Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Tips
|Time||Race||Our Tip||Our Tip|
|13.20||Ballymore Novice Hurdle||
Bravemansgame 13.20–Ballymore Novice Hurdle
Grand Roi 14.30–Coral Cup
Chacun Pour Soi 15.05–Champion Chase
Balko Des Flos 15.40–Cross-Country Chase
|16.15||Grand Annual Chase||
Sky Pirate 16.15–Grand Annual Chase
Kilcruit 16.50–Champion Bumper
Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Tips
We enter the second day of the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday and hopefully following some successful punting on day one we’ll be in profit heading into the Cheltenham day 2 races.
The second day of the Cheltenham Festival is also known as ‘Ladies’ Day’ and it is perhaps fitting then that the highlight of the second day of the Festival will be headlined by the Queen Mother Champion Chase.
As with the opening day, our tipsters will provide their Cheltenham Festival day 2 tips through the card as the ‘greatest show on turf’ continues.
Cheltenham Day 2 Races
Wednesday’s Cheltenham day 2 races promises to be another top-class afternoon of exciting racing action, kicking off as usual at 1.30pm with the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle and drawing to a close with the Weatherbys Champion Bumper which brings the second day to a close at 5.30pm.
All eyes will be on the day’s feature race however, the Queen Mother Champion Chase, the third of four Grade One contests on the second day and the highlight heads to post at 3.30pm as the fourth race of the day.
|13:20||Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Tips||2m 5f||Hurdle|
|13:55||Brown Advisory Novice Chase Tips||3m 1/2f||Chase|
|14:30||Coral Cup Tips||2m 5f||Hurdle|
|15.:05||Champion Chase Tips||2m||Chase|
|15:40||Cross Country Handicap Chase Tips||3m 7f||Chase|
|16:15||Grand Annual Chase Tips||2m 1/2f||Hurdle|
|16:50||Champion Bumper Tips||2m 1/2f||Bumper|
With seven races taking place starting with the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle the opening race is worth a second look for future Festival winners; indeed several winners of this race have developed into top class performers with famous names such as The New One, Faugheen, Yorkhill, Samcro and Envoi Allen all recent winners of this top prize.
We remain in novice company for the second race but switch to the larger obstacles for the Festival Novices’ Chase which was formerly known as the RSA Chase; again pay attention to this contest as the race has a habit of throwing up a future Gold Cup candidate.
Two competitive contests to kick off Cheltenham races day 2 and there’s no let-up in race three where the handicappers head to post over hurdles for another competitive renewal of the Coral Cup. Good luck to all trying to bag the winner with their Cheltenham Wednesday tips in what is usually a tricky puzzle for punters to solve!
Race four is the feature race of the day, the Queen Mother Champion Chase and this year will prove a very interesting renewal. Can Altior return to winning form and bag a third win in the race? Will Politologue defend the crown he won twelve months ago? Or will Willie Mullins finally land the one Festival Championship race that has thus far eluded him?
Chacun Pour Soi will be the big hope of the County Carlow trainer and the banker bet of many peoples’ Cheltenham Festival day 2 tips.
Next up of the Cheltenham day 2 races is the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase where dual-winner Tiger Roll could have his Festival swansong race if bidding to regain his crown prior to a potential final career start in the Grand National and the popular performer is a real Festival favourite. Will he feature in your Cheltenham Festival tips on day 2?
The Grand Annual Chase moves from its’ traditional Cheltenham Festival final day bookend to take its’ new place as the penultimate race of day two and another competitive handicap chase awaits; while the second day closes as it began with Grade One racing where the Champion Bumper brings the curtain down on another top-class afternoon.
Plenty of big names have taken this prize before going on to big things later in their careers so is another race to take particular note of!
Cheltenham Wednesday Feature Race
Spearheading the Cheltenham day 2 races is the Queen Mother Champion Chase at 3.30pm and the popular contest will surely garner the attentions of punters eager to see whether dual-winner Altior can regain his crown.
The Cheltenham Wednesday feature race brings together the best two mile exponents over the larger obstacles from across the UK and Ireland and beyond in what is sure to be another mouthwatering renewal where no quarter will be asked or given as some of the biggest guns in the game lock their sights on the big prize.
15:30 Queen Mother Champion Steeplechase
The day two feature is open to horses aged five and over and the contest has been won by some big names including dual-champions Altior, Sprinter Sacre, Master Minded and Moscow Flyer just a few of the household names to have taken the prize.
Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson have both saddled the winner of this race six times and will be well-represented again with the former looking to his Politologue to successfully defend the crown he won twelve months ago; while Altior could potentially bid to win a third Champion Chase crown and become only the second horse to land a treble in the contest following Badsworth Boy.
However both will have to contend with the up-and-coming Chacun Pour Soi who heads the ante-post betting for the race and will be a popular choice in many peoples’ Cheltenham Wednesday tips as the Policy Maker gelding bids to give trainer Willie Mullins a first win in the race and complete his Championship race collection having thus far failed to win the race.
Other contenders to note include last season’s Arkle winner Put The Kettle On from the Henry de Bromhead team; while Dan Skelton’s Nube Negra beat Altior at Kempton over Christmas and could be an outsider to consider.
Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Betting Tips
There’s sure to be plenty of opinions shared when it comes to Cheltenham Festival tips on day 2 from the opening Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle where the impressive pair Bravemansgame and Bob Olinger head the beating.
The former RSA Chase sees Willie Mullins’ Monkfish as a potential Cheltenham race tips for Wednesday banker where he trades several points ahead of the likes of Latest Exhibition and Next Destination amongst others.
Fan favourite Tiger Roll will be popular in the Glenfarclas Cross Country but French raider Easysland took top honours twelve months ago and could be hard to beat again in defence of his crown.
Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott have traded blows in recent Champion Bumper renewals and the latter holds the current ante-post favourite with Sir Gerhard in what is sure to be a hotly contested finale to the second day.
Cheltenham Free Bets For Wednesday
As is usually the case at the Cheltenham Festival there’s sure to be plenty of Cheltenham free bets for Wednesday on offer for punters to make use of, offering opportunities to turn a profit for little outlay.
Leading bookmakers will have a number of free bets and offers running throughout the the biggest week of the National Hunt season and the RacingTips.com team will be busy throughout all four days of the Festival providing readers and punters with their Cheltenham Festival day 2 tips as well as highlighting the best Cheltenham free bet offers and concessions available.