Cheltenham Festival: Altior wins thrilling Champion Chase

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    Altior, trained by Nicky Henderson, now has three Group 1 wins at the Festival in as many years

    Pre-race favourite Altior won the Queen Mother Champion Chase on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival.

    Altior (evens) finished strongly to complete a third win at the Festival ahead of Min (5-2) and 40-1 outsider God’s Own.

    Douvan, who was expected to present the toughest challenge to Altior, fell midway through the race.

    Altior, trained by Nicky Henderson, now has three Group 1 wins at the Festival in as many years.

    More to follow.

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