Sizing Europe is the 13-8 favourite with Coral for Saturday’s JNWine.com Champion Chase, with Quito De La Roque, who beat Sizing Europe into second place at Down Royal twelve months ago, 4-1 second favourite for a repeat success.
“Although Sizing Europe was just pipped by Quito De La Roque in last year’s JNWine.com Champion Chase, and has done all his winning over shorter distances, he goes into the race with the benefit of a recent run, and connections clearly feel he is worth another go at the three mile trip,” Coral’s David Stevens told betrescue.com
Looking further ahead, Il De Re has attracted the early support for the Racing Post Hurdle, and Donald McCain’s dual purpose performer is now clear 8-1 (from 10-1) second favourite for the Cheltenham contest, while Michael Flips is 14-1 (from 20-1) for the Paddy Power Gold Cup.
**JNWine.com Champion Chase. Coral.co.uk prices
13-8 Sizing Europe, 4 Quito De La Roque, 6 Kauto Stone, 8 Joncol, Realt Dubh, 9 First Lieutenant, 12 Follow The Plan, 25 Bob Lingo, 33 Chicago Grey,