Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Festival: Day two preview

After an early inspection on Tuesday morning, the second day of racing IS set to go ahead as planned.

As Britain prepares to deal with Storm Gareth, fears began to grow that 50mph winds could halt the week’s festivities.

But the course passed an inspection in the early hours of the morning, and punters can now look ahead to another packed day of action.

The most anticipated of Tuesday’s races is undoubtedly the Queen Mother Champion Chase, where Altior (pictured above) will be looking to win the race for the second year in succession.

The star steed also won at the festival in 2016 and 2017, in the Supreme and Arkle, respectively.

Last year’s Grand National winner Tiger Roll will also be looking for back-to-back successes at Cheltenham, as he takes part in the Cross-Country Chase at 16.10.

Wednesday’s racecard

13.30 – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Race

14.10 – RSA Insurance Novices’ Steeple Chase

14.50 – Coral Cup Hurdle

15.30 – Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase

16.10 – Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase

16.50 – Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race

17.30 – Weatherbys Champion Bumper

Our ParkLifeSport correspondent Ben Tierney has given his tips for today’s races below.

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