Sizing Europe

On this page you find articles on Sizing Europe and sports betting in general.

2012 Queen Mother Champion Chase Refund If Selection Fails To Finish

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!

Tingle Creek Chase Horse Racing Betting – Sandown 3.05 Saturday, December 3rd

Horse Racing Betting
The 3.05 at Sandown on Saturday is peaking some interest, with Kauto Star’s half brother Kauto Stone running in contention in the Tingle Creek Chase over two miles. The Paul Nicholl’s trained horse would bring the trainer a seventh consecutive Tingle Creek title if he comes in first, and Kauto Stone’s odds have been cut drastically with Ruby Walsh now taking the mount. Walsh was pencilled in to take the ride of Tataniano, Nicholl’s other entry into the race. However, Tataniano was ruled out through injury on Friday, an injury which will keep him out for the rest of the season. The race has already lost Nicky Henderson’s Finians Rainbow and now Tataniano’s absence from the race, has naturally prompted a shake up in the betting odds. It means that the favourite Sizing Europe has been cut down to shorter odds, but the biggest movement has been behind him in the market. Kauto Stone, now with Ruby Walsh in the saddle has drawn level with Wishfull Thinking as second favourite for the 3.05 at Sandown on Saturday. So Sizing Europe goes off as favourite in the race, and the two mile champion chaser looks in good shape for the race. Sizing Europe landed the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival earlier in the year, and has had a pretty consistent year, with a win at the PricewaterhouseCoopers Champion Chase in October. His most recent outing was in the JNwine Champion Chase where he trailed home just over a length behind Quito De La Roque in second place there after a couple of mistakes during the race. Kauto Stone heads into the race on the back of a win in the Chase at the start of November, where he romped home to a pretty easy win by six and a half lengths. He was in fine fetter around the end of the year last year, and should be able to put in a very good contest here. Kauto Stone is jumping well and should have the pace and is pretty solid on soft ground. His win at Down Royal last month really has set up him as a very good prospect here, and he is a Grade I winner. Wishfull Thinking is going to take an interesting look as well we imagine. The gelding has had breathing issues, highlighted with a poor effort at the Paddy Power Chase recently, but if you can push that to one side, then Wishfull Thinking, out of all the front runners for the Tingle Creek Chase is best suited for the race. He will like a fast pace over the two miles and his chances will have been enhanced with Tataniano’s withdrawal. A very strong, confident runner from the front and will drag the pace along quickly. So those are the main contenders for your Tingle Creek horse racing betting on Saturday. You can talk about of unpredictability from Kauto Stone, but if the unpredictability of Wishfull Thinking’s breathing ahs really been sorted out, then that is the dark horse which is really worth a punt on the nose. The fact that he is trading equal alongside Kauto Stone say s a lot. The bullish form of Sizing Europe looks to be the big genuine chance though and he will be the one to beat. Tingle Creek Chase Horse Racing Betting Sizing Europe: 7/4 at Boylesports Kauto Stone: 3/1 at BetFred Wishfull Thinking: 3/1 at Totesport Gauvain: 10/1 at Bet365 Imsingingthelues: 16/1 at Paddy Power Cornas: 25/1 at Boylesports Fix the Rib: 100/1 at Stan James Online bookmaker SportingBet have a great horse racing promotion running for the Tingle Creek Chase on Saturday. If outright favourite Sizing Europe comes home first, then the bookie will refund all losing win bets placed on the race. This is great coverage for the race, making the likes of Wishfull Thinking and Kauto Stone even more attractive propositions. Have a punt on either of those or anyone else in the Sandown field, and if Sizing Europe comes up trumps then you will get your lost stake refunded. SportingBet offer up to £100 in free bets for new customers as a welcome bonus, so a great incentive to head to the bookie this weekend for all of your horse racing coverage.

Master Minded remains favourite for Queen Mother Champion Chase

Cheltenham Festival

There was some tremendous racing at Ascot on Saturday and the highlight was the two-horse tussle at the end of the Victor Chandler Chase.
Master Minded was sent off as 4/7 favourite, with Tony McCoy looking to make amends for the disappointing run on Kauto Star a week ago. However, the jolly was pushed all the way by Somersby, who is an interesting price to win the Queen Mother at the Cheltenham Festival.

The Henrietta Knight-trained horse has always been highly-rated and stamina is clearly a key strength of the charge, although connections have always pondered over whether to run the horse over two miles or three miles.

Knight said: "Somersby gets on well at Cheltenham but I don't know which race he will go for at the moment. He is probably more likely to go for the Ryanair Chase as things stand but it all depends on the ground, which other horses are going for the race and what happens between now and then.

Considering how well Somersby managed a flat two miles at Ascot, it could just be that he produces an excellent performance in the Champion Chase and bet365's 10/1 could be a cracking bit of each-way value.

As for Master Minded, the horse took his prize winnings to over £1 million with the victory at Ascot and is currently the 5/2 favourite with Paddy Power to win the Queen Mother for the third occasion, having triumphed in 2008 and 2009.

Ruby Walsh will be back on board come March, although the horse did fail to win the same race twelve months ago and the winner that day was Big Zeb.

Big Zeb is currently available at 3/1 (Blue Square) to retain his crown and the champion will run at Punchestown later this month in a bid to have perfect preparation before the Wednesday showpiece at the Cheltenham Festival.

Meanwhile, Woolcombe Folly is a 7/1 shot with William Hill and Sizing Europe looks set to be included in this race, with Ladbrokes offering 11/1 that the Henry de Bromhead-trained charge follows up last year’s Arkle win with an even bigger victory at the Cheltenham Festival.

“We’re looking at our Cheltenham options, but our first task is to find him a suitable warm-up race for the festival,” De Bromhead said. “That looks like being at the end of January or the start of February. After that we’ll look at Cheltenham again.

“He’s in mighty form and we’re keen to get a prep run into him. But, in terms of the festival, we’re keen on keeping our options open,” he added.