Cheltenham Festival Day Two guide: Who to back, racecards, TV channel and schedule for Queen Mother Champion Chase

THE second day of Cheltenham Festival gets underway on Wednesday, March 17.

And it promises to be a cracker.

Here's all you need to know – with all racecards available here.

When is it?

Cheltenham Festival day two gets underway on Wednesday, March 17.


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The action will all be shown live on ITV1 from 1pm to 4.30pm and they will be showing six of the seven races per day for the first time ever.

You can watch the final race on Racing TV or on a betting website if you have an account.

1.20 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle

Who's the favourite?

Bob Olinger 2-1

Who's the top outsider?

Bear Ghylls 10-1

Key fact: Not to be confused with the action hero TV star, Bear Ghylls has never lost in his four-race career.

1.55 Brown Advisory Novices' Chase

Who's the favourite?

Monkfish 4-7

Who's the top outsider?

The Big Breakaway 8-1

Key fact: The longest winning distance of this race was Presenting Percy in 2018, by seven lengths.

2.30 Coral Cup

Who's the favourite?

Grand Roi 7-1

Who's the top outsider?

Botox Has 12-1

Key fact: The favourite has won this just once in the past ten years. That was Dame De Compagnie last year.

3.05 Queen Mother Champion Chase

Who's the favourite?

Chacun Pour Soi Evens

Who's the top outsider?


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Politologue 8-1

Key fact: This race is worth £300,000.

3.40 Cross Country Chase

Who's the favourite?

Easysland Evens

Who's the top outsider?

Potters Corner 9-2

Key Fact: Tiger Roll is set to run in this race at odds of 9-2. He has won the past two Grand Nationals but isn't running this year.

4.15 Grand Annual

Who's the favourite?

Embittered 6-1

Who's the top outsider?

Ibleo 12-1

Key fact: Favourites don't often win this, with just two market leaders going on to claim the prize in the past decade.

4.50 Champion Bumper

Who's the favourite?

Sir Gerhard 15-8.

Who's the top outsider?

I Like To Move It 20-1.

Key fact: A bumper is a race without jumps, so make sure you pick a speedster who can stay the distance.


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