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The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase

The Cheltenham Festival is amongst the most prestigious meetings in the National Hunt horseracing calendar, alongside the likes of Royal Ascot and The Grand National. In fact, it’s only The Grand National that has a higher prize-pool than Cheltenham.

Taking place every March, The Festival usually coincides with St. Patrick’s Day, much to the delight of the Guinness-guzzling horseracing fanatics from the Emerald Isle.

Made up of 28 individual exciting races spread evenly over the four-day event, The Festival effortlessly attracts around a quarter of a million spectators to Cheltenham Racecourse from all over the UK, Ireland and further afar.

Featured races include The Cheltenham Gold Cup, The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy, The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase, The Ryanair Steeple Chase and The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle.

The Cheltenham Festival 2021 will take place from Tuesday the 16th until Friday the 19th of March. The featured race of Ladies Day will be The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase.

About the Race

Open to horses aged 5 and above and run on the ‘old course’ at Cheltenham, The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt Steeplechase with a fairly short total distance of 1 mile, 7 furlongs and 199 yards (just short of 2 miles).

The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase is the pinnacle minimum distance race of the horseracing calendar, featuring 13 fences for the participants to jump for a chance of the £225,880 first-place prize.

Inaugurated as The National Hunt Two-Mile Champion Chase in 1959, the name of this race was appropriately changed to honour The Queen Mother’s 80th birthday in recognition of her support for jump racing.

The most successful horse in the history of this race was Badsworth Boy who won three times consecutively in 1983, 1984 and 1985.

The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase will take place on Ladies Day, Day Two of The Cheltenham Festival 2021 with a start time of 15:30.


The top 10 predicted runners and their ante-post odds for The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase at The Cheltenham Festival 2021 are the following:

  1. Chacun Pour Soi (FR) – 1/1 ante-post favourite – 9 years old – weighing in at 12-0 (27/12/20) – trained by Willie Mullins
  2. Altior (IRE) – 7/1 ante-post odds – 11 years old – weighing in at 11-6 (27/12/20) – trained by Nicky Henderson
  3. Nube Negra (SPA) – 8/1 ante-post odds – 7 years old – weighing in at 11-0 (27/12/20) – trained by Dan Skelton
  4. Politologue (FR) – 8/1 ante-post odds – 10 years old – weighing in at 11-7 (23/01/21) – trained by Paul Nicholls
  5. Min (FR) – 8/1 ante-post odds – will be 11 years old – weighing in at 11-12 (06/12/20) – trained by Willie Mullins
  6. A Plus Tard (FR) – 10/1 ante-post odds – will be 8 years old – weighing in at 11-12 (28/12/20) – trained by Henry De Bromhead
  7. Put The Kettle On (IRE) – 12/1 ante-post odds – will be 8 years old – weighing in at 11-7 (27/12/20) – trained by Henry De Bromhead
  8. Greaneteen (FR) – 12/1 ante-post odds – 7 years old – weighing in at 11-7 (05/12/20) – trained by Paul Nicholls
  9. First Flow (IRE) – 12/1 ante-post odds – 9 years old – weighing in at 11-7 (23/01/21) – trained by Kim Bailey
  10. Melon (GB) – 14/1 ante-post odds – 9 years old – weighing in at 11-12 (28/12/20) – trained by Willie Mullins.


Over the course of this four-day Cheltenham event, tens of millions of pounds are bet on the horses. Many punters walk away from this grand occasion with a wide smile on their face and we want to make sure you’re one of them.

If you’re thinking about placing a few bets on The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase on Ladies Day this year, trust our expertly crafted betting tips to ensure this Cheltenham Festival is a profitable one, whether you’re watching live from the racecourse or at home from the comfort of your sofa.


In recent years it has been mostly the favourite horses taking home the first-place prize in The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase, but we have seen a few upsets, too.

In 2018, even the favourite Altior had an Evens starting price, meaning you’d have doubled your stake on the most likely horse. £50 in, £100 back. In 2017, a £10 bet on outsider Special Tiara would have returned £110 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:


Last year’s winner of The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase was 6/1 Politologue, ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Paul Nicholls.

Strong 2/5 favourite Defi Du Seuil only managed to finish fourth of the five runners that took part after jockey Barry Geraghty lost his right iron briefly early on as well as landing awkwardly after the final hurdle.


4/11 favourite Altior won The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase for the second consecutive year in 2019, again ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson.

2020 winner Politologue finished shortly behind with a starting price of 11/1, followed by 16/1 Sceau Royal, then 25/1 Hell’s Kitchen.


In 2018, the winner of The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase was favourite Altior, ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson with a starting price of 1/1.

Willie Mullins trained Min finished 7 lengths behind Altior in second with a starting price of 5/2, followed by 40/1 outsider God’s Own.


11/1 outsider Special Tiara won the 2017 edition of The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase, ridden by jockey Noel Fehily and trained by Henry De Bromhead.

Strong 2/9 favourite Douvan only managed a seventh-place finish after hitting the third hurdle, which freed up placement positions for 7/1 Fox Norton and 33/1 Sir Valentino.

Cheltenham Races TEst

With the Cheltenham Festival just around the corner, it’s time to get back into the spirit of this grand occasion, and for that, you’ve come to the right place.

With the offset commencing on Tuesday 16th March featuring The Unibet Champion Hurdle, you could be right there experiencing it all up until the final few races trickle through following The Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday 19th March.

Cheltenham Racecourse hosts the most anticipated event of the racing calendar where punters and racing enthusiasts can experience this exciting event from a number of perspectives, whatever the weather.

Four days of extraordinary racing offers a prize pool of over £4.5 million to the hopeful participants, with passion and emotion tantalising the senses of all in attendance.

Kissing the beautiful Cotswold countryside, Cheltenham Racecourse was voted the greatest racecourse in the world by The Racing Post in 2019. Each of the three magnificent Cheltenham Racecourse enclosures gives you a stunning view of the alluring surroundings.

The Cheltenham Festival offers world-class hospitality available to suit a wide range of budgets, so, if you wish, you could step up the quality of your experience to ensure you make the absolute best of this fascinating horseracing occasion.

Besides the racing, you can visit the shopping village featuring approximately 70 bespoke, carefully selected vendors for a mixture of essentials and luxuries. You can also indulge yourself at the bars and listen to live music all throughout the Cheltenham racing calendar.

Betting Tips

If you’re looking for the most diligently researched professional betting tips for the Cheltenham Festival 2021 races, our team of competent, experienced tipsters will provide all the fruitful information you need to make the most lucrative betting decisions possible.

The in-depth information we offer on favourites, horses to look out for, trainers, jockeys and more can mean it won’t just be the horses, trainers and jockeys getting Cheltenham results.


Whether you have attended this enthralling event before and you’re looking for your annual fix, or you’ve been intrigued by the captivating aura that surrounds these races inducing the desire to make your Festival debut, you can find all the information you need on Cheltenham tickets right here.

Standard entry tickets are very affordable and there is a range of package options to suit your exact needs, so whatever your budget, The Cheltenham Festival 2021 will be the place to be this March.

Festival Guide

Any information you’re looking for on the festival including dates for the diary, the racecourse, the horse trainers, the jockeys, festival history, where to eat, where to stay and how to get there can be found right here at

Race Calendar

The Cheltenham Festival 2021 features a variety of 28 breathtaking races, with 7 per day over the course of the four-day festival. Our race calendar makes it very easy to keep track of exactly what is going on and when.

The highlight of day one will be the Unibet Champion Hurdle with a prize pool of £450,000. Day two sees the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase take place where records continue to be broken.

Day three presents The Ryanair Chase and The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle race, both in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Then Finally, Friday hosts the grand finale in the form of The Cheltenham Gold Cup.

The full Cheltenham race schedule is available right here, from the Tuesday 10:30 gate opening to the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle final race at 5:30 pm on Friday.


The beauty of the Cheltenham races is the sheer quantity of options when it comes to how you want to experience it.

If you head down to The Festival simply to view the races and absorb the exciting atmosphere you don’t need to break the bank. If you’ve set a higher budget for this pulsating occasion, you can get plenty for the money you want to spend.

You can choose from any of the 11 onsite restaurants for your evening meal, with a variety of restaurant types from The Horse & Groom Pub to the Champions Walk restaurant, you can choose the atmosphere that’s served alongside your meal.

Those with a higher budget and more cash to splash will be delighted by the range of luxury experience options, including viewing boxes with private bars, Room With a View packages complete with Bentley and helicopter transfers, and the luxurious Orchard Pods suitable for up to 20 guests with a private balcony.

Free bets

Free bets are a fantastic opportunity to step up the thrill of the races with a chance to recoup some of your festival expenditures, increase your spending money, or even strike it lucky and walk away from your exhilarating day with a smug smile.

Free bets work just like real bets except there is no risk involved. You can place a stake on your favourite horse and if it wins, so do you. Real cash.

The Cheltenham Festival is amongst the busiest periods of the year for bookmakers and betting sites, so they always come up with some incredibly tempting sign-up offers and free bets to lure you in. The high competition between the bookies is good news for you, as they compete to offer the most generous free bet deals.

We scour the web for all the best betting deals – including free bets – and provide you with a one-stop-shop to accumulate your free bet funds, meaning less time searching and more time sitting and sipping.


It’s thanks to the high competition between bookmakers that you can get such fantastic prices on the horses. Odds are competitive, so very high profits are possible.

We’ll make sure you have access to all the best odds from all the best betting sites, so you can experience how profitable the Cheltenham races can truly be.

Track all the odds as the Festival approaches ever closer so you know exactly who to look out for and back when the big week finally arrives.