Cheltenham Festival Day 2 – Ladies Day – Tips & Predictions

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Ladies Day at the Cheltenham Festival and we have all the betting tips, previews and information on the big day.

Horses racing on Ladies Day at Cheltenham in 2019

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For four days in March the racing world centres on the Cotswolds countryside and the famous Cheltenham Festival. This spectacular showpiece is rightfully labelled ‘the greatest show on turf’ and racing does not have anything quite like it for atmosphere, occasion and pure sporting theatre.

The second afternoon of The Festival is billed as ‘Ladies Day’ on track, with a mixture of style adding to the colour of the raceday experience.

Out on the turf, the feature race is the Queen Mother Champion Chase, a thrilling bare-knuckle ride over two-miles that calls for speed and accuracy in equal measure at the obstacles.

On the undercard are Grade 1 races via the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle and the Festival Chase, while Wednesday also brings the forever popular Cross Country Chase, a romp around the Cotswolds countryside with a variety of unique jumping tests. The day ends with more Grade 1 action in the fiercely competitive Champion Bumper – the only Cheltenham Festival race without jumps! You can watch all the Cheltenham Festival action as it unfolds, with every race across the four days available via live streaming when logged into MansionBet.

Betting Tips & Predictions

Click on the race names below for the latest betting tips and previews.

TIMERACEDISTANCEPRIZE MONEY
13:20Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)2m5f£125,000
13:55Festival Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)3m½f£175,000
14:30Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)2m5f£100,000
15:05Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1)2m £400,000
15:40Cross Country Chase3m6f£65,000
16:15Grand Annual Handicap Chase2m½f £80,000
16:50Champion Bumper NH Flat Race (Grade 1)2m½f£75,000

Day two of this Cotswolds extravaganza and there another four Grade 1 races, headlined by the Queen Mother Champion Chase over two-miles. The always popular Cross Country Chase also comes up on Wednesday afternoon, a unique Cheltenham experience in itself. 

Race 1 – 13:20 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

The opening race on day two has been won by the likes of Istabraq, Hardy Eustace, The New One, Faugheen and – most recently – Envoi Allen in recent memory. It places more emphasis on stamina compared to Tuesday’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.

YEARWINNERTRAINERJOCKEYODDS
2020Envoi AllenGordon ElliottDavy Russell4/7
2019City IslandMartin BrassilMark Walsh8/1
2018SamcroGordon ElliottJack Kennedy8/11

Race 2 – 13:55 Festival Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

The stiffest stamina test on offer at The Festival for novice chasers, this contest is a playground for future Gold Cup hopefuls, with Denman, Bobs Worth and Lord Windermere amongst those to have graduated to Blue Ribband success in recent times. It has produced scarcely believable finishes with the wins of Might Bite (2017) and Champ (2020).

YEARWINNERTRAINERJOCKEYODDS
2020ChampNicky HendersonBarry Geraghty4/1
2019TopofthegamePaul NichollsHarry Cobden4/1
2018Presenting PercyPat KellyDavy Russell5/2

Race 3 – 14:30 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

One of the most fiercely contested handicaps of the meeting, the Coral Cup is a tough puzzle to solve. Trainer Nicky Henderson bagged four wins from 2010-2020.

YEARWINNERTRAINERJOCKEYODDS
2020Dame De CompagnieNicky HendersonBarry Geraghty5/1
2019William HenryNicky HendersonNico de Boinville28/1
2018Bleu BerryWillie MullinsMark Walsh20/1

Race 4 – 15:05 Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1)

The feature on day two is the Champion Chase over two-miles, a real test of speed and accuracy with no room for error. British trainers have dominated with eight wins in the last nine years and this is the only Championship-race to have alluded top trainer Willie Mullins.

YEARWINNERTRAINERJOCKEYODDS
2020PolitologuePaul NichollsHarry Skelton6/1
2019AltiorNicky HendersonNico de Boinville4/11
2018AltiorNicky HendersonNico de Boinville1/1

Race 5 – 15:40 Cross Country Chase

A unique race that sees the participants jumping an array of obstacles including whiskey barrels, hedges and mounds, the Cross Country has found its niche at The Festival thanks in no small part to dual winner Tiger Roll.

YEARWINNERTRAINERJOCKEYODDS
2020EasyslandJonathan PlouganouDavid Cottin3/1
2019Tiger RollGordon ElliottKeith Donoghue5/4
2018Tiger RollGordon ElliottKeith Donoghue7/1

Race 6 – 16:15 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase

The Grand Annual holds the distinction of being the oldest chase in the present National Hunt calendar, dating back to 1834. It carries the name of Johnny Henderson – father of trainer Nicky – a man responsible for the safekeeping of Cheltenham racecourse from possible property developers in the 1960s.

YearWinnerTrainerJockeyOdds
2020Chase MateGordon ElliottDavy Russell
2019Croco BayBen CaseKielan Woods
2018Le PrezienPaul NichollsBarry Geraghty

Race 7 – 16:50 Champion Bumper NH Flat Race (Grade 1)

The only Cheltenham Festival race that doesn’t have jumps, the Champion Bumper pits together an array of growing reputations and – routinely – the participants are well worth watching in their future endeavours; including back here.

YEARWINNERTRAINERJOCKEYODDS
2020Ferny HollowGordon ElliottPaul Townend11/1
2019Envoi AllenGordon ElliottJamie Codd2/1
2018RelegateWillie MullinsKatie Walsh25/1

Betting & Offers for Cheltenham Festival Day 2 with MansionBet UK

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Also be sure to check out our blog for daily tipping advice from our racing experts on all four days of the iconic Cheltenham Festival.

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