Cheltenham Ladies Day Bets and Tips
Cheltenham Day 2 – Wednesday 14th March 2018
Speed is essential to winning the Queen Mother Chase, along with the ability to jump accurately. Miss a fence and it’s all over!
Heading the betting markets for the Cheltenham races Ladies Day feature race is Nicky Henderson’s speed king ALTIOR, who is the big race favourite at top price Ladies Day odds of 11/8 (2.38) with 188BET at the time of writing.
This Queen Mother Champion Chase feature race on Cheltenham races Ladies Day 2 takes place at 3.30pm, while the full racecard gets going at 1.30pm with the Grade 1 ‘Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle’, closely followed by the RSA Chase at 2.05pm, where the best staying Novices’ around slug it out over three miles.
Ladies Day Runners & Riders 2018
Top National Hunt trainer Nicky Henderson could hold the ace in the pack for the Queen Mother Champion Chase big race on Cheltenham Ladies Day.
His ALTIOR enjoyed a stunning first jumps season over the larger obstacles and is every inch the class act. His season has been held up by niggling issues, but Nicky Henderson is a master horseman and the best is hopefully yet to come from his stable star.
Jockey Nico De Boinville has nerves of steel and gets on really well with the horse, so it’s fingers crossed for Altior fans that he can recover in time for the 2018 Cheltenham Festival in March.
Douvan is on the easy list but could make it to Cheltenham 2018. Look to the NRNB Cheltenham betting markets (Non-Runner No Bet) if you want to bet on that Willie Mullins runner and you will get your money back if he doesn’t run.
Meanwhile Politologue is the ever present danger for Paul Nicholls, after his two latest wins. He gets on well with jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and in terms of form, this talented 7-year-old grey horse has a good profile for this particular race.
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Ladies Day Latest Odds
*Subject to ante-post terms, other prices available for NRNB (Non-Runner No Bet) Cheltenham 2018 betting markets*
Altior – 11/8
Politologue – 4/1
Footpad – 9/2
Min – 5/1
Douvan – 8/1
Fox Norton – 8/1
Yorkhill – 8/1
Un De Sceaux – 10/1
Great Field – 16/1
Identity Thief – 16/1
Top Notch – 20/1
Benie Des Dieux – 20/1
Charbel – 25/1
Special Tiara – 25/1
Ar Mad – 33/1
Flying Angel – 33/1
Forest Bihan – 33/1
God’s Own – 33/1
Simply Ned – 33/1
Camping Ground – 40/1
Ballyoisin – 40/1
Cloudy Dream – 40/1
Garde La Victoire – 40/1
Foxtail Hill – 50/1
Champion Day 2 Betting Tips
If Nicky Henderson can get Altior back to fully working order, he will be a much the horse to beat in the Queen Mother Champion Chase, the main race on 2018 Cheltenham Ladies Day which goes off at 3.30pm.
The 2017 Arkle winner hasn’t put a hoof wrong so far and despite a far from ideal build up, it is all about what happens at the Cheltenham races Ladies Day and 11/8 (2.38) could look big on the day.
But with slightly bigger Ladies Day odds available, it might be wise to side with the Paul Nicholls trained POLITOLOGUE at 4/1 (5.00) for the Tingle Creek and Desert Orchid Chase winner.
He is very much the two mile division’s in-form horse and much like he did with Dodging Bullets, Paul Nicholls will be gunning to produce his striking grey horse in tip top condition on Cheltenham Ladies Day.
His jumping is a lot better this season and he is now a multiple Grade 1 winner so although he underperformed at the Cheltenham Festival last year, Politologue is a very exciting prospect for the home defence. The defending champion is Special Tiara who would be appealing at 25/1 (26.00) currently if the ground comes up fast.
Horse Racing Tips
2017 Ladies Day Results
2017 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1 – Class 1 – £365,760 Prize Money)
- 1st – SPECIAL TIARA (11/1)
- 2nd – Fox Norton (7/1)
- 3rd – Sir Valentino (33/1)
After the disappointing Douvan dropped away, Special Tiara just kept on rolling out in front to land a deserving Queen Mother Champion Chase success for trainer Henry De Bromhead, who also won this race with the great Sizing Europe.
Fox Norton ran a solid race but on the home run, it could looked as though Sir Valentino was going to cause an even bigger upset!
Cheltenham Races Ladies Day is all about jumping at speed and on this day, Special Tiara was definitely the best horse at doing that.