Sizing Europe Odds
Now that connections have finally decided that 2m is the optimum distance for Sizing Europe, the horse is likely to be tough to beat in the Queen Mother Champion Chase odds for the second year in succession. Despite Master Minded and Big Zeb heading the market in the race last season, it was Sizing Europe that triumphed and he will return to defend his crown.
Sizing Europe odds always worth backing at Cheltenham Festival
The demands of Cheltenham have caught out and proved problematic to many a great horse over the years and there is certainly a knack to success at the course. Winning at the Cheltenham Festival is even tougher with many of the best horses in Europe arriving in an attempt to land some of the generous prize money on offer.
Therefore, Sizing Europe can be considered a bit of a specialist, having triumphed at the last two Cheltenham Festivals. Prior to his Queen Mother Champion Chase success, Sizing Europe was a winner in the Arkle Trophy, another 2m contest, but for novices.
This must certainly be considered his best trip, with connections having previously flirted with the idea of pushing the horse’s stamina in an attempt to run him in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, but 3m was never really seen out in any preparation races.
Down to the young brigade to upset Sizing Europe odds
With Master Minded likely to step up in trip and Big Zeb getting on in years, it will rest on the youngsters to challenge Sizing Europe in the Queen Mother Champion Chase odds. Finians Rainbow is highly thought of in the Nicky Henderson camp and could be the chief challenger.