Cheltenham Festival live: results, winners and updates

Thousands gather for the first day of the Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Festival returns in 2023 with an exciting week of racing in the Cotswolds known as ‘The Greatest Show on Turf’ as racegoers descend on the legendary circuit.

The Champion Hurdle and Gold Cup conclude the four-day meeting as perhaps the two most iconic Grade 1 races, with Constitution Hill triumphing in Tuesday’s Champion Hurdle and showing his class winning at the canter after starting out as overwhelming. heavy-backed favorite.

Meanwhile, Rachael Blackmore returns to Cheltenham to make more history after a stunning win to retain the Gold Cup in 2022 – a win that helped the Irish coaches triumph over their British counterparts with ease and the the prestigious Prestbury Cup with a mighty 18 victories compared to just 10 for the home horses.

A study by the University of Gloucestershire has found that the festival will provide a massive £274m boost to the local economy, and while organizers are hoping the rain will stop, it promises to be an exciting week of racing nonetheless.

Follow all the action from Day 2 from Cheltenham below:


race 5

16:10 – Glenfarclas Chase (Cross Country Chase): Delta Work (Oli Bell & Ruby Walsh, 5/4), Galvin (Ed Chamberlin, 9/4)

Oliver Bell: “[On DeltaWork] Last year’s winner ran well in a handicap and lost a lot of weight.”

Ed Chamberlin: “[On Galvin] A class horse, can hit delta work!”

Walsh supports delta work also, but also tips Franco dePort any way.

Ruby Walsh: “[Keith Donoghue booked on Delta Work] If you think about it – it’s not such a big shock.

“The success he’s had tiger roll [previously] and I think delta work is the one, especially with the rain that has fallen. Last year that really strengthened him [Delta Work’s] Coincidence was really soft ground.

“He [Delta Work] won for the first time last year but he has to be a better horse and with those runs under his belt I think he will be hard to beat again.

Franco dePort is at a big price and will continue at 8/1, he’s a single price anyway but delta work will win.”

Chris WilsonMarch 15, 2023 12:25 p.m


race 4

15:30 – Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase: Edwardstone (Oli Bell, 3/2), Edwardstone (Ed Chamberlin, 3/2)

Oli Bell supports Edwardstoneand said that “last year’s Arkle winner was supposed to reverse the form with Editor Du Gite and I didn’t love it energuma last time.”

Ed Chamberlin: “[Edwardstone] is driven differently than Clarence House and looks rock solid.”

Walsh went too Edwardstone.

“It’s not for me to compete against a Willie Mullins horse, but I do it and I compete against it energuma and the more rain falls, the greater his chance [Edwardstone] has.

Edwardstone looks like he’s capable of handling soft ground. Of the two since that time 12 months ago, Edwardstone seems to be the one who improved or maybe he just kept his form and energuma went back.”

Chris WilsonMarch 15, 2023 12:10 p.m


race 3

2:50pm – Coral Cup Hurdle: Captain Conby (Ruby Walsh, round trip)

Walsh tipped captain Conby any way. “I thought I pulled one out of the fire going through these this morning and I was in Captain Conby as well as.

“I went through and Captain Conby in the last run behind SanSalvador. Icare Allen ran me in Newbury and too bad Scaramanga want fast ground. Tax For Max is hard to imagine.”

Chris WilsonMarch 15, 2023 11:55 am


race 2

14:10 – Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase (Broadway Novices’ Chase): The Real Whacker (Alex Hammond, 11/2)

heaven Alex Hammond supports The real wacker for the second race of the day.

Hammond: “[He] Won the dipper on New Year’s Day, depicting a wharf flying along. Also at the Gold Cup!”

For paddy power, Ruby Walsh is “with Gerry Colombe.

“The race is set up for him – The real wacker will go on like I said, that’s how it will go Galia Des Liteauxbut he is Gerry Colombe solid sweater.

“He looks like a horse screaming three miles and I think he’s the real favorite.”

Chris WilsonMarch 15, 2023 11:40 am


Cheltenham day 2 tips

With the favorites for each race almost complete, some will no doubt want the inside scoop when betting today.

Tipping is part of a horse racing day and can mean the difference between a good day and a great day.

Below is the first pick for today’s races as Ladies Day starts at 1.30pm.

13:30 – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (registered as The Baring Bingham): Hermes Allen (Oli Bell, 10/3), Impaire Et Passe (Ed Chamberlin, 13/8), Good Land (Alex Hammond, 6/1)

Oliver Bell: “[On Hermes Allen] I’m really impressed with the Challow and it takes a really good Irish horse to beat him.”

Ed Chamberlin: “[Impaire Et Passe] People say on the street that this horse is very good.”

Alexander Hammond: “[On Good Land] Won at a high level at the Dublin Racing Festival and has hardly made a mistake to date. There’s more to come.”

For PaddyPerformanceRuby Walsh is “with Impairment Et Passe – he was very good at the first hurdle at Naas before Christmas, he was good at the Moscow Flyer where he fell two miles behind.”

Chris WilsonMarch 15, 2023 11:22 am


Cheltenham Day 2: Who are the favourites?

With just over two hours until the start of today’s race, it may be useful to remind you of the favorites for each of today’s races (odds via Betfair).

The race starts today at 1.30 p.m. with the Ballymore Novices’ hurdle. impairmentetcpass is favorite there at 2/1.

For the Brown Advisory Novices Chase at 2:10 p.m. is the 8/5 favorite GerriColombia.

Next up is the Coral Cup at 2:50 p.m Captain Conby is bet on 9/1.

Then we have the biggest race of the day, the championchase at 3.30 p.m. energuma is favorite here at 7/5.

DeltaWork comes at 7/5 for 10/4 Cross Country Chasewhile both dinosaur blue on 2.11. for the Grand Annual Handicap Chase at 4.50 p.m.

Ladies Day ends at 5.30pm with the Champion Bumper A dream to share is on 2.9.

Chris WilsonMarch 15, 2023 11:13 am


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