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2016 Cheltenham Festival Day Two LIVE!

Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | March 16, 2016

17:47 Close of play. Join us again tomorrow for Cheltenhan Festival fun.

17:36 PHOTO FINISH! Ballyandy wins the Champion Bumper!

Full Result:
1 Ballyandy 5/1
2 Battleford 25/1
3 Bacardys 16/1
23 ran

17:31 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Champion Bumper.

17:18 How do they bet in the Bumper? Here’s the market then folks:

17:15 Extra incentive to bet on the Bumper. a Timely reminder we’re paying out on the first four past the post in the Champion Bumper. Worth an each-way wager or two then?

17:10 Shearer horse goes for Bumper prize. Coral horse racing ambassador Alan Shearer part-owns favourite Augusta Kate in this last race… Small world!

17:05 Final race of Day Two. Already? Such Festival fun despite the thrills and spills today. The Weatherbys Champion Bumper comes last today, and here’s the preview to keep you in the know!

16:57 Diego Du Charmil just wins the Fred Winter! Campeador fell dramatically at the last! Thanks heavens for fallers insurances eh?

Full result:
1 Diego Du Charmil 13/2
2 Romain De Senam 20/1
3 Coo Star Sivola 16/1
4 Missy Tata 10/1
22 ran

16:52 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Fred Winter…

16:33 Fred Winter Market. If you fancy a bet on the Fred Winter, then here’s the state of play:

16:28 Fred Winter coming up… Our penultimate race today is the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, and here’s what our top tipster thinks about this one!

16:20 Any Currency wins the Cross Country! Favourite Josies Orders in second.

Full result:
1 Any Currency 11/1
2 Josies Orders 15/8F
3 Bless The Wings 33/1

16:15 Man overboard on Balthazar King.

But fear not, as we’ve got fallers insurance:

16:10 AND WE’RE OFF in the Cross Country Chase!

15:55 Preview: Here’s what our racing experts think about the Cross Country Chase.

15:48 Cross Country coming up… Popular as Sprinter Sacre’s win was, we’re moving on to the next race at the Festival, and it’s the Cross Country Chase. Here’s how they bet:

15:36 Sprinter Sacre wins the Champion Chase! Spectacular stuff for Sprinter, outclassing hot favourite Un De Sceaux with lovely flowing jumps and that irregular heartbeat is a thing of the past!

Full result:
1 Sprinter Sacre 5/1
2 Un De Sceaux 4/6F
3 Special Tiara 16/1
10 ran

15:32 AND THEY’RE OFF in the feature race, the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

15:15 Fifteen-minute warning. Un De Sceaux, plus the likes of Dodging Bullets, Sprinter Sacre and Sire Grugy go to post real soon. Check out our Champion Chase preview.

15:07 Offer plug, last chance! New customers get enhanced odds of 10/1 for Un De Sceaux to scoop Champion Chase glory for Willie Mullins. This offer ends at 15:20 GMT!

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15:04 Un De Sceaux soon to go… Our feature race is up next! Here’s the Queen Mother Champion Chase betting:

14:58 Diamond King wins the Coral Cup!

Full result:
1 Diamond King 11/1
2 Long House Hall 16/1
3 Ubak 28/1
4 Blazer 8/1
5 Baoulet Delaroque 11/1
6 Waxie Dargle 33/1
26 ran

14:52 AND THEY’RE OFF in the Coral Cup!

14:43 Kasbah rocked into Coral Cup favourite tag. One for The Clash perhaps? Rock The Kasbah is more than just a classic ditty, he’s favourite the Coral Cup!

14:40 Coral Cup coming up. Here’s our preview of the race we sponsor. Wide open!

14:36 Diamond geezer? Here’a ll you need to know about Coral Cup co-favourite Diamond King:

14:26 It pays six ways… One last plug for the Coral Cup. Each-way bets will pay out on the first SIX past the post in the race we sponsor. Bet now and take advantage.

14:18 Blaklion wins the RSA!

Bit of a shock there as Blaklion and Shaneshlill stay on strong to defeat fancied duo More Of That and No More Heroes!

Full Result:
1 Blaklion 8/1
2 Shaneshill 16/1
3 More Of That 6/4f
8 ran

14:11 AND THEY’RE OFF in the RSA Chase…

14:03 How do they bet on the RSA? Here’s the latest odds for the RSA Chase. Fancy a flutter? Why not!

13:58 RSA head-to-head. No More Heroes or More Of That. Two fabulous horses, and here’s all about them as we profile both:

13:54 RSA the race to chase. Punters may want to peruse our RSA Chase preview, so have a gander!

13:49 Yorkhill wins the Neptune!

Full result:
1 Yorkhill 3/1
2 Yanworth 11/10f
3 Its’afreebee 33/1
11 ran

13:20 Tech problems. We’ve got some tech problems at the moment Apologies. We’ll back online as soon as they’re fixed!

11:40 Scoop six… Another reminder that we are paying out on the first six past the post in the Coral Cup. Now that’s what I call responsible sponsorship! Well worth having an each-way bet then.

11:33 Neptune head-to-head… Not some Greco-Roman god, but the two heavyweight horses fancied to strike and claim the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle. Here’s the tale of the tape:

11:25 RSA betting update. Some interesting movement and that key battle between No More Heroes and More Of That to come in the RSA Chase at 14:10!

11:15 Neptune Novices’ Market. Here’s how they bet in the Neptune with just over a couple of hours to go:

11:05 Up the Periscope… You can see Coral v The Couch round two LIVE right now via Periscope.

11:00 Scudamore says… Our ambassador Tom Scudamore had a winner on Day One, but his thoughts have already turned to day. Read his Champion Chase day blog.

10:55 Free bets payout from yesterday. For punters who wagered €/£20 on the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle that opened the Festival, we promised you a €/£5 free bets for every Willie Mullins winner.

That means you’ll have €/£15 credited to your account by midday today! There’s that Geraghty incentive as well for today’s rides, staking €/£20 on the Neptune Novices’:

10:50 Get on the Couch! Respected racing pundit Mark ‘The Couch’ Winstanley gives his Day Two tips in this handy video below:

10:45 New to betting? Don’t be put off having a punt today! Read Coral’s step-by-step how to bet guide, and enjoy gambling responsibly!

10:40 Right on Vine! Impress your mates with these Day Two Festival facts courtesy of Vine:

10:35 Un De Sceaux on show. We’re a guaranteed best-price of 4/5 on Un De Sceaux scooping today’s feature race!

10:25 Day Two stars. Who should you look out for and potentially back on Queen Mother Champion Chase day? Here’s some of the horses the bookies fear. Remember, the favourites delivered in all three of yesterday’s big races, including the Arkle and Champion Hurdle!

10:20 Neptune Novices’ bet incentive. Barry Geraghty has got some cracking rides today, so we’re offering a €/£5 free bet for every one of his winners if punters wager €/£20 on the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle that opens proceedings at 13:30:

10:10 Coral Cup plug. We sponsor the Coral Cup today at 14:50 GMT, and to celebrate we are paying out on each-way bets on the first SIX past the post! Incredibly generous, you won’t get that many places with other bookies…

10:00 Good morning everyone. Welcome to Coral’s live blog coverage of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival Day Two.

The bookies took a bashing on Tuesday, and we hope you were among the winners. Here’s the scheduled races for Queen Mother Champion Chase day:

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