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Day 2 of The Festival is a popular one with it being Ladies Day. Horse racing meets fashion as guests dress to impress as well as enjoying a day of racing, live music and hospitality.
Day 2 features seven races consisting of 3 Hurdle, 3 Chase and 1 Bumper race. The highlight of the day is the Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeplechase which has prize money of £400,000.
See the table below for details on all of the races taking place on day 2 of Cheltenham Festival 2021. Individual race details can be found further down the page.
|13:30||The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle||Betting Offers|
|14:10||The RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase||Betting Offers|
|14:50||The Coral Cup||Betting Offers|
|15:30||The Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase||Betting Offers|
|16:10||The Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase||Betting Offers|
|16:50||The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle||Betting Offers|
|17:30||The Weatherbys Champion Bumper||Betting Offers|
Looking for the best Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle odds? Click here.
The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle is the first race to feature on day 2 of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival and is run over a distance of 2 miles and 5 furlongs featuring 10 hurdles.
The 2019 winner of The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle was City Island which was trained by Martin Brassil and ridden by Mark Walsh. The victory was Walsh’s second winner of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival after a shock win in the Champion Hurdle on day 1 with Espoir D’Allen.
This year, our expert horse racing analyst Will Smith has selected Sporting John at 6/1 for his Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle betting tip.
Previous winners of The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle include:
|2019||City Island||6||8-1||Martin Brassil||Mark Walsh|
|2018||Samcro||6||8-11F||Gordon Elliott||Jack Kennedy|
|2017||Willoughby Court||6||14-1||Ben Pauling||David Bass|
|2016||Yorkhill||6||3-1||Willie Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
|2015||Windsor Park||6||9-2||Dermot Weld||Davy Russell|
|2014||Faugheen||6||6-4F||Willie Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
|2013||The New One||5||7-2||Nigel Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies|
|2012||Simonsig||6||2-1F||Nicky Henderson||Barry Geraghty|
|2011||First Lieutenant||6||7-1||Mouse Morris||Davy Russell|
|2010||Peddlers Cross||5||7-1||Donald McCain||Jason Maguire|
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You can watch The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle live on ITV or stream the race live on Bet365.
Looking for the best RSA Chase odds? Click here.
The RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase takes place at 14:10 on the 2nd day of The Cheltenham Festival. The race is run over a distance of 3 miles and ½ furlong and features 20 fences to be jumped.
The 2019 winner of the RSA Chase was Topofthegame which was ridden by Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls. Topofthegame was Nicholls’ first winner of the 2019 festival as he watched his 4-1 entry hold off Santini in a thrilling race which was won by just half a length.
Looking for a free RSA Chase betting tip? We’re backing Minella Indo at 6/1.
Previous winners of the RSA Chase include:
|2019||Topofthegame||7||4-1||Paul Nicholls||Harry Cobden|
|2018||Presenting Percy||7||5-2F||Pat Kelly||Davy Russell|
|2017||Might Bite||8||7-2F||Nicky Henderson||Nico de Boinville|
|2016||Blaklion||7||8-1||Nigel Twiston-Davies||Ryan Hatch|
|2015||Don Poli||6||13-8F||Willie Mullins||Bryan Cooper|
|2014||O’Faolains Boy||7||12-1||Rebecca Curtis||Barry Geraghty|
|2013||Lord Windermere||7||8-1||Jim Culloty||Davy Russell|
|2012||Bobs Worth||7||9-2||Nicky Henderson||Barry Geraghty|
|2011||Bostons Angel||7||16-1||Jessica Harrington||Robbie Power|
|2010||Weapon’s Amnesty||7||10-1||Charles Byrnes||Davy Russell|
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You can watch The RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase live on ITV or stream the race live on Bet365.
Looking for the best Coral Cup odds? Click here.
The Coral Cup takes place at 14:50 on day 2 of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival. It’s a hurdles race which features 10 jumps and is run over a distance of approximately 2 miles and 5 furlongs.
The race was introduced in 1993 and has been sponsored by betting firm Coral from the start.
The 2019 winner of The Coral Cup was William Henry who was the first 9 year old horse to win since Burnt Oak Boy claimed victory in 2007. Last years winner was ridden by Nico de Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson who has now had 3 winners in this race since it was introduced.
William Henry went off as a 28-1 outsider after finishing 4th in 2018 but having raced just once in 2019 before taking part. A thrilling race saw Willie Mullins looking set to achieve his third win of the week before William Henry and jockey de Boinville charged home to win by a short head.
Previous winners of The Coral Cup include:
|2019||William Henry||9||28-1||Nicky Henderson||Nico de Boinville|
|2018||Bleu Berry||7||20-1||Willie Mullins||Mark Walsh|
|2017||Supasundae||7||16-1||Jessica Harrington||Robbie Power|
|2016||Diamond King||8||12-1||Gordon Elliott||Davy Russell|
|2015||Aux Ptits Soins||5||9-1||Paul Nicholls||Sam Twiston-Davies|
|2014||Whisper||6||14-1||Nicky Henderson||Nico de Boinville|
|2013||Medinas||6||33-1||Alan King||Wayne Hutchinson|
|2012||Son Of Flicka||8||16-1||Donald McCain||Jason Maguire|
|2011||Carlito Brigante||5||16-1||Gordon Elliott||Davy Russell|
|2010||Spirit River||5||14-1||Nicky Henderson||Barry Geraghty|
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You can watch The Coral Cup live on ITV or stream the race live on Bet365.
Looking for the best Queen Mother Champion Chase odds? Click here.
The Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase is the fourth race to take place on day 2 of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival and features 13 fences over a distance of approximately 2 miles.
The race was originally called The National Hunt Two-Mile Champion Chase but was renamed in the year of the Queen Mother’s birthday in 1980 in recognition of her support to the sport.
The 2019 winner of The Queen Mother Champion Chase was Altior which was ridden by Nico de Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson. The trio also claimed victory in 2018 achieving back-to-back wins in the race. That win also ensured Altior equalled the world record with 18 consecutive wins. A record he would later go onto break with a win at Sandown a month later.
Altior is currently the bookies ante-post favourite to win the 2021 Champion Chase along with Defi Du Seuil.
Previous winners of the Queen Mother Champion Chase include:
|2019||Altior||9||4-11 F||Nicky Henderson||Nico de Boinville|
|2018||Altior||8||1-1 F||Nicky Henderson||Nico de Boinville|
|2017||Special Tiara||10||11-1||Henry de Bromhead||Noel Fehily|
|2016||Sprinter Sacre||10||5-1||Nicky Henderson||Nico de Boinville|
|2015||Dodging Bullets||7||9-2||Paul Nicholls||Sam Twiston-Davies|
|2014||Sire de Grugy||8||11-4F||Gary Moore||Jamie Moore|
|2013||Sprinter Sacre||7||1-4F||Nicky Henderson||Barry Geraghty|
|2012||Finian’s Rainbow||9||4-1||Nicky Henderson||Barry Geraghty|
|2011||Sizing Europe||9||10-1||Henry de Bromhead||Andrew Lynch|
|2010||Big Zeb||9||10-1||Colm Murphy||Barry Geraghty|
Did You Know?
You can watch The Queen Mother Champion Chase live on ITV or stream the race live on Bet365.
Looking for the best Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase odds? Click here.
The Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase is run over a distance of approximately 3 miles and 6 furlongs making it the longest race by distance on day 2 of The Cheltenham Festival.
The race was introduced in 2005 when Cheltenham Festival was made from a 3 day event to four days. The last two Cross Country Chase races have been won by Tiger Roll who was ridden by Keith Donoghue and trained by Gordon Elliott. Ellott has trained the last three winners of the race. Tiger Roll went off at 5-4 favourite in last years race after winning the year before and claiming victory in the 2018 Grand National. He went on to win at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival by an impressive 22 lengths.
Previous winners of The Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase include:
|2019||Tiger Roll||9||5-4F||Gordon Elliott||Keith Donoghue|
|2018||Tiger Roll||8||7-1||Gordon Elliott||Keith Donoghue|
|2017||Cause Of Causes||9||4-1||Gordon Elliott||Jamie Codd|
|2016||Josies Orders||8||15-8F||Enda Bolger||Nina Carberry|
|2015||Rivage D’Or||10||16-1||Tony Martin||Davy Russell|
|2014||Balthazar King||10||4-1||Philip Hobbs||Richard Johnson|
|2013||Big Shu||8||14-1||Peter Maher||Barry Cash|
|2012||Balthazar King||8||11-2||Philip Hobbs||Richard Johnson|
|2011||Sizing Australia||9||13-2||Henry De Bromhead||Andrew Lynch|
|2010||A New Story||12||25-1||Michael Hourigan||Adrian Heskin|
Did You Know?
You can watch The Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase live on ITV or stream the race live on Bet365.
Looking for the best Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle odds? Click here.
The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, also known as the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, named in memory of the successful jockey and trainer Fred Winter (1926 – 2004).
The race features eight hurdles and is run over a distance of approximately 2 miles and ½ furlong.
The 2019 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle winner was Band of Outlaws which was ridden by JJ Slevin and trained by Joseph O’Brien. Band of Outlaws went off as a 7-2 favourite and ran a good race to cross the line two lengths ahead of Coko Beach (14-1).
Previous winners of The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle include:
|2019||Band of Outlaws||3||7-2F||Joseph O’Brien||JJ Slevin|
|2018||Veneer of Charm||4||33-1||Gordon Elliott||Jack Kennedy|
|2017||Flying Tiger||4||33-1||Nick Williams||Richard Johnson|
|2016||Diego Du Charmil||4||13-2||Paul Nicholls||Sam Twiston-Davies|
|2015||Qualando||4||25-1||Paul Nicholls||Nick Scholfield|
|2014||Hawk High||4||33-1||Tim Easterby||Brian Hughes|
|2013||Flaxen Flare||4||25-1||Gordon Elliott||Davy Condon|
|2012||Une Artiste||4||40-1||Nicky Henderson||Jerry McGrath|
|2011||What A Charm||4||9-1||Arthur Moore||Paul Townend|
|2010||Sanctuaire||4||4-1F||Paul Nicholls||Ruby Walsh|
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The Weatherbys Champion Bumper
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The Weatherbys Champion Bumper is the final race to take place on Ladies Day of The 2021 Cheltenham Festival. The race is run over a distance of 2 miles and ½ furlong and as it is a ‘bumper’ race, features no jumps.
The 2019 winner of The Champion Bumper was Envoi Allen which was ridden by Jamie Codd and trained by Gordon Elliott. Envoi Allen went off as the 2-1 favourite but had to dig deep to see off close rival Blue Sari (7-2).
Previous winners of the Champion Bumper include:
|2019||Envoi Allen||5||2-1F||Gordon Elliott||Jamie Codd|
|2018||Relegate||5||25-1||Willie Mullins||Katie Walsh|
|2017||Fayonagh||6||7-1||Gordon Elliott||Jamie Codd|
|2016||Ballyandy||5||5-1||Nigel Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies|
|2015||Moon Racer||6||9-2F||David Pipe||Tom Scudamore|
|2014||Silver Concorde||6||16-1||Dermot Weld||Robbie McNamara|
|2013||Briar Hill||5||25-1||Willie Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
|2012||Champagne Fever||5||16-1||Willie Mullins||Patrick Mullins|
|2011||Cheltenian||5||14-1||Philip Hobbs||Richard Johnson|
|2010||Cue Card||4||40-1||Colin Tizzard||Joe Tizzard|
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That concludes our round up for day 2 of The 2020 Cheltenham Festival. Click to view our Cheltenham Festival Day 3 Guide or view the latest 2021 Cheltenham Festival Betting Offers.