Cheltenham Queen Mother Champion Chase Day 2011
The sportingbet.com Queen Mother Champion Chase worth £320,000.00 and run over 2 miles is the centre piece of Wednesday’s card at Cheltenham. There seems to be little between last years winner Big Zeb, Master Minded, Somersby and Golden Silver. Golden Silver has been in tremendous form in Ireland for the last two seasons but has never taken to the Cheltenham track. The other three all have good form at Cheltenham but Master Minded and Somersby both have “ifs” and “buts” about them. Big Zeb (pictured) has a great chance of joining the illustrious list of chasers who have won the Queen Mother Champion Chase more than once.
Time for Rupert has been favourite for the RSA Chase since his two smart performances over the course earlier in the season. The RSA Chase for novice chasers is worth £130,000.00 and run over 3 miles. Jessies Dream and Mikael D’haquenet come over from Ireland. After a season out through injury Mikael D’haquenet had the beating of Jessies Dream at Fairyhouse back in December, but for falling at the last fence. He has disappointed since but if his confidence has been restored he could be the eachway value. If Time for Rupert wins as expected he will be talked about as a future Cheltenham Gold Cup winner.