Cheltenham day two decs – Wednesday’s final fields confirmed

Tiger Roll Cross Country

Tiger Roll leaps over the water jump in last year’s Cross Country.

We bring you the full Cheltenham day two decs after the final fields for the Ladies’ Day at the Festival were confirmed for Wednesday 11th March.

Excitement broke through the horse racing world this afternoon as the final fields for all seven races on day two of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival were announced. So, without further ado, let’s take a look through every race on Ladies’ Day and see which horses have made the cut.

Cheltenham day two decs – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle

Despite threatening a late switch, Gordon Elliott decided to keep Envoi Allen in the Ballymore over the weekend. He’s shortened at the head of the betting since the Cheltenham day two decs were released and Envoi Allen is bound to feature in many free bet offers for the Festival.

Philip Hobbs’ Sporting John heads the chasing pack, with stablemate Thyme Hill set to enter the Albert Bartlett. The Big Breakaway and The Big Getaway have both been backed into single-figure prices.

2020 Ballymore Confirmed Runners

DECOR IRLANDAIS (Noel Kelly, Noel McParlan)
EASYWORK (Gordon Elliott, )
888Sport’s 6/5 favourite ENVOI ALLEN (Gordon Elliott, Davy Russell)
GETAWAY FRED (Colin Tizzard, Harry Cobden)
LONGHOUSE POET (Martin Brassill, Mark Walsh)
MOSSY FEN (Nigel Twiston-Davies, Sam Twiston-Davies)
SHAKEM UP’ARRY (Ben Pauling, Daryl Jacob)
SHAN BLUE (Dan Skelton, Harry Skelton)
SON OF CAMAS (Nicky Henderson, Nico De Boinville)
SPORTING JOHN (Philip Hobbs, Barry Geraghty)
THE BIG BREAKAWAY (Colin Tizzard, Robbie Power)
THE BIG GETAWAY (Willie Mullins, Paul Townend)

Champion Bumper Envoi Allen

Jamie Codd celebrates after winning the 2019 Champion Bumper with Envoi Allen.

Cheltenham day two decs – RSA Novices’ Chase

Quotes from Nicky Henderson’s stable tour confirmed Champ was no worse for wear from his fall in the Dipper, and he looks set to carry the tag of favouritism into the RSA. Copperhead has burst onto the scene in some style this season, and last year’s winning rider, Harry Cobden will guide Colin Tizzard’s charge into his first Grade One.

The Irish contingent is headed by last year’s Albert Bartlett winner, Minella Indo. Allaho will fly the flag for Willie Mullins, with Battleoverdoyen the sole entrant for Gordon Elliott in the RSA Chase.

2020 RSA Confirmed Runners

ALLAHO (Willie Mullins, Paul Townend)
AYE RIGHT (Harriet Graham, Callum Bewley)
BATTLEOVERDOYEN (Gordon Elliott, Davy Russell)
CASTLEBAWN WEST (Willie Mullins, Mark Walsh)
CHAMP (Nicky Henderson, Barry Geraghty)
COPPERHEAD (Colin Tizzard, Harry Cobden)
Popular Cheltenham Festival day two tips MINELLA INDO (Henry De Bromhead, Rachael Blackmore)
PYM (Nicky Henderson, Nico De Boinville)
SLATE HOUSE (Collin Tizzard, Robbie Power)

Cheltenham day two decs – Coral Cup

Despite running just once so far this season, Birchdale has been backed into favouritism for the Coral Cup. Interestingly, Aidan Coleman takes the ride on the JP McManus runner, with each-way Cheltenham Festival tip Dame De Compagnie the choice of Barry Geraghty.

Protektorat and Alfa Mix have also been well-backed in the Coral Cup betting in recent weeks. Bachasson, Cracking Smart and Traffic Fluide all come into the race having run well in Graded company last time out.

2020 Coral Cup Confirmed Runners

KILFENORA (Edward Harty, )
CRACKING SMART (Gordon Elliott, )
EGLANTINE DU SEUIL (Willie Mullins, Rachael Blackmore)
FRANCO DE PORT (Willie Mullins, Paul Townend)
BALLYMOY (Nigel Twiston-Davies, Daryl Jacob)
BACHASSON (Willie Mullins, )
TOP MOON (Joseph O’Brien, )
BIRCHDALE (Nicky Henderson, Aidan Coleman)
STRATUM (Willie Mullins, Robbie Power)
CANADIER (Willie Mullins, Danny Mullins)
Strong Cheltenham Festival day two tips fancy PROTEKTORAT (Dan Skelton, Harry Skelton)
MISTER BLUE SKY (Willie Mullins, David Mullins)
BLACK TEARS (Gordon Elliott, )
THE MIGHTY DON (Nick Gifford, James Davies)
TRAFFIC FLUIDE (Gary Moore, Joshua Moore)
CHESTERFIELD (Seamus Mullins, Jeremiah McGrath)
ALFA MIX (Gavin Cromwell, Jonathan Moore)
CHAMPAGNE WELL (Fergal O’Brien, Paddy Brennan)
HONEST VIC (Henry Daly, Richard Johnson)
DAME DE COMPAGNIE (Nicky Henderson, Barry Geraghty)
THOSEDAYSAREGONE (Charles Byrnes, Kevin Brouder)
GOLAN FORTUNE (Phil Middleton, Sam Lee)
FAGAN (Alex Hales, Kielan Woods)
BURROWS EDGE (Nicky Henderson, Nico De Boinville)

Nicky Henderson Altior Stable Tour

Nicky Henderson poses with Altior during his stable tour.

Cheltenham day two decs – Champion Chase

Nicky Henderson dropped a bombshell over the weekend, revealing that Altior was found to be lame on Saturday morning. The reigning and defending two-time Champion Chase winner featured in the final declarations today, but his participation still hangs in the balance.

Betway now make Defi Du Seuil their 11/8 favourite, ahead of Willie Mullins’ Chacun Pour Soi. Paul Nicholls has thrown Politologue and Dynamite Dollars into the fray, while Bun Doran and Sceau Royal make up the rest of the field for day two’s feature.

2020 Champion Chase Confirmed Runners

ALTIOR (Nicky Henderson, Nico De Boinville)
BUN DORAN (Tom George, Jonathan Burke)
CHACUN POUR SOI (Willie Mullins, Paul Townend)
DEFI DU SEUIL (Philip Hobbs, Barry Geraghty)
DYNAMITE DOLLARS (Paul Nicholls, Harry Cobden)
POLITOLOGUE (Paul Nicholls, Harry Skelton)
SCEAU ROYAL (Ala King, Daryl Jacob)

Cheltenham day two decs – Cross Country Chase

The great Tiger Roll heads the market for the Cross Country Chase. His price is bound to shorten from its current Evens with Paddy Power in the build-up to Wednesday’s race and the two-time winner is bound to be a popular each-way Cheltenham Festival tip.

French raider, Easysland heads the chasing pack, with countrymen Urgent De Gregaine and Diesel D’Allier also set to take on the Tiger. Former Gold Cup runner-up and RSA winner, Might Bite will have his first start over the Cross Country fences. Yanworth, Neverushacon and Out Sam also feature in the final field.

2020 Cross Country Confirmed Runners

ARLEQUIN D’ALLIER (Emmanuel Clayeaux, Derek O’Connor)
CHIC NAME (Richard Hobson, Jonathan Burke)
DIESEL D’ALLIER (Emmanuel Clayeaux, Charlie Deutsch)
EASYSLAND (Dominic Cottin, Jonathan Plouganou)
FACT OF THE MATTER (Jamie Snowden, Gavin Sheehan)
JOSIES ORDERS (Enda Bolger, )
KINGWELL THEATRE (Michael Scudamore, Tom Scudamore)
MIGHT BITE (Nicky Henderson, Nico De Boinville)
NEVERUSHACON (Jessica Harrington, Paddy Kennedy)
OUT SAM (Gordon Elliott,
Former Gold Cup runner OUTLANDER (Richard Spencer, James Bowen)
SUMKINDOFKING (Tom George, Noel George)
TIGER ROLL (Gordon Elliott, Keith Donoghue)
URGENT DE GRIGAINE (Urgent De Grigaine, Felix De Giles)
UTILITY (Sophie Leech, Damien Skehan)
YANWORTH (Enda Bolger, Mark Walsh)

Cheltenham day two decs – Boodles Juvenile Handicap

JP McManus duo of Aramax and Mick Pastor head the betting for this year’s Boodles Juvenile Handicap, sitting on 5/1 and 8/1 with bet365 respectively. Nicky Henderson’s Palladium, and Paul Nicholl’s Thyme White head the British contingent.

Repetitio and Galahad Quest bring winning form around Cheltenham racecourse into this wide-open handicap. Alan King’s Blacko has also been mentioned in some people’s Cheltenham Festival day two tips.

2020 Boodles Confirmed Runners

MICK PASTOR (Paul Nicholls, Barry Geraghty)
ARAMAX (Gordon Elliott, Mark Walsh)
PALLADIUM (Nicky Henderson, Nico De Boinville)
LANGER DAN (Dan Skelton, Harry Skelton)
BLACKO (Alan King, Tom Bellamy)
ZOFFEE (Philip Hobbs, Richard Johnson)
GALAHAD QUEST (Nick Williams, Sam Twiston-Davies)
CLEMENCIA (Tim Vaughan, Alan Johns)
THYME WHITE (Paul Nicholls, Harry Cobden)
SAINT D’OROUX (Gordon Elliott, Daryl Jacob)
NIGHT EDITION (David Pipe, Tom Scudamore)
Popular each-way Cheltenham Festival tips BAJAN EXCELL (Gavin Cromwell, Conor McNamara)
SACCHOANDVANZETTI (John Queally, Jody McGarvey)
RECENT REVELATIONS (Gordon Elliott, )
FRASER ISLAND (Nicky Henderson, Jeremiah McGrath)
GROUP STAGE (Alan King, Adrian Heskin)
GEROLAMO CORDANO (DJ Jeffreys, Kielan Woods)
REPETITIO (Nigel Hawke, David Noonan)
THEATRE OF WAR (Gavin Cromwell, Jonathan Moore)
GOA LIL (Nigel Twiston-Davies, James Bowen)
TRONADOR (Gordon Elliott, )
GEALACH (Gordon Elliott, )

Cheltenham day two decs – Champion Bumper

Since his runaway victory at the Dublin Racing Festival, Appreciate It has grown strong and stronger at the head of the market. Willie Mullins’ six-year-old is now William Hill’s 13/8 favourite for the Champion Bumper and will be a recurring name in any Cheltenham Festival offers.

Gordon Elliott talked up Queens Brooks chances during preview evenings and Jamie Codd will take the ride. Panic Attack, who was the first winner at Market Rasen for top Cheltenham trainer Willie Mullins earlier in the season, will be having her first outing for David Pipe and new connections in the Champion Bumper.

2020 Champion Bumper Confirmed Runners

ADRIMEL (Tom Lacey, Richard Johnson)
APPRECIATE IT (Willie Mullins, Patrick Mullins)
ASK A HONEY BEE (Fergal O’Brien, Paddy Brennan)
AUDACITY (Warren Greatrex, Gavin Sheehan)
BRIEF AMBITION (Fergal O’Brien, Adam Wedge)
CAN YOU CALL (Andrew Martin, James Martin)
DARLING DAUGHTER (Gordon Elliott, )
ESKYLAND (Gordon Elliott, )
FERNY HALLOW (Willie Mullins, Paul Townend)
FIVE BAR BRIAN (Willie Mullins, David Mullins)
GOOD TIME JOHNNY (AJ Martin, )
ISRAEL CHAMP (David Pipe, Tom Scudamore)
JULIES STOWAWAY (Margaret Mullins, Danny Mullins)
LET ME ENTERTAIN U (Michael Scudamore, Brendan Powell)
LINELEE KING (Olly Murphy, Adrian Heskin)
MAHLER ALLSTAR (Jonathan Sweeney, Mark Walsh)
OCEAN WIND (Roger Teal, Aidan Coleman)
ONE TRUE KING (Nigel Twiston-Davies, Sam Twiston-Davies)
Leading Champion Bumper contender PANIC ATTACK (David Pipe, Brian Hughes)
QUEENS BROOK (Gordon Elliott, Jamie Codd)
SNOWPIERCER (Susan Brooke, Lorna Brooke)
THE GLANCING QUEEN (Alan King, Tom Cannon)
THIRD TIME LUCKI (Dan Skelton, Harry Skelton)