Cheltenham Festival 2019 Day Two Tips

Day two of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival kicks off on Wednesday 13th March. From the feature race of the Champion Chase to future stars in the Champion Hurdle, day two offers plenty of excitement. Get tips for all seven races here.

Cheltenham Festival 2019 Day Two Schedule & Tips

Time Race
13:30 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
14:10 RSA Chase
14:50 Coral Cup
15:30 Champion Chase
16:10 Cross Country Chase
16:50 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
17:30 Champion Bumper

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle

The first race of day two is a chance to see more exciting novice hurdles, this time over the intermediate trip of 2m4f. Recent winners of this race include Simonsig and Faugheen, who are both dual festival winners.

RSA Chase

The RSA Chase gives the best staying novice chasers a chance of Grade 1 glory at the festival. This is always a tough race due to the unique demands of Cheltenham. This race throws up future Gold Cup contenders, including last year’s Might Bite.

Coral Cup

The Coral Cup is the first handicap of day two, in a race that is often won by high class horses that prove themselves at a higher level. Recent winners include Whisper and Supasundae, who are both Grade 1 winners now.

Champion Chase

Day two’s feature race is the Champion Chase. One of the most exciting races of the week, we see the best chasers soar over the fences in spectacular style. Previous winners include the greats such as Moscow Flyer, Azertyuiop, Master Minded and Sprinter Sacre.

Cross Country Chase

The Cross Country Chase is perhaps the most unique race of the festival, with 32 obstacles in total to be taken. Trainer Enda Bolger is always one to watch here, having won the race a total of five times.

Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

The Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle features juvenile horses that aren’t going for the Triumph Hurdle. The top contenders for the race are those that are deemed to be on a lenient handicap mark and have a realistic chance of glory.

Champion Bumper

Day two wraps up with one of the most fascinating races of the week, as the Champion Bumper has the potential to throw up superstars of the future. Previous winners include dual Cheltenham victors Champagne Fever and the incredibly popular Cue Card.