Champion Chase Entries Headed By Master Minded

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The 2011 Queen Mother Champion Chase will be sponsored by online bookie Sportingbet for the first time this year and 21 horses have been entered for the race which will have £320 000 in prize money .

Sportingbet have agreed to sponsor the famous race for at least the next five years and have been offering the best available odds on favourite Master Minded since the announcement of the sponsorship .

The race currently revolves around the Paul Nicholl's trained Master Minded who won the race in 2008 and 2009 before finishing only fourth in the 2010 race . Following this setback the eight year old Master Minded was given a breathing operation during last summer and now appears to back to his very best form with easy wins at Ascot and in the Tingle Creek at Cheltenham (not Sandown) in December .

Currently 7/4 to win the 2011 Sportingbet Queen Mother Champion Chase , Master Minded will run in the Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot this coming Saturday and victory at Ascot will almost certainly see his odds for the Festival two mile championship shorten further .

The 2010 Champion chase was won by Big Zeb and the ten year old has carried his good form into this season with two wins so far . Big Zeb certainly looks the biggest danger to Master Minded at this stage and is second favourite at odds of 7/2 .

Other leading contenders for the Champion Chase include Woolcombe Folly , Tataniano and Tchico Polos , all trained by champion trainer Nicholls and the Irish pair Forpaddydeplasterer and Sizing Europe .

The Champion Chase will be the feature race on the second day of the Festival , Wednesday 16th March .

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