SportNation.bet take on Altior in Champion Chase
The firm are laying a stand out 3/1 for all new customers up to a maximum stake of £100, in hope that Defi Du Seuil, Chacun Pour Soi or someone else in the field will dethrone the champ.
The defending champion is generally 2/1 favourite to win the Wednesday feature, but SportNation.bet believe the winner will come from elsewhere with Defi Du Seuil 9/4 and Irish challenger Chacun Pour Soi 5/2.
The race is shaping up to be the most fascinating contest of the week as the Nicky Henderson-trained crowd favourite lines up seeking his fifth win at the Festival.
Henderson said his stable-star is in “perfect” shape ahead of next week's test. “He just loves the place but this year's race is going to be a big battle, it couldn't really be much more competitive,” he said. “His last run was perfect and he's been a picture in training.”
Altior's imperious record of 19 consecutive victories, a run that took him past Big Buck's straight wins record over jumps, came to an abrupt end in November during an experimental step-up in trip against Cyrname, but a return to the winner's enclosure in early February put him back on track.
A SportNation.bet spokesperson said: “Despite twice defending his title, we think there are enough chinks in the armour and with the strongest field he's ever faced in this race to get one of the most fancied horses at the Festival beaten.
“Wednesday is looking like the day which will define the meeting for bookies and if Altior delivers for punters, our customers will have an extra reason to celebrate.”
SportNation.bet are offering new customers the chance to stake up to £100 on Altior at 3/1 by using the code ALTIOR when making a deposit. See site for full terms.
Champion Chase Odds:
Defi Du Seuil: 9/4
Chacun Pour Soi: 5/2
A Plus Tard: 8/1
Cilaos Emery: 14/1
Dynamite Dollars: 20/1
Duc Des Genievres: 28/1
Sceau Royal: 28/1
Bun Doran: 40/1
Lady Buttons: 40/1
Hells Kitchen: 66/1
Paloma Blue: 100/1
Castlegrace Paddy: 100/1