Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival features the Queen Mother Champion Chase. The big handicaps the Coral Cup and Fred Winter give opportunities for a Cheltenham Festival day 2 each-way bet.
Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Preview
The action on Wednesday 14th March kicks-off with the Neptune Novices’ Investment Management Novices Hurdle at 1.30pm. Neon Wolf was the favourite last year but was beaten into second by Willoughby Court at 14/1. The second race is the RSA Chase and last year we had one of the most thrilling finishes ever seen at the Cheltenham Festival when Might Bite went over the last fence 20 lengths clear and started to idle. He eventually got up on the line to beat Whisper.
Race 3 on day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival is the Coral Cup. A massive field will take their chance here and it’s a great chance to get a big odds winner. The feature race on day 2 is the Queen Mother Champion Chase and last year we had the biggest shock of the Festival as 2/9 shot Douvan lost his unbeaten record. Douvan’s place at the Cheltenham Festival 2018 is under threat due to injury problems. The fifth race on day 2 of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival is the Cross Country Chase. This is a must watch if you’re new to the Cheltenham Festival, the horses jump a variety of fences including the ‘cheese wedges’ and the ‘hedges’.
Race 5 is the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap and this often throws up some shock winners. Flying Tiger took the prize last year at a whopping 33/1. We round of day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival with the Champion Bumper. A flat race for younger horses that often gives clues about future Cheltenham Champions.
2018 Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Date
The second day of the Cheltenham Festival this year is Wednesday 14th March 2018. Racing starts at 1.30pm and the last race, the Champion Bumper, is due off at 5.30pm.
Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Racecard
1.30pm – Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle
2.10pm – RSA Chase
2.50pm – Coral Cup Handicap Chase
3.30pm – Queen Mother Champion Chase
4.10pm – Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
4.50pm – Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
5.30pm – Wetherbys Champion Bumper
2018 Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle
Wednesday of the Cheltenham Festival starts with the novices. We had a short priced favourite beaten in the 2017 renewal and Irish raider Samcro is another who looks to go off a short priced favourite. The race is run over 2m 5f and it is for four year olds and upwards. Winners of this race are known to go onto bigger and better things at Cheltenham with the likes of The New One, Yorkhill and Faugheen on the previous winners list.
2018 RSA Chase
The finish of last years race was one of the most amazing things ever seen at Prestbury Park. The mercurial Might Bite was miles clear of the field over the last fence but began to idle and almost came to a complete stand-still. Whisper rallied to lead but Might Bite somehow got up on the line to win. This race is run over 3m 5f so they are always tired horses up the Cheltenham hill. This race is a springboard to the Cheltenham Gold Cup or Grand National, with Bobs Worth, Lord Windermere and Blaklion winning in recent years. Might Bite, winner of last years race, is currently heading the Gold Cup betting for 2018.
2018 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle
This is one of the most exciting races of the week for punters who enjoy an each-way bet. A big field always takes part and we often get big odds winners. Last year’s result seen a 16/1 winner and the places made up of 12/1, 33/1 and 66/1 horses. All fantastic each-way prices. It’s really difficult to find the winner of this Cheltenham Festival race but if you can you’ll be rewarded. Our tipster will analyse the Coral Cup trends and statistics to help you. It’s ran over 2m 5f on the hurdles course.
2018 Queen Mother Champion Chase
We seen the biggest shock of the week in this race last year as Douvan was beaten. This is the highlight of Cheltenham Festival day 2 card and Altior could be the star for 2018. Sprinter Sacre was the hero two years ago when he regained his crown over the 2m trip on the Chase course. You need to be a perfect jumper with a big engine to be in the running for this race.
2018 Cross Country Chase
If you have never watched the Cheltenham Festival before, this one is a must see. Horses tackle a 3m 7f trip around the centre of the Cheltenham racecourse. They take a number of novelty obstacles and have 32 of them to jump. Bookies hate this race and many purists are not keen either. It is not uncommon for jockeys to take the wrong course as they navigate their way around the twists and turns of the Cheltenham Cross Country Chase.
2018 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
This is another red-hot handicap on Cheltenham Festival day 2 where the younger horses charge around the 2m 1/2f course. Paul Nicholls has a good record in this but last year Nick Williams saddled his first Cheltenham Festival winner with 33/1 shot Flying Tiger.
2018 Champion Bumper
This is the race at Cheltenham where you can get a number of clues by checking the betting odds in the lead up to the race. These horses have generally only had a couple of runs so it’s hard to study the form – because there isn’t much of it. The betting odds provide a guide to which horses are working well at home. Day 3 concludes with a flat race over 2m 1/2f. There are often big priced winners of this and a lot of winners go on to being leading stars of their stable.
When will I get your Cheltenham Festival day 2 tips?
As the Festival approaches, we will start putting together our Cheltenham Festival day 2 ante-post betting tips. These will try and sniff out some early value for the races and get you the best possible odds for your bet. As we get closer to the start of the Cheltenham Festival, we will provide our final Cheltenham day 2 tips for you to take a look at including reasons why we have picked each horse we’re betting on.