Past Winners » Sizing Europe


I think that Big Zeb is the most likely winner of the Champion Chase, but he is priced up just about right at 3/1, he has never been available at a price at which I wanted to back him. However, I do think that Sizing Europe is over-priced at 17/2, now that he has travelled over well. I am still a little perplexed as to why they dropped him back down to two miles after he missed the King George, given that he had stayed well at Down Royal, but Henry de Bromhead should have had enough time now to sharpen him up for a two-mile challenge.

Arkle winners have a phenomenal record in the following year’s Champion Chase, and everything about Cheltenham suits him (Sizing Europe), fast pace, fast ground. If he can jump as well as he did in last year’s Arkle, then he has a big chance.