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Awesome Altior set to defend Queen Mother crown

10th January 2019, 16:38 by Aidan Perkins

Unbeaten Altior is the eye-catching name among 22 entries for this year's Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham.

Nicky Henderson's stable star, unbeaten in 16 jumps starts, will be looking to maintain his devastating form and defend his Queen Mother crown in the process on March 13.

Altior looked in great shape when beating Un De Sceaux in the Tingle Creek in December and then followed up with a saunter when taking the Desert Orchid Chase.

Willie Mullins will hope Un De Sceaux can somehow stop Altior while last year's runner-up Min, 2018 Arkle winner Footpad and Great Field are also named.

Fox Norton, Politologue, Simply Ned, Saint Calvados, Sceau Royal, Ozzie The Oscar and Lady Buttons are among the other contenders at this stage.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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