The feature race of the second day at the Cheltenham Festival is the Queen Mother Champion Chase
and the race determines who the best chaser in the two mile division is.
The Champion Chase follows a highly competitive handicap race that sees a large field go to post and the Coral Cup
is one of the most difficult festival puzzles to solve.
Raced over 2 miles 5 furlongs, the pace is frantic and with so many runners battling it out, it is difficult to envisage anything other than a thrilling race in store.
A poor race for trends, it is the sort of contest that sees form go out of the window. That won't be the case in the Cross Country Chase
and the Irish will be looking to continue their domination in the competitive contest.
Meanwhile, the Fred Winter Hurdle
is a handicap for juveniles aged four years and above and it is often used for inexperienced hurdlers with a limited amount of knowledge of jumping obstacles.
Over twenty runners almost always go to post and with so little separating one runner from another, it often pays to follow the direction of the market.
The final race of the day is essentially just a flat race but with National Hunt racing rules in place and the Champion Bumper
is contested over a distance over two miles.
The Champion Bumper often represents a trial for the following year’s Supreme Novices’ hurdle.