Cheltenham day 2 tips, Ladies Day 2023 – Odds & Race card

One of the most popular horse racing events in Great Britain, the Cheltenham Festival, is spread across four days full of races and other events.

With that in mind, here is our preview of Cheltenham Day 2 and our free betting tips for all races scheduled for the second day at the Cheltenham racecourse, including the featured Queen Mother Champion Chase. Along with some of the best Cheltenham betting offers. Check out our Cheltenham day 2 tips if you’re eager for some value plays ahead of these epic races! All tips are supplied with the most recent odds.

Cheltenham Day 2 Tips 2023 – Predictions and Race Overviews

Day two of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival promises to be a spectacular afternoon full of great races. And if you’ve yet to see the schedule, let us give you a quick rundown. Day two will host a total of four Grade One events. These include the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase, Queen Mother Champion Chase, as well as the Champion Bumper to top things off. However, these aren’t the only races unfolding on day two.

In total, there are seven races scheduled for Wednesday, March 15th. Therefore, we felt it appropriate to cover each of these seven races while providing some Cheltenham day 2 tips to go with them. On that note, if you wish to read up on these fantastic races while discovering some top predictions, make sure you pay close attention to the following sections!

Of course, it’s also important to note that Cheltenham Day 2, or Ladies Day Cheltenham, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15th.

Race-By-Race Cheltenham Day 2 Tips

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The lineup of races for Wednesday, March 15th, is looking pretty awesome, to say the least. Day two kicks off with two Grade One events in a row, and these are backed up by two additional Grade One races later in the day. Anyway, we don’t want to waste too much time introducing the schedule. Instead, we’d prefer to cover the races in more detail while providing Cheltenham day 2 tips as we work through them.

Therefore, let’s shift into second gear now and discuss the individual races that will be held on day two.

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1:30 PM - Ballymore Novices Hurdle

Hermes Allen - 3/1

2:10 PM - Festival Novices Chase

Thyme Hill - 11/2

2:50 PM - Coral Cup

Camprond - 13/2

3:30 PM - Queen Mother Champion Chase

Editeur du Gite - 5/1

4:10 PM - Cross Country Chase

Delta Work - 6/5

4:50 PM - Grand Annual Handicap Chase

Saint Segal - 10/1

5:30 PM - Champion Bumper

It's For Me - 4/1

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle – 1:30

The first of four G1 events on day two is the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle. This race has been a part of the Cheltenham Festival since 1971, and it’s open to horses that are aged 4 or older. Now, with it holding the classification of a G1 hurdle race, of course, there are hurdles serving as obstacles along the 4.2km course. In total, the horses involved are required to clear all 10 hurdles while chewing up the turf on their way to the finish.

As for prize money, the total prize purse for 2023 is estimated to be £136,000. The winner gets to take home £75,965 of this, which is certainly worth the effort that the jockeys must put in to win this race. And in terms of the 2023 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle lineup, there is a pretty tasty group of potential winners. The top four right now include Impaire Et Passe, Hermes Allen, Good Land, and Gaelic Warrior, respectively.

However, if we had to pick a winner, it would have to be Hermes Allen at a price of 9/2

Our Tip: Hermes Allen
Odds: 9/2

Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase – 2:10

Following on from what we hope will be a thrilling G1 race we have the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase. This one has a prize purse of £175,000 for 2023. And at 4.9km in length, combined with the 20 fences that must be jumped, this one really puts horses and their jockeys to the test. As you may also know, horses must be 5 or older to compete in the Novices’ Chase. This has paved the way for an interesting lineup in 2023.

Leading the odds is Gerri Colombe with a price of 13/8. However, there are five others that have a price lower than 6/1. So picking a winner for this race certainly isn’t easy, but we believe that the winner will be Thyme Hill. That’s because of the incredible G1 that this horse produced at Kempton in December 2022.

Our Tip: Thyme Hill
Odds: 17/2

Coral Cup Hurdle – 2:50

At this point in the day, punters and horse racing fans might be a little fatigued after the two Grade One events. However, now is no time for tiredness, as the Coral Cup Hurdle requires energy and a keen eye for talent when picking the winner. This event carries a Premier Handicap classification, and it contains 10 hurdles along the 4.2km course. It also has a total prize pool of £100,000 this year, which has raised the stakes for those involved.

Speaking of participants, the three that are propping up the top three spots are Camprond, Haut En Couleurs, and Run for Oscar, respectively. As for picking the likely winner, we are shooting for Camprond at a price of 8/1. This horse finished 4th in the event in 2022, and those that beat him are largely not involved for 2023.

Our Tip: Camprond
Odds: 8/1

Queen Mother Champion Chase – 3:30

The Queen Mother Champion Chase is the biggest race of the day, in our opinion. The total prize pool for this race in 2023 is £400,000, which is far greater than many of the other G1 events on day two. Furthermore, the course length of 3.2km plus the 13 fences that horses must jump makes it a true classic. And much like some of the other races for day two, there is a tight-knit field at the top of the standings.

Last year’s winner, Energumene, is bidding to repeat the success of 2022. However, the favourite is Edwardstone, narrowly edging Energumene to the top spot with odds of 6/4 vs 13/8. But for our Cheltenham day 2 tips, we’re going for neither of these horses. Instead, we are going for Editeur Du Gite at a price of 11/2. This horse has snagged a huge G1 win at Cheltenham in January, and we feel this can set him up for success in the Champion Chase.

Our Tip: Editeur du Gite
Odds: 11/2

Cross-Country Chase – 4:10

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Delta Work won on Cheltenham Day 2 last year – Photo by Icon sport

The Cross-Country Chase is the only ungraded event of day two at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival. This is reflected in the much lower prize purse of £75,000. But don’t let the lower prize purse fool you – it’s an event that is still great for watching, and it’s pretty intriguing from a betting perspective too. With a distance of just over 6km to cover, plus an unbelievable tally of 32 obstacles to clear, this race should be a thriller.

As for the odds and predictions, the 2022 winner, Delta Work, is scheduled to race again in 2023. This is the horse that we are picking for the win at a price of 2.20, and that’s due to the emphatic victory of 2022 combined with the enticing odds!

Our Tip: Delta Work
Odds: 6/5

Grand Annual Handicap Chase – 4:50

Moving back into the Premier Handicap category now, we have the Grand Annual Handicap Chase scheduled for 16:50. There are some pretty big names in the initial lineup this year too, including the likes of Final Orders, Dinoblue, Andy Dufresne, and Unexpected Party. All of these horses must cover 3.5km of turf while clearing 14 fences en route to the finish. And the total prize purse for the Grand Annual Handicap Chase in 2023 is £125,000.

But who will emerge with the win? We are going to shoot with the race favourite, Dinoblue, at a price of 6.00. Having posted a 2nd place finish in a G2 in December 2022, followed by 2nd at Naas in February 2023, she’s in decent form. Of course, this pick is also solid due to the attractive 6.00 odds.

Our Tip: Dinoblue
Odds: 5/1

Champion Bumper – 5:30

Day two of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival will be wrapped up with the Champion Bumper. This is the final Grade One race of the day, and interestingly, it’s the only race with zero obstacles on day two. The prize purse is far from shabby too with a total of £80,000 in the pot for 2023. As for the list of participants, they must cover close to 3.3km in a straight shot to the finish line. Of course, this makes the Champion Bumper an ideal race for powerful horses who can take a lead and sustain it.

This brings us to the last of our Cheltenham day 2 tips. We believe that It’s For Me has the right tools to secure victory here, and this horse has odds of 11/2 right now. After all, how can you argue with a horse that has won both of his previous races?

Our Tip: It's For Me
Odds: 11/2

Cheltenham Day 2 Tips FAQs

What are the best bookmakers to use for betting on these day two races?

Thanks to two established sponsorship deals related to the Coral Cup and Queen Mother Champion Chase, we’d recommend betting at Coral or Betway.

Can I secure any bonuses for day two betting?

Absolutely. While you can see a list of welcome deals above, these bookmakers may have reload offers for day two as well. These are worth looking for in order to lock in free bets and other bonuses.

Which of your Cheltenham day 2 tips are most likely to win?

We like to think that they are all likely to come off. But to be more direct, the lower the odds, the more likely it is that the tip will come through (in theory).

What about the other days of the Festival?

We are providing full tips for the whole of the Cheltenham Festival in 2023. These are divided into day 1 tips, day 3 tips and day 4 tips.