The highlight of Day Two of the 2012 Cheltenham Festival will be the Queen Mother Champion Chase. While this race stands alone in its prestige, the entertainment value fulfilling the hype is the renewal of the Sizing Europe and Big Zeb rivalry. These two chasers have gone head to head before and are very familiar with each other, and they are expected to be the main protagonists in the 2012 Queen Mother Champions Chase, just as they were last year. They have met already this season, back at Punchestown, where Sizing Europe took a Grade II race from Big Zeb by a massive 15 lengths. That was Sizing Europe's third triumph of the season, and many have had him pencilled in as one of the Festival bankers. These two went into battle at the Queen Mother Champion Chase last year which Sizing Europe took from Big Zeb. Now they go at it again with Sizing Europe odds on favourite to defend his title. Challenger Big Zeb has landed two wins from three races this season and he has tasted victory over his rival before, but generally has ceded ground and glory to Sizing Europe. Top British interest in the 2012 Queen Mother Champion Chase is Finian's Rainbow, who is expected to put up a decent challenge, and some bookies have him shorter than Big Zeb. Whoever you plump for in the 2012 Queen Mother Chase Champion Chase, online bookmaker SportingBet have a promotion to cover you in the event of a disaster. If you Queen Mother selection fails to finish, then SportingBet will refund your lost stake as a free bet. The coverage on this is up to a maximum of £50, so should your horse have a fall, then you would be covered by this insurance from the highly popular SportingBet. Doing your 2012 Cheltenham Festival betting on SportingBet Mobile? If so, then the bookie is paying out to extra places in both the Coral Cup (six places) and the Champion Bumper (four places). This increases your chance of making a hit with some profit for those couple of races, if you do your betting through your mobile device! So great all round coverage for you on the second day of the 2012 Cheltenham Festival from SportingBet. Highly rated online bookmaker SportingBet offer a risk free £50 bet for new customers registering an account with them. The bookie will refund your lost first stake on a new account, up to the maximum value of £50 if it loses. So take advantage of this risk free first bet with the bookie when you sign up!
14th March 2012 / - Category: Cheltenham Festival