Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival features the Queen Mother Champion Chase and the 2020 event takes place on Wednesday 11th March. Will Altior win again and what are the other betting tips for the second day of the Festival?
1.30pm – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
2.10pm – RSA Chase
2.50pm – Coral Cup
3.30pm – Queen Mother Champion Chase
4.10pm – Cross County Steeplechase
4.50pm – Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle
5.30pm – Champion Bumper
After a full day 1 of action at the Cheltenham Festival, things don’t slow down going into day 2, with the RSA Chase and the Champion Chase being the two major attractions on the card. The Coral Cup is one of the biggest betting events of the week and the Champion Bumper rounds off the card, usually throwing up some potential superstars for years to come.
The day 2 card gets underway with the Ballymore Novices Hurdle, followed by the RSA Chase. Two Grade 1 events for novices. With day 2 at Cheltenham being ladies day, there are some spectacular sights both on and around the track, with female racegoers encouraged to wear all their finary around Prestbury Park.
The RSA Chase is often a good clue to future Cheltenham Gold Cup winners. The Coral Cup is always a tricky race to predict the winner of but we’ll be on hand with all our Cheltenham Festival predictions as we look to solve various conundrums across the four days.
The Cross Country Chase race is another brilliant spectacle on day 2, where the horses jump a number of unique fences including the Cheese Wedges, Canal Turn and the Bushes. Tiger Roll won the race last year and he’s fancied to win again before having another tilt at the Grand National.
The final two races are the Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle and finally the Champion Bumper, where the Irish raiders from the Willie Mullins and Gordon Eliott yards are normally near the head of the betting odds.
As the 2020 Cheltenham Festival gets nearer you will find our tips and predictions start to come but for now, take a look at a Cheltenham Festival ante-post lucky 15 tip that spans across the four days of racing.
As the Festival gets ever closer, we will start to pick our Cheltenham tips and they can be combined into a Cheltenham Festival accumulator bet. It is always very difficult to predict the winners of the day 2 races, especially the Coral and the Fred Winter. These two big handicaps normally have wide open fields and it is always good to look for any movements in the betting markets when looking to place a bet.
As things stand, Altior would be the big selection to add into your Cheltenham Festival day 2 accumulator tip.
The current favourite for the RSA Chase is Champ, and if he takes his chance he would be another good selection for the bet.
Keep checking back for our day 2 tips though as they materialise, and as we get closer to the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, more selections for the acca will be picked.
The Queen Mother Champion Chase is the big race on day 2, and the expert pundits are split in their predictions for the race.
Defi De Seuil is the current favourite but Altior won his prep race to bounce right back into the mix, and ITV presenter Matt Chapman is very keen on his chances in the race.
The other contender is Irish raider Chacun Pour Soi, who went right into the reckoning with a good win over Min at the Irish Racing Festival.
As the pundits predictions for Cheltenham continue to come in, we will post them all here.