Cheltenham Festival 2018 Day 2 Tips & Race Times

If you’re looking for bigger prices and an each way bet at Cheltenham, you’ll have plenty of opportunities on day two with the Coral Cup and Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle. With big fields and big odds, you’ll want to check out the Bettingexpert insight and analysis to give you the right pointers this Cheltenham Festival. Where is the value on Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival? Our racing editor Stephen Harris guides you through each race of Cheltenham Day 2, with race analysis, the latest news and info and of course, each of his Cheltenham Day 2 tips.

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Cheltenham Festival 2018 Wednesday Tips & Schedules

Cheltenham 2018, Wednesday 15th March, Day 2 Schedule

TimeRaceCheltenham 2018 Tips
13:30 The Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle Race Read Cheltenham 2018 Tips - Day 2
14:10 The RSA Steeple Chase Read Cheltenham 2018 Tips - Day 2
14:50   The Coral Cup Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle Race) Read Cheltenham 2018 Tips - Day 2
15:30 The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase Read Cheltenham 2018 Tips - Day 2
16:10 The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase Read Cheltenham 2018 Tips - Day 2
16:50   The Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race Read Cheltenham 2018 Tips - Day 2
17:30   The Weatherbys Champion Bumper (A Standard Open NH Flat Race)   Read Cheltenham 2018 Tips - Day 2

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Neptune Novices’ Hurdle 2018

The 2018 Neptune Novices’ Hurdle looks wide open with no obvious superstar yet to emerge. The 2016 produced a cracking finish between Yorkhill and Yanworth, both of whom have gone on to prove themselves as top class performers at the highest level. Take a look at the bettingexpert Neptune Novices’ Hurdle tips to get a value angle into the race close to raceday.

RSA Steeple Chase 2018

The 2018 RSA Chase looks very competitive with no absolute standout candidate unlike many of this year’s championship contests. An RSA Chase winner needs not only to have stamina, but also an ability to ‘go again’ and quicken as the horses enter the back straight and turn for home just as Don Poli did in 2015. Check out our RSA Chase preview to see exactly who fits that profile in this year’s race.

Coral Cup Hurdle 2018

Gordon Elliot won the 2016 Coral Cup with the classy Diamond King. Finding a well handicapped horse in this type of race is perilously difficult. We’ve analysed the Coral Cup trends & stats, betting odds and more to give you some tempting each-way value in this year’s renewal.

Queen Mother Champion Chase 2018

The 2018 Queen Mother Champion Chase revolves around one horse this season, Douvan. He made a stunning return to the track this winter and is already installed as a long odds-on favourite in the ante-post lists, with Sprinter Sacre (winner in 2016) sadly retired from racing. Let the Bettingexpert analysis help you find a good Champion Chase tip this year.

Cheltenham Cross Country Chase Betting Tips

The Cross Country Chase always has a slightly different feel to the main championship races at the Cheltenham Festival with obscure obstacles and tight, weaving circuits of the Cheltenham turf. Enda Bolger excels with just this type of horse and has a very good chance with Josie’s Order this season. A course and distance winner, he could prove tricky to overcome this year. Check out our Cross Country Chase tips for this year’s renewal.

Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle 2018

The Fred Winter betting is one of the most open of all the races at this year’s festival. With many trainers playing their hand late, it’s hard to get a grasp on exactly what will be turning up. The SPs of last year’s first four were: 25/1, 14/1, 33/1 and 16/1 returning a gigantic trifecta pay out of £13,942.60. Be sure to check out our Fred Winter preview & tips to help digest one of the hardest races at the Cheltenham festival.

Champion Bumper 2018

The Cheltenham Champion Bumper betting odds always prove more helpful than the form book (given there’s so much we don’t know about the horses at the head of the market). The 2016 winner was the 5/1 chance Ballyandy, and the race has typically thrown up numerous future winners over hurdles. Given the last seven Champion Bumper winners have had SPs of: 5/1, 9/2, 16/1, 25/1, 16/1, 14/1 and 40/1, let us give you some pointers in what has proved to be an extremely hard race to crack in recent years.

Cheltenham 2018 Ladies Day Races

It’s not quite big hats and fancy fascinators on Ladies Day, but the second day of the Cheltenham Festival promises another seven races of adrenaline pumping action. The day gets underway with the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle which has an impressive alumni including Faugheen, The New One and Simonsig. It acts as the big brother to the Supreme Novices Hurdle, offering a further five furlongs in distance.

Keeping with the novice theme, next up is the RSA Novices Chase, a very tricky race for punters to get right with only one winning favourite in the last six years. Read the Bettingexpert tips & previews for each race to find out who we’re backing in the RSA Chase and more. The showpiece on day two of the festival is the Queen Mother Champion Chase, an exhilarating two-mile chase which stretches even the best chasers accuracy and fluency. Check out the Bettingexpert Champion Chase betting tips to find out who we’re siding with.

One of the hardest, but most informative races on the card is without doubt the Champion Bumper. With very little form to go on, it can be an extremely hard race for punters, but it can prove an excellent guide for the future. Take a look at our Champion Bumper tips to give you a better idea in this tricky field. The Cross Country Chase is always a spectacle on day two of the festival with plenty of unusual obstacles and a twisting and turning course.

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