X
Follow Jumps Racing on Facebook
Horse Racing

Un De Sceaux Bids For Champion Chase Glory On Second Day Of Cheltenham Festival

Tuesday 15th March 2016

Day one provided its customary thrills and spills at the Cheltenham Festival, but Wednesday's action will throw up some more mouth-watering clashes with Un De Sceaux's duel with Sprinter Sacre in the Queen Mother Champion Chase the prominent highlight for what is set to be another enthralling day at Prestbury Park, and we preview all day two's action here.

Un De Sceaux Aims To Down Former Champions In Grade 1 Showpiece

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh teamed up for a memorable treble on the opening day, and the deadly Closutton-based duo will bid for more Cheltenham Festival glory and will team up with Un De Sceaux, who is a red-hot favourite for the Queen Mother Champion Chase, which is the Championship highlight at 3:30pm on Wednesday afternoon.

However, last year's Arkle Trophy hero will face a raft of former champions in the 2m Grade 1 with Sprinter Sacre (2013), Sire De Grugy (2014) and Dodging Bullets (2015) all aiming to reign supreme in what is one of the most hotly-anticipated races of the entire four-day extravaganza.

Yanworth And Yorkhill Do Battle In Neptune Thriller To Open Day Two

Alan King's Yanworth has been a red-hot ante-post favourite for the Neptune Novices' Hurdle ever since he stormed to victory at Cheltenham's Festival Trials Day in January, but the JP McManus-owned charge will face a lively contender in the Wednesday curtain-raiser as Yorkhill will go for glory for the aforementioned Mullins/Walsh combination.

A Toi Phil will be the second shot fired by the Mullins' gun, but the betting for the race could well be dominated by the front two in the market, who will head into the Grade 1 event with an unblemished record over timber this term, and it's sure to ignite another memorable day at GL50.

More Of That And No More Heroes Clash In RSA Chase

Britain took a 4-3 lead after day one in the BetBright Cup, but the home brigade will lock horns with their Irish adversaries in the second race of the day at 2:05pm, and More Of That will fly the flag for the home team in the RSA Chase, but No More Heroes is sure to be a popular runner for the travelling Emerald Isle contingent in what is another scrumptious clash.

Both have blossomed over fences this season, with More Of That aiming to add this crown to a CV that already possesses a World Hurdle title, but in No More Heroes, the Irish have arguably the most exciting staying novice chaser, and they will serve up a real hum-dinger.

Josies Could Be Order Of The Day In Other Races

Josies Orders has been a dominant figure over the Cross Country fences at Cheltenham this season, and the Irish raider will be a warm order for that idiosyncratic contest at 4:10pm on Wednesday afternoon, but crowd favourite Balthazar King will be aiming to regain his crown.

Elsewhere, the Coral Cup and Fred Winter will provide punters a real head-scratching task in what are two of the most competitive races of the entire week, while the Champion Bumper will throw up the fourth Grade 1 of the day, with Ballyandy and Augusta Kate likely to be in contention for what is an ultra-competitive betting heat.

Latest Horse Racing Articles
x
Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets
Exclusive Promo Code
P30
JOIN NOW
New customers using Promo Code P30 only, min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15 (30 days expiry), free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org
x
Up to £100 in bet credits
Exclusive Promo Code
100BET365
JOIN NOW
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org.
x
Bet £10 Get £30
Exclusive Promo Code
30f
JOIN NOW
New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & full T&Cs apply.
x
Treble the Odds - Paid in CASH
Valid to new players only. Profit Boost Ticket [PBT] is equivalent to 200% on top of a winning bets profit. Real money bets only, max stake of £/$/€10. Free bets do not qualify. PBT bets cannot be ‘Cashed in’. PBT expires after 7 days and additional wins (up to £/$/€5000) credited as cash upon bet settlement. This offer may not be combined with any other offer. Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org.
BET HERE