A brilliant renewal with the first four home from the Queen Mother Champion Chase locking horns again. SIZING EUROPE produced his best run since landing last year's Arkle to take the big one at Cheltenham with Big Zeb a gallant runner-up, Captain Cee Bee third and last year's winner of this, Golden Silver, fourth. The ground will be quicker this time but it was impossible not to be impressed by the winner who should confirm the form. Big Zeb made a slight mistake two out but that didn't make a difference to the result and though Captain Cee Bee may enjoy today's faster going he has plenty of ground to make up. Golden Silver needs softer ground while the mare J'y Vole is much better over further and is another for whom the going will probably be too quick.
Big Zeb (IRE) 3-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders in 5th, headway 4 out, went 2nd next, challenged
Captain Cee Bee (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Mid-division, mistake 6th, hit 9th, headway under pressure when went 3rd after 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Sizing Europe (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m chs G1 (1) gd in Mar.
Changing Course (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, ridden and on terms after 3 out, headed and kept on same pace from before last, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Uncle Junior (11-10) at Tramore 2m 6f chs gd in Apr.
Golden Silver (FR) 11-1 (11-10) Held up in last trio, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, driven and kept on same pace approaching last, never reached leaders, 4th of 11, 11l behind Sizing Europe (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m chs G1 (1) gd in Mar.
Sizing Europe (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Pressed leader, led 7th (water), made rest, driven and pressed before 2 out, ridden and stayed on well to go clear flat, won at Cheltenham 2m chs G1 (1) gd in Mar beating Big Zeb (11-10) by 5l, 11 ran.
J'y Vole (FR) 8-1 (11-3) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway going well approaching 4 out, soon went 3rd, chased winner briefly 2 out, soon ridden, beaten last, weakened flat, 6th of 11, 12l behind Albertas Run (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f chs G1 (1) gd in Mar.