Last Updated: 16/03/21
Cheltenham 2021 Tips Day 2
At the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, Grade One races are the gifts that just keep on giving to punters who are looking to place a wager on some of the best and most competitive horses in training. Of course, the class of some of the races will ultimately come down to which runners are confirmed on the day, so it’s a tricky task for our tipster to pick out the best Cheltenham Betting Tips.
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The anticipation of Champions Day will still be firmly within the minds of punters, but as we’re still waiting for confirmation of the top chances that are likely to head to Prestbury Park for the opening day, we thought it was best to look ahead to the second day of the festival - also known as Ladies Day - and pick out our early Cheltenham Tips for the main events.
Cheltenham Day Two Tips 2021: Ballymore Novices Hurdle
The second day of the Cheltenham Festival starts with the novice hurdlers taking to the track and having the chance to strut their stuff around Prestbury Park. Also known as the Baring Bingham Novice’s Hurdle, the race is contested over 2 miles and 5 furlongs, so it’s a nice leisurely start to the day with only ten hurdles needing to be considered by the runners.
The jockey and trainer leading the record books in this race are of course the formidable duo of Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins, with the latter looking to build on the progress he’s already made so far in the 2019 season. Won previously by the likes of Faugheen, Yorkhill and Hardy Eustace if you go back to 2003, it can be a hard race to call, but within our Cheltenham Tips, we’ve got some interesting stats to help you make an educated bet.
Although it's a race for novices, previous form needs to be taken into account and with 73% of winners finishing in the top two last time out, this is definitely something to look out for.
Our top tip for this race comes in the form of Bravemansgame and Paul Nicholls. They missed out on the festival last year due to Wind Surgery but have looked fantastic since their return in October. They have won by an average of 9 lengths in their last three races and look like they have a fantastic chance of winning this race. One horse that takes our eye is Bear Ghylls who has performed admirably in recent races and could be a fantastic shout as an each-way bet.
Ballymore Novices Hurdle Odds
|Gaillard Du Mesnil||5/2|
Cheltenham Day Two Tips 2021: Brown Advisory Novices' Chase
The second of three Grade One races on day two of the Cheltenham Festival is The RSA Chase, which gives the novice chasers the chance to cement their name in the history books by passing the post first in this three mile contest. Named as the Gold Cup for novice chasers, plenty of the horses who head to post for this race often go one step further and search for Gold Cup glory later in their careers with Bobs Worth and Lord Windermere both going on to lift the illustrious prize the following season.
In the past few renewals of this race, we’ve seen top-class chasers such as Topofthegame in 2019, Presenting Percy in 2018 and of course Champ last year all successfully picking up victories in this race. But with last year’s winner expected to take a different path at the Cheltenham Festival, it’s time for a new novice to step up.
For those punters who prefer to pick their bets based on facts and figures, we’ve selected a few statistics that could potentially help you find a winner in the explosive 2021 card, the first being that only 3 six-year-olds have won his race in the last 40 years, which could rule out the likes of The Big Breakaway and Sporting John who both sit high in the odds. In-fact, an interesting fact is that 11 out of the last 14 winners of this race have been aged 7, which bodes well for currently 1/2 favourite Monkfish. However, it remains to be seen whether any of these horses will pose a challenge to Monkfish. The closest a horse has come was at Cheltenham last year when Latest Exhibition came within a neck of victory, since then the horse has lost to Monkfish by 6 and 11 lengths and has pulled out of this particular race.
RSA Chase Betting Odds
|The Big Breakaway||6/1|
|Eklat De Rire||7/1|
Cheltenham Day Two Tips 2021: The Queen Mother Champion Chase
The biggest race on day two of the Cheltenham Festival is the Queen Mother Champion Chase, which over the last decade has provided the crowds gathering at Prestbury Park some of the most hard-fought and impressive races. Shorter than many of the other chases punters are likely to see across the four days of racing, the fact it’s only contested over just two miles leaves little room for error for all those horses who will likely be competing in the Grade One Contest.
Speed is most definitely of the essence if you’re looking for a chaser who’ll perform well in this race, as is the ability to take the fences fluently, meaning experience not only over fences but also at Cheltenham can pay dividends if punters are looking to pick out a horse who can do the business here. Most recently it’s been Altior who has been the horse of the moment, but his run of wins was ended by Politologue last year. If you go back to 2007, it’s here where we see the likes of Master Minded, then Sprinter Sacre and Dodging Bullets adding this race to their impressive records.
In terms of horses for this race, age can be extremely beneficial when looking at the stats with 10 of the last 12 winners fitting between the age bracket of 7-10. What this ultimately means is that some of the younger horses might not be considered here, but with this year's line-up, very few younger horses have been entered. English trainers Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls have been the men to watch in the most recent renewals, and with many of their horses running in Graded races filling up 73% of previous winners, then we’d tend to migrate towards whoever they send to the race as they have only lost 4 of these races since 2007. Both Altior and Politologue are their two horses with the best odds.
So, what can we see in terms of the Queen Mother Champion Chase betting markets? Well, 50% of winners have already picked up a win in one of their last two races. Perhaps, surprisingly, neither of the two horses previously mentioned are the favourite with Chacun Pour Soi a popular selection after impressive wins in recent months.
It’s clear who the three favourites are for this race but one horse that could prove to be a massive outside bet is First Flow who you can currently 10/1 in the betting and recently beat last year's champion Politologue by seven lengths at Ascot.
RSA Chase Betting Odds
|Chacun Pour Soi||5/6|
Day Two Cheltenham Racecard
|1:20||Ballymore Novice’s Hurdle||Bet Here||Bob Olinger|
|1:55||Brown Advisory Novices' Chase||Bet Here||Monkfish|
|2:30||Coral Cup||Bet Here||Grand Roi|
|3:05||Queen Mother Champion Chase||Bet Here||Chacun Pour Soi|
|3:40||Cross Country Chase||Bet Here||Easysland|
|4:15||Grand Annual Handicap Chase||Bet Here||Embittered|
|4:50||Champion Bumper||Bet Here||Kilcruit|
With the second day of Cheltenham set to be just as action-packed as the first, we’ll be providing our 21.co.uk punters with all of our top Cheltenham Tips in the build up to all of the big races. If you missed our Cheltenham 2021 Day One Preview go take a look and keep your eyes peeled for our tipster's thoughts on the third day of the Festival.
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