Cheltenham Day 2 tips at the Festival are popular, especially with the ladies as Wednesday is known as Ladies Day at Prestbury Park.
Fillies and mares will flock to Cheltenham in their numbers in a bid to beat the bookmakers and win some money in horse racing betting markets.
2021 Cheltenham Festival Tips:
Cheltenham Day 2 Tips:
Cheltenham Day 2 Results:
Ballymore Novices Hurdle result: Bob Olinger
Brown Advisory Novices Chase result: Monkfish
Coral Cup result: Heaven Help Us
Queen Mother Champion Chase result: Put The Kettle On
Cross Country Chase result: Tiger Roll
Grand Annual result: Sky Pirate
Champion Bumper result: Sir Gerhard
The Queen Mother Champion Chase is the highlight of Wednesday’s racing and punters will be keeping a close eye on Cheltenham Day 2 tips for betting help on the feature race.
Without further ado, it is time to check out the Cheltenham racecourse schedule and Day 2 tips at this year’s Festival. Good luck with all of your Cheltenham bets!
Ballymore Novices Hurdle
I’ve been sweet on Bob Olinger for the best part of a year now and it would be silly to jump ship after his excellent performance in the Grade 1 Lawlor of Naas in January.
The Henry de Bromhead runner heads the betting and Rachael Blackmore will rate this as one of her best chances of the week – and that speaks volumes with her book of rides.
Much has been made of the Challow Hurdle winner record in this race and that particular trend is fully against Bravemansgame in Wednesday’s curtain raiser.
Paul Nicholls has been full of praise in the build-up to the Festival, comparing him to the legendary Denman, and he could be the one to buck that Challow trend.
Of the others, Gaillard Du Mesnil deserves a mention after his win at the Dublin Racing Festival but you can pick holes in that form. Meanwhile, Keskonrisk could step up in trip for Joseph O’Brien.
2020 Ballymore Novices Hurdle result: The Gordon Elliott-trained Envoi Allen (4/7) duly obliged with the minimum of fuss and got favourite backers off to a flyer.
2021 Ballymore Novices Hurdle tip: Bob Olinger (WIN)
Brown Advisory Novices Chase
Arguably the NAP of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, Monkfish is the one to beat in this race and it would be a major surprise if the Willie Mullins star falls short.
He is extremely straightforward and is clear of his rivals on ratings – his latest performance at the Dublin Racing Festival is easily the best piece of form in the race.
The Big Breakaway is raw and babyish but extremely talented and he could be in the mix if everything goes to plan for Colin Tizzard.
He will need to shore up his jumping to get involved though and it might prove prudent to opt for Eklat De Rire if you’re looking for an each way betting angle.
Trained by Henry de Bromhead, Eklat De Rire has solid form in the book and the manner of his Grade 3 success at Naas suggests that there could be more improvement to come.
2020 RSA Chase result: The Nicky Henderson-trained Champ (4/1) stormed home from an impossible position to lift the silverware.
2021 RSA Chase tip: Monkfish (WIN)
One of the trickiest handicaps of the week, the Coral Cup is usually a wide open affair and that is no different this year with a number of fancied runners taking their place.
Grand Roi heads the betting and he will be popular in horse racing tips but Nicky Henderson has an excellent record in the race and he has set a couple aside for this one.
Birchdale runs in the colours of JP McManus and the Henderson-McManus combination struck gold with Dame de Compagnie in this race 12 months ago.
While he has obvious claims, Monte Cristo may be Henderson’s biggest chance and he has been kept fresh for this race since winning at Kempton in December.
Of the others, I quite like Guard Your Dreams for Nigel Twiston-Davies. He was a real eyecatcher in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury and should relish the step up in trip.
2020 Coral Cup result: the well-backed 5/1 favourite Dame De Compagnie dispatched of her rivals with relative ease up the Cheltenham hill.
2021 Coral Cup tip: Guard Your Dreams (E/W)
Queen Mother Champion Chase
One of the shortest prices of the week, Chacun Pour Soi is odds on in horse racing betting odds to clinch a first Queen Mother Champion Chase for trainer Willie Mullins.
Beaten just once in seven races since joining the Closutton yard, Chacun Pour Soi ticks all the right boxes and he could be too good for this select field.
With two-time Champion Chase winner Altior ruled out of Wednesday’s feature for the second year in a row, Nube Negra could be the main threat to the Mullins runner.
Dan Skelton was ecstatic after his victory over Altior in December and he will be well backed in each way markets for this race.
Defending champion Politologue has reportedly been working very well at home and Paul Nicholls will be hoping that he can press on and put his rivals under pressure.
2020 Queen Mother Champion Chase result: The Paul Nicholls-trained Politologue (6/1) produced a pillar to post front-running display to land Team Ditcheat the prize.
2021 Champion Chase tip: Chacun Pour Soi (WIN)
Cross Country Chase
Easysland produced one of the performances of the meeting last year and the JP McManus horse will take some stopping if he replicates that level of form here.
David Cottin has confirmed that Easysland will take his chance at Cheltenham and his fourth at the November meeting was a decent effort considering the weights differential.
Easysland sees a huge swing in the weights and he certainly ranks as the one to beat – the likes of Tiger Roll and Potters Corner will need a bit of luck to emerge victorious.
It would be some story if Tiger Roll could get the job done but he was disappointing last time out and he is hardly a betting proposition at the prices.
This race has cut up big time since the initial entries and there isn’t much value to be had with the market principles. Easysland is a worthy favourite.
2020 Cross Country Chase result: The French raider Easysland (3/1) stormed to a fine victory over Festival stalwart Tiger Roll.
2021 Cross Country Chase tip: Easysland (WIN)
Joseph O’Brien has a strong hand in the race with Entoucas and Embittered – and both look well handicapped.
The former is yet to win over fences but has ran admirably in defeat. However, Embittered has been pitted in Grade 1 company and looks to have a big handicap in him.
Zanza could be extremely ‘well in’ for the Philip Hobbs stable based on his performance at Cheltenham in December.
He was coming to challenge when falling at the third last but will see an 18lbs and 19lbs swing in the weights with Sky Pirate and Ibleo respectively.
Chosen Mate won this race last year and he will appreciate the better ground scheduled at Cheltenham on Wednesday. He is undoubtedly a horse that is suited to spring conditions.
While he is 9lbs heavier in the weights this year, promising youngster Jordan Gainford has been booked and his 7lb weight allowance will be very handy indeed.
2020 Grand Annual result: Chosen Mate saw off Eclair De Beaufeu and Us and Them in a packed field.
2021 Grand Annual prediction: Chosen Mate (E/W)
Kilcruit was visually impressive at the Dublin Racing Festival but fans are split on the form – the field went off way too quick and set the race up perfectly for the Willie Mullins runner.
Paul Townend will take the ride with Patrick Mullins unable to travel to Cheltenham and he heads to Prestbury Park with a favourite’s chance.
Meanwhile, Sir Gerhard could be anything and he could be the main danger to the antepost favourite. Mullins certainly has a strong hand in the race…
But it is another Mullins runner who gets my vote for the Champion Bumper. The trainer was sweet on Ramillies before Leopardstown and he can get much closer at Cheltenham.
While Kilcruit and Sir Gerhard set a very high standard, Ramillies will appreciate the ground at Cheltenham and he is available at a favourable price.
2020 Champion Bumper result: Willie Mullins saddled the first two home as Ferny Hollow (11/1) reeled in stablemate Appreciate It to take top honours.
2021 Champion Bumper tip: Ramillies (E/W)
*Credit for the main photo belongs to David J. Phillip / AP Photo*
*Odds correct at the time of initial publication - subject to change*
FIRST PUBLISHED: 15th January 2021