Monday 1 May 2017

Cheltenham 2017: All your Day Two top tips from the experts and complete race card

Ireland's Jack Kennedy celebrates after winning on Labaik at Cheltenham this year
Ireland's Jack Kennedy celebrates after winning on Labaik at Cheltenham this year

It's Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival and here is our comprehensive guide on who to put your few bob on today.

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Wayne Bailey's race-by-Race guide

1.30

Bacardys can get the day off to a good start for the Irish and Willie Mullins. He had lost his way a little and didn’t look too classy when winning over the Christmas at Leopardstown, but he’d lost a shoe and made up for that when taking a Grade One at the same venue last month.

2.10

Might Bite was unlucky when falling at the last in a Grade One at Kempton over the Christmas, but he had a good quality field beaten and is one of the top novices in the business at the moment.

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2.50

The Nicky Henderson-trained hargam was racing in Grade One company just over a year ago but his form has taken a slide and he’s struggled in Grade Three handicaps of late. But the assessor has dropped his mark by over a stone and he gets the nod each-way around 20/1 in first-time cheekpieces.

3.30

Rated 8lb clear of nearest rival Fox Norton, douvan is the real deal with 13 wins for Willie Mullins since moving from France. At such a short price, it’s not a race for betting. Sit back and enjoy watching the best in the business right now.

4.10

The Irish have a great record here but Philip Hobbs is putting up a good fight for the British with two wins and two places. Enda Bolger’s Cantlow will probably go off as favourite but is a bit short in the betting, so Hobbs’ Sausalito sunrise gets the nod around 16/1 having returned to some sort of form when third in a Listed handicap at Ascot last time.

4.50

A bit of a lottery so a chance is taken each-way on the 50/1 outsider. Venetia Williams Candy burg slips in on a rating of 124 but there’s a bit of guesswork involved as he’s only raced once in Britain. He’s won in France and may just sneak a place.

5.30

The Willie Mullins-trained Carter mckay can send punters home smiling, priced around 9/2. A point-to-point winner at Ballynoe last year, he’s shown plenty of promise in his two successful bumpers under Rules to date.

TOP TIPS

JOHNNY WARD

1.30: Bon Papa

2.10: Alpha Des Obeaux

2.50: Tin Soldier

3.30: Douvan

4.10: Bless The Wings

4.50: Domperignon Du Lys

5.30: Quick Grabim

CORMAC BYRNE

1.30: Neon Wolf

2.10: Alpha Des Obeaux

2.50: Peregrine Run

3.30: Douvan

4.10: Cantlow

4.50: Domperignon Du Lys

5.30: West Coast Time

PATRICK MULLINS

1.30: Bacardys

2.10: Bellshill

2.50: Tin Soldier

3.30: Douvan

4.10: Auvergnat

4.50: Linger

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KATIE WALSH

1.30: Bacardys

2.10: Acapella Bourgeois

2.50: Old Guard

3.30: Douvan

4.10: Usuel Smurfer

4.50: Long Call

5.30: Bakmaj

NIALL CRONIN

1.30: Neon Wolf

2.10: Acapella Bourgeois

2.50: Tombstone

3.30: Douvan

4.10: Usuel Smurfer

4.50: Long Call

5.30: Fayonagh

DAVID MULLINS

1.30: Kemboy (e/w)

2.10: Marinero (e/w)

2.50: Tombstone

3.30: Douvan

4.10: Cantlow

4.50: Prospectus

5.30: Someday

JAMIE CODD

1.30: Neon Wolf

2.10: Alpha Des Obeaux

2.50: Supasundae

3.30: Douvan

4.10: Cause of Causes

4.50: Poker Play

5.30: Fayonagh

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