DODGING Bullets completed a Grade 1 hat-trick when beating Somersby by a length and a half to take the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in 2015.

The win came two months after he had beaten the great Sprinter Sacre by three lengths in the Clarence House Chase over a furlong farther at Ascot, leg two of a treble that began with the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown a few weeks before Christmas.