Monday 20 August 2018

Cheltenham Day Two as it happened: Six Irish winners but unfortunate Ruby Walsh injury takes the gloss off success

Jockey Katie Walsh on Relegate celebrates winning the Weatherbys Champion Bumper during Ladies Day of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Jockey Katie Walsh on Relegate celebrates winning the Weatherbys Champion Bumper during Ladies Day of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Jockey Jack Kennedy riding Veneer of Charm celebrates winning the Boodles Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during Ladies Day of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Keith Donoghue celebrates winning the 16:10 Glenfarclas Chase on Tiger Roll Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers
Nico de Boinville celebrates after riding Altior to victory in the 15:30 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs
Davy Russell celebrates with owner Philip Reynolds after riding Presenting Percy to victory in the 14:10 RSA Insurance Novices' Chase Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers
Jack Kennedy celebrates riding Samcro to victory in the 13.30 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers
14 March 2018; Presenting Percy, with Davy Russell up clears the last on their way to winning The RSA Steeple Chase on Day Two of the Cheltenham Racing Festival at Prestbury Park in Cheltenham, England. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
Altior and Douvan finally meet on the track
Cormac Byrne

Cormac Byrne

What an amazing day for the Irish on Cleeve Hill. Altior's amazing win in the Champion Chase was the only British winner of the day. Samcro, Presenting Percy, Bleu Berry, Tiger Roll, Veneer of Charm and Relegate took the spoils. Ireland will go into the final two days with a 9-5 lead in the Betbright Cup. A double for Willie Mullins and a treble for Gordon Elliott.

 

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