Cheltenham Champion Chase 2022 Trends

Need some help finding the winner of the 2022 edition of the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase? Well, look no further because our team of experts at Bookmakers.co.uk have done the hard work for you by pinpointing the most critical trends and pointers from the last 10 renewals in order to help you find the winner of this blue-riband event for the fastest chasers in the sport.

Cheltenham Champion Chase 2022 Trends
Cheltenham Champion Chase 2022 Trends

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2022 Cheltenham Champion Chase Trends


The last 10 winners:

  • Were aged up to 10 years old
  • Had won at least one Grade 1
  • Last ran at least 32 days ago
  • Had seven or more starts over fences (with at least five wins)
  • Were trained in Britain or by Henry De Bromhead
  • Had run at least twice at Cheltenham before (six had won, including three of the last four who were unbeaten at the course)

Nine of the last 10 winners:

  • Last ran at least 46 days ago
  • Had won one of their last three starts
  • Had two or more starts that season
  • Finished in the top three in their last race
  • Had their last run before Cheltenham in Britain
  • Had won that season.

Eight of the last 10 winners:

  • Finished in the top three in their last race. Six won last time out.
  • Had won two or more Grade 1s.

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Key Trials from the last 10 years

  • Six of the last 10 winners ran last time out in the Grade 1 Clarence House Chase at Ascot. Four of them won the race. One finished second and in 2017 Special Tiara finished fifth.
  • Altior, who romped home in 2018, won the Grade 2 Game Spirit Chase at Newbury. Fox Norton and Module were also winners of that race who placed in the proceeding Cheltenham Champion Chase.
  • The Arkle Novices' Chase looks an obvious pointer towards future Champion Chase victory, but there's been a trend lately of that race's winner graduating instead to the Ryanair Chase. Having said that, if they take part they often win. The winners of the 2012, 2017 and 2020 Arkles won the following year's Champion Chase. Only three others tried.
  • 2020 winner Politologue didn’t run in between his disappointing Tingle Creek Chase effort in December 2019 and the Cheltenham Festival, which is an unusually lengthy period of time in between races for a winner of this race. Though 2021 winner Put The Kettle on and 2016 winner Sprinter Sacre also did not run between December and the Festival.

Trainer Trends

  • Nicky Henderson boasts a phenomenal record in this race with a 50% strike - five winners from 10 runners in the last decade.
  • Paul Nicholls has also won the race six times overall, most recently in 2020 (also trained the runner-up), but that was only his second success of the last decade.
  • Henry De Bromhead has saddled three winners from 13 runners in the last 11 renewals, including two in the last five years.
  • Willie Mullins has never won the race. He big hope in 2022 is Energumene.

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Jockey Trends

  • Nico de Boinville has never had a losing ride in the race. He's won three of the last six editions on Altior and Sprinter Sacre and is again booked for a red-hot favourite in Shishkin.

How did the trends do last year?

Put The Kettle On had obvious claims of victory as the reigning Arkle Novices' Chase heroine, and had to be respected coming from Henry De Bromhead's stable, but she'd been beaten in her only senior Grade 1 win by Chacun Pour Soir.

Having said that, he had never run at Cheltenham before, which is a key trend for Champion Chase winners. He was sent off 8/13 favourite and finished third.

The Clarence House Chase winner First Flow had run once at Cheltenham over hurdles, but pulled up, raising a red flag on trends.

De Bromhead did also have Notebook in the field, but he'd been well-beaten on his only other runs at Cheltenham, including in the previous season's Arkle.


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Who Fits The Trends Best In 2022?

Last year's Arkle Novices' Chase winner Shishkin is also the 2020 Supreme Novices' Hurdle hero and remains unbeaten in four hurdle outings and seven chase runs after beatin Energumeme in the Clarence House Chase.

Being trained by Nicky Henderson and ridden by Nico De Boinville just cements his position as the leading trends pick for this race. There is no looking past this eight-year-old.

2021 Cheltenham Champion Chase Result

PositionNamePriceTrainerJockey
1stPut The Kettle On17/2Henry De BromheadAidan Coleman
2ndNube Negra11/1Dan SkeltonHarry Skelton
3rdChacun Pour Soi8/13fWillie MullinsPaul Townend

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