Queen Mother Champion Chase (3.05pm, Wednesday)
Peter Scudamore won the Queen Mother Champion Chase riding the excellent Pearlyman and he told the Freebets.com Cheltenham Preview Night panel that another excellent horse, Chacun Pour Soi (Evens with Paddy Power*) has “an outstanding chance” and “looks another banker to me.”
Ed Quigley and Melissa Jones both agreed that Chacun Pour Soi is the most likely winner of the race and he is sure to be a very popular option among punters from now until the race.
The panel did point out a few others who have chances of big runs for anybody who is concerned with Chacun Pour Soi’s lack of a previous run at Cheltenham.
Scu suggested that Altior (7/1 with bet365*) could turn back the clock and run well again, Ed put up Rouge Vif (22/1 with Ladbrokes*) as an each way option while Jack Milner said that he would be backing Sceau Royal (18/1 with Coral*) especially as he will get his ground.
*Cheltenham odds correct at the time of writing. All odds are subject to change.