Cheltenham 2018 Day Two Winner Odds & Predictions – March 14th, 2018

Day Two tips for Ladies' Day at Cheltenham

Cheltenham Festival

With the dust having settled on an action-packed day one of the Cheltenham Festival it will be time for punters to recheck their funds ahead of day two of the Cheltenham Festival. Wednesday is Ladies Day at the Cheltenham Festival and the main features of the day, besides the abundance of fashion statements, are the RSA Chase and the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Here we take a look at each of the races that will be going off.

1:30 pm The Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade One) 2m5f

If all the pundits are right then the force that is Samcro is going to storm his way to victory in this one for Gordon Elliott. He has been hyped, hyped some more and then had that hype shot into the stratosphere. He won the Deloitte impressively so and should be fine on the trip. The only problem with this is that he is 8/13 odds-on favourite* (betting odds taken on March 9th, 11:15 p.m.) and not tempting. There are good challengers behind him in Next Destination and On The Blind Side, potentially Getabird and Black Op to name a few. Eye up Black Op, because of some impressive jumping to strike in the w/o Samcro market.

Samco 8/13, Next Destination 4/1, On The Blind Side 9/2, Getabird 5/1, Black Op 10/1, Duc Des Genievres 12/1, bar 20/1* (betting odds taken on March 9th, 11:15 p.m.)

2:10pm The RSA Steeple Chase (Grade One) 3m½f

There is a super wonderful competitive field out for the RSA Novices and Pertemps winner Presenting Percy is heading up the market. He has looked so impressive over the fences that he has to be in contention at the head of the field and there is a touch of class about him. Monalee looks a great prospect too and looked right on the money in his last outing. Elegant Escape is a fantastic each way bet, looking pretty mature for his age.

Presenting Percy 5/2, Monalee 3/1, Black Cotton 3/1, Al Boum Photo 8/1, Invitation Only 8/1, Dounikos 10/1, Elegant Escape 12/1, Ballyoptic 14/1, Shattered Love 14/1, Mias Storm 16/1, bar 20/1* (betting odds taken on March 9th, 11:15 p.m.)

2:50 pm Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade Three) 2m5f

The Coral Cup is being headed jointly by Max Dynamite and William Henry at 8/1 odds* (betting odds taken on March 9th, 11:15 p.m.). So the bookmakers are expecting a tough showdown between these two. William Henry won the Lanzarote Hurdle and is well worth eyeing up at the head of the market but was pushed hard by Spirit Of The Games who is a 16/1 punt in this one. Blue Et Rouge gets a good nod as an each way contender in this one after with winning form beyond the two-mile mark which is important.

Max Dynamite 8/1, William Henry 8/1, Bleu Et Rouge 12/1, Le Breuil 14/1, Sire De Berlais 16/1, Topofthegame 14/1, Ben Dundee 16/1, Burbank 16/1, Deal Destruval 16/1, Spiritofthegames 16/1, Let’s Dance 16/1, Mount Mews 18/1, 20/1 bar* (betting odds taken on March 9th, 11:15 p.m.)

3:30 pm Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade One) 2m

Will Douvan make it? Will he bit fit enough after a year away from racing to challenge? Hopefully, because what a spectacle he will be. Twelve months ago an injury scuppered his Cheltenham Festival action and it’s been a long road back. Min is a horse running in fantastic form at the moment and really looks like the one most likely to challenge up to the favourite Altior in the Queen Mother Champion Chase. Altior is fit, he is class and is one of the best chasers around. He’ll take some stopping and will probably once again get the better of his old foe Min. Special Tiara is lined up but isn’t looking in particularly great form.

Altior 8/11, Min 11/4, Douvan 4/1, Politologue 9/1, Special Tiara 12/1, Un De Sceaux 14/1, Charbel 25/1, Gods Own 33/1, Ar Mad 50/1, Ordinary World 66/1* (betting odds taken on March 9th, 11:15 p.m.)


4:10 pm Glenfarclas Chase (A Cross Country Chase) (Class 2) 3m6f

Star name in the Cross Country Chase? Cause of Causes who is looking for his fourth straight win at the Cheltenham Festival and at a price of 11/4 odds, who is going to oppose him? He well deserves his favouritism. However, there are some interesting options in there to get a challenge down on him, like Tiger Roll who has won multiple times at Cheltenham before, including last year’s National Hunt Chase. Auvergnat and Urgent De Gregaine look like decent each way options for the fixture.

Cause Of Causes 11/4, Tiger Roll 5/1, Josies orders 5/1, The Last Samurai 5/1, Auvergnat 7/1, Bless The Wings 8/1, Hurricane Darwin 10/1, Cantlow 12/1, Urgent De Gregaine 14/1,* (betting odds taken on March 9th, 11:15 p.m.)

4:50 pm Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade Three ) 2m½f

The only loss that Nube Negra has suffered this season was in a good duel with the highly impressive Apple’s Shakira who goes as the favourite for the Triumph. Nube Negra was in touch though. Mitchouka will head the weights but doesn’t seem to be a horse who is bothered by that too much. This is a very competitive field and Act Of Valour is improving despite back to back defeats by We Have A Dream. Malaya is also appealing in the contest and with Paul Nicholls having a decent track record in this one, could get into the frame.

Nube Negra 8/1, Act Of Value 8/1, Malaya 12/1, Mithcouka 12/1, Style De Garde 12/1, Oistrakh Le Noi 12/1, Esprit De Somoza 14/1, The King Of May 14/1, Look My Way 14/1, bar 20/1* (betting odds taken on March 9th, 11:15 p.m.)