Cheltenham Day Two: Excitement, Drama and Upsets on Ladies Day at the Festival

By Thomas Branston

Special Tiara shocks the Cheltenham crowd by beating favourite Douvan to the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

We have already witnessed some dramatic action in the opening day with heavily tipped favourite Yanworth failing to place as Buveur D’Air won the Stan James Champion Hurdle.

Day two continued in similar fashion with firm favourite Douvan and his jockey Rugby Walsh missing out in the Queen Mother Champion Chase as Special Tiara stole the headlines in the shock of the day.

Might Bite was the only horse that was tipped favourite to win their respective race today as Cheltenham threw up a day full of surprises.

Day Two winners:

1.30pm GMT – Neptune Novices’ Hurdle – Willoughby Court at 14/1

2.10pm GMT – RSA Novices’ Chase – Might Bite at 7/2

2.50pm GMT – Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle – Supasundae at 16/1

3.30pm GMT – Queen Mother Champion Chase – Special Tiara at 11/1

4.10pm GMT – Cross Country Chase – Cause of Causes at 4/1

4.50pm GMT – Juvenile Novices Hurdle – Flying Tiger at 33/1

5.30pm GMT – Champion Bumper – Fayonagh at 7/1

Day three at Cheltenham has a lot to offer with the current favourites leading the markets; Yorkhill 5/4 in the JLT Novices’ Chase, For Good Measure 7/1 in the Pertemps Handicap Hurdle, Un De Sceaux 5/2 in the Ryanair Chase, Unowhatimeanharry 6/4 in the Stayers’ Hurdle, Diamond King 5/1 in the Stable Plate Handicap Chase, Lets Dance 6/4 in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle and Squouateur 5/1 in the Kim Muir Handicap Chase.



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