Up to date Champion Chase tips from Cheltenham as Coral announce free bets & 4/1 on Sire De Grughy, which has been enhanced from 11/4.
Sprinter Sacre may not be lining up but that’s not to say there isn’t a hot pot favourite to be steaming in to in this year’s Champion Chase.
SIRE DE GRUGY – 4/1 OFFER
CORAL EXCLUSIVE ODDS!
Firm offers 4/1 Sire De Grugy to win Champion Chase (was 11/4)
Coral have announced they are offering an ‘enhanced’ price on favourite ‘Sire De Grugy’ to win the Champion Chase at Cheltenham this year (was 11/4) More details below!
Many have said that this year’s renewal is a poor race but we disagree purely on betting potential grounds.
Sire De Grugy has shown throughout this season that he’s by far the best current two mile chaser in training and we see no reason not to get involved with his chances in the Champion Chase, especially if his price continues to drift.
The horse is no flashy type in the paddock and doesn’t even jump that well for a two miler but he’s a winner. Gary Moore has campaigned this horse brilliantly this season, winning the Tingle Creek Chase, Desert Orchid Chase and Clarence House Chase all in fine style where he was streets ahead of all his rivals.
The Tingle Creek is a great guide for the Champion Chase having featured nine of the last 13 winners and Sire De Grugy beat Somersby and Captain Conan at Sandown going away at the finish. But by far his most refined performance was his Clarence House victory when he thrashed Hidden Cyclone.
Although he may not have ended up having to beat much, he keeps winning in authoritative style and is undoubtedly the best 2m chaser around in the absence of the reigning champion.
Although running well in two previous trips to Cheltenham, he’s yet to convince the stiff uphill finish is for him (undoubtedly below his best when suffering his only defeat of the season up until now there in November), but he looks to be improving all the time and may be a stronger horse by the time he gets to the race on Wednesday.
Put simply, there is just nothing in the make-up of his rivals to get us worried about the chances of his 2/1 odds being a losing bet. Second favourite couldn’t finish his dinner if it was being spoon fed to him, Arvika Ligeonniere doesn’t like going left-handed and can’t be trusted to make it round the jumping circuit.
Meanwhile, the further you go down the list the more you get excited about the chances of Sire De Grugy as long as he brings his A-game.
Jamie Moore knows the horse so well now and he is a cool customer in the saddle. He can ride him from the front or back and in our eyes he’s one of the best bets of the Cheltenham Festival.