Cheltenham Festival 2020: Champion Chase preview, tv schedule, race time, tips, runners and riders and odds

THE Champion Chase is the main race on day two of the Cheltenham Festival and we've got you covered for this year's renewal.

To get you in the mood for the race at Prestbury Park – here's all you need to know.

When is the Champion Chase, what's the distance and which sort of horses can enter?

The 2020 Champion Chase will take place on Wednesday, March 11 at 15:30 (3:30pm).

It's a Grade 1 National Hunt chase run over two miles, for horses aged five years and upwards.

Who is running in the 2020 Champion Chase?

The declarations for the race will be made 48 hours before but the likes of Defi Du Seuil, Altior, Chacun Pour Soi, Cilaos Emery and A Plus Tard are all in the mix to line up at this stage.

How can I watch the race?

The race will be broadcast live on Racing TV and ITV.

ITV1 is on Sky channel 103 and Virgin channel 103.

You can watch Racing TV on Sky Channel 426 and Virgin Media Channel 536.

Who won the Champion Chase in 2019?

Altior (4-11f) battled well to win the race for the second year running.

Politologue (11-1) wasn't far behind in second with Sceau Royal (16-1) in third.

Which jockeys and trainers have won the Champion Chase the most? 

Pat Taaffe and Barry Geraghty lead the jockey honours, with five wins apiece.

Nicky Henderson is the current leading trainer with six wins along with retired trainer Tom Dreaper.

Henderson has won the race with Remittance Man (1992), Finian's Rainbow (2012), Sprinter Sacre (2013, 2016) and Altior (2018, 2019).

What are the top tips for the race? 

Our top tipsters will let you know their best bets once the final entries have been made.


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