Following his facile winning return to action at Gowran Park, StanJames.com have cut Sizing Europe from 7/1 to 6/1 for next year’s Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
The firm’s Rory Jiwani told betrescue.com, “Henry De Bromhead’s stable star was too good for his rivals and it will be interesting to see his targets for the season. Arkle winner Sprinter Sacre is even money for the 2013 Champion Chase but Sizing Europe is now 6/1 to reclaim the crown he lost in controversial fashion to Finian’s Rainbow in March.
“We’ve also cut Sizing Europe from 16/1 to 10/1 for the King George at Kempton on Boxing Day. A step-up in trip has long been mooted and with Sprinter Sacre set to dominate the two-mile division, his future could lie over staying distances.”
2013 Queen Mother Champion Chase antepost (EW 1/4 1,2,3): EVS Sprinter Sacre 5 Finian’s Rainbow 6 Sizing Europe 8 Sanctuaire 16 Peddlers Cross 20 Flemenstar 25 bar