The Betfair Super Saturday Chase, registered as the Game Spirit Chase, is held in February at Newbury each year and is an important date in the diary for all betting enthusiasts as it represents a trial for the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham Festival in March.
Master Minded is a two time winner of the Game Spirit Chase and indeed won consecutive Champion Chases in 2009 and 2010, before failing to justify ante-post favouritism in the 2010 betting as he lost out to Big Zeb, who was at odds of 10/1 before the race.
The success of Master Minded highlights the importance of the Game Spirit Chase for Cheltenham Festival, with the 2 mile 1 furlong often attracting a strong field. There are 13 fences during the race, which is open to 5 year olds and over, and the race itself is named after the Queen Mother's late successful horse Game Spirit.
In terms of ante-post betting it is worth looking out for Paul Nicholls trained horses as ever, with the legendary trainer having seven winners up to 2012. While jockey Ruby Walsh has also enjoyed success in recent years.
|2001||Function Dream||9||Mark Reveley|
|2002||Lady Cricket||8||Martin Pipe|
|2006||Don't Be Shy||5||Martin Pipe|
|2007||Well Chief||8||David Pipe|
|2008||Master Minded||5||Paul Nicholls|
|2010||Master Minded||7||Paul Nicholls|
|2011||French Opera||7||Paul Nicholls|
|2012||Sprinter Sacre||6||Nicky Henderson|
|2013||Wishfull Thinking||10||Phillip Hobbs|
|Result||Newbury - 9th Feb 2013||Age||Jockey||Trainer|
|1st||Wishfull Thinking 4/1||10||R Johnson||P Hobbs|
|2nd||French Opera 9/4F||10||B Geraghty||N Henderson|
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The Queen Mother Champion Chase takes place on the second day of the prestigious Cheltenham Festival and is one of the highlights of the day.
There have been some great winners in the past, including Flying Bolt, Moscow Flyer and Master Minded. Paul Nicholls has enjoyed great success as a trainer in this race in the past and his horses will no doubt be worth keeping an eye on in the build up to the race.
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