Cheltenham Day 2 Betting Specials (Updated 13/03/2019)

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Cheltenham Ladies Day 2019 falls on Wednesday 13 March and it’s a day of racing that is not to be missed. So that’s the when is Ladies Day at Cheltenham, lets cover absolutely everything else for you now!

Known for being the most glamorous of the four-day event from Cheltenham, if you want a slice of high-class fashion with your Cheltenham day two betting, then this is the day for you.

Cheltenham Day 2 Races: Schedule

     
13:30 Ballymore Novices Hurdle Info & Favourites
14:10 RSA Chase Info & Favourites
14:50 Coral Cup Info & Favourites
15:30 Queen Mother Champion Chase Queen Mother Champion Chase 2019 Preview
16:10 Cross Country Chase Info & Favourites
16:50 Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle Info & Favourites
17:30 Champion Bumper Info & Favourites

Before you get your money on any horse during Cheltenham Festival Ladies Day, it is always recommended to not only check what offers are available to you, but, also the Cheltenham 2019 day 2 declarations. Don’t waste money on horses that aren’t running, and, find our selection of the best betting offers below: 

TOP 20 Cheltenham Day 2 Betting Sites

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The big race of the day is undoubtedly the Queen Mother Champion Chase, which is sure to be another brilliant run following the epic encounter in it at last year’s Cheltenham. The race itself is why the day has since been coined as ‘Ladies Day’ – similarly to the Ascot Finale Day.

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (13:30)


Cheltenham day 2 comes out of the gates with the Ballymore Novice’s Hurdle, this Grade 1 race is run over 2miles and 5 furlong by horses 4 years plus. Over that distance there are ten hurdles to navigate over the run, but, it is always a great start to get the Cheltenham 2019 day 2 card underway.

The race, and the day, start at 13.30 so there is plenty of time to start your betting on Cheltenham day 2 early!

Last year it was all eyes on the Irish sensation Samcro, trained by Gordon Elliott, who kindly delivered to the masses with an equally as sensational run. He led all the way and was able to hold off another favourite for this, Black Ops, and finished comfortably with three quarter lengths to spare coming down the final stretch and over the line.

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle 2019 Favourites

Champ

J.P. McManus owned Champ is among the favourites for the Ballymore Novices Hurdle, having made his debut at Ascot back in January 2018. The seven-year-old second season novice finished as runner-up that day, although trainer Nicky Henderson chose to be patient before attempting to win over hurdles.

Champ won at both Perth and Warwick with relative ease, before winning back-to-back races at Newbury in December. Such wins included a success in the Grade 1 Challow Novices Hurdle, where he finished 2 ½ lengths clear of Getaway Trump, demonstrating his significant promise in the process. However, with Champ having yet to face a significant test during his short career, it remains to be seen how he will cope at a stage such as Cheltenham.

Battleoverdoyen

The Irish challenge in the Ballymore Novices Hurdle is spearheaded by Battleoverdoyen, with the Gordon Elliott-trained Gigginstown stud having won all four of his races during his short career. Having come out on top on his debut at Loughanmore in April 2017, before opening his hurdles account with a win at Navan back in December.

Having won by 13 lengths that day, Battleofdoyen then produced his best performance to date by winning the Grade 1 Lawlor’s of Naas Novices Hurdle at the beginning of the year, seeing off Sam’s Profile by a distance of 2 ¾ lengths, having never really been tested.

Brewin’Upastorm

Despite having fallen at Cheltenham in the Grade 2 Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham in January this year, Olly Murphy-trained Brewin’Upastorm is also among the favourites having won on his hurdling debut at Huntingdon in December 2018. However, having been outclassed by Champ in the Challow Hurdle at Newbury, the six-year-old will have to produce the best performance of his career if he is to come out on top at Cheltenham in March. Brewin’Upastorm was not too far off at Newbury, having also been going well during the trial race before he presented Birchdale with victory after falling at the last.

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Summary

Time & Date

13th March, 2019 at 13:30

Race Type

Hurdle

Distance

2 Miles and 5 Furlongs

2018 Race's Winner

Horse: Samcro

Jockey: J. W. Kennedy

Trainer:Gordon Elliott

RSA Steeple Chase (14:10)

Known as a stern test for novice chasers, this 3 mile ½ furlong run is for horses aged 5, and older, in this Grade 1 field of runners. With a whopping 19 fences to jump, jockey and horse alike must work in tandem to make sure a small mistake doesn’t rule them out in this unforgiving race. Following on from the Ballymore Novice’s Hurdle this race is ran at 14.10.

Last year, Presenting Percy came through with a cunning game-plan to wait his turn to attack the frontrunners, before galloping to victory by seven lengths. In a field full of Emerald Isle talent, this performance was regarded by many as one of the best of 2018’s National Hunt.

RSA Steeple Chase 2019 Favourites

Santini

Seven-year-old Santini is trainer Nicky Henderson’s biggest threat in the RSA Chase, having finished third in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham last year, before winning at Aintree just a month later. Santini won his first race over fences at Newbury, seeing off Rocky’s Treasure by 4 lengths, however he was a little disappointing in finishing third in the Novice Chase at Kempton at the end of 2018, in a race that was eventually won by La Bague Au Roi. With the track and Kempton being completely different from Cheltenham, many are expecting big things from one of Henderson’s prized assets.

Delta Work

Delta Work has won three from three races over fences, while the six-year-old has also won the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham just 12 months ago, where he was ridden by jockey Davy Russell. Trainer Gordon Elliott will be hoping for an improved performance in this race having only placed with Jessies Dream in 2011, with Delta Work opening his account over fences with a win at Down Royal in November, before coming out on top in two Grade 1 races. He defeated the impressive Le Richebourg at Fairyhouse, who is still the only horse to have beaten Delta Work. For a horse who goes well on any ground, Delta Work should well be in with a shout at Cheltenham this year.

Topofthegame

Topofthegame is the biggest threat for Paul Nicholls, with the seven-year-old having done little wrong so far this season, including finishing second behind only Defi Du Seuil at Exeter. Topofthegame then stepped up in distance in the Grade 1 Kuato Star Chase at Kempton at the end of the year, having looked solid before eventually finishing second behind La Bague Au Roi. Many feel that the track at Cheltenham will suit the seven-year-old, who has three career victories to his name.

RSA Steeple Chase Summary

Time & Date

13th March, 2019 at 14:10

Race Type

Chase

Distance

3½ miles

2018 Race's Winner

Horse: Presenting Percy

Jockey: Davy Russell

Trainer:Patrick G. Kelly

Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (14:50)

The first of the handicap races on Cheltenham Wednesday is the Grade 3 Coral Cup which is the second of this hour, at 14.50. Run over the distance of 2 miles 5 furlong, with 10 fences to hurdle over the horses, aged four and over, must be at their best to stand a chance of winning this prestigious race. Interestingly, no horse has ever won this outing in consecutive years.

Last year’s victor in this was jockeyed by a late replacement, Mark Walsh, following Ruby Walsh’s injury in the previous run and a shake-up of jockeys in this outing. Walsh was able to run Bleu Berry who was at a SP of 20-1 to victory over several favourites. Coming from the back of the field, he was able to hold off the late drama with Topofthegame, who seemed destined for victory, and won by a small margin. Starting price favourite William Henry was only able to muster a fourth-place finish in this competitive field of runners.

Coral Cup 2019 Favourites

Off You Go

Having won the Grade B Ladbrokes Hurdle at Leopardstown in February, seeing off 9/2 favourite Uradel in the process, among others. The Charles Brynes-trained six-year-old has now won four of his last five races, including successes at Limerick and Galway. However, an eight place finish in the Handicap Hurdle at Fairyhouse in December last year demonstrated that he is far from the finished article, faltering at the first fence and never recovering. Despite this, Off You Go could well be another good runner for owner J.P. McManus at Cheltenham this year.

Uradel

Willie Mullins’ Uradel is a potential runner in the Coral Cup, along with the County Hurdle. Ruby Walsh gave him too much to do in the Ladbrokes Hurdle at Leopardstown at the beginning of February, eventually finishing in fifth behind winner Off You Go. The eight-year-old is now without a win in his last five races, with his last success coming in July 2018 at Galway, finishing ahead of the much fancied Limini after an excellent sprint finish.

Big Time Dancer

Six-year-old Big Time Dancer heads to Cheltenham off the back of two consecutive victories, having won at both Doncaster and Kempton either side of the new year. Such successes included coming out on top in the Unibet Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle in January, where the 16/1 shot overcame the likes of Solomon Grey and favourite Kloud Gate in the process.

Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle Summary

Time & Date

13th March, 2019 at 14:50

Race Type

Handicap Hurdle

Distance

2 Miles and 5 Furlongs

2018 Race's Winner

Horse: Bleu Berry

Jockey: Mark Walsh

Trainer:W. P. Mullins

Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (15:30)

It’s the jewel in the crown of Cheltenham Ladies Day, the Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase at 15:30! Open to horses of five years, and older, this Grade 1 outing is the race not to be missed from Cheltenham Wednesday racecards! This Grade 1 outing is open to horses of five years old, and older, and is run over the distance of 1 mile 7 furlongs with twelve fences to clear.

It is a highlight of the medium distance National Hunt racing calendar and was given its name in honour of recognising the Queen Mothers 80th birthday, along with her huge support of jump racing. As one of the highlights of the jump racing schedule, it is a befitting name.

The last seven years have seen four Nicky Henderson horses run to victory, so if you’re looking for a wise pick in this one, keep an eye on the Cheltenham Wednesday runners declared in this one!

Last year’s encounter showcased a scintillating run from Nicky Henderson’s “King of Two Milers”, Altior, who benefited from a fall at the fourth last fence from the much fancied Douvan, who was leading up until that point. A prime example of how and why jump racing is so exciting at Cheltenham!

 Read Full Champion Chase 2019 Preview >>

Queen Mother Champion Chase 2019 Favourites

Altior

Last year’s winner Altior is the overwhelming favourite in the Queen Mother Champion Chase, with Nicky Henderson’s nine-year-old now being unbeaten in seventeen starts over hurdles and fences. Altior has landed the Festival treble by winning the Supreme Novices Hurdle, Arkle Chase and Queen Mother Champion Chase in consecutive seasons, with an aggregate victory margin of around 20 lengths demonstrating his dominance.

Despite having been kept off the track for a small period last season, Altior has quickly rediscovered his top form, defeating Un De Sceux in the Tingle Creek at Sandown, before winning once more at Kempton at the end of 2018. Henderson’s prized asset then came out on top in the Desert Orchid Chase, with the winning margin of 19 lengths being ominous ahead of his trip to Cheltenham in March.

Min

Elsewhere, Irish Champion trainer Willie Mullins will be looking to Min to put the pressure on Altior, having finished as runner up in two major races already. Min has won on his last two outings, including finishing ahead of Shattered Love at Punchestown back in December, before overcoming Ordinary World to win the Grade 1 Dublin Chase at the same track in January this year. The eight-year-old looks in top form ahead of the Cheltenham Festival, with his mark of 167 putting him just 8lbs behind race favourite Altior.

Footpad

Despite being the new kid on the block, much is expected of Footpad this year, with the seven-year-old having won the Arkle Chase last year. Footpad may well have struggled at the beginning of the season, with Willie Mullins’ horse failing to complete a Grade 3 contest at Naas, with an overreach having been explained his poor showing that day. The youngster once again failed to deliver at Leopardstown over the festive period, having been the even money pre-race favourite. However, five consecutive victories last season demonstrated his significant potential, with a placed finish in the Queen Mother Champion Chase being predicted by many.

Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase Summary

Time & Date

13th March, 2019 at 15:30

Race Type

Chase

Distance

1 mile 7 furlongs

2018 Race's Winner

Horse: Altior

Jockey: Nico de Boinville

Trainer:Nicky Henderson

Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase (16:10)

Originally a handicap race, this was changed to a conditions race in 2016. Open to horses aged five, and older, this race is run on the cross-country course at Cheltenham over 3 miles and 6 furlongs with an enormous 32 obstacles to navigate. Run at 16:10 is the perfect race to have after the drama of the Queen Mothers Champion Chase!

Prior to the run, many felt that 2017 winner, Cause of Causes, was well in with a shout of winning consecutive outings here – but it was not to be for the Gordon Elliott trained horse. It wasn’t all doom and gloom though, as Tiger Roll was able to hold off late challenges up the hill and was able to run to victory with four lengths over nearest challenger, Urgent De Gregaine.

It may not have been the most action packed of last year’s Festival, but it was a thoroughly clean run by the Gordon Elliott horse. It was Elliott’s second winner of the day too, following Samcro’s victory earlier on in the day.

Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase 2019 Favourites

Tiger Roll

Reigning Cross Country Chase champion Tiger Roll is the odds on favourite to back up his success at Cheltenham last year, with the nine-year-old also having won both the Triumph Hurdle and National Hunt Chase over the years. With plenty still left in the tank, trainer Gordon Elliott will be expecting another strong showing from the Cheltenham veteran, with 10 of the past 14 winners in the Cross Country Chase having been aged nine or older. Tiger Roll finished fourth last time at Cheltenham back in November, however he will be in much better condition this time around.

Auvergnat

Edna Bolger-trained Auvergnat is expected to be the biggest threat to Tiger Roll, with the nine-year-old having finished fourth for the last two years. Despite this, the J. McManus owned horse performed well at Leopardstown last time out, winning the Paddy Power Chase at the end of 2018, overcoming favourite Any Second Now in the process. The winning margin of 6 ½ lengths demonstrates his potential at Cheltenham, however the conditions on the day could significantly effect his chances.

Josies Orders

11-year-old Josies Orders may be one of the most experienced runners this year, however another potential horse from trainer Edna Bolger could have enough to cause an upset in the Cross Country Chase. Josies Orders won the P.P. Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase at Leopardstown back in February, holding off the likes of Hurricane Darwin and Mtada Supreme. The experienced horse also has a win at Cheltenham to his name in 2018, coming in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase in November. Josies Orders finished sixth in this race last year, however a placed finish this time around would not come as a surprise.

Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase Summary

Time & Date

13th March, 2019 at 16:10

Race Type

Handicap Chase

Distance

3 miles and 6 furlongs

2018 Race's Winner

Horse: Tiger Roll

Jockey: Keith Donoghue

Trainer: Gordon Elliott

Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (16:50)

Following shortly after the Cross Country Chase is this, is this Handicap race for novice hurdlers at 16:50. Introduced in 2005 when the Festival became a four-day extravaganza they named this event in honour of Fred Winter who was successful as both jockey and trainer at Cheltenham, with a rather decent record of 17 victories as a jockey and 28 as a trainer!

The Grade 3 outing is run by horses aged four years, and over, over the distance of 2 miles and ½ furlong with just eight hurdles to be jumped. Last year’s winner Veneer Of Charm brought about a Gordon Elliott hat-trick of winners on Cheltenham Festival Ladies Day. It was no thanks to his last jump, which didn’t seem good enough to put him in contention for this competitive race, but he was able to get his head down and hold on to victory in front of both Turning Gold and Nube Negra.

Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle 2019 Favourites

Band Of Outlaws

Four-year-old Band Of Outlaws has two successive victories to his name, with the Joseph O’Brien trained horse having come out on top at both Limerick and Naas either side of the new year. Jockey JJ Slevin was on board on each occasion, including leading the youngster to a win in the EMS Copiers Rated Novice Hurdle in February, where he overcame promising youngsters such as Maze Runner and Coko Beach.

Pic Dorhy

Paul Nicholls’ Pic Dorhy may not have run since November last year, however the four-year-old is still one of the leading candidates for the Juvenile Handicap Hurdle due to his career performances to date. Pic Dorhy finished second behind Beaumec De Houelle in a Grade 1 meeting at Auteuil in France last year, having been runner up to the same horse on the same track just a matter of weeks previously. It remains to be seen as to how he will perform on English soil.

Quel Destin

With four consecutive wins to his name, Quel Destin is much-fancied ahead of the Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, with the Paul Nicholls trained four-year-old having finished ahead of Adjali in the Grade 1 Coral Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow at the end of 2018. Quel Destin also won the JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle at Cheltenham in November, overcoming fine runners including Cracker Factory and pre-race favourite Montestrel.

Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Summary

Time & Date

13th March, 2019 at 16:50

Race Type

Handicap Hurdle

Distance

2 miles and ½ furlong

2018 Race's Winner

Horse: Veneer Of Charm

Jockey: J. W. Kennedy

Trainer: Gordon Elliott

Weatherbys Champion Bumper (17:30)

We wrap up the Cheltenham Wednesday race card at 17:30 with this Champion Bumper. Run by horses between four and six years old, over 2 miles and ½ a furlong this Grade 1 race is the most prestigious flat race of the National Hunt calendar. Despite not having won here for five years, Ruby Walsh remains the leading jockey in this event.

Last year’s winner Relegate helped bring about the rare occurrence of a 1-2-3 in a Festival race for a trainer, however, this was not the only time Willie Mullins achieved this feat; he also did the same in the 2015 Champion Hurdle. Katie Walsh ran Relegate to a neck victory over stable-mate Carefully Selected in this closer of the Cheltenham races on Ladies Day.

Weatherbys Champion Bumper 2019 Favourites

Envoi Allen

Envoi Allen is the favourite for the Champion Bumper, with the five-year-old having won all four of his outings to date. During his time with trainer Colin Bowe, he won his point by 10 lengths, before quickly being snapped up by Gordon Elliott. Envoi Allen went on to make his bumper debut at Fairyhouse in December 2018, where he comfortably won ahead of Port Stanley under jockey Jamie Codd.

Just a matter of weeks later, the youngster won once more, finishing 4 ½ lengths clear of the rest of the field at Navan. The five-year-old completed a hat-trick of wins by landing a Grade 2 race at the Dublin Festival, finishing in front of two well respected Joseph O’Brien horses in the process.

Malone Road

It still remains unclear as to whether Malone Road will take part at Cheltenham, with the former ante-post favourite having been hampered by a knee injury over recent times. Gordon Elliott’s five-year-old previously won impressively at Down Royal and Punchestown, however it now appears that he faces a race against time to prove his fitness ahead of the Festival. Malone Road defeated Willie Mullins’ Mt Leinster in winning the Mervyn Gray Construction Race at Punchestown in November.

Andy Dufresne

Named after the main character in the movie Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne is a hugely promising horse. The J.P. McManus owned five-year-old won at Down Royal back in January, showing impressive speed to keep off the likes of Golden Spread and Ballylig in the process. The Gordon Elliott-trained horse also won on his debut in March 2018 at Morris House, however a win at Cheltenham may be a step to far at this stage.

Weatherbys Champion Bumper Summary

Time & Date

13th March, 2019 at 17:30

Race Type

Bumper

Distance

2 miles and ½ a furlong

2018 Race's Winner

Horse: Relegate

Jockey: Ms K. Walsh

Trainer: W. P. Mullins

Betting On Cheltenham Day 2

Not only have we included our round up of the best offers for you above in our handy comparison table, but, one golden rule is to make sure you check the Cheltenham runners on Wednesday, there is nothing worse than doing he research, picking a horse, only to find out it hasn’t been declared.

Prior to that though, make sure you check out all the Cheltenham offers and our bookie comparisons to make sure you not only pick the right horse for Ladies Day, but, also the right bookmakers!

Bottom Line

It may be made out as something of a gimmick day due to the high-fashion and general wear of the crowd on the second day of the Festival – but – don’t let that distract you from the fact that there are seven brilliant races on the second day for you to get your money on – and – win more on with the Cheltenham races on Ladies Day.