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Racing Podcast: Cheltenham Day 2 Tips & Selections

5 min

Tom Stanley is here to summarise the Cheltenham Day 2 tips from our horse racing team. 

Again a quickfire rattle through the seven races on Day 2. Some strong opinions opposing horses today too, notably in the Brown Advisory and the Champion Bumper.

We start with the Ballymore and a shorty who nobody is keen to be against.

Ballymore Novices Hurdle

  • Tom – Sir Gerhard
  • Matt – Sir Gerhard; (Three Stripe Life in without market if it doesn’t rain)
  • Rixy – Stage Star without Sir Gerhard
  • Deasy – Sir Gerhard

Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase

  • Tom – L’Homme Presse
  • Matt – Ahoy Senor
  • Rixy – Beacon Edge without Bravemansgame
  • Deasy – Farouk D’Alene (win/place)

Coral Cup

  • Tom – The Shunter / Ganapathi
  • Matt – Saint Felicien
  • Rixy – Dans Le Vent place-only in extra place markets
  • Deasy – Drop The Anchor

Champion Chase

  • Tom – Envoi Allen (w/p)
  • Matt – Energumene
  • Rixy – Energumene without Shishkin
  • Deasy – Shishkin

Bet Now

Cross Country

  • Tom – Tiger Roll
  • Matt – Tiger Roll, (or Diesel D’Allier win and place if it rains)
  • Rixy – No bet
  • Deasy – Easysland (win/place)

Grand Annual

  • Tom – Sky Pirate / Embittered
  • Matt – Cappucimix (or of it rains Frero Banbou)
  • Rixy – Andy Dufresne / Before Midnight
  • Deasy – Before Midnight (win/place)

Champion Bumper

  • Tom – Lay Facile Vega
  • Matt – American Mike
  • Rixy – No bet
  • Deasy – Lay Facile Vega

Best Lays

All about taking on the Mullins trained hotpot here. Facile Vega has looked so impressive but history tells us Willie Mullins rarely wins this with his shortest price in the market. Rixy is keen to lay Journey WIth Me two places in the opener.

  • Tom – Lay Facile Vega
  • Matt – Lay Facile Vega
  • Rixy – Lay Journey With Me in first two places market
  • Deasy – Lay Facile Vega

Best Bets

Maybe I’m being overly sentimental with Tiger Roll but as long as there’s not too much rain I struggle to see past him. Matt has had Saint Felicien on his radar a good while now and Rixy wants Dans Le Vent in that race too. Deasy likes Before Midnight at 17.0 currently in the Grand Annual.

  • Tom – Tiger Roll
  • Matt – Saint Felicien
  • Rixy – Dans Le Vent place-only in extra place markets
  • Deasy – Before Midnight

Best of luck!

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