CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY 2 TIPS
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY 2 TIPS
|Time||Race||Our Tip||Place Bet|
|-:--||Champion Bumper Betting Tips||
|-:--||Grand Annual Chase Betting Tips|
|-:--||Cross Country Chase Betting Tips|
|-:--||Champion Chase Tips|
|-:--||Coral Cup Tips 2024|
|-:--||Brown Advisory Novices Chase Betting Tips|
|-:--||Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Betting Tips|
Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
Brown Advisory Novice Chase
Queen Mother Champion Chase
Cross Country Chase
Grand Annual Chase
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The 2024 Cheltenham Festival begins with a bang and Day Two is just as entertaining with the Queen Mother Champion Chase the feature race on Ladies Day. The race has a rich history and its roll of honour includes some of both the greatest equine and human names in Jumps racing history.
As well as the Champion Chase, we have Cheltenham Festival Day Two tips for the remaining races on the card. Visit our dedicated racecards page for all the runners and riders of every race. Day Two begins with the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, a race that often attracts some of the most exciting prospects in National Hunt racing.
You can follow all the latest insights, tips and Cheltenham betting offers for each day of the Festival here with our horse racing experts.
Cheltenham Day 2 Races Schedule
|1.30 pm||Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle||2m 5f||Hurdle|
|2.10 pm||Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase||3m 1/2f||Chase|
|2.50 pm||Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle||2m 5f||Hurdle|
|3.30 pm||Queen Mother Champion Chase||2m||Chase|
|4.10 pm||Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase||3m 6f||Cross Country|
|4.50 pm||Grand Annual Handicap Chase||2m 1/2f||Chase|
|5.30 pm||Weatherbys Champion Bumper||2m 1/2f||NH Flat|
2024 Cheltenham Day 2 Tips – Wednesday’s Feature Race
The feature race on the second day of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival is the Queen Mother Champion Chase. A perfect blend of speed and jumping accuracy is required to land the premier 2m Chase in the horse racing calendar, and any winner immediately etches themselves into Cheltenham Festival folklore.
3:30pm – Queen Mother Champion Chase
Run over a distance of about 2m, the Queen Mother Champion Chase is not only a Grade 1 but also represents the pinnacle of the 2m chasing discipline.
The race is named in honour of The Queen Mother – a fine supporter of Jumps racing – and has held this title since 1980.
Despite its relatively short distance, there are thirteen fences to be jumped in the Queen Mother Champion Chase and therefore potential winners must be able to travel powerfully whilst jumping proficiently, as this is considered by many to be one of the sternest jumping examinations of any racehorse.
The race has seen five two-time winners this century, with Energumene the latest to add his name to the list of multiple winners, having won the last two renewals in 2022 + 2023.
Check out our Queen Mother Champion Chase tips for the 2024 edition, as our top Cheltenham tipsters make their recommendations as to who may be the next one grabbing the glory.
Champion Chase Jockey Overview
Albeit perhaps most famous for being Arkle’s jockey, Pat Taaffe long held the title of being the most successful rider in the history of the Champion Chase with five victories (Fortria 1960, 1961, Ben Stack 1964, Flyingbolt 1966, Straight Fort 1970), before Barry Geraghty matched that sum (Moscow Flyer 2003, 2005, Big Zeb 2010, Finian’s Rainbow 2012, Sprinter Sacre 2013).
With both riders retired, Nico de Boinville is the most successful current rider having ridden three of the last six Champion Chase winners (Sprinter Sacre 2016, Altior 2018, 2019).
Champion Chase Trainer Overview
In terms of Champion Chase history, Tom Dreaper took a remarkable six renewals from 1960 to 1970 (Fortria 1960, 1961, Ben Stack 1964, Flyingbolt 1966, Muir 1969, Straight Fort 1970). Yet Nicky Henderson matched that feat in 2019 (Remittance Man 1992, Finian’s Rainbow 2012, Sprinter Sacre 2013, 2016, Altior 2018, 2019), and just a year later, Paul Nicholls joined the pair on six Champion Chase victories (Call Equiname 1999, Azertyuiop 2004, Master Minded 2008, 2009, Dodging Bullets 2015, Politologue 2020).
The Other Races on Day 2 Of The Cheltenham Festival
The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Race
Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival begins with the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, a Grade 1 run over a distance of 2m 5f. Ten hurdles are jumped in this contest and it has proven a good race for punters in recent years with nine of the last ten winners going off a single figure price, five market leaders going in during that same time period. Last year saw Willie Mullins dominate the race, with the first three home all from the master trainers yard.
The Brown Advisory Novices’ Steeple Chase
The first chase run on Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival is the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase, a race generally considered a good trial for future Cheltenham Gold Cup contenders. The Real Whacker just held off the late challenge of Gerri Colombe to win last year’s renewal.
The Coral Cup Hurdle
The Coral Cup is a 2m 5f handicap hurdle and generally considered to be one of the most competitive races run at the Cheltenham Festival. There has been a good spread of British and Irish winners of the race in recent years. It also has a propensity for delivering big price winners including the 2022 winner Commander Of Fleet at a whopping 50/1! It’s a good race to avoid the favourite, with just one winning favourite in the last 10 years.
The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase
Following the Queen Mother Champion Chase is the Glenfarclas Cross County, the only race at the Cheltenham Festival run over the Cross Country course.
This race has proven a real favourite for the Irish since its inception back in 2005, with only Balthazar King (2012, 2014) and Easysland (2020) managing to stop the Irish domination. Leading banks trainer Enda Bolger has taken five renewals of the Cross Country (Spot Thedifference 2005, Heads Onthe Ground 2007, Garde Champetre 2008, 2009, Josies Orders 2016) making him the most successful in the race’s history.
Gordon Elliott has dominated the race in recent years, winning five of the last seven renewals. He should have a strong chance again this year, with the likes of Delta Work and Galvin sure to go close again.
The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup
Formerly the final race of the Cheltenham Festival, the addition of the Mares’ Chase saw the Grand Annual switched to a Wednesday slot in 2021. This race has seen some huge priced winners, such as Ben Pauling’s Global Citizen coming home the best at 28/1 in 2022 and last year’s winner Maskada coming home at 22/1.
The Weatherbys Champion Bumper
Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival concludes with the Weatherbys Champion Bumper, the only race contested at the Festival that is not run over obstacles.
The race has kickstarted the careers of multiple Cheltenham Festival winners whilst anything Willie Mullins runs should be respected. The Festival maestro won this race for a record twelfth time in 2022 with Facile Vega. Last year saw A Dream To Share end the recent Mullins dominance to win for trainer John E Kiely
We Got You Covered For Each Day of The Cheltenham Festival
Day Two, which is Ladies Day, is just the second day of the Cheltenham Festival 2024. There are two other fantastic days of racing lined up
Here are the feature races of each of the other days:
- Cheltenham Festival Day 1 – The Festival begins on Tuesday with the Champion Hurdle taking centre stage
- Cheltenham Festival Day 3 – Thursday is St Patrick’s Day featuring the Ryanair and Stayers’ Hurdle
- Cheltenham Festival Day 4 – It’s the big one – Cheltenham Gold Cup Day
|1:30||Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle||See Result|
|2:10||Brown Advisory Novices Chase||See Result|
|2:50||Coral Cup||See Result|
|3:30||Champion Chase||See Result|
|4:10||Cross Country Chase||See Result|
|4:50||Grand Annual Chase||See Result|
|5:30||Champion Bumper||See Result|