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Start time, runners and runners, betting odds, day two schedule and full talkSPORT coverage for the Cheltenham race


The Champion Chase is always a highlight of the Cheltenham Festival and the 2022 race is just around the corner.

Cheltenham kicks off on Tuesday March 15 with four days of elite horse racing in store.

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The Champion Chase is always a highlight of the Cheltenham Festival

A packed house of fans will flock to Gloucestershire for the action and many will be keeping a close eye on the Champion Chase.

While the Gold Cup is the showpiece race of the week, the Champion Chase is not far behind and is always a thriller.

Put The Kettle On and jockey Aidan Coleman won for trainer Henry De Bromhead at the big race last year.

Champion Chase: start date and time

The 2022 Cheltenham Festival will hold Ladies’ Day and the Hunt for Champions on Wednesday March 16.

The flagship race will start at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.

Day two action kicks off at 1:30 p.m., with the Champion Chase being the fourth of seven races on the day.

Champion Chase: How to follow

talkSPORT will once again be at the heart of Cheltenham, bringing you live coverage of elite racing.

We’ll have the first four races of each day live on talkSPORT’s Hawksbee and Jacobs show, including the main race at 3.30pm.

You can listen via talkSPORT.com and the talkSPORT app throughout the week.

The action will also be shown on free-to-air television and live on ITV.

To tune into talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2, click HERE for the live stream.

  • Application iPhone – Download from the Apple store
  • android – Download from Google Play
  • Radio – talkSPORT is available across the UK via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM
  • TV – Listen to talkSPORT via your TV on the following channels: Sky: Channel 0108 Blank media: Channel 927 Freeview: Channel 723 Freesat: Channel 731

Champion Chase: Race Schedule

Day 2 – Ladies Day – Wednesday March 16

1:30 p.m. – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle

2:10 p.m. – Brown Advisory Novice Hunt

2:50 p.m. – Coral Cup

3:30 p.m. – Champion hunt

4:10 p.m. – Cross-country race

4:50 p.m. – Big annual handicap hunt

5:30 p.m. – Champion Bumper

Start time, runners and runners, betting odds, day two schedule and full talkSPORT coverage for the Cheltenham race

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Champion Chase: runners and riders

The full roster of Champion Chase riders has yet to be confirmed, but here are the ante-post odds for this year’s race.

  • Shishkin – 4/6
  • Rowdy – 3/1
  • Each For Himself – 11/2
  • Nube Negra – 10/1
  • Tightrope walker Sivole – 16/1
  • Sending Allen – 20/1
  • Greenteen – 20/1
  • Turn on the kettle – 20/1
  • 25/1 bar

Champion Chase: Previous winners

2021 – Turn on the kettle (Trainer: De Bromhead – Jockey: Coleman)

2020 – Political scientist (Trainer: Nicholls – Jockey: Skelton)

2019 – Altior (Trainer: Henderson – Jockey: De Boinville)

2018 – Altior (Trainer: Henderson – Jockey: De Boinville)

2017 – Special tiara (Trainer: De Bromhead – Jockey: Fehily)

Champion Chase: Betting Tips

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