WE’RE absolutely thrilled with the quality of the Betway Champion Chase in our first year as sponsors. It really is the race of the Cheltenham Festival.

Having the last two winners, Sire De Grugy and Sprinter Sacre, back for more is a fantastic treat for racing fans.

When you add in the likes of Dodging Bullets, on a Grade One hat-trick, and the temperamental, but talented, Mr Mole, you know it’s going to be a race to savour.

And that’s without mentioning Ireland’s main hope Champagne Fever, a previous two-time winner at the Festival, who had punters pulling their hair out after getting nailed on the line in last year’s Arkle.

We’ve dangled a big carrot for our customers as we are refunding all losing bets up to £50 as a free bet should Sire De Grugy retain his crown in the Betway Champion Chase.

Betway are also refunding stakes up to £25 as a free bet on all fallers on every race of the Cheltenham Festival which is great insurance.

I’ve always been a huge SPRINTER SACRE fan and maybe it’s my heart ruling my head, but the way connections have spoken about him recently suggests he’s almost back to his best.

Even if he was running at 90% of the level he showed two years ago, when dismantling a quality field by 19 lengths, he’ll win this doing handstands.