Champion Chase 2020 Betting Odds Update
Altior (5/2) will be looking to make historic back-to-back-to-back Champion Chase titles, but his prep this year has been hampered to say the least. His unbeaten run was ended when stepping up in trip against Paul Nicholls’ Cyrname at Ascot and a spate of entries have been left unfulfilled due to injury. Henderson is now going down the tried and tested route taken with his star chaser in 2017 and 2018 – the Game Spirit Chase followed by Prestbury Park.
Looking at the rest of the field, Defi Du Seuil (3/1) looks most likely to race Altior the closest should they both go and you wouldn’t like to bet against the Philip Hobbs runner in what would be a mouth-watering clash. He has Cheltenham form, having won the Triumph Hurdle and the JLT previously.
Chacun Pour Soi (4/1) is likely to run a big race if fit, having beaten Defi Du Seuil at Punchestown, and aside from a minor setback in a thriller to A Plus Tard at the Rewards Club Chase at Leopardstown, his form suggests Willie Mullins’ charge will be sure to be there or thereabouts come race day.
One with major interest in the race is the legendary Douvan (10/1), a barnstorming run at Clonmel last year set tongues wagging asking if he could possibly do it again? It would be quite the spectacle should the nine-year-old roll back the years, storm up the hill and win at Cheltenham for a third time in the Rich Ricci colours, surely not a single racing fan would begrudge seeing such a sight. As Willie Mullins once said: ‘He’s one of the best on his day, you would be foolish to ever rule him out”.