Cheltenham Day 2 Tips

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Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival was a mixed day, with Corrach Rambler winning for us at odds of 10/1 in the Grand Annual. That makes it three years in a row that I've managed to pick the winner of that race, which is quite remarkable, hopefully, that luck will fall into Day 2. So let's get stuck in with our Cheltenham day 2 tips! 

Day 2 of cheltenham has your generic tough handicaps, top-class Novice Grade 1's and combined with an X-Country chase. Hopefully, you picked out some winners yesterday, and good luck with today.

1:30 – Ballymore Novices' Hurdle

For me, the player in this race is JOURNEY WITH ME, who has a lot more ability than what we’ve seen from him so far. The races which he has won haven’t been run to suit, as he looks a thorough stayer at this trip, but on the previous two runs he has had to make the running at some point as the pace on offer wasn’t strong enough, especially last time out where the first half mile was a total crawl.

He didn’t win as emphatically as you’d like at Naas, for a 4/11F, but the pace was terrible, so the fact he did win under those conditions showed the class he has. The maiden hurdle he won the time before has started to look better (hopefully a lot better with Kilcruit running in the Supreme on Monday) with Minella Crooner running a big race at Leopardstown Festival, finishing runner-up in a Grade 1 race, with horses in that race looking like big players in the Albert Bartlett.

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2:10 – Brown Advisory Novices' Chase

FURY ROAD is my fancy in this, and the odds around in the mid-teens is fairly respectable and understandable. He doesn’t have the sexy profile as the ones towards the top of the market who have 1’s next to their form, but he is a classy horse and is a strong stayer who handles the track. On official ratings, he is the second-best horse in the race, being rated 160, 4lbs inferior to Bravemansgame.

This horse finished 3rd in the Albert Bartlett back in 2020 behind Monkfish, which is a cracking piece of form, and he was staying on powerfully that day up the hill, so you know his stamina is there. Since then, he’s been a bit stop/start, but has since got his career back since moving to fences.

He started off over 2m 4/5 running well behind Beacon Edge, Gabynako, but that trip was probably on the sharp side. He then won a Grade 1 beating Run Wild Fred in easy fashion, and that was a very nice run.

I think you can forgive him for his run at Leopardstown where he was out of his comfort zone with a strong pace set, and he made a shuddering mistake when travelling okay, and that put his race to bed. This trip and track will suit better, and I think he is worth an EW shot.

2:50 – Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle

A horse who has gone missing since his good Novice season is COMMANDER OF FLEET, and this horse is my selection in this race.

Shane Fitzgerald takes off a handy 5lbs, and this horse will be staying on strongly up the hill. He might be off the bridle a little earlier than some others, but he will keep plodding along. He has good course form when finishing 2nd to Minella Indo in the Albert Bartlett in 2019 which is clearly good form, with the winner since winning the Gold Cup, horses like Allaho in behind and Lisnagar Oscar.

I think the drying ground is up this guy’s street, he won a Grade 1 hurdle on good to yielding. Shane gets on well with this horse, they combined when winning a decent pot at Navan last December at odds of 40/1. His most recent run was a good effort, but I think the soft ground he encountered wouldn’t have helped, plus he bumped into a couple of nice horses.

I imagine they’ll have him close to the pace, to avoid any trouble and to ensure he can get his engine into top gear without interference.

3:30 – Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase

A horse who could pick up a place is FUNAMBULE SIVOLA who has had a cracking season for Venetia Williams.

This horse pushed Shishskin all the way last year in April when finishing 3.25L behind him, that was the best race Shishskin had up until the Ascot race, with no real contenders, so that’s a positive for this horse.

This year he has contested some handicaps, winning one, as well as not staying in another at Cheltenham off top weight, but his win at Newbury against Sceau Royal looked good on the eye. Sceau Royal is a good yardstick, who is a very good horse on good ground and often runs well in this race, where he finished 5th last year and 3rd in 2019.

If you can get a bet on w/o the first two favourites, then that would be my best in the race.

4:10 – Glenfarclas Chase

TIGER ROLL has made this race his own in recent years, winning it three times from the last four renewals, and he is the one they have to beat today.

There’s a lot of controversy with Tiger with his owners saying he won’t run in the Grand National, which I think is total nonsense. Personally, I think he should run in the Grand National, and the weights he would carry isn’t the problem for him, as he would still run a cracking race in that as well, for them to want a few pounds less to carry is bonkers.

However, in this race, all the horses carry the same weight, which makes it a much easier task for the class horses in the race. At the age of 12, this will probably be his last race, and it’ll be a tough task, but based on his run in this last year, he could hose up, and I think he has a strong chance of doing so.

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4:50 – Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase

I’m going to have a small play in this race on a front runner, and it’s only a small bet as he is a bit of a nutter, but if the others let him crack on, which I think they might, he might be a runaway winner.

FOR PLEASURE is my first take in this race, and when you consider the races he’s contested this season as a novice, you can forgive him massively. This is his first handicap and I think a mark of 138 is low and underestimates his ability. He is a nutter who has one way of running, but he has the ability and has to be taken seriously.

He has bumped into some of the top novice chasers from the UK this year, so will find this easier. There is a strong chance he’ll run out of steam, or even fall, as he is prone to mistakes. But on the off chance, I think he could spring a surprise, similar to Croco Bay who won this race in 2019 at odds of 66/1 benefiting from a front running ride.

Arguably, my main fancy in this race is THYME WHITE who looks ideal for this kind of race. Bryony will have him prominent but settled in behind the leaders, and the quick pace will allow him to settle and get into a nice rhythm.

Good ground is what he wants and is what he should get. I was taken by how easily he won at Doncaster last time out, and it was visually very impressive. I’m not going to lie, but the odds on offer are slightly shorter than I anticipated, but people must have the same opinion as me.

He comes into this race very fresh and primed for a big run. Paul hasn’t sent many runners to the Festival this year, so the ones he has, need to be noted.

5:30 – Weatherbys Champion Bumper

Milton Harris has been the man to follow this year for Juvenile races, with him having a tremendous season. He places his horses very well, and I do believe a lot in what he says. When trainers come out and say stuff, most of the time it’s what you want to hear, and is often a load of rubbish, but with Milton I get the feeling he is straight as they come.

The stats are totally against his runner in this race, ROSY REDRUM, being a 4yo and a Mare, but she looks a talented filly and the fact she gets all the allowances makes her of interest. I think she was an unlucky loser last time out at Newbury in Class 1 Listed bumper, where the rider arguably gave her too much to do.

She was quite green in the finish, which is a slight concern, but with the experience under her belt, she could have more to offer. From the quote of Milton, it sounds like she is going to be held up again, which isn’t ideal, but he said “She worked well with Knight Salute the other day.

She's a good filly out of a Dubawi mare. She's only four but she'll be one of the biggest in the paddock. I hope the rain stays away and she'll be a strong traveller.

She gets 17lb but will need a bit of luck in running. We're having a go and she should be on the bridle at the bottom of the hill.” At prices of around 33/1, she is my EW play in the race.

Let us know your tips for Cheltenham day 2!

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  1. dazzman1979 2 months ago


    2:10 capodanno 7/1

    2:50 the shunter 12/1

    4:10 prengarde 17/2

    4:50 Andy dufrense 13/2

    Lucky 15 e/w well done all winners yesterday, bit of mixed bag for everyone I think . Let’s hope we all end the week up and in profit who ever and what ever you decide to follow best of luck 👍

  2. gengar1989 2 months ago

    well done evryone yesterday not a bad day by any means think wensday is gonna be a very good day

    1:30 gerhard win
    2:10 bravemansgame win
    2:50 gowel road e/w
    3:30 shiskin win NAP
    4:10 tiger roll win NB
    4:50 andy dufrense e/w
    5:30 facile vega win

  3. double carpet 2 months ago


    Whatdeawant 20/1 ew
    Got a terrible ride lto in the Lawlors. He was well supported that day but was all over the place and never had a chance.
    The owners won the race with City Island in 2019 and also sponser the race.
    Sir Gerhard will be tough to beat but there’s more depth in the race than the betting suggests and I don’t think he’s an odds on shot.

    Brown Advisory

    BMG has been very impressive so far but he didn’t see out the hill in the Ballymore last year and I have my doubts he will over 3m in this.
    L’omme Presse is in a similar situation and is in hear to avoid BO and GDC in the Turners and I think he’ll also struggle to see out the trip.
    Ahoy Senor won’t have any issue staying and at 13/2 is a great ew bet.


    I spoke about my selections last week so won’t go on about them again
    Drop The Anchor
    The Shunter

    Champion Chase

    There was only a length between Shiskin and Energumene in the clarance House so to see such a difference in the price I thought was odd, even if things went Energumene’s way.
    But with the form of Nicky’s yard after day 1 I can only see one winner. I just hope it’s as exciting as the last time they met.
    I can’t have CPS at 10 and I just wonder if Envoi Allen can find his form. Not a bet but would love to see him come back to form.

    X Country

    I think we would all like to see Tiger Roll’s career end on a high and I think it will. His biggest danger is his stable companion and could you imagine if that happened !!

    Grand Annual
    Again spoke about these last week
    Buddy Rich
    Dancing On My Own


    Should be a real cracker. Mullins doesn’t always win with his first string and although Facile Vega has been very impressive I have slight preference for American Mike who has also been very impressive in winning both starts.

    Let’s hope Day 2 goes better than Day 1


  4. recoba 2 months ago

    £1 Yankee and few singles and a double. Take a few Ew tomorrow…

    Gerhard..1.30. 4/6 (Skybet money back if losing top 5 finish,£20 max,lovely with Constitution Hill yesterday and not as good an offer but bar a fall?)
    Bravemansgame…2.10. 11/4.(* single n double with Sir Gerhard pays near 6/1)
    Shiskin…3.30. 10/11?
    Falice Vega. 6/4.

    GL and well done the winners yesterday keep an eye out for offers like Honeysuckle at 11/10 yesterday,came up an hour or 2 before the race it ended up a steal but everyday can’t be as good and can’t back everything. 😉🤞

    GL all

    • recoba 2 months ago

      Same as yesterday (both placed)

      2x Ew singles and a Ew double

      Threeunderthrufive..2.10. 16/1. Ew
      Drop Anchor 2.50. 10/1.

    • recoba 2 months ago

      Love L’Homme Presse but just can’t get away from Bravesmansgame so went with my first thoughts but take a wee forecast as a safer although certainly not saying it’s just a 2 horse race.

      GL all with yer bets! 🍀🐎🤞

  5. ew thief 2 months ago

    Morning all well done winners yesterday
    Journey with me 1.30 15-2
    Farouk d Alene 2.10 12-1
    Mcfabulous 2.50 14-1
    Put the kettle on 3.30 28-1
    Prengarde 4.10 8-1
    Before midnight 4.50 12-1
    Houlanbatordechais 5.30 12-1
    Ew singles & ew super hienz ☘️☘️Gl all on day 2☘️☘️

  6. jwpepper 2 months ago

    1330 Sir Gerhard 8/11
    1410 Bravemansgame 11/4
    1450 Call Me Lord 22/1 E/W (2/1 for Top 8) Christopher Wood 50/1 E/W 8 places with sky
    1530 Shishkin 4/5
    1610 Shady Operator 10/1 Diesel D’Allier 14/1 E/W
    1650 Editeur Du Gite 10/1 Elixir De Nutz 16/1 E/W
    1730 Madmansgame 25/1 E/W Music Drive 40/1 E/W
    Money back if second,third,fourth or fifth with sky(£20) in the 1330,Free fiver with paddyp,free fiver with b365 free£1 with Ladbrokes.If Sir Gerhard wins then will either stick the winnings on Shiskin or a double with Bravemansgame

    • ew thief 2 months ago

      Well done yesterday bud keep it going 👍☘️

  7. Rizzel Tips 2 months ago

    For the Champion chase bet I’ve stated, you can play without the first two favourites on bet365, and play it EW, which looks great value to me. Not sure what other bookies are offering this.

    • recoba 2 months ago

      Wee £1 off Re on Whatdeyawant and money back for Bravesmansgame after being NR Is going on..

      Facile Vega…5.30 13/8(7/4 Paddy Power boost).

  8. spursman 2 months ago

    I’m wondering if it will be a bookies day myself, avoid favourites….every day is a bookies day I guess. Quite a few in mind but we can’t back everything 🙂

    • Luke M 2 months ago

      In my local shop a bloke put 4k on Honeysuckle so it was not a great day for them!

    • spursman 2 months ago

      I’m probably over thinking it instead of just enjoying the festival 🙂

  9. azzthewigan 2 months ago

    I am maximus 1.30 ew

  10. azzthewigan 2 months ago

    dussart 2.10 ew the shunter 2.50 ew well done all winners yesterday

  11. elvis parsley 2 months ago

    Sir Gerhard 1-30 is 10-11 right now, under evens but over priced .

    • elvis parsley 2 months ago

      Beacon edge 2-10 Cheltenham.
      12-1 each way 4 places

  12. lossie jim 2 months ago

    My bets for today are not looking great, I went on to the met office site to see the Cheltenham weather for today, it said cloudy, no rain, so I backed good ground horses, it’s bloody lashing rain!!

  13. elvis parsley 2 months ago

    macfabulous 16-1 ew 8 places SKYBET.
    Garry Clermont 25-1 ew 8 places SKYBET

    • elvis parsley 2 months ago

      Shishkin 10-11 bet365

      Put the kettle on
      4-1 top 3 finish HILLS
      7-4 top 4 finish BETFAIR (exchanges)

    • elvis parsley 2 months ago

      Prengarde 8-1 ew 4 places.
      Potters corner 16-1 bet365 ew extra 8 places

      Sky pirate 12-1 ew 6 places bet365
      Embittered 14-1 ew 5 places bet365

      Viva de Vito 33-1 BETFAIR ew edge 6 places.
      Our jester 25-1 BETFAIR ew edge 6 places

    • elvis parsley 2 months ago

      Embittered 6 places not 5…

  14. plou00 2 months ago

    Wooohoo thanks @Rizzel_Tips – Commander of fleet 🐎💨💨💰💰👏🏾

    • bixieupnorth 2 months ago

      same here, free fiver from bet365 at 50s, plus £2.50 ew with paddy at 40s, a very nice return fit nothing, thanks very much!

  15. jono5000 2 months ago

    Take a bow rizzle well done lad

  16. edgeman 2 months ago

    50/1 rizzel!!! Top tipping mate. I doff my cap to you.

  17. recoba 2 months ago

    Top notch Rizzle!

  18. mwc777 2 months ago

    Brilliant rizz

  19. goldengoat 2 months ago

    I can not remember the last time I backed a horse so my free fiver off B365 went e/w on Commander Of Fleet at 50/1.

    Thank you sir!!

  20. double carpet 2 months ago

    Take a bow Rizzle……superb tip

  21. Jayell61 2 months ago

    Well done Rizzle. My ten Bob each way got me £33

  22. mint 2 months ago


    Absolutely Minted! 👌


  23. Rizzel Tips 2 months ago

    Hopefully some of you got on Funambule Sivola w/o Shishkin and Energumene as stated. Cracking value.

    • Rizzel Tips 2 months ago

      It’s a real shame you’re still trying to talk crap under your 19th different account, as well as giving abuse on my twitter.

    • Rizzel Tips 2 months ago

      We are all adults, but you find the time to create multiple accounts to try and cause problems on an online thread where people post their tips and fancies, but I think you forget that, because “we are all adults”.

      I’m not even going to get into a shouting match with you, as you talk absolute nonsense. But, since I’m -600pts, surely you have a copy of my profit/loss, so by all means show it.

    • recoba 2 months ago

      Rizzle this multiple accounts stuff with Busstop and Sore Point etc etc is frickin madness and I don’t like the accusations BUT if anyone can confirm then you can.

      Good to know it’s not BS from haters of certain folk as I think it is at times.

      Carry on with the bad work Rizzle ;)

      Only one Recoba 😂 👎

  24. azzthewigan 2 months ago

    back on the lash 4.10 ew well done all winners today

  25. recoba 2 months ago


    Trixie for Gulfstream as off early

    R1…Wicked Fast. 6/4
    R2…Fireenspice. 10/3(single)
    R3… Unsoicable. 13/8

    GL rest of the day

    • recoba 2 months ago

      * Unsociable 9/4.

  26. davc 2 months ago

    Late one…..Leskinfere 4.30 Hunt @5/1

  27. elvis parsley 2 months ago

    Brilliant blow struck rizzle with the 50-1 🏇.
    If that’s it for Tiger roll, enjoy your retirement, an absolute legend of a NH hunt horse and thanks for the memories.
    For a horse that is from a flat racing breeding to win big races from 2 miles to the grand national over such a long period he is on these achievements the best ever NH horse for me.
    There was a tear in my eye when he was pipped on the line today and feel a bit for Jack Kennedy on Delta work being booed, but the crowd reaction to both horses in the winners enclosure said it all

    Jeez Cheltenham never ceases to tug away at the old heart strings, year after year.
    Love the place, if you haven’t been there try to go if just the once and I promise you won’t be disappointed 🏇

  28. elvis parsley 2 months ago

    Lucky last
    Already done these
    Viva de Vito 33-1 BETFAIR ew edge 6 places.
    Our jester 25-1 BETFAIR ew edge 6 places.

    They are both 25-1 on bet 365 ew extra 10 places now so checked down the back of the sofa and found a few coins so had a small top up investment 🤫

  29. penandes 2 months ago

    Joyeux Machin 28/1 ew

  30. Super Wilf 2 months ago

    Brilliant tipping Rizz


  31. a3780cd 2 months ago

    Whoever that weidro is above needs to shut up and be removed.

    RIZZ – I don’t say much on here but you’ve had a cracking few days at Cheltenham so far how on earth you’ve picked those big winners out I’ll never know

    That is why your the chief writer of the tips

    Well done

  32. dazzman1979 2 months ago

    7:45 Newcastle- bomb squad 10/1 – word up 💰

    • dazzman1979 2 months ago

      Should have won that 🤬

  33. recoba 2 months ago

    🇺🇸 Trixie was 1/3 but 10/3 single won to top off a good day with Facile Vega being an absolute Mudder!!

    Only 10/15 till off or more? So sorry late shout.

    Tampa Bay-R8…Imperial Brew. 4/1.
    Small R/Fc with 7-3 too

  34. dazzman1979 2 months ago

    8:00 Kempton- military two step 11/2

  35. dazzman1979 2 months ago

    8:30 Kempton- encouraged 12/1 e/w

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