a first three place in the Champion Chase, Sizing Europe is 4/1 to finish in the top three, offering punters plenty of value in the place market.
A £25 stake on Sizing Europe winning the Champion Chase would return £425 and new customers to Ladbrokes.com can sign up here for a free Cheltenham Festival bet worth £25.
Master Minded is a dual winner of the Queen Mother Champion Chase and is heavily supported to retain the title he lost to Big Zeb last year at 2/1 after Big Zeb lost to Golden Silver at Punchestown in January.
Because of that defeat Big Zeb is out to 7/2 in the Champion Chase betting and Golden Silver has seen his odds cut to 8/1 for the win.
Sizing Europe finished third behind Golden Silver and Big Zeb in that race at Punchestown in January, but having won twice around Cheltenham racecourse before, the nine-year-old is well primed for a strong run.