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When is Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival 2021?

Day 2 of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival is Ladies Day and is on Wednesday 17th March 2021, with the highlight of today being the The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase.

If Day One wasn't exciting enough, there's another seven top class races in store for you today for Ladies Day and we'll have all the Cheltenham Ladies Day tips for you.

First up is the Ballymore Novices Hurdle at 1:30pm our tip for the Ballymore last year was Envoi Allen which did the business for us. 

The feature race is the Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase at 3:30pm.  

The Grand Annual has been moved into the penultimate race spot vacated by the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle‘s move to Day 1.

The last race of Ladies Day at Cheltenham Festival is the National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup

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Our Cheltenham Festival Day 2 tips…

BOB OLINGER 13:20 Cheltenham 15/8 – Extremely impressive when winning a Naas Grade 1 in January and can follow up in this. GALLARD DU MESNIL and BRAVEMANSGAME are respected too.

MONKFISH 13:55 Cheltenham 4/11 – A lot of peoples festival nap and the odds reflect it. Expected to win on the bridle.

BIRCHDALE 14:30 Cheltenham 14/1 each way – Finished eighth in this race last year off 2lb higher and is expected to be a lot closer today.

NUBE NEGRA 15:05 Cheltenham 11/1 each way – Hard to get away from CHACUN POUR SOI and he was my pick in the Cheltenham mag when 6/1, I hope some of you got on at those odds, however 4/5 is absolutely no value. NUBE NEGRA was very classy when winning the Desert Orchid at Kempton just after Christmas and is cracking each way value.

EASYSLAND 15:40 Cheltenham 5/6 – Easy winner of this race last year (and tipped by me too). Beaten favourite over course and distance back in November but that was a handicap and he was conceding 22lb to the winner. Impossible to oppose off level weights today.

US AND THEM 16:15 Cheltenham 14/1 each way – Third in this last year off 1lb higher, also finished a close second in the 2019 Arkle. That festival form is worth its weight in gold.

ELLE EST BELLE 16:50 Cheltenham 22/1 each way – Willie Mullins KILCRUIT is a worthy favourite but favourites have a habit of being turned over in this race. Not many mares run in the Champion Bumper but they do have a good record in the race, that is one of the reasons I am siding with the unbeaten ELLE EST BELLE who can take full advantage of her 7lb sex allowance.

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As these articles are written in advance of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, the likely contenders are expected to change as we get closer to Ladies Day. The picture also starts to get much clearer as we approach the festival, with trainers starting to show their cards in the weeks leading up to Day 2.

To get Keith’s very latest, up-to-date thoughts on the Day 2 card, and his final Cheltenham Day 2 tips, you will need to be a VIP member or one of our special Cheltenham members, and then Keith will email you the full Day 2 tips on the morning of Ladies Day.


Who is FRT’s Cheltenham Day 2 Tipster?

Keith Bond is our resident pro tipster here at FRT Towers. Keith lives and breathes horse racing, having begun his love of horse racing over 40 years ago with a part time job at Catterick Racecourse, as one of three fourteen year-olds looking after two jumps and a hurdle.

Over the years, Keith has been a regular at the northern tracks attending countless race meetings and building up a network of contacts, and a portfolio of systems and strategies. 

He was one of the co-founders of Free Racing Tips all the way back in 2008, and his free tips are now backed by more than seventy thousand FRT members every single day.

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Cheltenham Day 2 tips – How did we do?

1.20pm – BOB OLINGER – got us underway with our first win of the day!  Bob Olinger raced keenly, held up in close 5th, headway into 2nd before 4th until 4 out, chased leaders, switched out and 2nd again before 2 out, challenged going well 2 out, led before last, 5 lengths ahead last, quickened further clear run-in, impressive win!

1.55pm – MONKFISH – another race, another winner for our tips! Monkfish led, slow 2nd, not fluent and headed 8th, led 4 out, soon headed, led again 3 out, 3 1/2 lengths ahead of 2nd but had loose horse just in front when mistake last, stayed on well, comfortably winning by 6.5 lengths.

2.30pm – BIRCHDALE – was held up towards rear, headway on inside when not clear run and switched right before the last, slightly hampered after the last, kept on towards finish but only managed 6th place.

3.05pm – NUBE NEGRA – pipped at the post by half a length, was held up towards rear, closed 4 out, stumbled slightly last, switched right flat, stayed on, went 2nd towards finish, couldn't quite reach the winner however Each Way money was taken at 11/1

3.40pm – EASYSLAND – waited with towards rear, hit 9th, headway approaching 14th, went 2nd 8 out, hit 5 out, stayed on same pace no chance with easy winner who was 18 lengths in front.  Big shout out to Tiger Roll though for a fantastic performance!

4.15pm  – US AND THEM – was prominent, every chance after 3 out, mistake and weakened last to finish 11th,

4.50pm – ELLE EST BELLE – advised at 22/1 each way, we'll take the place money for a third place – was held up in rear, pushed along in 7th entering home straight, kept on final 2f, went 3rd towards finish, no chance with leading duo

Ladies Day began in some style when ENVOI ALLEN recorded an easy win in the Ballymore Novices Hurdle.

MINELLA INDO was leading going over the last in the RAS Chase but an awkward jump left the door open for CHAMP and he had to settle for the runners up spot.

The Coral Cup saw PROTEKTORAT with every chance approaching the last but he weakened away tamely before the last.

DEFI DU SEUIL turned out to be a disappointing odds-on favourite in the Queen Mother Champion Chase finishing a well beaten fourth of five.

The Cross Country Chase gave us another winner when EASYSLAND drew clear of the well backed fands favourite TIGER ROLL.

In the Juvenile Novices Hurdle THYME WHITE appeared not to stay on the soft ground going quickly from having every chance 2 flights out to having no chance at the last.

In the Champion Bumper PANIC ATTACK was held up and never even looked like getting involved.


Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Results

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle

1st Bob Olinger6/4f
2nd Gaillard Du Mesnil9/4
3rd Bravemansgame4/1

Brown Advisory Novice Chase

1st Monkfish1/4f
2nd Fiddlerontheroof40/1
3rd The Big Breakaway12/1

Coral Cup

1st Heaven Help Us33/1
2nd Craigneiche17/2
3rd Tea Clipper33/1
4th Sayo28/1

The Champion Chase

1st Put The Kettle On17/2
2nd Nube Negra11/1
3rd Chacun Pour Soi8/13f

The Cross-Country Chase

1st Tiger Roll9/2
2nd EasyslandEvsf
3rd Some Neck17/2

Grand Annual Chase

1st Sky Pirate 14/1
2nd Entoucas7/1
3rd Ibleo9/1
4th On The Slopes16/1

The Champion Bumper

1st Sir Gerhard85/40
2nd Kilcruit10/11f
3rd Elle Est Belle16/1

Cheltenham Festival Wednesday

Race Schedule

13:30The Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Race2m abt 5fHurdle
14:10The Festival Novices’ Chase (RSA Chase) (Grade 1)3m abt ½ fChase
14:50The Coral Cup Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle Race) (Grade 3)2m abt 5fHurdle
15:30The Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1)
(feature race)
Abt 2mChase
16:10The Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase3m 6fChase
16:50The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Grade 3)2m abt ½fChase
17.30The Weatherbys Champion Bumper (A Standard Open NH Flat Race) (Grade 1)2m abt ½fBumper

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