Sprinter Sacre Tops Champion Chase List

Sprinter Sacre was the shining beacon in the 17 entries received for the 2013 Queen Mother Champion Chase, as hte Nicky Henderson-trained superstar looks to continue on an upward curve by bagging his second Cheltenham Festival win in two years.

A phenomenal winner of the Arkle Challenge trophy last season, the Seven Barrows inmate has been sensational already this season with a breathtaking display of jumping in the Tingle Creek Chase, where he demolished the classy Paul Nicholls-trained Sanctuaire, in arguably one of the finest performances of the campaign.

Bookmakers instantly took cover and the seven-year-old was slashed to an odds-on favourite for the 2m crown, which takes place on March 13, but there should be some classy adversaries taking him on in the Grade One event with last year's first and second Finian's Rainbow and Sizing Europe potential opponents.

Henderson has a strong battalion entered for the race, but with Sprinter Sacre spearheading his team he could opt to let Finian's Rainbow take his place in the Ryanair Chase, whilst Sizing Europe will be looking to go one better than last year and regain the title he won in 2011.

Sanctuaire bounced back to form at Kempton over the Christmas period and he could well take another shot at Sprinter Sacre, whilst there were nuances over the festive period that Flemenstar could take his chance in the contest, if he fails to stay the three miles in the Irish Hennessy.

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